What is the Most Powerful Subaru Engine in 2023?

Hello, neighbor! I’m delighted that you’ve come over with a question about Subaru Outback engines and which one is better to choose. I know you’re considering getting a new car, so hop in quickly, and I’ll share everything from my experience as an auto mechanic.

The Subaru Outback is a popular midsize crossover that offers a blend of comfort, practicality, and reliability. In 2024, the Outback is available with two engine options: the base 2.5-liter flat-four engine and the more powerful 2.4-liter turbocharged flat-four engine.

I’ll say right away that any modern engine will perform well if it is serviced on time (I mean timely replacement of engine oil). I told you about step-by-step instructions for changing engine oil here.

Available Engines

  • 2.5-liter Flat-Four Engine (182 horsepower, 176 pound-feet of torque)
  • 2.4-liter Turbocharged Flat-Four Engine (260 horsepower, 277 pound-feet of torque)

Is the Subaru 2.5 Turbo Engine Good?

Yes, the Subaru 2.5 Turbo engine is a good choice. It provides decent power and acceleration while also being fairly fuel-efficient. In 2023, it was awarded “Engine of the Year” by Wards magazine.

Important! Every engine requires regular maintenance, as I’m telling you as a mechanic. Take a look at the time key intervals for Outback’s routine maintenance.

Your neighbor is a car mechanic…

Does the Subaru 2.4 Turbo Require Premium Gasoline?

No, the Subaru 2.4 Turbo does not require premium gasoline. It can run on regular gasoline with an octane rating of 87.

Which Engine is Better in the Outback?

This depends on your needs and budget. If you’re looking for an economical vehicle with decent power, the base 2.5-liter engine is an excellent choice. If you need a more powerful engine, especially for towing or carrying passengers, the 2.4-liter turbocharged engine is the better option.

Do you know, neighbor, if the maintenance of your Subaru Outback is expensive? I talked about it right here.

How Long Do Outback Engines Last?

Outback engines are generally very reliable and long-lasting. They can often last over 200,000 miles without any significant issues.

By the way, I already told you once about the most common problems of this car. If you’re interested, read it again.

What is the Most Powerful Subaru Engine in 2023?

The most powerful Subaru engine in 2023 is the 2.4-liter turbocharged flat-four engine, producing 260 horsepower. It is available in the Subaru Outback and Subaru WRX.

What is the Fuel Economy of the 2024 Subaru Outback?

The fuel economy of the 2024 Subaru Outback depends on the engine and trim level. The base 2.5-liter engine typically averages around 26 miles per gallon in the city and 33 miles per gallon on the highway. The 2.4-liter turbocharged engine averages around 25 miles per gallon in the city and 32 miles per gallon on the highway.

Conclusion

The decision on which engine to choose for the 2024 Subaru Outback depends on your specific needs and budget. If you’re seeking an economical vehicle with decent power, the base 2.5-liter engine is an excellent choice. If you require a more powerful vehicle, particularly for towing or passenger transport, the 2.4-liter turbocharged engine is the better option.

Just recently I told you how to properly service the transmission on your Subaru Outback, and today you already know which engine is the best to buy. If you have any more questions, feel free to ask in the comments below!

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