The legendary crossover/wagon is bringing a lot of new things for the next year. Not only that there are visual updates for all models in the range, but there is also a brand-new version, which comes as the 2022 Subaru Outback Wilderness. Compared to standard models, this version comes with a plethora of upgrades and it is essentially an off-road version of the car.
The 2022 Subaru Outback Wilderness will come with lots of upgrades and unique features. Of course, it will feature several instantly recognizable styling details. Still, it will also feature a completely new suspension setup, with higher ground clearance. Furthermore, you may count on a tweaked gear ratio and a full load of exclusive features, such as all-terrain tires, skid plates, heavy-duty roof rails and more.
We expect the 2022 Subaru Outback Wilderness release date will be scheduled for the end of summer, with the starting price a little bit over 38.000 dollars.
2022 Subaru Outback Wilderness Design
As we’ve just mentioned, the 2022 Subaru Outback Wilderness will be a more rugged version of the legendary crossover. Compared to standard versions, it will come with a plethora of upgrades. Without any doubt, the first thing you’ll notice is much higher ground clearance. While standard models are 8.7 inches from the ground, this version is good for about 9.5 inches. The explain how impressive this is, we will just say that that’s more ground clearance you get from most pickup trucks, including Toyota Tacoma.
The higher ground clearance unlocks off-road potential, but there is much more in the 2022 Subaru Outback Wilderness. Another thing you can easily notice is a set of all-terrain tires, which are wrapped on new 17-inch black rims, which look really great. There are several more styling details that come in the same black finish, starting from the grille, bumper, massive fender flares, roof rails and more. The grille also comes with a unique mesh pattern, while you can also notice a massive black stripe on the hood. Altogether, these styling details make the 2022 Outback Wilderness look really impressive.
2022 Subaru Outback Wilderness Features
Considering that we are talking about a vehicle with big off-roading ambitions, it’s no wonder that there are several off-road features, starting from skid plates that provide underbody protection. We’ve already mentioned heavy-duty roof rails, which will allow you to pack everything you need for an adventure. Furthermore, there are quality off-road tires, while LED foglights with Gatling-gun patterns don’t just look great, but also provide excellent functionality.
On the inside, you can notice a couple of nice touches as well. One of the most exclusive things you will find is a set of unique floor mats. They look rugged and very scout-like. Furthermore, the cabin features a lot of orange details, on the steering wheel, gear shifter and few more areas. Orange stitching is also on the dashboard and seats as well.
Other than that, the 2022 Subaru Outback Wilderness won’t feature a much different cabin than standard models. We will see the same overall layout, which offers excellent functionality and very good overall quality. You may count on an attractive dashboard design and lots of quality materials.
The driving position will certainly be pretty high, which will provide excellent visibility. Of course, both rows of seats will offer plenty of space to accommodate adults with ease. When it comes to the cargo volume, we don’t expect different numbers from the standard version. So, you may count on about 32.5 cubic feet of space behind the second-row seats and 75.7 cubic feet of the total cargo volume. That’s on par with models like Subaru Forester or Toyota RAV4.
2022 Subaru Outback Wilderness Engine
Of course, the 2022 Outback Wilderness won’t be available with the base naturally-aspirated engine. Instead, all versions will come standard with a 2.4-liter turbocharged flat-four, which puts out around 260 horsepower and 277 pound-feet of torque. The power will be sent via CVT gearbox and of course, you may count on Subaru’s legendary AWD system.
In this particular model, we will see a slightly revised transmission. Subaru engineers did few tweaks and changed drive ration, which will provide more torque for low-speed rock crawling. On the other hand, we don’t expect to see bigger changes in terms of fuel economy. For reference, standard models with this engine are good for about 23 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway, which is pretty good for the class.
Release Date and Price
We expect that the new version will hit all markets by the end of this summer. When it comes to the 2022 Subaru Outback Wilderness price, the latest reports suggest it will go around 38.000 dollars.