Subaru continues to lead the charge in the everyday adventure vehicle and continues to push its own boundaries of off-road capability. The 2022 Subaru Outback Wilderness will hit dealers late this year, and be the most rugged and capable Subaru wagon yet.
The huge aftermarket for lifting, adding AT tires, blacking out the chrome trim, and adding a roof-top-tent has not gone unnoticed by Subaru. Soon, you’ll be able to get these features from the factory/dealer, with a warranty to back them up.
Step 1: Add Height & Aggressive Rubber
Under the Outback Wilderness are Yokohama’s Geolander AT tires wrapped on exclusive 17-inch matte black wheels. The tires even have the raised white letters out, for a bit of old-school flair. A full-size spare is standard on the Outback Wilderness, something all off-road-oriented vehicles should have.
Step 2: Add Chunky Lines & Add Black Trim
A new exclusive Geyser Blue paint is an option on the 2022 Subaru Outback Wilderness. The color is inspired by Subaru’s rally heritage and U.S. national parks. It does look good!
Step 3: Add Computerized Off-Road Tech
The 2022 Subaru Outback Wilderness does not offer things like Hill Descent Control or off-road cruise control, yet. We expect these common off-road-oriented SUV/crossover features to be in the pipeline, however.
Front View Monitor comes standard. It should come in quite handy on the trail, to see obstacles that are down low and close to the vehicle.
The Outback Wilderness gets Subaru’s tried and true 2.4L turbocharged boxer engine, symmetrical AWD system, and CVT. A revised rear diff and CVT calibration should increase low-end torque for tackling off-road terrain, like the claimed slope climb of “40 percent on a gravel surface.”
This driveline setup gets you a simulated 8-speed manual mode through steering wheel paddle shifters, 260hp, 277 lb.-ft. of torque, 3,500-pound towing capacity, and reasonable fuel economy (22 city/26 highway MPG).
Step 4: Darker Sporty & Ruggedized Interior
Subaru Wilderness Family
Subaru will also build out its aftermarket accessory catalog for products available at the dealership. Already announced are additional full skid plates and a rear diff protector for the Outback. Expect more overland products, like more RTT options as well.
2022 Subaru Outback Wilderness Pricing & Availability
Subaru has not yet announced pricing on the Outback Wilderness. We expect it to come in just shy of $40,000. And as noted, it should hit the market sometime late in 2021. But we’ll keep an eye out for new announcements and update the story as more information becomes available.
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