The 2022 Subaru Outback Wilderness is Everything We Wanted

The all-new Subaru Outback Wilderness was unveiled on March 30, 2021 and it was everything we hoped the Outback would become. With even more ground clearance, a turbocharged SUBARU BOXER® engine, and a drivetrain tuned for serious climbing, the Outback Wilderness lets you go farther than a Subaru has ever gone before.

Beefy Exterior Trim

The 2022 Outback Wilderness is primed for off-road exploration with the addition of tough exterior cladding, blacked-out trim, and Anodized Copper-finish accents. The area around the wheel wells and lower impact zones boast more protection than before.

The new Outback looks good, but more important, it is way more capable than previous Outback models as you’ll see below.


Photo: Subaru

Photo: Subaru

Improved Clearance, Angles, and Traction Control

The 2021 Subaru Outback Wilderness now sports an elevated ground clearance of 9.5 inches (previous models stood at 8.7 inches). Subaru redesigned both front and rear bumpers for improved approach, break-over, and departure angles, allowing you to clear large obstacles and feel more confident on rougher terrain.

Subaru’s limited slip differential (X-MODE) has also been upgraded with settings for anything the trail might throw at you like muddy, snowy, and sandy terrain.


Photo: Subaru

Photo: Subaru

A Turbocharged SUBARU BOXER Engine and Retuned Gearing

The all-new 2022 Outback Wilderness features a standard 260-horsepower direct-injection turbocharged SUBARU BOXER engine that delivers 277 pound-feet of torque and 3,500 pounds of towing capacity. The torque will come in handy while climbing or driving off-road and the towing capacity can easily pull a light camping trailer.


Photo: Subaru

Photo: Subaru

Thoughtful Additions

  • The all-new Outback Wilderness features standard 17-inch matte black aluminum alloy wheels wrapped in Yokohama all terrain Geolandar tires, known for their durability and capability in all types of terrain. Suabru includes a full-size spare below the cargo area – which will inevitably need to be moved if you plan on building out your Outback Wilderness with a fridge or drawer system.

  • The hood of the Outback Wilderness features a matte black anti-glare hood decal to help you pick out your lines more easily and avoid eye strain.

  • The roof rails / rack system has been redesigned to accept the weight of a rooftop tent so you don’t have to spend the extra cash on a platform rack

  • LED fog lamps come standard on the Outback Wilderness and can help in low-light situations.

  • The interior features durable StarTex water-repellant upholstery as well as a standard high-resolution 11.6-inch touchscreen that features Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integrations.

We’re happy to see these upgrades and innovations with the all-new Subaru Outback Wilderness. Subaru seems to be embracing the overland lifestyle and quite frankly, we’re here for it.

Check out more about the Subaru Outback Wilderness at https://www.subaru.com/something-wild


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