2022 Subaru Outback Wilderness Preview
- New and improved off-roading recipe
- Part of the turbocharged Outback XT family
- Lifted suspension, all-terrain tires, upgraded X-Mode technology
- Functional styling and interior modifications
- Standard EyeSight and StarLink technologies
- The Subaru Outback Wilderness release date is late spring of 2021
Designed to capitalize on the current overlanding trend, the 2022 Subaru Outback Wilderness brings factory-backed modifications to the company’s popular midsize 5-passenger crossover SUV. Chief among them is a raised suspension for added ground clearance and improved approach, breakover, and departure angles. But the Wilderness treatment amounts to more than just added distance between the Outback and the terrain it is traversing.
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Subaru says the new 2022 Outback Wilderness will slot into the lineup between the Onyx Edition XT and the Touring XT, suggesting a base price of less than $40,000. It will offer a turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, standard all-wheel drive, and an upgraded version of Subaru’s X-Mode traction assist technology.
The Outback Wilderness will come in the standard Outback paint colors except for Abyss Blue and Crimson Red Pearl, paired with a black interior with a black headliner. The Blue Geyser paint shown on the debut vehicle is exclusive to the Wilderness model. Subaru says America’s National Parks and the company’s rally racing heritage inspired the color.
Numerous accessories will help buyers to customize the Outback Wilderness to specific preferences and purposes.