The 2022 Subaru Outback Wilderness Adventure, elevated.
Introducing the all-new 2022 Subaru Outback Wilderness™, the first vehicle in the Wilderness family and the ultimate expression of the legendary capability of the Outback line. In addition to its legendary standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, Outback Wilderness is loaded with off-road-ready upgrades like higher ground clearance, a turbocharged SUBARU BOXER® engine, and all-terrain tires. Black exterior trim along with Anodized Copper finish accents push Outback’s rugged style even further – with functional upgrades like added clearance front/rear bumpers and anti-glare hood design included as well. No matter where you go, have the confidence that safety features like our class-leading EyeSight Driver-Assist System have been designed specifically for this new Outback Wilderness – giving you peace of mind as you explore new adventures. Taking you even further with a more capable Outback you can trust is just one way of illustrating why Subaru has been awarded Kelley Blue Book’s Most Trusted Brand for seven years running
Engineered to Go Anywhere
Standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive
The 2022 Outback Wilderness is built around the time- and trail-tested capability of standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, which features a balanced design to create uniform stability and deliver an optimal distribution of power for maximum traction in virtually any weather or road condition – or even when there’s no road at all. It delivers better handling, improved efficiency, and a quicker response to road conditions than competitors’ optional systems.
9.5 Inches of Ground Clearance with Front Skid Plate, Improved Angles, and Enhanced X-MODE
With an elevated ground clearance of 9.5 inches and a standard front skid plate, you can take the Outback Wilderness into rougher terrain. The front and rear bumpers have been redesigned for improved approach and departure angles, so you can easily clear larger obstacles. The dual-function X-MODE has also been upgraded and re-tuned, with settings for deep snow, sand, and mud that allow additional wheel slip to power through adverse conditions.
New Off-Road Wheels with All-Terrain Tires and Full-Size Spare
Standard new 17-inch matte-black alloy off-road wheels and all-terrain Yokohama GEOLANDAR® tires provide improved performance in even the toughest trail conditions. A full-size spare is hidden below the cargo area for extra peace of mind when you’re out on the trail.
Standard Direct-Injection Turbocharged SUBARU BOXER Engine and Re-tuned Gearing
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 drivetrain features re-tuned gearing with revised front and rear gear ratios for improved low-speed climbing – up to a 40-percent grade.
Redesigned Roof Rails
The redesigned roof rails are set off with Anodized Copper-finish accents and are able to support the weight of a rooftop tent , so you can quickly turn the Outback Wilderness into your comfortable expedition basecamp.
Textured StarTex® Upholstery and Fold-Down Rear Seating
The Outback Wilderness isn’t just rugged on the outside. The cabin is protected with durable StarTex® water-repellent upholstery featuring a textured honeycomb design. In back, the rear seats fold down to give you the flexibility to accommodate even more cargo and feature protective seat-back material to stand up to wear and tear from passengers, pets, and gear.
Tough, Stylish, and Connected
Rugged Exterior Styling
The Outback Wilderness is ready for real off-road adventure with extended exterior cladding and high-clearance front and rear bumpers, offering extra protection around the wheel wells and lower impact zones. The exclusively available Geyser Blue exterior paint, functional Anodized Copper-finish accents, and Subaru Wilderness badging ensure it stands out on any summit.
Anti-Glare Hood Design
The Outback Wilderness makes picking out your path a little easier with a unique matte-black hood decal to help reduce glare out on the trail.
Exclusive Interior Materials and Accents
The interior features high-quality materials throughout with Anodized Copper-finish accents and trim, embossed headrests, and unique contrast stitching for a premium look and feel that’s exclusive to the Outback Wilderness.
LED Cargo Lamp
Every aspect of the Outback Wilderness is designed for off-the-grid adventure, right down to the LED cargo lamp in the rear gate, which helps you find your gear after sundown.
SUBARU STARLINK® Multimedia with Standard 11.6-inch Touchscreen
The 2022 Outback Wilderness features a standard STARLINK Multimedia system with 11.6-inch touchscreen plus Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration. Wireless pairing and hands-free smartphone operation allow for safe and easy connection to your favorite apps and content, and you can access news, navigation, music, podcasts, and more through available cloud-based STARLINK apps and SiriusXM®.
Re-Tuned Standard EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology
EyeSight has been found to reduce rear-end crashes with injuries by up to 85%.
The 2022 Outback Wilderness features standard EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology, which monitors traffic movement, optimizes cruise control, and warns you when you’re swaying outside your lane. The Automatic Pre-Collision Braking feature can apply full braking force and bring you to a complete stop in emergency situations. EyeSight and other safety features in the Outback Wilderness have been calibrated to match its increased ground clearance and extensive off-road upgrades.
Until the End of the Trail and Beyond
You and your Outback Wilderness are going to have a lot of adventures together. Of all the Outback vehicles sold in the past 10 years, 97% are still on the road today – more than Toyota RAV4 TRD Off-Road or Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk. That impressive reliability is one reason why Subaru vehicles hold their value better than any other brand, according to ALG.
Equipment You Can Count On
When you’re heading out for the backcountry, you need gear you can trust, and the Outback Wilderness might just be your most important piece of equipment. Subaru knows something about trust as Kelley Blue Book’s Most Trusted Brand for seven years running as well as being a four-time Best Overall Brand winner.
1 2015-2021 Kelley Blue Book Brand Image Awards are based on the Brand Watch™ study from Kelley Blue Book. Award calculated among non-luxury shoppers. For more information, visit www.kbb.com. Kelley Blue Book is a registered trademark of Kelley Blue Book Co., Inc.
2 Activation and required monthly subscription sold separately. Includes trial subscription. See your retailer.
3 Based on IIHS reporting data as of January 2017 from MY2013-2015 Subaru models equipped with EyeSight through 2014. Claim is for demonstration purposes only.
4 EyeSight is a driver-assist system that may not operate optimally under all driving conditions. The driver is always responsible for safe and attentive driving. System effectiveness depends on many factors, such as vehicle maintenance, weather, and road conditions. See Owner’s Manual for complete details on system operation and limitations. Requires automatic transmission.
5 Based on Experian Automotive vehicles in operation vs. total new registrations for MY2011-2020 as of December 2020.
6 ALG named Subaru the 2016-2019,2021 Top Mainstream Brand for Residual Value. Award based on ALG's residual value forecasts for the 2016-2019,2021 model years. ALG is the industry benchmark for residual values and depreciation data (www.alg.com).
7 2015-2021 Kelley Blue Book Brand Image Awards are based on the Brand Watch™ study from Kelley Blue Book. Award calculated among non-luxury shoppers. For more information, visit www.kbb.com. Kelley Blue Book is a registered trademark of Kelley Blue Book Co., Inc.
8 2016-2017, 2020-21 Kelley Blue Book Brand Image Awards are based on the Brand Watch™ study from Kelley Blue Book. Award calculated among non-luxury shoppers. For more information, visit www.kbb.com. Kelley Blue Book is a registered trademark of Kelley Blue Book Co., Inc.