New off-road trim arrives, replaces old Outdoor version
Heated wheel added to base Outback for 2022
For 2022, the Subaru Outback is adding a new Wilderness trim level. The more off-road-capable version of the 2022 Outback replaces the Outdoor XT version of the vehicle that blurs the lines between wagon and SUV, making it more expensive for those looking to get into a turbocharged version of the popular Subaru.
The Wilderness trim, sporting the 2.4L turbocharged boxer-four as well as a lifted suspension for more ground clearance, a wider track, and a set of roof racks that can handle 318 kg of load when the vehicle is parked (enough for a roof tent), will start from $41,995. That’s $2,700 more than last year’s Outdoor trim, but the extra dollars also get you copper-finish accents inside and out, a front-view camera, and tow points to help you strap things down to the roof of your Outback (or to get you out of a jam in the woods), as well as all-terrain tires for off-pavement grip and a set of protective skid plates underneath.
Entry-level into the 2022 Outback is the $31,195 Convenience trim, just a $200 climb over last year. This model has a non-turbo 2.5L four, Subaru’s EyeSight driver assistance suite, and adds a heated steering wheel for this model year.
Subaru Outback is also offered in Touring ($35,395), Limited ($39,595), and Premier ($41,395) trims with Limited and Premier both also offering an XT model that gets the 2.4L turbo engine and adds $2,800 to the price of each of those trim levels.
The 2022 Subaru Outback is available at dealers now.