Subaru just revealed the new 2022 Outback Wilderness, an off-roading variant of the Outback wagon/crossover set to rival the GMC Acadia AT4.
The new 2022 Subaru Outback Wilderness arrives with a unique exterior peppered with Anodized Copper accents, as well as a roof rack with a static load limit of 700 pounds. New front and rear bumpers help off-road driving with an improved approach angle of 20 degrees, a ramp breakover angle of 21.2 degrees, and a departure angle of 23.6 degrees. Subaru also claims the 2022 Outback Wilderness can climb a 40 percent grade on a gravel surface.
Further off-roading specs include 9.5 inches of ground clearance, with upgraded suspension and Yokohama Geolandar all-terrain tires, plus exclusive 17-inch alloy wheels with a matte black finish. There’s also Advanced X-Mode, which enables the Outback Wilderness to automatically switch from low-speed managed driving to speeds over 25 mph without any interruptions in power delivery. A standard skid plate protects the greasy bits in front, while a Roll-Angle Indicator is displayed when running in X-Mode.
Motivation is sourced from a standard turbocharged 2.4L flat four-cylinder gasoline engine, rated at 260 horsepower and 277 pound-feet of torque, providing the Outback Wilderness with a towing capacity of up to 3,500 pounds. The flat-four is mated to a Lineartronic continuously variable automatic transmission with a 4.44:1 final drive ratio, feeding Subaru’s Symmetrical AWD system.
Inside, the 2022 Outback Wilderness features Subaru’s EyeSight Driver Assist Technology, as well as a tablet-style 11.6-inch infotainment screen. There’s also smartphone integration via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, plus Bluetooth connectivity, a rear vision camera, a power moonroof, and Reverse Automatic Braking. Water-repellant trim and all-weather floor mats keep it clean, plus there are additional copper accents as well.
Pricing for the 2022 Subaru Outback Wilderness will be announced later this year.