With a rally pedigree a mile lengthy, Subaru isn’t any stranger to off-road efficiency. But regardless of all these podium finishes, Subaru doesn’t have as large of an imprint within the off-roading house as different 4×4 heavyweights like Jeep and Toyota.
However with the rise in reputation for actions like overlanding, many people are searching for an all-around rig that may deal with tough terrain with the identical ease because the interstate—whereas having loads of useful space for storing for each tenting journeys and soccer tournaments alike.
So Subaru’s giving its bread-and-butter Outback SUV a rugged particular version in 2022: the Outback Wilderness.
For starters, the 2022 Outback Wilderness will get nearly a full further inch of trip top due to longer springs and shocks, for a class-leading 9.5 inch total floor clearance—which is actually, actually near a base Wrangler’s 9.7 inches. That helps enhance the Outback Wilderness’ method and departure angles to twenty.0 and 23.6 levels respectively.
Whereas the Wilderness version retains the 260 horsepower 2.4L turbo 4 from the present Outback, it does get a revised CVT that improves low-end torque. Mixed with 4.44:1 rear gearing, it permits the Outback Wilderness to climb gravel grades of as much as 40 %. It additionally boasts a 3,500-pound tow ranking.
Outdoors, the Outback Wilderness wears a revised grille, distinct bumpers entrance and rear, and LED fog lights. It additionally carries a extra strong fastened ladder-type roof rack. For path safety, the brand new Outback Wilderness mannequin has a typical entrance skid plate, and elective engine, transmission, and gasoline tank skid plates can be found by means of an expanded Subaru accent catalog. Inside you’ll discover loads of water- and abrasion-resistant supplies too.
Pricing for the 2022 Subaru Outback Wilderness will probably be introduced later this 12 months.