What’s New In The 2022 Subaru Outback?

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Subaru Outback 2022: A Closer Look

The Subaru Outback: A Closer Look. The 2022 Subaru Outback is one of the best all-around crossovers on the market. It has all-wheel drive, spacious interior, and a stellar safety rating.

Subaru has a reputation for making reliable vehicles. The new 2022 Subaru Outback continues the trend with middle of the road pricing and high-tech amenities. It was awarded Kelley Blue Book’s Lowest 5-Year Cost to Own award for mid-sized SUVs. The Outback has a wagon style body that buyers might yawn at, but there’s plenty more to this crossover than looks alone.

Although the exterior isn’t flashy, the new Outback turns heads with a new Wilderness edition that can conquer the outdoors. The Outback can outperform most family crossovers when it’s properly equipped for off-road excursions. Yet, it can switch up the pace with leather guts and big screen interfaces.

The only problem is that the new Outback doesn’t do both at the same time. You’ve got to pick one mode or the other.

Here’s everything you need to know about the Outback crossover.

Model Trims

The Outback is an incredibly versatile crossover platform. There are eight model trims available for the 2022 Subaru Outback. The base model comes with steering responsive headlights, standard all-wheel drive, and roof rails. The Premium, Limited, and Touring models add amenities like power moonroof, leather seating, hands-free liftgate, and navigation.

The next level up is called XT. There’s a Limited XT, Onyx Edition XT, and Touring XT. These models upgrade the powertrain with a 260-horsepower turbo engine. The most rugged and capable crossover model is the 2022 Subaru Outback Wilderness.

More About the Wilderness Model

The Wilderness model takes the 2022 Subaru Outback farther than ever before. It’s built for off-roading with a 9.5 inch ground clearance, all terrain tires, and a revamped suspension system. The Wilderness model comes with all-wheel drive and a new X-Mode that can switch from snow, dirt, deep snow and mud with a push of a button.

The Wilderness model also upgraded the exterior of the Outback with front skid plate, revamped bumpers, and improved roof rails. It’s a new Outback that’s ready to tame the wilderness with enhancements that are more than just cosmetic.

Here’s everything you need to know about the Outback crossover.

Model Trims

The Outback is an incredibly versatile crossover platform. There are eight model trims available for the 2022 Subaru Outback. The base model comes with steering responsive headlights, standard all-wheel drive, and roof rails. The Premium, Limited, and Touring models add amenities like power moonroof, leather seating, hands-free liftgate, and navigation.

The next level up is called XT. There’s a Limited XT, Onyx Edition XT, and Touring XT. These models upgrade the powertrain with a 260-horsepower turbo engine. The most rugged and capable crossover model is the 2022 Subaru Outback Wilderness.

More About the Wilderness Model

The Wilderness model takes the 2022 Subaru Outback farther than ever before. It’s built for off-roading with a 9.5 inch ground clearance, all terrain tires, and a revamped suspension system. The Wilderness model comes with all-wheel drive and a new X-Mode that can switch from snow, dirt, deep snow and mud with a push of a button.

The Wilderness model also upgraded the exterior of the Outback with front skid plate, revamped bumpers, and improved roof rails. It’s a new Outback that’s ready to tame the wilderness with enhancements that are more than just cosmetic.

Here’s everything you need to know about the Outback crossover.

Model Trims

The Outback is an incredibly versatile crossover platform. There are eight model trims available for the 2022 Subaru Outback. The base model comes with steering responsive headlights, standard all-wheel drive, and roof rails. The Premium, Limited, and Touring models add amenities like power moonroof, leather seating, hands-free liftgate, and navigation.

The next level up is called XT. There’s a Limited XT, Onyx Edition XT, and Touring XT. These models upgrade the powertrain with a 260-horsepower turbo engine. The most rugged and capable crossover model is the 2022 Subaru Outback Wilderness.

More About the Wilderness Model

The Wilderness model takes the 2022 Subaru Outback farther than ever before. It’s built for off-roading with a 9.5 inch ground clearance, all terrain tires, and a revamped suspension system. The Wilderness model comes with all-wheel drive and a new X-Mode that can switch from snow, dirt, deep snow and mud with a push of a button.

The Wilderness model also upgraded the exterior of the Outback with front skid plate, revamped bumpers, and improved roof rails. It’s a new Outback that’s ready to tame the wilderness with enhancements that are more than just cosmetic.

Performance Capabilities of the Outback

There are two different powertrain options for the 2022 Outback. Half of the models come with a standard 2.5 Liter Subaru BOXER engine. It produces 182 horsepower and 176 pound feet of torque. The more advanced Outback crossovers come with a 2.4 Liter turbo that achieves 260 horsepower and 277 pound feet of torque.

All of the Outback models are managed by a CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission). Symmetrical all-wheel drive comes standard on all new models and so does Subaru’s X-Mode. Additionally, there’s three different electronic stability control systems and active torque vectoring.

Fuel economy is a big plus in the Outback’s favor. The 2.5 Liter engine configuration gets 33 miles per gallon on the highway and 26 MPG in the city. The turbo engine in the XT suffers only a bit with 30 MPG on the highway and 23 MPG in urban settings. The Wilderness model takes the biggest hit on gas mileage.  It only gets 26 MPG on the highway and 22 in the city.

The 2022 Subaru Outback has a towing capacity of 2,700 pounds. The XT and Wilderness models get upgraded with equipment that manages a 3,500 lb. load. With up to 9.5 inches of ground clearance and advanced shocks, the 2022 Outback is capable of not only reaching the campsite, but the crossover SUV can cross streams and manage tough terrain, too.

Performance Capabilities of the Outback

There are two different powertrain options for the 2022 Outback. Half of the models come with a standard 2.5 Liter Subaru BOXER engine. It produces 182 horsepower and 176 pound feet of torque. The more advanced Outback crossovers come with a 2.4 Liter turbo that achieves 260 horsepower and 277 pound feet of torque.

All of the Outback models are managed by a CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission). Symmetrical all-wheel drive comes standard on all new models and so does Subaru’s X-Mode. Additionally, there’s three different electronic stability control systems and active torque vectoring.

Fuel economy is a big plus in the Outback’s favor. The 2.5 Liter engine configuration gets 33 miles per gallon on the highway and 26 MPG in the city. The turbo engine in the XT suffers only a bit with 30 MPG on the highway and 23 MPG in urban settings. The Wilderness model takes the biggest hit on gas mileage.  It only gets 26 MPG on the highway and 22 in the city.

The 2022 Subaru Outback has a towing capacity of 2,700 pounds. The XT and Wilderness models get upgraded with equipment that manages a 3,500 lb. load. With up to 9.5 inches of ground clearance and advanced shocks, the 2022 Outback is capable of not only reaching the campsite, but the crossover SUV can cross streams and manage tough terrain, too.

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