Subaru is announcing pricing info for the new 2022 Subaru Outback Wilderness Edition. Dubbed as the most rugged and capable Outback ever, the Wilderness edition starts from $36,995.
The Outback is the first Subaru to wear the new Wilderness sub-brand. Itís essentially a package that adds more off-road features. Itís based on the Onyx Edition XT trim. It features a 2.4-liter turbo SUBARU BOXER engine with 260-horsepower at 5,600 rpm and 277 lb-ft of torque at 2,000 rpm. The 2.4-liter turbo achieves an EPA rated 22 city/26 highway with a 3,500-lb. towing capacity. Other features carried over from the Onyx Edition include a hands-free power gate, 180-Degree Front View Monitor, and a full-size matching spare tire.
Adds New Off-Roading and Other Features
The Outback Wilderness adds new features that include advanced dual function X-MODE for increased capability, Yokohama GEOLANDAR all-terrain tires, an upgraded suspension, exclusive wheels, and a unique exterior and interior accents. The Wilderness model adds nearly an inch more ground clearance than the current model -- at 9.5-inches -- is equipped with a standard front skid plate andt features Subaruís terrific Symmetrical All-wheel drive. Other upgrades include a Front View Monitor, LED Rear Gate Light, and Hands-Free Power Rear Gate.
Subaru says itís updated the suspension to improve stability on rough terrain, while keeping its ride comfort and handling. Subaru says it also increased the length of the front and rear shock absorbers and springs to provide the extra ground clearance and suspension travel. Subaru also says its increased ground clearance, along with redesigned front and rear bumpers, contribute to the vehicleís ability to navigate rough or uneven terrain. Approach angles on the SUV have been extended from 18.6 degrees to 20.0, ramp breakover angle shifts from 19.4 degrees to 21.2 degrees, and the departure angle soars from 21.7 degrees to an impressive 23.6 degrees.
A revised rear differential with a final drive ratio of 4.44:1 was fitted, and the Lineartronic CVTģ (Continuously Variable Transmission) was modified to achieve an equivalent final drive ratio at the front wheels. This combination improves available low-end torque at the wheels, resulting in a superior ability to climb grades up to 40 percent on a gravel surface. The addition of a pressure sensor improves control accuracy at low speeds. Standard dual-function X-MODE includes Snow/Dirt and Deep Snow/Mud modes. Exclusive to Outback Wilderness, a new advanced feature for X-MODE allows the vehicle to switch automatically from low speed managed driving to speeds over 25 mph without interruption of power or performance.
Yokohama GEOLANDAR all-terrain tires give the Outback Wilderness better performance on muddy or gravel roads. Theyíre mounted on exclusive 17-inch alloy wheels in matte black finish and the tires are embossed with raised white letters as a throwback to the original Outback.
The Outback Wilderness features all-new front and rear bumpers, a bold front grille, larger wheel arch cladding, unique hex-designed LED fog lights and an anti-glare hood decal in matte-black finish. Window trim and exterior badges have a black finish and new Subaru Wilderness badges are emblazoned on the front fenders and rear gate.
High contrast accents in an Anodized Copper-finish throughout the exterior signal useful contact points such as tow hook anchor points and roof rail tie-down points. The Outback Wilderness also utilizes a more utilitarian fixed ladder-type roof rack system, with an exceptional static load limit of 700 lbs., allowing adventurers to safely use a roof-top tent on the trail. The ladder-type roof rails add flexibility to fit a wider variety of roof racking accessories and contribute to the adventurous spirit.
The new Outback trim also debuts its exclusive exterior color: Geyser Blue, a color inspired by Subaruís rally heritage and the scenery only found in the U.S. National Parks.
In the cabin, seats are wrapped in StarTex water-repellent material with Subaru Wilderness logos embossed in the headrests. A copper colored contrast stitch weaves its way throughout the interior, complementing the Anodized Copper-finish accents on the steering wheel, shifter assembly, and meter rings.
There is a dark colored headliner and Gunmetal Grey replaces the standard chrome touch points such as ventilation grilles and cupholders. Brushed aluminum pedals also give a sporty look. Standard all-weather floor mats also display the Subaru Wilderness logo. In the cargo area, the rear seatback is wrapped in a waterproof material, and a waterproof rear cargo tray protects the load floor. As a final point of flair, the Subaru Wilderness logo appears in the meter display during vehicle start up.
The Outback Wilderness comes standard with the STARLINK 11.6-inch Multimedia Plus system with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth, hands-free phone and audio streaming connectivity. The system also comes standard with AM/FM stereo, rear vision camera, SiriusXM All Access Radio (4-month free subscription) and SiriusXM Travel Link (3-year free subscription), HD Radio and over-the-air updates.
The top-of-the-line 11.6-inch Multimedia with Navigation is available as part of an option package that also includes a power moonroof and Reverse Automatic Braking. Exclusive to Outback Wilderness, the X-MODE display features a new Roll-Angle Indicator to help the driver navigate off-road terrain.
Subaru also says new accessories have been added for the Outback Wilderness. These include aluminum or steel skid plates for the engine, transmission, and fuel tank. A rear differential protector is also available.