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 Planet-exclusive 2022 Subaru Outback Wilderness Photo Gallery. Click to Enlarge
 

Subaru introduces an all-new version of the Outback for 2022, the Wilderness Edition.

Rugged Exterior Styling

The Outback Wilderness is ready for real off-road adventure with tough exterior cladding in blacked-out trim and Anodized Copper-finish accents, offering extra protection around the wheel wells and lower impact zones.

LED Fog Lights, and Front and Rear Tow Points

Rugged LED fog lights illuminate obstacles ahead and are set in eye-catching hexagon housings. Standard front and rear tow points with Anodized Copper-finish covers combine practical functionality and stylish design.

Redesigned Roof Rails

The redesigned roof rails are set off with Anodized Copper-finish accents and are able to support the weight of a rooftop tent, so you can quickly turn the Outback Wilderness into your comfortable expedition basecamp.





How about the other trim levels?

 

Planet-exclusive Outback XT Touring gallery...click pictures to enlarge


The 2022 Outback is on sale now at Planet! The big news for 2022 is the Wilderness Edition. Subaru introduced an all-new Outback for the 2020 model year so Subaru won't make many revisions to the other trim levels in this third model year. The only published changes on the rest of the models is the addition of LED fog lights on the base model and the addition of rear ventilation in the center console for better climate control throughout the cabin.

On its volume products, Subaru typically introduces all-new models on a five-year product cycle. Take a look at the way this cycle unfolds on the Outback:

Model year (and sequence in product cycle):Change:
2020 (first year)
All new design from the ground up
2021 (second year)
Very similar to prior year
2022 (third year)
Very similar to prior year
2023 (fourth year)
"Refresh" of the exterior and interior
2024 (fifth year)
Very similar to prior year
2025 (first year)
Cycle repeats...all new design from ground up

Since the 2022 model is the third year of the model cycle, there aren't many changes.
Dimensions, sheet metal, and most specifications will be identical.


List Pricing (contact Planet for a custom quote)


2022 Outback
Model/Trim Transmission Applicable Option Code MSRP MSRP + Destination and Delivery
Outback CVT '01 $26,945 $28,070
Outback Premium CVT 11, 13, 15 $29,145 $30,270
Outback Limited CVT 31, 34 $33,595 $34,720
Outback Touring CVT 41 $37,495 $38,620
Outback Onyx Edition XT CVT 21, 22 $35,145 $36,270
Outback Wilderness CVT 21, 22 $36,995 $38,120
Outback Limited XT CVT 32 $37,995 $39,120
Outback Touring XT CVT 41 $39,945 $41,070














 
2022 Outback Option Packages
Code Description MSRP
01, 11, 21, 31, 32, 41 Standard Model N/A
13 Blind-Spot Detection w/ Rear Cross-Traffic Alert + Keyless Access & Push-Button Start + Hands-Free Power Rear Gate $1,400
15 Blind-Spot Detection w/ Rear Cross-Traffic Alert + Keyless Access & Push Button Start + Hands-Free Power Rear Gate + Power Moonroof + 11.6-inch Multimedia Navigation System $2,995
22 Power Moonroof + 11.6-inch Multimedia Navigation System + Reverse Automatic Braking $1,845
34Power Moonroof + Heated Steering Wheel + 11.6-inch Multimedia Navigation System + Driver Focus$2,045



Take a deep dive into the 2022 Outback

For 2022, Outback is offered in Base, Premium, Limited, Touring, Onyx Edition XT, all-new Wilderness, Limited XT and Touring XT trim levels. 

The well-equipped Outback (Base) starts at a value driven price of $26,945, only a $150 increase from the previous year. The Base comes with an extensive list of standard features including EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology featuring Advanced Adaptive Cruise Control with Lane Centering; Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™; LED Steering Responsive Headlights with High Beam Assist; Rear Vision Camera with Adaptive Guidelines; X-MODE® with Hill Descent Control; and LED fog lights.  

Standard convenience features include power windows, door locks, fuel door, and mirrors as well dual USB input ports in the front center console.

Additionally, the Base is equipped with the SUBARU STARLINK® dual 7.0-inch center information display featuring an upper 7-inch touchscreen with audio controls, and lower 7-inch touchscreen with controls for climate, EyeSight, X-MODE, and other vehicle systems. The multimedia system offers AM/FM/HD Radio; Apple CarPlay and Android Auto; Bluetooth® hands-free phone and audio streaming connectivity.

The Outback Premium starts at $29,145, also an increase of just $100 from the prior year. The Premium includes all the standard equipment from the Base and adds several features including the All-Weather Package; leather-wrapped steering wheel; dual-zone automatic climate control system; 10-way power driver seat; and two USB charging ports in the rear section of the center console. The Premium also upgrades to the 11.6-inch STARLINK Multimedia Plus. New for 2022, the Premium is equipped with rear ventilation in the center console for increased comfort for the occupants in the back seats.   

There are two option packages available for the Premium. The first includes Hands-Free Power Rear Gate; Keyless Access with Push-Button Start; and Blind-Spot Detection with Lane Change Assist and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert with an MSRP of $1,400. The second package adds a Power Moonroof and the STARLINK 11.6-inch Multimedia Navigation for an MSRP of $2,995.

Priced from $35,145 the Outback Onyx Edition XT remains the same as the previous year. The Onyx Edition XT includes all the standard features from the Premium plus the 2.4-liter turbo SUBARU BOXER® engine; Hands-Free Power Gate; 180-Degree Front View Monitor; dual function X-MODE; and a full-size spare tire. The SUV comes standard with unique black-finish exterior elements; 18-inch alloy wheels and badging; and a two-tone interior with seats wrapped in durable StarTex® material.  

A single option package that includes Power Moonroof; STARLINK 11.6-inch Multimedia with Navigation; and Reverse Automatic Braking is available for an MSRP of $1,845.

The Outback Wilderness has a starting price of $36,995. The all-new trim level builds off the Onyx Edition XT including the 2.4-liter turbo SUBARU BOXER® engine; Hands-Free Power Gate; 180-Degree Front View Monitor; and a full-size matching spare tire. In addition, the Outback Wilderness is equipped with exclusive new features including advanced dual function X-MODE; Yokohama GEOLANDAR® all-terrain tires; and unique exterior and interiors accents.

The suspension on Outback Wilderness has been tuned for improved stability on rough terrain while retaining ride comfort and handling performance on the open road. The front and rear shock absorbers and springs were increased in length to provide more suspension travel with 9.5 inches of ground clearance. 

An option package that offers Power Moonroof; STARLINK 11.6-inch Multimedia with Navigation; and Reverse Automatic Braking is available for an MSRP of $1,845.

The well-appointed Outback Limited starts at $33,595, no increase from the previous year, and adds perforated leather-trimmed upholstery; heated rear seat backs; hands-free power rear gate; and Keyless Access with Push-Button Start to its list of standard features. Standard driver assist technologies include Reverse Automatic Braking and Blind-Spot Detection with Lane Change Assist and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert.

An option package includes Power Moonroof; Heated Steering Wheel; STARLINK 11.6-inch Multimedia with Navigation; Harman Kardon® premium audio system; and DriverFocus® Distraction Mitigation System. The $2,045 MSRP carries over from the previous year.
 
At $37,995, the turbo-charged 2022 Outback Limited XT maintains pricing from the previous model year. Along with the upgraded 2.4-liter turbo BOXER engine, Outback Limited XT adds Power Moonroof; Heated Steering Wheel; STARLINK 11.6-inch Multimedia Navigation; Harman Kardon premium audio system, and DriverFocus.
 
The Outback Touring is priced at $37,495, no increase from the previous year. The top-of-the-line trim level includes all the standard equipment of the Limited, plus the 180-Degree Front View Monitor; automatic power-folding mirrors; Heated Steering Wheel and Ventilated Seats. The Touring is adorned with exclusive exterior and interior accents and genuine Java Brown Nappa Leather upholstery throughout the interior.
 
The Outback Touring XT is priced at $39,945, also priced the same as 2021 model year, and comes with all the standard equipment of the Touring and adds the 2.4-liter turbocharged BOXER engine.



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Outbacks through the years:

Originally introduced in 1995, the first Outback was basically just a Legacy wagon with two tone paint and a little cosmetic differentiation.  In 1996, Subaru produced the Outback that you would recognize today, with aggressive cladding, raised suspension, and bigger engine.  1997 saw the first Outback Sedan, a vehicle unlike anything sold at the time.  It was available all the way through 2007.   

 



 2020+
You would hardly know if from the sheetmetal, which bears similarities to the previous generation, but nearly every part on the car changed, including the chassis or "frame." Built on Subaru's Global Platform that now underpins most of its vehicles, this latest generation is much more crash-absortive and it rides like it's hewn from a single hunk of very strong metal. Infotainment screen goes big time and new features, such as Driver Focus, abound.
 




2015
through 2019




This generation grew in every dimension, and the upscale interior abounds with technology and infotainment functions.  Airbag count rises to eight with the addition of seat cushion airbags that deploy from the flat part of the seat to hold front occupants in place during an accident.

 


2010 through 2014

Sales went through the roof with the introduction of a larger Outback, close in size to traditional sport utility vehicles but a heckuva lot more economical and responsible.  Continuously variable transmission debuts and causes steroidal fuel economy gains.  Eyesight appears in 2013. 



2005 through 2009






In 2005, we welcomed a quieter, more upscale Outback, even though the size remained pretty much the same.  Six airbags were standard.  Subaru offered a turbocharged XT model only on this generation. 



2000 through 2004


This generation ironed out the wrinkles in the previous version, especially in the interior, formerly an expanse of hard plastic and curious ergonomics.  Hood scoop from the Techno-Brutal era of Japanese auto styling goes away and no one misses it.  First optional six cylinder arrived in 2001, along with Vehicle Dynamics Control.




1995
through 1999








Arguably, Subaru created the "crossover" segment by building a car with the sport utility capabilities of a truck.  No wonder that "Subaru" comes quickly to mind when people think rugged, practical, and economical.  This was a functional car, but not a pretty one.  Dual sunroof model, also known as the "Double Bubble," appears in 1998. 
 
 
  


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