2022 Subaru Outback

A blue 2022 Subaru Outback Premium is shown angled left.When you're searching for adventurous capabilities, incomparable reliability, five-star safety features, and supreme durability all wrapped up into one superior vehicle, a Subaru won't disappoint. Subaru vehicles hold their value among the best in the industry, and if your travels require a spacious interior cabin, plenty of standard features, and practicality that can't be beat, the Outback may be exactly what you need on your journey. Boasting famous Subaru qualities, like standard symmetrical all-wheel drive capabilities, enhanced safety options, plus a durable, rigid frame, the Outback is a top-performing midsize SUV on the road. Take it from Williams Subaru, where our team is knowledgeable about how exceptional this Subaru staple is and how it will elevate your ride to new heights. When closely examining this model, in terms of capabilities, design, and safety, the 2022 Subaru Outback pulls out all the stops when it comes to offering an all-around fabulous ride.

Perhaps the biggest news for the Subaru Outback this year is the debut of the Wilderness model. Featuring an elevated ground clearance, a fine-tuned suspension system, and plenty more durable and rugged elements, the Wilderness model will have you in absolute awe. You'll also find some style enhancements to its other trim levels to further appeal to its loyal drivers. Once you turn to a Subaru, you won't want to drive any other vehicle again, with the brand earning the top slot in Brand Loyalty by J.D. Power. When you're ready to amplify your ride, enjoy unwavering reliability and durability that can't be matched, find out how the 2022 Outback will deliver all of that to you and more.

MSRP: $27,645[a]
Fuel Economy (city/hwy): 26/33
Horsepower (hp): 260
Max Towing Capacity (lbs): 3,500

A brown 2022 Subaru Outback Touring is shown driving on a forest road.

Capabilities

Subaru Engineering

Beneath the hood of the 2022 Subaru Outback lies your choice of two engines, a 2.5L Boxer four-cylinder or a more powerful 2.4L Turbo Boxer four-cylinder. These exceptional engines allow the Outback to perform at its peak, offering drivers impressive power and must-have efficiency. Choosing the base 2.5L will allow you to harness peak fuel economy, getting up to 33 mpg on the highway, while the upgraded engine kicks it up a notch in terms of strength. With 260 horsepower propelling it forward and 277 lb-ft of torque delivering the power it needs, the 2022 Outback is able to tow up to 3,500 lbs without issue.

Standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive

In addition to being efficient and capable, the 2022 Outback is also armed with one of the best all-wheel drive systems in the industry, Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, which comes standard across the board. With the all-wheel drive system positioned directly in the center of the vehicle's frame, the Outback is undeniably balanced, offering more efficiency and optimal control in any driving situation. Unlike most of its competitors, Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive applies continuous power to all four wheels, ensuring ultimate traction and control on any road surface, whether it's snowy, slippery, or rocky. This kind of system allows for maximum precision during any drive, making Subaru one of the best brands when all-wheel drive capabilities are concerned.

Wild Driving in the Wilderness Model

The Subaru Outback can seemingly do it all with its powerful engine lineup and legendary all-wheel drive technology, and it just keeps getting better. New for 2022, the Outback Wilderness makes its debut and is the first model in the Wilderness family of vehicles. Fine-tuned for the elements, the Outback Wilderness features a high ground clearance, all-terrain tires, an anti-glare hood design, and many more adventurous elements inside and out. A front skid plate and enhanced bumpers create a ruggedness outside that can't be denied, while textured StarTex seating materials provide you with the durability and practicality you need inside during an epic adventure. Designed to explore, there's no doubt that the Outback Wilderness is ready to take you to new destinations with a vigor that can't be replicated.

A man is shown securing a roof rack on a green 2022 Subaru Outback.

Design

Interior Versatility

The 2022 Subaru Outback is ready for anything your travels entail, which is evident by its carefully crafted interior space. Comfort reigns supreme in this athletic traveler, with cozy seating elements, room to relax, and an abundance of cargo solutions throughout. Offering 75.7 cu. ft. of cargo space, you can load up your Outback successfully without sacrificing the comfort of all on board. Upgrading to more plush materials makes it easy to settle into the journey ahead, including available Nappa leather-trimmed appointments, ventilated seats, a power-adjustable front passenger seat, plus many more upscale elements throughout. Perhaps what many drivers appreciate the most is its high seating configuration, which allows for a more open feel in the cabin and optimal visibility during your travels.

Exterior Durability

One look at the 2022 Outback, and you'll know that it's ready for any type of travel adventure. Built just as much for exploration as it is for everyday driving, the overall quality of the Outback is excellent. From standard raised roof rails to an elevated ground clearance of up to 9.5 inches in its Wilderness model, discovering new places is a must for this reliable traveler. Its rigid construction and reinforced body allow it to travel anywhere with confidence, keeping you and all on board safe and secure, no matter what condition lies beneath your tires.

Multiple trim levels are available to create the Outback you desire for your lifestyle, with various wheel sizes, grille designs, and colors available. In addition, with its optional hands-free Power Rear Gate, loading up your Outback for a day of adventuring is easy, even when your hands are full. With all of the functional and practical elements found inside and out, it's no wonder why more drivers are choosing the Subaru Outback to accompany them on any type of journey.

Safety

Award-Winning Safety Systems

When you're riding in a Subaru, not only can you expect reliability that's unlike anything in the industry, but you can also expect enhanced safety for the most secure and assured ride possible. Through EyeSight Driver Assist Technology, drivers can be more confident on the road, with features like Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Keeping Assist features, and more to maximize any ride. This particular safety suite is so successful that it has reduced the rate of rear-end crash injuries by 85% according to data collected by the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS).

You'll also find that the 2022 Outback is equipped with a DriverFocus Distraction Mitigation System to prevent distracted driving. Your Outback acts as your companion on the journey, alerting you if you become distracted. Having your vehicle watching out for you means everything for today's busy drivers. Although you can't predict what your travels will bring, you can do your part to maintain safety on the roadway with this stellar selection of safety and assistance features.

Other Assistance Features

It always helps to have a bit of assistance navigating tricky driving scenarios, which is exactly what you can expect from the 2022 Outback. From Blind-Spot Detection to Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, you'll be able to travel with assurance, even in dense traffic. In addition, Reverse Automatic Braking is there to stop you if there's an obstacle in the way of you backing up to prevent accidents, making for a much more secure drive, especially in busy parking lots. Have better visibility in hard-to-see areas, as well as the peace of mind that your vehicle is there with you every step of the way. The 2022 Outback has eyes everywhere, from front to back and left to right, which is why more drivers are choosing a Subaru to take them everywhere they need to go.

A Durable Build

Built on the Subaru Global Platform, the 2022 Outback showcases enhanced durability to make for the safest ride possible. From a reinforced steel frame to height-adjustable head restraints, staying secure onboard the Outback is simple. Plus, with eight airbags and a rigid body, the Outback proves that it's one of the safest vehicles on the road, but don't take our word for it. The Outback was awarded five stars from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in crash testing, due to its durable build and superior safety features. It is an IIHS Top Safety Pick as well, proving that when it comes to safety in your vehicle, Subaru will always have you covered.