Introducing the 2022 Subaru Outback.
Go where love takes you.

Specs at a glance

  • Starting at MSRP [1]


  • MPG up to



  • Standard

    Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive

  • Ground clearance of



  • Cargo volume up to


    cubic feet

Exterior 360°

  • Geyser Blue
  • Crystal Black Silica
  • Ice Silver Metallic
  • Crystal White Pearl
  • Magnetite Gray Metallic
  • Abyss Blue Pearl
  • Autumn Green Metallic
  • Crimson Red Pearl
  • Brilliant Bronze Metallic
  • Cinnamon Brown Pearl

2022 Outback shown

The most adventurous, most reliable,
safest, best Subaru Outback ever.

Designed for unlimited adventure and uncompromising safety, the 2022 Outback features the confidence of standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive with up to 33 MPG** and the advanced protection of both standard EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology[3] and the available DriverFocus® Distraction Mitigation System[2]. And it’s engineered to last, with 97% of Outback vehicles sold in the last 10 years still on the road today[4]. For 2022, an even higher level of Outback capability is now available: the all-new Subaru Outback Wilderness™, featuring extensive all-terrain upgrades including an even more surefooted drivetrain, increased ground clearance, rugged exterior cladding, and a stylish, unique interior.

Introducing the all-new 2022 Outback Wilderness

The 2022 Outback Wilderness takes the legendary capability of the Outback farther than ever. Trail-ready upgrades let you reach the places you could only dream about, and its tough, bold style looks like nothing else on the mountain. Because it’s an Outback, you know you can trust it to get you to the end of the trail and back – over and over again.


2022 Subaru Outback Wilderness driving up a rocky incline.

Adventurous Capability

Engineered for real off-road fun, the 2022 Outback Wilderness delivers loads of capability upgrades, inside and out. The confident traction of standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive is improved even further with enhanced dual-function X-MODE®. A 260-horsepower turbocharged SUBARU BOXER® engine, retuned drivetrain gearing, increased ground clearance, and water-repellent StarTex® upholstery are just the beginning of its summit-conquering features.

2022 Subaru Outback Wilderness driving through mud.

Rugged Styling

The Outback Wilderness pushes everything further, and that includes style. Rugged, blacked-out exterior trim and cladding protect against trail hazards as well as showcase its ready-for-anything spirit. Matte-black finish off-road wheels set the tough foundation of its practical design. Anodized Copper-finish accents and trim hide functional features like front and rear tow points and extend to the interior, where they highlight durable, high-quality cabin materials.

2022 Subaru Outback Wilderness driving down a rocky incline.


The places your Outback Wilderness will take you are the places where you need equipment you can trust. Good thing Subaru is the Most Trusted Brand seven years running, according to Kelley Blue Book[5]. It’s why Subaru vehicles hold their value better than any other brand[6]. So no matter how far you go, you’ll always have the confidence to find a new level of adventure.

A close up of the 2022 Subaru Outback Wilderness badge on the back bumper.

Engineered to Go Anywhere

Standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive and Available Turbocharged SUBARU BOXER® Engine

The 2022 Outback gives you the all-weather, go-anywhere capability of standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive while still delivering on efficiency. A 260-horsepower direct-injection turbocharged SUBARU BOXER engine is available to provide 277 pound-feet of torque for exciting daily driving while still reaching up to 30 MPG highway.

Turbocharged BOXER engine standard on: Onyx Edition XT, Wilderness, Limited XT, and Touring XT

Advanced Safety for Every Passenger

Standard EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology

EyeSight has been found to reduce rear-end crashes with injuries by up to 85% [8].

The 2022 Outback features standard EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology, which monitors traffic movement, optimizes cruise control, and warns you when you’re swaying outside your lane[3]. The Automatic Pre-Collision Braking feature can apply full braking force and bring you to a complete stop in emergency situations. Advanced Adaptive Cruise Control with Lane Centering[9] can take some of the stress out of driving by helping with steering, braking, and throttle control – both in daily traffic and on long road trips.


Flexible and Comfortable by Design

Roomy Comfort and Impressive Cargo Space

Everyone has room for comfort inside the quiet, sophisticated cabin of the 2022 Outback. It offers more passenger room than Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4, or Jeep Grand Cherokee. There’s room for everyone’s gear, too, with 32.5 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats. Available cargo area release levers make it even easier to fold the rear seats down, giving you up to 75.7 cubic feet of cargo volume so you can haul even more. Loading all that cargo is even easier with the available Hands-Free Power Rear Gate, which allows automatic opening even when your arms are full and lets you close and lock the entire vehicle with a single touch on the gate button.

Hands-Free Power Rear Gate standard on: Limited, Touring, Onyx Edition XT, Wilderness, Limited XT, and Touring XT
Available on: Premium

Outback Onyx Edition XT

A bold, sophisticated take on Outback style, the Onyx Edition XT features a 260-horsepower direct-injection turbocharged SUBARU BOXER engine. Standard dual-function X-MODE optimizes the Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system for maximum traction on slippery surfaces. The exterior features unique design accents including black-finish alloy wheels, mirrors, and rear badging. Inside, the theme continues with two-tone StarTex water-repellent upholstery and lime stitching.

A 2022 Subaru Onyx Edition XT driving on a beach with kayaks mounted to its raised roof rails.

Direct-Injection Turbocharged SUBARU BOXER Engine

The Onyx Edition XT features a 260-horsepower direct-injection turbocharged SUBARU BOXER engine for 277 pound-feet of torque and 3,500 pounds of towing capacity – providing both lively acceleration and the ability to haul more types of cargo.

A 2022 Subaru Onyx Edition XT driving on a dirt road in the mountains.

18-Inch Alloy Wheels

Standard 18-inch alloy wheels feature a gloss black finish and give the Onyx Edition XT a confident and composed foundation.

A close-up of the standard 18-inch alloy wheels on the 2022 Subaru Onyx Edition XT.

Two-Tone StarTex Interior

The Onyx Edition XT cabin surrounds you in StarTex upholstery that’s water-repellent and hard-wearing to withstand countless adventures.

A view of the rear seat of the 2022 Subaru Onyx Edition XT showing the two-tone StarTex interior.

Dual-Function X-MODE

With standard dual-function X-MODE, the Onyx Edition XT can optimize the Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive for snow, dirt, or mud – so you get maximum traction in almost any condition.

A 2022 Subaru Onyx Edition XT climbing a steep dirt road.