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2022 Subaru Outback

Used Car Price Range
$29,395 - $36,991
$29,395 $36,991
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2022 Base 4dr All-Wheel Drive
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Price:   -  From $27,645
2022 Premium 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $29,845
2022 Limited 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $34,295
2022 Onyx Edition XT 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $35,845
2022 Wilderness 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $37,695
2022 Touring 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $38,195
2022 Limited XT 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $38,695
2022 Touring XT 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $40,645
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: Outstanding vehicle. Only the most exceptional vehicles achieve this rating.

: Very Good vehicle. Very good and close to being the best vehicle in its class.

: Good vehicle. Decent, but not quite the best. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.

: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.

: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.

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What's New

For 2022, the Outback gains a Wilderness trim. This one includes an upgraded suspension system, all-terrain tires, a 9.5-inch ground clearance, and exterior and interior styling embellishments. Reverse automatic braking, blind-spot detection, and a power moonroof are now standard for Subaru's range-topping wagon.

Choosing Your Subaru Outback

Subaru offers the 2022 Outback in eight trims: Base, Premium, Limited, Touring, Limited XT, Onyx Edition XT, Touring XT, and Wilderness. Prices range from $28,070 to $41,070 for a fully-loaded Outback, including the $960 destination charge. The Outback is the only model in this segment with standard all-wheel drive.

Engine Choices

The 2022 Subaru Outback offers two engine choices. The standard engine is a 2.5-liter flat four-cylinder. Also available is a 2.4-liter turbocharged flat I4 engine. Both engines send power to all four wheels utilizing a continuously variable transmission.

Engine TypeHorsepowerTorqueFuel Economy (Combined)
2.5 Turbo I4182 hp176 lb-ft29 mpg
2.4L Turbo I4260 hp277 lb-ft24/26 mpg

Passenger and Cargo Capacity

The Outback seats five passengers and is classified as a midsize utility vehicle.

With 32.5 cubic feet of standard cargo capacity, the Outback has slightly less standard storage space than similar models such as the Hyundai Santa Fe and the Ford Edge. With the rear seat folded, the Outback claims 75.2 cubic feet of storage space. That is on par with competing models.

The Subaru Outback is rated to tow when adequately equipped. The standard engine possesses a 2,700-pound trailering capacity. Models with the turbo engine come with a 3,500-pound towing capacity, matching the Honda Passport.

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Safety Features

Subaru equips every Outback model with its EyeSight Driver Assist Technology. This package includes adaptive cruise control with lane centering. Other available features include blind-spot detection with lane change assist and rear cross-traffic alert. Other upgrades include reverse automatic braking, blind-spot detection with lane change assist, and rear cross-traffic alert.


The 2022 Outback has a pair of 7-inch touch-screen displays. The upper screen manages the audio controls; the lower screen manages climate and certain drive functions. A four-speaker audio system is standard.

Other features include Bluetooth, USB ports, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone compatibility. Among the upgrades are two additional USB ports in the rear compartment and an 11.6-inch touch-screen display. Navigation and a Harman Kardon audio system are optional.

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Outback Base – MSRP From $28,070

All the standard equipment outlined earlier is included with the Base model. Other features include adaptive LED headlights, 17-inch alloy wheels, a manual liftgate, cloth seats, and manually controlled front seats

Outback Premium – MSRP From $30,270

For just $2,200 more, the Premium trim includes a power-adjustable driver’s seat, heated front seats, and dual-zone climate control. Subaru also adds a six-speaker audio package, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and the 11.6-inch touchscreen display.

Outback Limited/Limited XT – MSRP From $34,720

With the Limited trim, Subaru brings in several premium features. Leather-trimmed seats, a power-adjustable front passenger seat, and heated rear seats are included. Subaru dresses this model with 18-inch alloy wheels, adds a hands-free power liftgate, and a 12-speaker Harmon Kardon audio system.

For an additional $4,400, the Limited XT swaps out the base engine for the turbo.

Outback Onyx Edition XT – MSRP From $36,270

The Onyx builds on the Premium trim and adds the upgraded engine. This model also features unique black-finish trim, wheels, and badging, as well as two-tone seats. An upgraded rear-view monitor, a dual-mode drive system, and a hands-free power liftgate are also included.

Outback Touring/Touring XT – MSRP From $38,620

The Touring edition builds on the Limited trim and adds automatic power-folding side mirrors, ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel, and an upgraded rearview monitor. It comes with a unique Java Brown Nappa Leather upholstery. Upgrading to the turbo engine adds $2,450.

Outback Wilderness – MSRP From $38,120

New this year, the Wilderness Edition builds off of the Onyx Edition XT and adds a hands-free power liftgate, upgraded rearview monitor, and a full-size tire. An advanced dual-function drive suspension, special all-season tires, and unique interior and exterior trim pieces are included.

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CarsDirect Tip

Every Outback comes generously equipped with all-wheel drive, adaptive lighting, and with select driver-assist safety technology. Starting your build with the Premium trim includes a better audio system, the large touch-screen display, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and a power driver’s seat. Thus, for not much more than $30,000, an Outback model comes fairly well equipped.

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Expert Review

  • Improved standard equipment
  • Big 11.6-inch touchscreen display
  • Standard all-wheel drive
  • Excellent safety score
  • Roomy interior
  • Average styling
  • Nondescript interior
  • Uninteresting base engine
  • Lower fuel economy for the Wilderness Edition
  • Limited small-item storage.
Expert Rating

Our expert ratings are based on seven comprehensive criteria: quality, safety, comfort, performance, fuel economy, reliability history and value.

You can interpret our ratings in the following way:

: Outstanding vehicle. Only the most exceptional vehicles achieve this rating.

: Very Good vehicle. Very good and close to being the best vehicle in its class.

: Good vehicle. Decent, but not quite the best. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.

: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.

: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.

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Fair or Best Powertrain? What sets the Outback apart from the competition is its standard all-wheel drive. Some trims include an elevated ride height and a more advanced all-wheel-drive system, enabling the Outback to go places few competitors other than the Jeep Cherokee would dare to go.

The engine choices, though, make a difference, especially on the open road. The standard 2.5-liter flat-four is slow, tuned to optimize fuel efficiency. A better choice is the 2.4-liter turbocharged flat-four that delivers a brisk response under full throttle. Both engines work with a continuously variable transmission that mimics shift points. Thanks to copious sound-deadening materials, the inevitable engine drone noise is minimized, more so on the higher trims.

Out to the Wilderness. New this year is the Wilderness edition. This model raises the Outback’s off-road capabilities a notch thanks in part to its Yokohama Geolander all-terrain tires. Almost an inch taller than other Outbacks, this may be the most capable crossover in its class.

Add the available skid plates and the Wilderness may be found trekking in the vicinity of the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, Toyota 4Runner, and Ford Bronco, each of which are true off-roaders. With its 20-degree approach angle, 21.2-degree breakover angle, and 23.6-degree departure angle, the Outback Wilderness is buff. The flip side, though, is that it loses 2 mpg in its efficiency, so consider the trade-off.

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Super Safety Scores. Subaru is a leader in all matters of safety, beginning with the design of their vehicles and extending to the equipment offered. No vehicle is perfect, but Subaru ranks with Volvo in building the safest mass-production models on the planet. Excellent crash-test scores from the federal government and the insurance industry’s safety arm.

Subaru backs it all up with standard automatic emergency braking, active lane control, and adaptive cruise control. Throw in the standard all-wheel-drive as that system makes a noteworthy difference in the handling department, especially on slippery roads. Most trims offer blind-spot monitoring. An available 180-degree front-facing camera makes it easier to park the vehicle.

The only demerits of note are related to the rear roof pillars as they limit outward vision. But with the judicious use of mirrors and tech equipment, that’s a challenge easily overcome by the astute driver.

We Have the Features. Only the standard four-speaker audio system is a disappointment. As for the rest of the Outback, there are many features included that would cost you extra elsewhere. Things like adaptive lighting, all-wheel-drive, superior safety equipment, and alloy wheels. Yes, the Outback can get pricey, but for about $30,000 you can equip one better than its competitors.

If the standard audio system is disappointing, 6- and 12-speaker choices are also available. The latter is an exquisite Harman Kardon system that delivers exceptional sound quality throughout the cabin. Other features appear once you move away from the Base trim. These include a Wi-Fi hotspot, two additional USB ports, and a big 11.6-inch touch-screen display with sharp graphics.

A Qi-compatible wireless charging pad isn’t offered on any trim or package. Instead, it is an accessory item installed at the dealer level.

Final Thoughts. Is the Outback a utility vehicle or a wagon? Does it even matter? This model shares its underpinnings with the Subaru Legacy sedan and both are midsize models. We think the Outback blends the best of a wagon with a utility vehicle to create an exceptionally compelling model. The new Wilderness version keeps it ahead of the crossover curve and immediately behind the robust purpose-built off-road vehicles.

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Specs & Features

Overall Crash Safety Rating
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.5L H-4 / 182 HP / 176 ft.lbs.
Lineartronic 8-spd sequential shift control CVT w/OD
Drive Type
Full-time All Wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
26 / 33 / 29 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.5L H-4 / 182 HP / 176 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Full-time All Wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
26 / 33 / 29 Mpg
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Rear Suspension
Independent Double Wishbone
Spare Tire And Wheel
Compact Steel
Fuel Tank
18.5 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Regular Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
75.7 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
109 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
191.3 "
Exterior Width
73.0 "
Exterior Height
66.4 "
Front Headroom
40.1 "
Rear Headroom
39.1 "
Front Legroom
42.8 "
Rear Legroom
39.5 "
Front Shoulder Room
58.1 "
Rear Shoulder Room
57.4 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
3,637 Lbs.
Wheel Base
108 "
Turning Radius
18.1 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
17.0 " Machined W/painted Accents Aluminum
Clearcoat Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote
Body-colored / Front Body-colored With Metal-look Insert
Grille Moldings
Metal-look W/chrome Surround / Black W/chrome Surround
Rear Spoiler
Stainless Steel
Interior Features
Passenger Capacity
Seat Trim
Front Seat Type
Heated Front Seats
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
Front Armrests
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
60-40 Bench
Radio & Infotainment
Siriusxm Am/fm/hd/satellite, Seek-scan
4 / 6
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Telescopic Tilt
Climate Control
Automatic Air Conditioning
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Rearview Mirror
Day-night / Auto-dimming Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Driver And Passenger
Tinted Windows
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Front And Rear
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Eyesight Pre-collision Braking Forward Collision Mitigation
Blind Spot Sensor
Lane Departure Warning
Eyesight Lane Keep Assist Lane Departure
Autonomous Cruise Control
Lane Centering Hands-on Steering Assist
Pedestrian Detection
Eyesight Pre-collision Braking Front Pedestrian Detection Prevention
Driver Attention Alert
Eyesight Sway Warning Driver Attention
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
High Beam Assist (hba) Auto High-beam
Adaptive Headlights
Steering Responsive Headlights (srh) Directionally Adaptive
Parking Sensors
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Major Components Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
Roadside Assistance Months
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
60 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months

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