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
With up to 9.5 inches of ground clearance and standard X-MODE, the Outback can take you almost anywhere. That’s a combination of features Honda Passport, Toyota RAV4, and Ford Edge just can’t match. X-MODE works by optimizing the Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system for maximum traction on slippery surfaces and Hill Descent Control gives you extra stability and confidence when descending more difficult grades.
X-MODE standard on: All models
Dual-function X-MODE standard on: Onyx Edition XT and Wilderness
With up to 3,500 pounds of towing capacity and an available accessory trailer hitch, the 2022 Outback lets you bring all the bikes, kayaks, or other gear you need to make your adventures even better.
Standard on: Onyx Edition XT, Wilderness, Limited XT, and Touring XT
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.
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
A STARLINK Multimedia system with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration comes standard on the 2022 Outback. To make it even easier to select entertainment and view navigation, a high-resolution 11.6-inch touchscreen is also available. Wireless pairing and hands-free smartphone operation allow for safe and easy connection to your favorite apps and content, and you can access news, navigation, music, podcasts, and more through available cloud-based STARLINK apps and SiriusXM®.
11.6-inch Touchscreen standard on: Premium, Limited, Touring, Onyx Edition XT, Wilderness, Limited XT, and Touring XT
The 2022 Outback is designed to make every drive more enjoyable for every passenger with available genuine Nappa leather-trimmed upholstery for a soft feel and a premium look. Heated and ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel, and heated rear seats are all available to provide year-round comfort.
Standard on: Touring and Touring XT
The Harman Kardon® premium audio system captures detail-rich acoustics through enhanced sound control and superior high sound output. At the heart of the system lies a high-performance 8-channel class-D amplifier pumping out 576 equivalent watts of power. The amplifier works to efficiently distribute clean audio signals to the vehicle’s 12-speaker sound system – including a dedicated center channel speaker and subwoofer. Harman’s Clari-Fi™ Technology restores and corrects audio fidelity, resulting in musical reproduction that sounds clearer, crisper, and more dynamic.
Standard on: Limited, Touring, Limited XT, and Touring XT
The 2022 Outback is built on the Subaru Global Platform, which uses high-strength steel for enhanced crash safety, long-lasting quality, and a quieter cabin. The Outback also features eight airbags, height-adjustable head restraints in every seating position, and a ring-shaped reinforcement frame as standard equipment to help provide all-around impact protection. This protective engineering, in addition to its advanced active safety technology, earned the 2021 Outback a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
The 2022 Outback features an entire suite of available safety technologies to help protect you and your passengers. The Blind-Spot Detection system warns you with a visual indicator on each side mirror if it senses a vehicle in your blind spots. Rear Cross-Traffic Alert helps warn you of traffic approaching from the side as you back up. And with available Reverse Automatic Braking, your vehicle can even stop itself to help avoid objects behind you.
Blind-Spot Detection and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert standard on: Limited, Touring, Onyx Edition XT, Wilderness, Limited XT, and Touring XT
Available on: Premium
Reverse Automatic Braking standard on: Limited, Touring, Limited XT, and Touring XT
Available on: Onyx Edition XT and Wilderness
STARLINK Safety and Security offers an array of connected services to help keep you and your Outback safe whether you're in your vehicle, at your computer, or on your smartphone. Advanced Automatic Collision Notification will alert an operator in the event of an accident, and SOS Emergency Assistance can get you roadside help at the push of a button. Remote Engine Start with Climate Control, accessible via your smartphone, ensures your Outback is always ready and comfortable.There are also STARLINK Concierge services for personal assistance with tasks like navigation, restaurant reservations, and scheduling service appointments.
Standard on: Premium, Limited, Touring, Onyx Edition XT, Wilderness, Limited XT, and Touring XT