2022 Subaru Outback Exterior and Dimensions

Subaru Outback Exterior Design Rating

2022 Outback Exterior

It must be said that the exterior styling of the 2022 Outback is not all that exciting, especially compared to other crossovers in the USA. It takes a function over form approach, and while some might like this, it's not to everyone's tastes. The base model and Premium come standard with 17-inch wheels, growing to 18 inches from the Limited trim upwards with the exception of the Wilderness. All models get steering-responsive LED headlights and LED fog lights for the new year. A hands-free power rear tailgate is standard on Limited models and above, and Touring models, Limited XT, and Touring XT cars get a power moonroof. Some models feature unique styling elements. The Onyx Edition XT we tested has Crystal Black Silica-finish wing mirrors and matching black-finish alloy wheels. 2022's newest addition, the Wilderness, rides on 17-inch alloy wheels finished in matte black but also sports Yokohama GEOLANDAR all-terrain tires. This trim sports hexagonal LED foglights, unique two-tone decals, and model-specific raised roof rails with a 700-pound carrying capacity.

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Classified as a wagon, albeit one with crossover-like styling and ground clearance, the 2022 Subaru Outback is a semi-SUV that rides on the new modular architecture that was introduced for the 2020 MY's new generation. This gives most models dimensions that include an overall length of 191.3 inches, a width of 73 inches, and a height of 66.1 inches including the roof rails. The car rolls on a 108.1-inch wheelbase. Ground clearance is an off-road friendly 8.7 inches, which is a class-leading figure. There are variations, primarily in the case of the new Wilderness, which is wider at 74.6 inches, taller at 66.9 inches, and has extra ground clearance for a total of 9.5 inches.

The curb weight of the 2022 Outback varies from trim to trim, with the lightest models weighing in at 3,637 lbs while the heaviest variants weigh up to 3,937 lbs.

2022 Subaru Outback Exterior Dimensions:

Subaru Outback TrimsBasePremiumLimitedOnyx Edition XTWILDERNESSTouringLimited XTTouring XT
Max Width73 in.73 in.73 in.73 in.74.6 in.73 in.73 in.73 in.
Length191.3 in.191.3 in.191.3 in.191.3 in.191.3 in.191.3 in.191.3 in.191.3 in.
Height66.4 in.66.4 in.66.4 in.66.4 in.66.9 in.66.4 in.66.4 in.66.4 in.
Wheelbase108.1 in.108.1 in.108.1 in.108.1 in.108.1 in.108.1 in.108.1 in.108.1 in.

2022 Subaru Outback Weight Information:

Subaru Outback TrimsCurb Weight
Base3,637 lbs.
Premium3,657 lbs.
Limited3,730 lbs.
Onyx Edition XT3,885 lbs.
WILDERNESS3,896 lbs.
Touring3,772 lbs.
Limited XT3,926 lbs.
Touring XT3,937 lbs.

2022 Subaru Outback Tires:

Front TireP225/65HR17
Rear TireP225/65HR17
Spare TireCompact

2022 Subaru Outback Wheels:

Wheels TypeAluminum Wheels
Front Wheel Size17" x 7"
Rear Wheel Size17" x 7"

Exterior Colors

Despite Subaru's best efforts at making the Outback look appealing, it is hard to get over this family wagon's bland styling in anything but the Wilderness trim. Nevertheless, Subaru does provide the vehicle a few exciting color options that make the best of the exterior design. The base model is offered in six different colors: Crystal White Pearl, Magnetite Gray Metallic, Ice Silver Metallic, Crystal Black Silica, Abyss Blue Pearl, and Brilliant Bronze Metallic, the latter being new on the base model this year. Higher trims unlock more colors including Crimson Red and Autumn Green metallics, and Cinnamon Brown Pearl, but only the Wilderness gets access to Geyser Blue as one of its six available hues. Being an outdoorsy kind of vehicle, the Outback looks best in shades of green, gray, and blue, with Autumn Green's military appeal looking particularly good.

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

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