2022 Subaru Outback Trims & Specs

Thanks to the addition of the harcore Wilderness model, the Outback lineup now comprises eight trims for 2022. Base, premium, Limited, and Touring models are all powered by a naturally aspirated Boxer four-pot measuring 2.5 liters and producing 182 hp and 176 lb-ft of torque. The Onyx Edition XT, Wilderness, Limited XT, and Touring XT all get a 2.4L turbocharged motor with 260 hp and 277 lb-ft. All models use a CVT automatic transmission, and Subaru's Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive is standard fare, too.

Features vary across the range, but some things are non-negotiable, like alloy wheels in either 17- or 18-inch sizes, LED headlights and foglights, and the basic complement of Subaru EyeSight safety gear comprising adaptive cruise control, pre-collision braking, lane departure warning, and lane keep assist. Base models make do with manual seat adjustment, single-zone climate control, and a rudimentary infotainment setup with a dual-screen setup and only a few speakers. Higher up in the range, however, dual-zone climate, power adjustable seats with memory, heated and ventilated seats, and an 11.6-inch infotainment screen all feature.

🚘What's the Price of the 2022 Subaru Outback?

After successful sales last year, the price of the Subaru Outback hasn't changed much for the new model year. The base model has only increased in price by $150 and now carries an MSRP of $26,945. From there, the Premium asks $29,145 and the Limited at $33,595. The cost of the Subaru Outback in Touring trim is $37,495. Great value for money is to be had from the first turbocharged trim, the Onyx Edition XT, at $35,145, and the off-road biased Wilderness at $36,995. The last two trims in the lineup are the Limited XT and Touring XT at $37,995 and $39,945, respectively. These prices exclude a destination fee of $1,125, or $1,275 in Alaska.

2022 Subaru Outback Models And Configurations

8 models / 8 configurations
Base
$27,645
Starting Price (MSRP)
Subaru Outback Base For Sale
  • Engine:
    2.5L Flat 4 Gas
  • Transmission:
    Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
  • Drivetrain:
    All-Wheel Drive
  • Configurations:
    Base CVT
Key Features
  • 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine (182 hp/176 lb-ft)
  • CVT automatic transmission
  • Subaru symmetrical all-wheel drive
  • Seven-inch infotainment display
  • Adaptive cruise control
2022 Subaru Outback Base Full Specs
Premium
$29,845
Starting Price (MSRP)
Subaru Outback Premium For Sale
  • Engine:
    2.5L Flat 4 Gas
  • Transmission:
    Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
  • Drivetrain:
    All-Wheel Drive
  • Configurations:
    Premium CVT
Key Features
  • Includes base features, plus:
  • 10-way power-adjustable driver's seat
  • Heated front seats
  • Dual rear USB ports and HVAC vents
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • 11.6-inch STARLINK infotainment screen
2022 Subaru Outback Premium Full Specs
Limited
$34,295
Starting Price (MSRP)
Subaru Outback Limited For Sale
  • Engine:
    2.5L Flat 4 Gas
  • Transmission:
    Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
  • Drivetrain:
    All-Wheel Drive
  • Configurations:
    Limited CVT
Key Features
  • Includes Premium features, plus:
  • Eight-way power passenger seat
  • Leather upholstery and heated rear seats
  • Keyless access and hands-free power liftgate
  • Blind-spot detection
  • Harman Kardon premium sound system
2022 Subaru Outback Limited Full Specs
Onyx Edition XT
$35,845
Starting Price (MSRP)
Subaru Outback Onyx Edition XT For Sale
  • Engine:
    2.4L Turbo Flat 4 Gas
  • Transmission:
    Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
  • Drivetrain:
    All-Wheel Drive
  • Configurations:
    Onyx Edition XT CVT
Key Features
  • Includes Premium features, plus:
  • 2.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine (260 hp/277 lb-ft)
  • 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels with black finish
  • StarTex water-repellent upholstery
  • Hands-free power tailgate
  • 180-degree front camera
2022 Subaru Outback Onyx Edition XT Full Specs
WILDERNESS
$37,695
Starting Price (MSRP)
Subaru Outback WILDERNESS For Sale
  • Engine:
    2.4L Turbo Flat 4 Gas
  • Transmission:
    Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
  • Drivetrain:
    All-Wheel Drive
  • Configurations:
    Wilderness CVT
Key Features
  • Includes Onyx Edition XT features, plus:
  • 17-inch alloy wheels with Yokohama GEOLANDAR AT tires
  • Raised off-road suspension (9.5-inch ground clearance)
  • Unique dual-function X-MODE tuning
  • Unique exterior styling cues
  • 700-pound roof racks
2022 Subaru Outback WILDERNESS Full Specs
Touring
$38,195
Starting Price (MSRP)
Subaru Outback Touring For Sale
  • Engine:
    2.5L Flat 4 Gas
  • Transmission:
    Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
  • Drivetrain:
    All-Wheel Drive
  • Configurations:
    Touring CVT
Key Features
  • Includes Limited features, plus:
  • Ventilated front seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Exclusive Java Brown Nappa leather upholstery
  • DriverFocus distraction mitigation system
  • 180-degree front-view monitor
2022 Subaru Outback Touring Full Specs
Limited XT
$38,695
Starting Price (MSRP)
Subaru Outback Limited XT For Sale
  • Engine:
    2.4L Turbo Flat 4 Gas
  • Transmission:
    Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
  • Drivetrain:
    All-Wheel Drive
  • Configurations:
    Limited XT CVT
Key Features
  • Includes Limited features, plus:
  • 2.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine (260 hp/277 lb-ft)
  • Power moonroof
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Onboard navigation
  • DriverFocus attention monitor
2022 Subaru Outback Limited XT Full Specs
Touring XT
$40,645
Starting Price (MSRP)
Subaru Outback Touring XT For Sale
  • Engine:
    2.4L Turbo Flat 4 Gas
  • Transmission:
    Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
  • Drivetrain:
    All-Wheel Drive
  • Configurations:
    Touring XT CVT
Key Features
  • Includes Limited XT features, plus:
  • Ventilated front seats
  • Nappa leather interior
  • 180-degree front-view monitor
  • CD player
  • Chrome exterior trim
2022 Subaru Outback Touring XT Full Specs

Additional Packages

There are a limited amount of optional packages available for 2022, with some trim levels going without these options entirely. The base model is only offered with optional accessories such as a bike rack or all-weather floor liners, but the Premium can be equipped with two packages. The $1,400 package adds blind-spot monitoring with lane-change assist and rear-cross traffic alert, keyless access with push-button start, and a hands-free power liftgate. The second costs $2,995 and adds all of the above plus a power moonroof and navigation. Limited models have a $2,045 package that bundles a heated steering wheel, navigation, a DriverFocus distraction mitigation system, and a power sunroof. The Onyx Edition XT and Wilderness both gain access to a $1,845 package that adds a power moonroof, navigation, and reverse automatic braking.

Even on models without access to packages, a few standalone items may be worth investing in. These include a wireless charging pad for $292 or an auto-dimming rearview mirror at $365 on models that don't come with this as standard.

Exterior & Interior Auto Dimming Mirrors
$518
Auto-Dimming Mirror w/Compass, Part number H501SSG203, Auto-Dimming Exterior Mirror w/Approach Light, Part number J201SAN300 (PIO)
Exterior & Interior HL Auto Dimming Mirrors
$638
Auto-Dimming Exterior Mirror w/Approach Light, Part number J201SAN300, Auto-Dimming Mirror w/Compass & HomeLink, Part number H501SSG304 (PIO)
Popular Package #2
$925
Auto-Dimming Exterior Mirror w/Approach Light, Part number J201SAN300, Splash Guards, Part number J101SAN100, Dome Light LED Upgrade, Part number H461SFL110, All-Weather Floor Liners, Part number J501SAN100, Rear Seat Back Protector, Part number J501SAN222, Rear Bumper Cover, Part number E771SAN100 (PIO)
Tech Package 2
$937
Wireless Charger, Part number H671SAN200, Auto-Dimming Exterior Mirror w/Approach Light, Part number J201SAN300, Woodgrain Interior Trim Kit, Part number J1310AN000, Dome Light LED Upgrade, Part number H461SFL110 (PIO)
Tech Package 1
$980
Wireless Charger, Part number H671SAN200, Auto-Dimming Exterior Mirror w/Approach Light, Part number J201SAN300, Auto-Dimming Mirror w/Compass & HomeLink, Part number H501SSG304, Dome Light LED Upgrade, Part number H461SFL110 (PIO)
Popular Package #1
$981
Auto-Dimming Exterior Mirror w/Approach Light, Part number J201SAN300, Auto-Dimming Mirror w/Compass & HomeLink, Part number H501SSG304, Dome Light LED Upgrade, Part number H461SFL110, All-Weather Floor Liners, Part number J501SAN100, Rear Bumper Cover, Part number E771SAN100 (PIO)
Tech Package 3
$986
Wireless Charger, Part number H671SAN200, Auto-Dimming Exterior Mirror w/Approach Light, Part number J201SAN300, Footwell Illumination Kit, Part number H461SAN003, Dome Light LED Upgrade, Part number H461SFL110, All-Weather Floor Liners, Part number J501SAN100 (PIO)
Wilderness Package
$1,022
Wireless Charger, Part number H671SAN200, Auto-Dimming Exterior Mirror w/Approach Light, Part number J201SAN300, Cargo Sidewall Protector, Part number J501SAN260, Dome Light LED Upgrade, Part number H461SFL110, Splash Guards, Part number J101SAN150, Rear Seat Back Protector, Part number J501SAN222 (PIO)
BSD w/RCTA & Keyless Access & Push Button Start
$1,400
Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA), audible vehicle detection warning, Blind Spot Detection (BSD), Keyless Access w/Push Button Start, PIN code access, Hands-Free Power Rear Gate, automatic close and height memory
Power Moonroof & Navigation & RAB
$1,845
Reverse Automatic Braking (RAB) System, Power Moonroof, Radio: Subaru STARLINK 11.6" Multimedia Nav System, AM/FM stereo, HD Radio, multi-touch gesture high resolution display screen, voice activated controls and navigation, Bluetooth audio streaming and hands-free phone connectivity w/SMS text messaging (refer to subaru.com for cell phone compatibility), Near Field Communication (NFC), iPod control capability, SiriusXM All Access radio (4 months free trial/subscription required after), SiriusXM Traffic (3 years free trial/subscription required after), SiriusXM Travel Link (3 year free trial/subscription required after), smartphone integration: Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and STARLINK cloud applications (refer to subaru.com for app availability), USB and Over The Air (OTA) audio system update, USB/Map Over The Air (MOTA) TomTom navigation system update (3 years free map updates), 6 speakers, 3.5mm auxiliary input jack and dual USB input ports
Power Moonroof & HSW & Navigation System
$2,045
DriverFocus (Driver Monitoring System), Power Moonroof, Heated Steering Wheel, Radio: Subaru STARLINK 11.6" Multimedia Nav System, AM/FM stereo, HD Radio, multi-touch gesture high resolution display screen, voice activated controls and navigation, Bluetooth audio streaming and hands-free phone connectivity w/SMS text messaging (refer to subaru.com for cell phone compatibility), Near Field Communication (NFC), iPod control capability, SiriusXM All Access radio (4 months free trial/subscription required after), SiriusXM Traffic (3 years free trial/subscription required after), SiriusXM Travel Link (3 year free trial/subscription required after), smartphone integration: Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and STARLINK cloud applications (refer to subaru.com for app availability), USB and Over The Air (OTA) audio system update, USB/Map Over The Air (MOTA) TomTom navigation system update (3 years free map updates), 576 watt harman/kardon surround sound system w/12 speakers, 3.5mm auxiliary input jack and dual USB input ports
BSD & RCTA & Keyless Access & Push Button Start
$2,995
Blind Spot Detection (BSD), Hands-Free Power Rear Gate, automatic close and height memory, Power Moonroof, Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA), audible vehicle detection warning, Keyless Access w/Push Button Start, PIN code access, Radio: Subaru STARLINK 11.6" Multimedia Nav System, AM/FM stereo, HD Radio, multi-touch gesture high resolution display screen, voice activated controls and navigation, Bluetooth audio streaming and hands-free phone connectivity w/SMS text messaging (refer to subaru.com for cell phone compatibility), Near Field Communication (NFC), iPod control capability, SiriusXM All Access radio (4 months free trial/subscription required after), SiriusXM Traffic (3 years free trial/subscription required after), SiriusXM Travel Link (3 year free trial/subscription required after), smartphone integration: Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and STARLINK cloud applications (refer to subaru.com for app availability), USB and Over The Air (OTA) audio system update, USB/Map Over The Air (MOTA) TomTom navigation system update (3 years free map updates), 6 speakers, 3.5mm auxiliary input jack and dual USB input ports

🚗What 2022 Subaru Outback Model Should I Buy?

We are admittedly a bit power-obsessed here in the CarBuzz office, which is why we'd recommend opting for the Outback in one of its turbocharged trim levels, either the Wilderness or one of those with an XT suffix. The Onyx Edition XT that we tested will be fine if you don't require a ton of bells and whistles, though we didn't love the basic audio system or the tougher StarTex upholstery. If you are already willing to step up to an XT trim level, we think the Limited XT is worth the $2,850 premium over the Onyx Edition, especially if you plan to add the Starlink infotainment and moonroof for $1,845 extra. For $37,995, the Outback Limited XT includes both of these features as standard, and adds thicker glass for improved sound deadening, real leather, and the Harmon Kardon audio system.

As for the Wilderness, this trim appeals to a very niche market. If you find yourself regularly going camping or mountain biking in tricky areas, the added off-road prowess here could come in handy, but for most buyers, one of the other models will be better suited.

Subaru Outback Deal in September

One of the following incentives may apply to this vehicle. Regional incentives may vary.
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Financing Incentive from 2.9% (Expires: 09/30/2022)
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