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2022 Subaru Outback
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Overview

Engine
2.5L Inline-4 Gas
Engine
3.5L V6 Gas
Engine
2.5L Flat 4 Gas
Transmission
8-Speed Automatic
Transmission
9-speed Automatic
Transmission
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 24 MPG
Hwy: 29 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 20 MPG
Hwy: 27 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 26 MPG
Hwy: 33 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
18.8 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
19.5 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
18.5 gallons
Seating Capacity
7 seater
Seating Capacity
7 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
2.5L Inline-4 Gas
3.5L V6 Gas
2.5L Flat 4 Gas
Horsepower
191 hp @ 6100 rpm
284 hp @ 6400 rpm
182 hp @ 5800 rpm
Torque
181 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm
259 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm
176 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm
Transmission
8-Speed Automatic
9-speed Automatic
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive
All-Wheel Drive

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
3,794 lbs
4,293 lbs
3,635 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity
2,000 lbs
6,000 lbs
2,700 lbs

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
26 MPG
23 MPG
29 MPG
City
24 MPG
20 MPG
26 MPG
Highway
29 MPG
27 MPG
33 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.8 Tons/yr
7.8 Tons/yr
6.1 Tons/yr

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
18.8 gallons
19.5 gallons
18.5 gallons
Cruising Range City
451.2 miles
390 miles
481 miles
Cruising Range Highway
545.2 miles
526.5 miles
610.5 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
188.9 in
198.5 in
191.3 in
Height
66.7 in
69.5 in
66.4 in
Max Width
74.8 in
77.3 in
73 in
Front Width
N/A
65.7 in
61.8 in
Rear Width
N/A
65.7 in
62.8 in
Wheelbase
110.8 in
114.2 in
108.1 in
Ground Clearance
6.9 in
7 in
8.7 in

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
7 seater
7 seater
5 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
41.4 in
42.2 in
42.8 in
Front Seat Headroom
40.3 in
42.2 in
40.1 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
59 in
60.9 in
58.1 in
Front Seat Hip Room
55.6 in
56.8 in
55.5 in
Rear Seat Leg Room
41.7 in
41.7 in
39.5 in
Rear Seat Headroom
39.1 in
39.4 in
39.1 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
58.1 in
60.4 in
57.4 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
55.1 in
56 in
54.8 in
Third Row Leg Room
29.6 in
30.7 in
N/A
Third Row Headroom
36.8 in
37.8 in
N/A
Third Row Shoulder Room
53 in
57.1 in
N/A
Third Row Hip Room
42.5 in
42 in
N/A

Cargo Space

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
75.5 ft³
79.5 ft³
75.7 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 2
38.4 ft³
47.4 ft³
32.5 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 3
12.6 ft³
16.2 ft³
32.5 ft³

Wheels and Suspension

Steering

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter
N/A
38.7 ft
36.1 ft

Wheels

Wheels Type
Aluminum Wheels
N/A
Aluminum Wheels
Front Wheel Size
17" x 7"
18" x 7.5"
17" x 7"
Rear Wheel Size
17" x 7"
18" x 7.5"
17" x 7"

Suspension

Front Suspension
Strut
Strut
Strut
Rear Suspension
Multi-Link
Multi-Link
Double Wishbone

Tires

Front Tire
P235/65HR17
P235/65TR18
P225/65HR17
Rear Tire
P235/65HR17
P235/65TR18
P225/65HR17
Spare Tire
Compact
Compact
Compact

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

  • Crystal Beige
  • Ebony Black
  • Everlasting Silver
  • Gravity Grey
  • Sparkling Silver
  • Brilliant Silver Metallic
  • Caspian Blue Metallic
  • Glacier White
  • Gun Metallic
  • Magnetic Black Pearl
  • Abyss Blue Pearl
  • Crystal Black Silica
  • Crystal White Pearl
  • Ice Silver Metallic
  • Magnetite Gray Metallic

Optional Exterior Colors

  • Glacier White Pearl
  • Passion Red Tintcoat
N/A
N/A

Standard Interior Materials

  • Black, Cloth Seat Trim
  • Charcoal, Cloth Seating Surfaces
  • Slate Black, Cloth Upholstery

Features and Options

Infotainment

HD Radio
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Bluetooth Connection
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Smart Device Integration
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Auxiliary Audio Input
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
MP3 Player
Standard
Not Available
Not Available

Interior Trim

Bucket Seats
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Cloth Seats
Standard
Not Available
Not Available

Comfort

Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Power Mirror(s)
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
A/C
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Cruise Control
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Keyless Entry
Standard
Not Available
Not Available

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Lane Departure Warning
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Lane Keeping Assist
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
ABS
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Tire Pressure Monitor
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Brake Assist
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Stability Control
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Traction Control
Standard
Not Available
Not Available

US NHTSA crash test result

Overall Rating
N/A
N/A
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
N/A
N/A
Side Crash Rating
N/A
Rollover Rating
N/A

Airbags

Driver Air Bag
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Front Head Air Bag
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Front Side Air Bag
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Knee Air Bag
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Passenger Air Bag
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Rear Head Air Bag
Standard
Not Available
Not Available

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
Corrosion
5 Years / 100,000 Miles
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
Drivetrain
10 Years / 100,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles