Compare 2022 vs 2021 Subaru Outback

2022 Subaru Outback vs 2021 Subaru Outback
2022 Subaru Outback 2021 Subaru Outback


2.5L 4-Cylinder 2.5L 4-Cylinder


182 hp 182 hp

  MPG (City/Highway)

26/33 * 26/33 *

  Max Ground Clearance

9.5 inches 8.7 inches

2022 Subaru Outback vs 2021 Subaru Outback

Serving Harrisonburg, VA

When SUV shoppers in the Harrisonburg area are in the market for a well-engineered vehicle loaded with modern features and rugged capabilities, they are often drawn to the Subaru Outback. This popular model ventured into new territory when its fourth generation was released in 2020. Since that time, Subaru has made several small, meaningful changes to the Outback. Now that you are ready to upgrade to a new Outback soon, you need to know how the 2021 and 2022 versions differ.


In 2022, the Subaru Outback introduces the Wilderness trim level to the middle of its trim lineup. The Wilderness comes with the same powertrain as the XT trim has. This is a 2.4-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder engine that generates 260 horsepower. For both 2021 and 2022, the other Subaru Outback trim levels draw 182 horsepower from a 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine. Notably, all Outback trim levels for both years have the functionality of significant ground clearance. For the 2022 Outback Wilderness, however, this is bumped up to 9.5 inches of clearance.


Because the 2020 Outback introduced refreshed style throughout the exterior when the next-generation version launched, the 2021 and 2022 versions are almost identical. Both model years show off LED headlights with an H-shaped LED design, raised roof rails, thick body molding, molded bumpers, and other features that are both functional and aesthetic.


If you prefer to buy the all-new Wilderness trim level, this 2022 Outback will have copper accent stitching, StarTex water-repellant upholstery, and all-weather floor mats. These are in conjunction with the full array of other features that are found in other trim levels. Depending on the trim selected, you could find equipment like EyeSight assistive safety technologies, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, an 11.6-inch display screen, a push-button ignition, USB ports, powered and heated seats, and more in the 2021 and 2022 Outback SUVs.

Our Bob Wade Subaru team wants you to love everything about your new Outback. With various trim levels and packages available for both the 2021 and 2022 model years, an in-person comparison of the possibilities could be a convenient way to narrow down your options. To make arrangements for your Outback test drive, schedule an appointment today with the Bob Wade Subaru sales team.

* EPA-estimated fuel economy. Actual mileage may vary.