Posted Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at 10:21pm

2022 Subaru Outback Wilderness First Look: Drive It Straight to the Trail

Subaru knows what its customers want, and once again it has delivered. No, dogs aren’t yet available as a factory accessory, though the automaker sets up adoption drives. We’re talking about selling adventure, and the 2022 Subaru Outback Wilderness is the most rugged and capable Outback to date. Subaru is aiming for better off-road competence without impinging on a comfortable ride on pavement. And if this seems ambitious for what seems like a station wagon, keep in mind: The Outback is more or less an SUV, qualifying as such for our SUV of the Year competition (and cleaning up in our midsize SUV rankings) by way of its roominess, already substantial ground clearance, and sure-footed all-wheel drive.