Posted Friday, August 13, 2021 at 9:27pm
Subaru has been teasing the second model to wear its new Wilderness badge, but has been coy about which model that would be. We had a very strong hunch that it was the Forester, and now that hunch has been confirmed by the EPA.
The Environmental Protection Agency is in charge of testing cars against the same standard to get those mileage ratings you see on a window sticker at the dealer. But in publishing figures for the 2022 Forester, they accidentally revealed that the tall wagon would come in regular flavor and a Wilderness sub-model. The entry was discovered by Motor Trend, and shows that the Forester Wilderness will get 25 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway, for a combined rating of 26 mpg.
Whoops! At least they didn’t reveal a photo along with it. The picture beside the fuel economy numbers is still a cartoony generic sedan.