One of the best mid-size SUV Subaru Outback is getting a facelift for the next year. The new 2022 Subaru Outback from many reliable websites is going to introduce many improvements.
First of all, and perhaps the most important news is that the Subaru Outback manufacturer is preparing a new drivetrain. As you probably know, this SUV already offers the two turbocharged units, both with excellent performance. This time, a hybrid configuration could also be available, providing more better fuel economy and mileage. Besides the new engine system, the Japanese Company will give this SUV some important small updates.
2022 Subaru Outback Exterior Updates
Subaru has overhauled almost the whole crossover lineup in the past few years. However, some of the lineups are aging rapidly, and judging from the new document, 2022 Subaru Outback will get some massive changes. First of all, the design of the new model will be more SUV-like this time, and aging wagon lines will be gone. Moreover, probably the appearance of this SUV will be fresh with a familiar language.
The current model features full-LED headlights with automatic high-beam and the stylish 17-inch alloy wheels. However, Premium trim is offering better styling, adding LED fog lights, and body-color side mirrors. The Onyx Edition XT is one of the favorites because it uses metallic black paint on the side mirror caps and includes black alloy wheels.
Last year’s model was refreshed inside, and we think that the new model might come with minor improvements. Like before, expect Subaru Outback’s interior to be upscale, with plenty of high-quality materials. Generally, there are vast customization options, and one can get an 11.6-inch vertical-layout touchscreen that dominates on the center stack.
Seats provide maximum comfort, even the rear seats are roomy, providing plenty of head-, leg-, and shoulder room. From what we heard, the layout will remain the same, and Subaru Outback has 32.5 cubic feet behind the rear seat when it’s up. The capacity can be increased to 75.7 by folding seats.
2022 Subaru Outback Powertrain Specs
The next generation, 2022 Subaru Outback, will keep the same turbocharger units from what we heard. Besides that, it will most likely get a new hybrid system. The standard Outback uses a 2.5-liter naturally aspirated flat-4 powertrain that delivers 182-horsepower. The second turbocharged unit can be found under the Outback XT. This unit consists of a turbocharged 2.4-liter flat-4 capable of making 260 horsepower and a healthy 277 lb-ft of torque. As for the transmissions, the base unit will continue to use CVT, while more powerful comes with an 8-speed automatic providing lessen engine droning.
From the latest news, Outback Hybrid might use a 2.0-liter engine and electric motor sending power to 4WD. However, real and official Outputs are unknown yet. Expect this model to provide a better fuel economy than the turbocharger units and great millage.
Cost and Debut
The base 2022 Subaru Outback will probably start at $27,000. As you can see, this price is slightly higher than most of its competition. The most expensive version Touring will easily reach $37,500. As for the Hybrid version, it will be in the range like the XT edition. That means it will cross the $30,000 mark. According to many gossips, expect the new model to debut sometime in the second half of 2021. It will rival models such as Toyota RAV4, Honda CR-V, and Mazda CX-5.