2022 Subaru Outback

MSRP range: $26,945 - $39,945
3.8 out of 5 stars(32)
MSRP$28,070
What others are paying$29,884
Low supply is pushing the market average above MSRP.

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  • 8 Trims
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2022 Subaru Outback videos

[MUSIC PLAYING] SPEAKER: This is the 2020 Subaru Outback we've been evaluating for the past year as part of our long-term test program. [MUSIC PLAYING] Where our staff can use them over an extended period of time, just like normal owners. We wanted to test this Onyx Edition XT trim level because it's the least expensive turbo Outback you can get. The Outback starts right around $28,000, while the turbo Onyx costs closer to $36,000. It comes decently equipped, such that our only options were things like scuff protectors and bumper covers. As always, don't forget to hit the Like and Subscribe buttons below and head over to edmunds.com/sellmycar to get a cash offer on your vehicle. What was it like living with our Outback? Generally positive, with 266 horsepower, the turbo 4 cylinder has decent acceleration around town. The fact that it's turbocharged meant the engine was affected less at altitude. On the other hand, this Outback like most new cars on the road today has an auto stop-start system that turns the engine off when you come to a stop and restarts it when you're ready to move to save fuel. This system was super clunky on engine restarts, such that one team member's kid asked if everything was OK. And you can disable the system but you have to go through the menus every single time you start up the car. Our Outback went on more than a few long distant drives and everyone came back pleased with the seat comfort and ride quality. As one person put it, it's the kind of comfort you don't even think about, and that's what makes it good. The all-wheel-drive Outback has the right amount of clearance and traction we took this Outback camping plenty of times and only found concerns with clearance when we started trying challenging terrain like deep staggered ruts. This Outback will get most people to most campsites. On those trips, we appreciated the cargo space, which was more than enough for four people and gear. We also love the optional rubber floor and seat back protector accessories, they are a huge help for keeping things clean and free from damage. [MUSIC PLAYING] How about technology? The Outback had two consistent points of feedback in the logbook. The first is this big display, you see, we skipped the roughly $2,000 package that included amongst other things, navigation because Android Auto and Apple CarPlay come standard. We figured that'd be enough and it was. But when using CarPlay the buttons on the side of the screen are super small and hard to hit, which is annoying because of how much space you have available. We don't know if this is a Subaru or an Apple issue but either way, it's a bit of an annoyance. Our Outback also has Subaru's advanced driver aid system called EyeSight. It handles adaptive cruise control, lane departure, collision mitigation, and so on. The system generally worked well for us and we like that you can adjust the aggressiveness of its responses. [MUSIC PLAYING] There have been three recalls for the 2020 Subaru Outback. These range from a potential fuel pump failure, loose or missing bolt-on bracket on the brake pedal assembly, to a rearview camera shutdown. The good news is that our car was unaffected by any of these recalls. [MUSIC PLAYING] Our Outback had two scheduled maintenance visits, and like most modern new cars they aren't anything dramatic. The first was right around 6,000 miles for an oil and filter change. And the second was at 12,000 miles for another oil and filter change with an inspection and tire rotation. If you have the inclination and tools, you could handle this all at home. We visit dealerships to evaluate the experience for ourselves though. In the case of our Outback, it went smoothly and cost nothing thanks to Subaru's two-year, 24,000-mile complimentary maintenance program that runs in our area. [MUSIC PLAYING] What was reliability like? Totally perfect, nothing broke on our Outback over a year of ownership and everything appears to be holding up well. That's less common than you might think. So good on you, Subaru. [MUSIC PLAYING] Our Outback is rated by the EPA at a combined 26 miles per gallon. We're averaging 21.8 MPG. While we typically come in under EPA combined average, this is even lower than our usual. Part of this may have to do with more city driving and the fact that turbo engines generally do worse in the real world because the pleasing way they make power tends to make us want to give them the gas pedal more. Either way, expect your mileage to vary. [MUSIC PLAYING] So what's our Outback worth now? Well, the only way to know for sure is by selling it but by using the Edmunds appraisal tool we can get a solid estimate for our specific trim level, options, mileage, condition, and location. After tallying it all up for our region and calculating based on our higher than average mileage, our values are around $31,500 for a private party sale and $29,000 for a trade-in. That's a very small decrease, which is great. But remember that we're still reeling in the after-effects of the 2020 pandemic and that means values during the time of filming could be different by the time you see this video. So what have we learned in a year of ownership besides a few annoyances for a smaller screen size and the start-stop? Well, the Outback remains an excellent option. Its available turbo engine, cargo space, comfortable ride, and decent clearances make it great for commuting and weekend outings for mildly outdoorsy owners. It's easy to see why the Outback is such a favorite. [MUSIC PLAYING]

One Year With the Subaru Outback | 2020 Subaru Outback Long-Term Review | MPG, Maintenance & More

NOTE: This video is about the 2020 Subaru Outback, but since the 2022 Subaru Outback is part of the same generation, our earlier analysis still applies.


FAQ

Is the Subaru Outback a good car?

The Edmunds experts tested the 2022 Outback both on the road and at the track, giving it a 7.6 out of 10. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that the Outback has 32.5 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Subaru Outback. Learn more

What's new in the 2022 Subaru Outback?

According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2022 Subaru Outback:

  • New Outback Wilderness with increased off-road ability
  • Part of the sixth Outback generation introduced for 2020
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Is the Subaru Outback reliable?

To determine whether the Subaru Outback is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the Outback. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the Outback's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more

Is the 2022 Subaru Outback a good car?

There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2022 Subaru Outback is a good car. Edmunds' expert testing team reviewed the 2022 Outback and gave it a 7.6 out of 10. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2022 Outback is a good car for you. Learn more

How much should I pay for a 2022 Subaru Outback?

The least-expensive 2022 Subaru Outback is the 2022 Subaru Outback 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $26,945.

Other versions include:

  • 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT) which starts at $26,945
  • Limited 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT) which starts at $33,595
  • Limited XT 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl Turbo CVT) which starts at $37,995
  • Touring XT 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl Turbo CVT) which starts at $39,945
  • Premium 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT) which starts at $29,145
  • Touring 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT) which starts at $37,495
  • Onyx Edition XT 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl Turbo CVT) which starts at $35,145
  • Wilderness 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl Turbo CVT) which starts at $36,995
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What are the different models of Subaru Outback?

If you're interested in the Subaru Outback, the next question is, which Outback model is right for you? Outback variants include 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT), Limited 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT), Limited XT 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl Turbo CVT), and Touring XT 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl Turbo CVT). For a full list of Outback models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

More about the 2022 Subaru Outback

2022 Subaru Outback Overview

The 2022 Subaru Outback is offered in the following submodels: Outback SUV. Available styles include 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT), Limited 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT), Limited XT 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl Turbo CVT), Touring XT 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl Turbo CVT), Premium 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT), Touring 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT), Onyx Edition XT 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl Turbo CVT), and Wilderness 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl Turbo CVT). Subaru Outback models are available with a 2.5 L-liter gas engine or a 2.4 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 260 hp, depending on engine type. The 2022 Subaru Outback comes with all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: continuously variable-speed automatic. The 2022 Subaru Outback comes with a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. basic warranty, a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. powertrain warranty.

What do people think of the 2022 Subaru Outback?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2022 Subaru Outback and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2022 Outback 3.8 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2022 Outback.

Pros

  • Spacious cabin and smooth, comfortable ride
  • Optional turbocharged engine provides plenty of power
  • Loading the roof or cargo area is easier than in most SUVs
  • Above-average off-road ability

Cons

  • Big touchscreen is slow to respond and buries many controls in complicated menus
  • Slow acceleration from standard engine
  • Native voice recognition system isn't very accurate

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2022 Subaru Outback and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2022 Outback featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

Our Review Process

This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.

What's a good price for a New 2022 Subaru Outback?

2022 Subaru Outback 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT)

Available Inventory:

We are showing 3 2022 Subaru Outback 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburn area.

2022 Subaru Outback Premium 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT)

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We are showing 21 2022 Subaru Outback Premium 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburn area.

2022 Subaru Outback Limited 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT)

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We are showing 30 2022 Subaru Outback Limited 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburn area.

2022 Subaru Outback Onyx Edition XT 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl Turbo CVT)

2022 Subaru Outback Wilderness 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl Turbo CVT)

Available Inventory:

We are showing 10 2022 Subaru Outback Wilderness 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl Turbo CVT) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburn area.

2022 Subaru Outback Touring 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT)

Available Inventory:

We are showing 5 2022 Subaru Outback Touring 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburn area.

2022 Subaru Outback Limited XT 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl Turbo CVT)

Available Inventory:

We are showing 1 2022 Subaru Outback Limited XT 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl Turbo CVT) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburn area.

2022 Subaru Outback Touring XT 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl Turbo CVT)

Which 2022 Subaru Outbacks are available in my area?

Shop Edmunds' car, SUV, and truck listings of over 6 million vehicles to find a cheap new, used, or certified pre-owned (CPO) 2022 Subaru Outback for sale near. There are currently 63 new 2022 Outbacks listed for sale in your area, with list prices as low as $28,782 and mileage as low as 0 miles. Simply research the type of car you're interested in and then select a car from our massive database to find cheap vehicles for sale near you. Once you have identified a used vehicle you're interested in, check the AutoCheck vehicle history reports, read dealer reviews, and find out what other owners paid for the 2022 Subaru Outback.

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Why trust Edmunds?

Edmunds has deep data on over 6 million new, used, and certified pre-owned vehicles, including rich, trim-level features and specs information like: MSRP, average price paid, warranty information (basic, drivetrain, and maintenance), features (upholstery, bluetooth, navigation, heated seating, cooled seating, cruise control, parking assistance, keyless ignition, satellite radio, folding rears seats ,run flat tires, wheel type, tire size, wheel tire, sunroof, etc.), vehicle specifications (engine cylinder count, drivetrain, engine power, engine torque, engine displacement, transmission), fuel economy (city, highway, combined, fuel capacity, range), vehicle dimensions (length, width, seating capacity, cargo space), car safety, true cost to own. Edmunds also provides tools to allow shopper to compare vehicles to similar models of their choosing by warranty, interior features, exterior features, specifications, fuel economy, vehicle dimensions, consumer rating, edmunds rating, and color.

What is the MPG of a 2022 Subaru Outback?

2022 Subaru Outback 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT), continuously variable-speed automatic, regular unleaded
29 mpg compined MPG,
26 city MPG/33 highway MPG

2022 Subaru Outback Limited 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT), continuously variable-speed automatic, regular unleaded
29 mpg compined MPG,
26 city MPG/33 highway MPG

2022 Subaru Outback Limited XT 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl Turbo CVT), continuously variable-speed automatic, regular unleaded
26 mpg compined MPG,
23 city MPG/30 highway MPG

EPA Est. MPG29
TransmissionContinuously variable-speed automatic
Drive Trainall wheel drive
Displacement2.5 L
Passenger Volume141.5 cu.ft.
Wheelbase108.1 in.
Length191.3 in.
WidthN/A
Height66.1 in.
Curb Weight3637 lbs.

Should I lease or buy a 2022 Subaru Outback?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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