Which Outback is Outfitted for Your Next Adventure?

Compare a Trio of Outdoors-Oriented Subaru Outback Trim Levels

With distinctive styling along with unique off-roading and performance capabilities, the chiseled Subaru Outback is a cut above other adventure-ready SUVs. Already revered for its outdoors nature, the Subaru Outback steps up its game with the arrival of the Outback Onyx and Outback Wilderness trim levels. This new pair of Subaru Outback models boosts this SUV's adventurous aura.

But how does the base Subaru Outback stack up against its more off-road-tuned siblings? Which new Outback trim is best suited for your adventures when you take your next trip outside Chicago? Learn more about these three 2022 Subaru Outback trim levels and how each stands out in performance and off-roading capabilities. The all-new 2022 Subaru Outback, Outback Onyx, and Outback Wilderness are now for sale at The Autobarn Subaru of Countryside. We can't wait to show off these captivating SUV models when you visit our Subaru dealership in Countryside, IL.

The 2022 Subaru Outback

Even at its base, the 2022 Subaru Outback offers Chicago motorists 8.7 inches of ground clearance. That's plenty of room to clear obstacles and terrain on adventures around Lake Michigan.


Quality performance capabilities are made possible thanks to the Subaru Outback's 2.5-liter flat-4 BOXER® engine that outputs 182 horsepower and 176 pound-feet of torque. Like all Subaru's, the Outback is equipped with Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive. Traction sees an additional boost thanks to Subaru X-Mode®, a standard performance capability seen on all 2022 Subaru Outback models. Subaru X-Mode® - made possible by the Outback's Lineartronic® CVT (continuously variable transmission) - maximizes traction for Countryside, IL drivers. You can power through snowy and muddy roads with ease as this enhanced all-wheel-drive system activates various control systems, including engine throttle, transmission, all-wheel drive, Vehicle Dynamics Control System, and Hill Descent Control, to limit slipping tires.

The 2022 Subaru Outback provides these additional standard features:

  • Active Torque Vectoring
  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • LED Steering Responsive Headlights and LED fog lights
  • Subaru EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology
  • Subaru STARLINK® Multimedia with a 7-inch infotainment touchscreen, Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™


Adventuring on the weekends and commuting to Chicago throughout the week? You'll appreciate the Subaru Outback's fuel economy ratings of 26/33 (city/highway) miles per gallon. Standard raised roof rails feature integrated crossbars and tie-down points to strap your gadgets for outdoor activities to the top of your Subaru Outback.

The 2022 Subaru Outback Onyx

Need a performance boost? The all-new Subaru Outback Onyx provides that for Chicago drivers. A 2.4-liter turbocharged flat-4 BOXER® engine powers the Outback Onyx and produces 260 horsepower and 277 pound-feet of torque, providing a 3,500-maximum towing capacity. You'll get 23/30 miles per gallon in the Outback Onyx, while ground clearance sticks to 8.7 inches.


Traction features a slight upgrade with dual-function Subaru X-Mode® with Hill Descent Control. Building on the base Outback, some additional features you'll find in the Outback Onyx include:

  • 18-inch black-finish alloy wheels
  • Hands-free Power Rear Gate
  • Keyless access with push-button start
  • StarTex® water-repellent upholstery
  • Subaru STARLINK® Multimedia Plus and an 11.6-inch LCD touchscreen.
  • Crystal Black Silica-finished grille and side mirrors

The 2022 Subaru Outback Wilderness

Just as its moniker suggests, the all-new Subaru Outback Wilderness is built for the wild. Its raised suspension and impressive 9.5 inches of ground clearance back up that claim, as do its Yokohama GEOLANDAR® all-terrain tires that complement the 17-inch matte black-finish wheels. High-capacity fixed roof rails are built to haul anything your adventure requires.

Like the Onyx, the Subaru Outback Wilderness is also powered by a 2.4-liter turbocharged flat-4 BOXER® engine that provides 260 horsepower and 277 pound-feet of torque, and a 3,500-pound maximum towing rating. The Onyx can't match the Wilderness trim's traction presence, though, as this Subaru Outback SUV features dual-function Enhanced Subaru X-Mode®, providing Snow/Dirt and Deep Snow/Mud modes with medium-to-high-speed functions.

The interior's StarTex® water-repellent upholstery and anodized copper-finish accents provide the Outback Wilderness' cabin with a luxury presence. Some additional features and design points that Chicago adventurers may be drawn to include:

  • Rear gate LED cargo lamp
  • Subaru STARLINK® Multimedia System with an 11.6-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration
  • Bright-colored accents and badging
  • Anti-glare hood
  • Underbody armoring, skid plates, additional body cladding
  • Integrated tow points on front and rear bumpers with extended lower cladding

Finance a New Subaru Outback, Outback Wilderness, or Outback Onyx in Countryside, IL

Falling in love with a particular Subaru Outback trim just by looking and reading about it? Wait until you visit The Autobarn Subaru of Countryside for a test drive in a 2022 Subaru Outback, Outback Onyx, or Outback Wilderness. Adventure awaits Chicago motorists after they turn to our Subaru finance center in Countryside, IL. We'll help you buy or lease your favorite Subaru Outback SUV.



Outback Limited

Outback Onyx

Outback Wilderness

Outback Touring XT

MSRP$26,945$33,595 $35,145 $36,995 $39,945
All-Wheel Drive Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive with X-MODE® Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive with X-MODE® Dual-function X-MODE with Hill Descent Control Dual-function X-MODE with Hill Descent ControlSymmetrical All-Wheel Drive with X-MODE®
Ground Clearance8.7 inches8.7 inches 8.7 inches 9.5 inches 8.7 inches
Engine Size 2.5L 4-Cylinder 2.5L 4-Cylinder 2.4L Turbo 4-Cylinder 2.4L Turbo 4-Cylinder 2.4L Turbo 4-Cylinder
Horsepower 185hp 185hp260hp 260hp 260hp
Towing Capability 2,700 lbs.2,700 lbs. 3,500 lbs. 3,500 lbs. 3,500 lbs.
Upholstery Cloth Leather StarTex® water-repellent upholsteryStarTex® water-repellent upholstery Nappa Leather

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