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The 2022 Subaru Outback is an SUV that’s popularity never seems to wane. People like its rugged styling, sensible packaging, and solid reputation. The newest Outback comes after Subaru’s redesign in 2020, and that brings it some much-loved updates. Its unchanging nature is part of what makes it beloved, and also why many people may choose it over other SUVs. 

A blue 2022 Subaru Outback in the woods.
2022 Subaru Outback | Subaru

The Outback is unique

The 2022 Subaru Outback has a unique style that is almost like a station wagon while still technically being an SUV. It has an outdoorsy vibe to it, making it popular among people who like to throw a kayak or bike rack on it and take it to the mountains for a weekend. It also has a good reputation, making it popular year after year. In fact, Consumer Reports calls it a “smart alternative to more traditional SUVs.”

Consumer Reports even goes so far as to say that the 2022 Outback is nice enough to rival luxury SUVs. It likes the Outback’s raised stature and ability to handle off-road terrain, as well as its “responsive and secure” handling. Its engine is not insanely powerful, being a 2.5-liter capable of 182, but it “does the job.”

The Subaru Outback has average reliability

According to Consumer Reports, the 2022 Subaru Ouback has an average predicted reliability rating of 3/5. Consumer Reports uses data from the 2020, 2021, and 2022 Subaru Outback models to come up with its anticipated reliability. While the 2021 Subaru Outback has a 4/5 for reliability, the 2020 Subaru Outback only scores a 3/5. Body integrity in the 2020 Subaru Outback gets a 3/5, while the power equipment scores a 2/5. In-car electronics in boh the 2020 and 2021 Subaru Outbacks get a poor 1/5.

However, the predicted owner satisfaction rating for the 2022 Outback is a 4/5. Current Subaru Outback owners love the driving experience, comfort and styling in their Outbacks. Value gets an okay score across the board, at a 57/100.

How much does the 2022 Subaru Outback cost?

The 2022 Subaru Outback price starts at $26,495. There are a whopping eight trim levels available in the 2022 Outback, which gives you tons of options to get exactly what you want. The base model comes with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 182 hp and 176 lb-ft of torque. It also has 17-inch alloy wheels, two 7-inch touchscreens, and is compatible with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. All 2022 Subaru Outbacks come with all-wheel drive. As far as safety equipment, the 2022 Subaru Outback includes adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, and lane-keeping assist.

The 2022 Subaru Outback may not actually be a luxury SUV – or a station wagon – but it’s a great choice for anyone who wants a nice vehicle that can handle the city as well as the mountains. It’s got plenty of room, a sensible but stylish look, and a great reputation.