The forthcoming 2023 Subaru Outback Wilderness is one truly amazing model. It is a raised version of Subaru’s wagon and Wilderness is more than just an appearance package. Subaru Outback is a good-looking SUV that comes with versatility and much more. It is an adventurous model with great comfort and affordable price. The Outback Wilderness, on the other hand, is somewhat a different story.
Subaru’s Wilderness is closer to Ford’s Raptor variant. It is a model made to handle additional abuse on rough terrain. As we already said, Wilderness is more than just a cosmetic upgrade. It adds so much equipment and it looks sportier than the regular Outback. Without further ado, here’s everything you need to know about it.
2023 Outback Wilderness Design and Equipment
For a start, the base Outback model is 8.7 inches higher off the ground than many SUVs and even full-size trucks. The 2023 Subaru Outback Wilderness provides 9.5 inches, which is more ground clearance than the Tacoma TRD Pro. On top of that, the Wilderness variant offers incredible departure angles and it also looks aggressive and sporty. The all-terrain tires are a great addition to the Wilderness model. The tires are doing a perfect job in the mud and on the gravel.
You will lose some grip on the road, but the tires are truly amazing. Subaru offers 17-inch gloss black wheels as well. As with any other Subaru’s off-road variant, this one also has plastic body cladding, skid plates, and unique exterior colors. The cladding extends to the headlamps and we also like the attractive front mesh grille. Fog lights are also on offer, along with the tow hooks.
The upcoming 2023 Subaru Outback Wilderness also comes with numerous interior upgrades. First of all, the manufacturer provides new rubber mats for four seats. And while the exterior looks rugged and aggressive, the interior is subtle and modern. The Wilderness treatment adds a leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear selector. Both units are wearing orange accents.
Moreover, you will find orange stitching on the seats, door armrests, and dashboard. The seats are very supportive and Subaru offers StarTex synthetic leather upholstery. This upholstery is water-resistant, and as the floor mats, it is easy to clean. This model also delivers a high level of comfort, a simple interior layout, and interesting shapes with honeycomb texture.
Fuel Economy, Transmission
Under the hood, the new 2023 Subaru Outback Wilderness hides a potent 2.4-liter flat-four engine. Interestingly, this engine comes without a low-range transfer case. However, 278 lb-ft of torque will do a great job in off-road adventures. The suspension is great and even the handling is superb.
Thanks to that, comfort is guaranteed, no matter if you find yourself in the city or off the road. A CVT automatic transmission is standard and the engine also generates 260 horsepower. The fuel economy estimates 22 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway.
2023 Subaru Outback Wilderness Price, Release Date
The price of the all-new 2023 Subaru Outback Wilderness starts at around $37,000. That is almost $10k above the base Outback price. This model will arrive in the coming weeks, in the United States.