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Make Off-Roading a Part of Your City Life With a Subaru

While living in the city may not be an option for you, there’s no need to give up the pleasures of off-roading. Whether you need to be in the city for work, school, or even if you’re a city dweller at heart, city living doesn’t mean you can’t play in the mud like countryfolk. Even places like New York City are surrounded by wooded sceneries, grasslands, and even off-road trail parks. Sure, you may need to travel a little outside of the concrete jungle to experience the beauty of the woods, but the world has plenty more to offer than just city lights, museums, and stadiums, and having the right vehicle to explore everything your state has to offer is a good place to start. So if you’re ready to bring off-roading back into your city life, stop by your local Subaru dealers to get into the perfect vehicle that can manage your city travels and handle your off-road adventures––the Subaru Outback Wilderness.

The Resilience of a Subaru

City roadways are no joke. Some days you may be fighting traffic, while others, you might have to fight flooded streets after heavy rain or piles of snow cleared off of a recently parked car and left in the middle of the road. Since Subaru vehicles are known for their relentless capabilities, they are a great vehicle of choice to battle all of the variables that come with city travel.

Many all-wheel drive systems only distribute power to the tires that need it when they need it. The continuous Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system, found in almost every Subaru, ensures optimal performance no matter what the road or weather conditions may be. This constant distribution of power gives your vehicle maximum traction at all times, unlike alternative systems that only kick in when your vehicle loses grip on the road. Plus, due to the engineering design of Subaru’s Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, fewer components are needed to transfer the engine’s power to the wheels compared with other all-wheel drive systems, making Subarus more efficient all around but not quite off-road-ready since they do not have the necessary equipment to handle rugged terrains. Luckily, a whole new level of extreme has been introduced to Subaru with off-road capabilities straight out of the showroom with the Subaru Outback Wilderness.

A close up of a blue 2022 Subaru Outback Wilderness is shown driving through a muddy puddle.

What You Can Expect With the Subaru Outback Wilderness

The Outback has always been one of Subaru’s most appealing models. It’s fuel-efficient, spacious for both passengers and cargo, and has always been competent in any road condition. With the all-new 2022 Subaru Outback Wilderness, you’ll get all of the usual benefits from the Outback, but you’ll be able to take your off-road adventure farther than the Outback has ever ventured before, coming standard with the proper equipment needed for the terrains rougher than the worst city roads.

The Perfect Amount of Ground Clearance

Without proper ground clearance, a vehicle can get caught on any and all obstructions on the trail, leading to possible damage to the undercarriage. Typically, the recommended height for dirt roads and gravel tracks is 6.6 to 8.7 inches of clearance. For heavy-duty rock crawling, you need at least 10.5 inches of clearance to play it safe. The 9.5 inches of ground clearance that the Outback Wilderness has put it right in the middle of the recommended heights allowing it to clear larger rocks, branches, and other obstacles better than it could without the added lift, yet still be able to provide a comfortable, smooth ride on paved highways and the city streets.

Rugged Tires

Many vehicles you drive by on the road are equipped with all-season or all-weather tires to grip both dry and wet or slick roadways. Vehicles built specifically for off-roading tend to wear the ultimate trail tires with the most aggressive tread to grip the mud and dirt. The problem with these aggressive mud-terrain tires is that they have a much worse rolling resistance on the road because of their tread, which can increase fuel consumption and make for a loud and unsettling ride. This is precisely why the versatile Subaru Outback Wilderness comes with all-season tires that can handle any terrain. Not only do they manage well out on the trail, but they also deliver a great performance on the street with a smooth, quiet ride, all without interfering with the Outback’s impressive fuel economy.

Protective Body Equipment

Hitting uncharted grounds can mean bodily harm to your vehicle. Typical daily drivers are not designed to uphold the abuse that can be had while driving through unmaintained areas. Alongside the added height of the all-new Outback Wilderness, which helps your vehicle avoid obstacles in its path, the addition of a front skid plate gives you peace of mind that your wagon has some protection in case you miscalculate your approach at some point on your adventure. Plus, the redesigned bumpers not only look cool, but they are just as rugged as they appear, and they even improve the approach and departure angles to give you even more clearance when you need it most.

A blue 2022 Subaru Outback Wilderness is shown from the rear driving up a steep trail.

The Power and Agility to Climb Mountains

Although having the right height and the perfect tires are essential for the trail, having the right amount of power and agility to wade through the mud and climb mountains is where true off-road ability lies. The last thing any off-roader wants is to be pulled up a hill that their rig couldn’t climb or out of a mud hole their vehicle just couldn’t handle. Having the proper powertrain can ensure that you get through the trail unassisted.

The dual X-MODE terrain management system on the 2022 Subaru Outback Wilderness will help you maximize traction based on whether you’re looking to minimize wheel spin in slippery conditions or allow for more wheelspin to prevent the Outback from bogging down and getting stuck. Meanwhile, the 260 horsepower with 277 lb-ft of torque that the turbocharged Subaru Boxer engine gets, matched with a revised drivetrain for improved climbing at low speeds, is exactly what you need for your adventure in the woods without sacrificing the on-road performance that you’ll need for your ride back to the city for work Monday morning.

A Durable Interior

Speaking of returning to the daily grind after your off-road excursions, there’s nothing worse than driving home after a fun weekend on the trail with a wet and muddy interior. Luckily the Outback Wilderness is just as rugged on the inside as it is on the outside. A StarTex wrapped interior looks handsome, but more importantly, it will repel any water, dirt, or mud making cleanup a breeze. As a bonus, if you decide to fold down the rear seats to accommodate your gear rather than passengers, the rear seatbacks even feature a durable protective material that can withstand everyday wear and tear.

What the 2022 Subaru Outback Wilderness Means for You

Contrary to what you may believe, there are off-road trails and parks all over the country. Some are even within hours of the largest cities in the United States. With the addition of the off-road-ready 2022 Subaru Outback Wilderness, you’ll no longer need to choose between city living and the desire for off-roading adventures because you can have it all with one vehicle. Whether you’re maneuvering through the city streets, cruising down the highway, or headed to the trail for some well-deserved off-roading, the Outback Wilderness can handle it all with ease.