No, not a new turbocharged engine, but a boost in ground clearance to 9.5 inches from 8.7. This is specific to the 2022 Wilderness edition of the all-wheel-drive wagon, which will join the regular Outback in the lineup. Along with a unique front-end design, the Outback Wilderness comes with a front skid plate, unique 17-inch wheels and all-terrain tires. The vehicle gets a 260-horsepower turbocharged 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine, which is optional in other Outbacks. Subaru has tweaked the standard continuously variable transmission’s final drive ratio to provide greater low-end torque. All-weather floor mats and water-repellent interior trim are also part of the Wilderness package.

The Outback Wilderness has increased ride height and a front skid plate to prevent damage when off-roading. PHOTO: SUBARU

The Subaru Outback gets a boost: