The Subaru Outback lineup has always been known as one of the premier vehicles to take off road and to tackle the harshest weather conditions around Amherst, NY and beyond. With legendary capability and performance in every model, you can enjoy confident travels wherever you go. In recent years, Subaru introduced the new Outback Wilderness model to the lineup, offering many off-road enhancements that are designed to give you greater capability than ever before. While the two models do share many similarities, it's the differences that make the Outback Wilderness model standout as a better option for anyone who likes to go on adventures on and off the road. Learn more about how the two models compare below to get the best idea of which one is the best fit for you.

How Are the Subaru Outback and Outback Wilderness Models Different?

There are many differences that separate the regular new Subaru Outback models from the unique new Outback Wilderness models, including styling, design, enhancements, and other updates. Check out some of the most important upgrades below.

  • Ground Clearance: Subaru Outback models have always been known for having a high ground clearance that lets you traverse through poor weather conditions like snow, as well as over obstacles like branches and rocks when you're traveling off road. All normal Outback models offer 8.7-inches of ground clearance, which is impressive among the other vehicles in its class. The Outback Wilderness model has 9.5-inches of ground clearance, letting you take on even larger obstacles with ease.
  • All-Terrain Wheels and Tires: When you choose any normal Outback model, it will come equipped with standard wheels on your choice of tire sizes, with the opportunity to upgrade to all-season, winter, or all-terrain tires. Every new Outback Wilderness model comes with 17-inch matte-black alloy all-terrain wheels with Yokohama GEOLANDAR® off-road tires that are designed to maximize traction and control on rugged terrain and in bad weather.
  • Redesigned Bumpers: Outback models are designed to travel off-road, so all models have specifically designed bumpers with shorter overhangs that prevent you from damaging them when descending or ascending steep trails. The Outback Wilderness models have redesigned bumpers with even shorter overhangs, allowing for even steeper approach and descent angles.
  • Front Skid Plates: If you do find yourself traveling through tougher terrain with many obstacles, you can do so with greater confidence in the Outback Wilderness models, as all come with front skid plates that protect the major components under your vehicle from damage. The regular Outback models don't have skid plates.
  • Reinforced Roof Rails: Every Subaru Outback model comes equipped with raised roof rails to accommodate your storage and roof rack needs. The Outback Wilderness model has reinforced roof rails that can hold 800 pounds, making them ideal for larger storage needs and for campers that want to equip a rooftop tent.
  • StarTex® Water Repellent Upholstery: You can keep the inside of your vehicle clean after a long day in nature thanks to standard StarTex® water repellent upholstery, which is also available on Outback Onyx models.
  • Unique Matte-Black Front Hood Decal: The Subaru Outback Wilderness models have a matte-black front hood decal that helps all Outback Wilderness models stand out in a crowd and will keep the sun out of your eyes by absorbing it.

Learn More About the New Subaru Outback Lineup in Person Today

When you're ready to learn more about which new Subaru Outback model is the best fit for you, we invite you to visit us at Northtown Subaru to explore all our new models in person and learn more about what makes each model special today.

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