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​​​​​​​2022 Subaru Outback near New Orleans LA Gets a Turbo Engine

Looking like a lifted station wagon with off-roading abilities, the 2022 Subaru Outback near New Orleans LA is one part family transporter and one part crossover SUV. And since it was fully redesigned in 2020, the popular Outback is expected to be a carryover model that will receive only minor changes for the 2022 model year.

This 6th generation Subaru wagon looks very similar to the vehicle it replaced even though it was recently updated. Subaru knows the Outback has a devoted following, and understandably doesn't need to change something that's worked well for 25 years. But underneath, it all rides on the new Subaru Global Platform, which is more rigid than the previous underpinnings.


The Outback is still one of the few wagons that's currently for sale in the US, providing a more upscale design will still showing off its off-road chops. Large fender flares, tough looking body cladding, and a chunkier rear bumper add ruggedness and help the Outback look like an SUV. The trapezoidal front grille, large air intake, and sharp headlights are elements the Outback shares with its Legacy sibling. Expect the overall exterior appearance to stay the same for the next model year. 

The interior of the 2022 Subaru Outback near New Orleans LA is much more luxurious than the exterior would lead you to believe. The simple lines and uncluttered design of the dashboard blend perfectly with the available 11.6-inch vertical touchscreen. With minimal dials and buttons, the center console is streamlined and fresh looking. 

2022 Subaru Outback near New Orleans LA: Powertrain Options

The current Outback is offered with two different powertrains. The 2.5 liter flat-four that delivers 182 hp and 176 lb-ft of torque comes standard in the lower trims. A turbocharged 2.4 liter 4-cylinder putting our 260 hp and 277 lb-ft of torque is also available. Both of these engines are mated with a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) and of course Subaru's standard all-wheel drive. Expect the engine choices to remain for 2022. 

The 2022 Subaru Outback near New Orleans LA will likely be offered in eight trims, with all the XT models having the turbo under the hood. The base Outback includes the 2.5-liter engine, X-Mode AWD, a dual 7-inch touchscreen StarLink infotainment system, Android Auto/Apple CarPlay, EyeSight driver assist technology, and more. Next is the Outback Premium, Limited, Touring, Onyx Edition XT, Limited XT, Touring XT. The eighth model would be the Wilderness Edition for 2022. 


Every Outback comes standard equipped with EyeSight tech, which includes automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control with lane centering, and high beam assist. More safety and driver assist tech can be added and includes the DriverFocus distraction mitigation system, rear cross-traffic alert, and more. Rumors abound that the 2022 Outback may benefit from EyeSight X, the next generation of safety and driver assist tech. 

With X-Mode AWD and 8.7 inches of ground clearance, the 2022 Subaru Outback near New Orleans LA will have no trouble getting to your favorite trails or finding new ones. Even though it isn't as off-road ready as the Jeep Wrangler or Ford Bronco, you'll be surprised at how well the Outback takes on rough terrain. And if you need to drive in rain, mud, or snow, the Outback really shows its worth. But when you're back on the highway, expect a smooth, comfortable ride. 

If you're ready for a practical, multipurpose vehicle with a spacious interior and excellent safety features that can go just about anywhere the road takes you, it's time to check out the Subaru Outback. Come on over to Baldwin Subaru, located at 1730 N. Hwy 190 in Covington, and let us help you find yours.