Explore the Unknown in the Subaru Outback Wilderness

A blue 2023 Subaru Outback Wilderness is shown splashing through a puddle in the woods.

If you are looking for a Subaru Outback for sale, make sure to take a look at the exciting and ruggedly refined 2023 Subaru Outback Wilderness. Designed to push the limits of everyday driving, the Wilderness is equipped with everything you could need to conquer the trails and the road. From design to accessories, the Wilderness is your go-to SUV for adventure.

Designed for Excellence

The Wilderness is powered by a turbocharged Subaru Boxer engine capable of producing a rip-roaring 260 horsepower and 277 lb-ft of torque. That much power makes it capable of towing up to 3,500 pounds. Load up for the weekend and venture into the unknown free to explore, knowing the Wilderness has your back.

Designed with Subaru’s unique Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system, the Wilderness is an advanced off-road machine. Subaru’s Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive is engineered to provide a more stable, controlled drive, even when the terrain is anything but. The program sends power to each wheel depending on external conditions to guarantee the best performance and safety possible.

The Wilderness is equipped with the Lineartronic CVT, another Subaru special. A Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) is designed to improve how the engine performs, providing a smoother ride. Another advantage of this style of transmission is that because it is able to produce power more efficiently, it is also more fuel efficient. The Lineartronic transmission also offers a manual mode, making it easy to do the shifting yourself.

The off-road tool kit wouldn’t be complete without the dual-function X-Mode. This mode allows drivers to choose specific settings based on driving conditions. For slippery conditions, where traction may be lost, X-Mode can divert power to wheels with the most grip to improve control. X-Mode also controls gear shifting and braking to create more control when needed.

All of these stabilizing features are backed by an improved stance, utilizing increased ground clearance and optimized approach and departure angles. This means clearing obstacles with ease. The modified approach allows the vehicle to go over obstacles, along with 9.5 inches of clearance, and the departure angle ensures you don’t get stuck as you clear the object.

Accessories That Make a Difference

The Outback Wilderness possesses so much more than meets the eye, like a functional front skid plate. The skid plate adds protection for sensitive vehicle components when taking on tough terrain. The Wilderness is also designed with an anti-glare hood. A matte hood decal is added to increase visibility when out on the trails. It’s a small detail, but it makes a huge difference.

A full-sized spare comes standard, tucked away and out of sight, but there if you need it. Reinforced roof rails also come standard, able to hold 700 pounds of fixed weight. These extra strong roof rails allow you to get maximum use out of your vehicle and turn the roof into your own campout.

Unique water-resistant seats make the interior just as off-road-ready as the exterior. The Subaru’s seats are made with a special fabric called StarTex. StarTex upholstery isn’t just water resistant; it is also lightweight, cruelty-free, environmentally friendly, and comfortable. StarTex does its part to protect your vehicle and the planet.

The back seat is designed as a 60/40 folding seat which provides flexibility for seating or cargo and is made to withstand daily wear and tear. The hands-free rear gate makes it easy to load and unload and has a height memory function that allows you to set how high you want the gate to open each time you use it. A removable cargo tray and cover, along with LED lighting, round out the functionality of the cargo hold.

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Safety At Its Finest

Every Outback comes standard with remarkable safety features. Equipped with the award-winning EyeSight Driver Assist Technology, the Wilderness is ready to have your back at every turn. EyeSight technology uses an assortment of programs to keep you and your passengers safe, such as Advanced Adaptive Cruise Control. By choosing your desired distance from the vehicle in front of you, you maintain more control. Plus, the program works with the included Lane Keep Assist to keep you centered in your lane, so you won't drift while you travel.

EyeSight also includes a Pre-Collision Braking program that works in several ways to decrease collision damage. One aspect of the program manipulates the throttle to reduce the power created by the engine when it detects a potential frontal collision. This can reduce the damage received by an impact. The program will also alert you to potential collisions and, if need be, apply the brakes. EyeSight has received top safety ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

Another incredible safety feature that is desperately needed in an era of distractions is Subaru’s DriverFocus Distraction Mitigation System. It sounds complicated, but in reality, it is a simple solution to tired or distracted driving. DriverFocus uses facial recognition to determine if your eyes are on the road or if they are becoming distracted or tired. The program then gives you a polite reminder to keep your eyes on the road or take a break if you are tired.

Additionally, the Outback Wilderness comes with a 180-degree front camera and a rear camera that work in unison with other programs to add even more protection. Reverse Automatic Braking uses the reverse camera to detect objects that may be in your path when backing up. It can then apply the brakes if needed to prevent or lessen the impact of a collision. The front and rear cameras also work with Blind-Spot Detection and Lane Change Assist to make sure the road is clear when switching lanes.

Subaru Starlink Safety and Security connects you and your vehicle to a suite of safety features, no matter what you are. You can use Starlink to create safety parameters for your vehicle and those who drive it. Set a limit on how fast the vehicle can be driven, how late it can be driven, and how far away, and be alerted when those limits are crossed.

Automatic Collision Notification is another feature of Starlink. This feature becomes active in the case of an accident and allows a real person to communicate via the vehicle’s speakers to the driver if needed. They can alert the proper emergency personnel to your situation. If you feel you need help, there is also an “SOS” button that can be pressed to get emergency aid.

Starlink also behaves as a safety feature for your vehicle in case anyone attempts to break in. Get an alert directly to your phone if your security alarm is triggered. Should your car get stolen, use the onboard immobilizer to prevent the vehicle from starting the next time someone attempts to. Plus, a GPS can lead authorities to your car, helping you recover your Wilderness quicker.

Plus, with features like maintenance reminders and Vehicle Condition Check, you can stay up to date on maintenance and repair for your Subaru to make sure it runs smoothly for years to come. Should you still find yourself in a jam, the Enhanced Roadside Assistance feature will have someone there to get you on the road again in non-emergency situations. Starlink puts the control in your hands and allows you to do so much more than ever before.

A dark blue 2023 Subaru Outback Wilderness is shown on a cloudy day.

The Wilderness Is Waiting

The Subaru Outback Wilderness is anything but mediocre. The attention to detail in the Wilderness is clear in every aspect. From the outdoorsy styling right down to the environmentally friendly seats, everything on the Wilderness is ready to hit the trails and the open road. If adventure is in your blood, then the Wilderness is what you need to roll through that mud, and you can find the 2023 model here at Ruge’s Subaru.