Subaru Outback Wilderness – for when you need to get [very far] away from it all

Our fearless leader Jeff is taking a well-deserved vacation – the kind that involves leaving the computer at home. But fear not, the Hooniverse content machine is still hand cranking some… uh, content. Today we have a new review on our YouTube channel of a car that I’ve been very curious about myself. It’s the Subaru Outback Wilderness, a more off-road capable version of a car that was already pretty damn capable. Subaru is hoping to cash in on market trends that call for more adventure-ready vehicles, especially as Americans are eager to get back into the world outside their living rooms.

Is the Outback Wilderness the right tool for that job? Jeff finds out.

Disclaimer: Subaru invited us to drive the new Outback Wilderness in its natural habitat. They tossed Jeff the keys for a few hours and included a tank of gas, professional instruction, and probably some shrimp.

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4 responses to “Subaru Outback Wilderness – for when you need to get [very far] away from it all”

  1. crank_case Avatar

    Were the shrimp professionally trained?

  2. Zentropy Avatar

    Call me an old-school curmudgeon, but I think a 4.0-swapped AMC Eagle Wagon would kick its ass. And look better.

    1. outback_ute Avatar

      Likely would offroad, but even there you’d feel the nearly-40 years of making cars a nicer place to be.

      I’m not sure if I’d go for the Wilderness, the standard one still has good clearance for light offroad (other than the rocks what was shown in the video I’d do in my old Outback ute, 2wd and all). A set of the wheels to swap over is probably a good compromise.

      1. Zentropy Avatar

        I only say that (sarcastically) because I have an AMC Eagle Wagon with a tired 258 that’s begging for a new lease on life. Honestly, though, I’m much more comfortable in old cars. The smell, the feel, the mechanical honesty of simple antiquated technology… I find it very appealing.