All the Subaru SUVs are capable of exploring the backcountry, but the Wilderness Family offers three different SUVs – in a range of sizes and price categories – that deliver taller ground clearance; excellent approach, departure and breakover angles; low gearing to maximize traction; cutting-edge safety and traction technology; and the ability to haul a rooftop tent.1

The Wilderness Family – made up of the Outback Wilderness, Forester Wilderness, and now the highly anticipated Crosstrek Wilderness – takes inspiration from how the Subaru community has modified their Subaru SUVs over the years and adds features and capabilities that go far beyond roof rails, light bars, and rugged tires.

Subaru Outback Wilderness: Adventure, Elevated

  • Class-leading 9.5 inches of ground clearance, allowing for better ability to climb over rocks and other obstacles.

  • Longer front and rear shock absorbers and springs allow for more suspension travel to keep the tires in contact with the trail.

  • Bumpers designed with improved approach and departure angles provide a greater ability to navigate rough or uneven terrain.

  • Revised rear differential and a modified Lineartronic® CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) for greater available low-end torque at the wheels for superior climbing ability.

  • Standard dual-function X-MODE® includes Snow/Dirt and Deep Snow/Mud modes, which allow greater wheelspin to climb out of challenging situations.

  • 17-inch Yokohama® Geolandar® all-terrain tires on Wilderness-exclusive 17-inch alloy wheels in matte-black finish.

  • Standard full-size spare stored under the cargo area.

Subaru Forester Wilderness: Adventure on a Deeper Level

  • Half-inch increase in ground clearance over other Forester trims, already among the tallest in the segment.

  • Unique strut and coil spring tuning helps maintain exceptional ride and handling performance along with the increased height of the Forester Wilderness.

  • Standard full-size spare stored under the cargo area.

  • Wilderness-spec front fascia with a hexagonal front grille and hexagonal LED fog lights as well as an anti-glare hood decal in matte-black finish.

  • Beefier wheel arch cladding and a standard front skid plate to help prevent damage on the trail.

  • Ladder-type roof rails that can support up to 800 pounds when parked, a capacity increase of 100 pounds that allows for larger rooftop tents.1

  • StarTex® seating surfaces offer water resistance and ease of cleaning, in addition to all-weather floor mats and cargo tray.

Subaru Crosstrek Wilderness: Adventure on the Edge

  • 4.111 final drive ratio (vs. 3.700) improves the SUV’s climbing ability, and the new tuning for the CVT optimizes traction at low speeds and on slippery surfaces.

  • Max towing capacity more than doubles to 3,500 pounds,2 thanks to the addition of a transmission oil cooler.

  • Standard Automatic Emergency Steering to help avoid a collision at speeds less than 50 mph.

  • Standard ladder-type roof rails system, with a 176-pound dynamic load capacity and a 700-pound static load limit, allowing for safe use of larger rooftop tents.1

  • Standard Hill Descent Control automatically engages individual wheel braking, for greater control on downgrades.

  • Off-road wheels with Yokohama® Geolandar® all-terrain tires.

    1 Roof tents may be used in certain conditions. Contact your retailer for important safety information and requirements. 2 Maximum towing capacity varies by trim level. Trailer brakes may be needed. See your retailer for details.