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2022 Subaru Forester Wilderness

There aren’t many changes, but there are enough to make the Forester even more off-road capable

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Now in its fifth generation, the Forester is entering the 2022 model year with a series of updates necessary to keep the model fresh. Subaru gives the SUV a redesigned front fascia, with updated grille, headlights and fog light covers.

But, the most important update to the lineup is the addition of a sixth trim level: the all-new Wilderness. With unique and functional exterior and interior appointments, and an elevated ground clearance, the 2022 Wilderness was described as the "most rugged and trail-capable Forester ever."

What makes the 2022 Subaru Forester Wilderness special?

2022 Subaru Forester Wilderness Exterior
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Offered in six trim levels, the 2022 Forester will receive a redesigned front fascia and grille

The 2022 Wilderness was built on the Premium trim level, but includes mechanical and functional updates required for the less traveled roads.

The first changes were made to the chassis and suspension. Subaru added longer coil springs and shock absorbers that will give an extra half-inch when it comes to ground clearance.

As a result, the 2022 Forester Wilderness sits 9.2 inches above the ground. It rides on exclusive 17-inch alloy wheels in matte black finish, wrapped in Yokohama GEOLANDAR® all-terrain tires.

2022 Subaru Forester Wilderness Exterior
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The fifth generation Subaru Forester was unveiled in 2018, and for the 2022 model year it already received a few updates

Being a SUV designed for off-road usage, a few changes to the exterior look were also required. Up front, the Wilderness trim will be distinguished by a bold, hexagonal grille, unique hexagonal LED fog lights and an anti-glare hood decal in matte-black finish. The package also includes larger wheel arch cladding, plus a front skid plate.

As a standard equipment the model also offers water resistant StarTex® seating surfaces and a ladder-type roof rack that has a dynamic load capacity of 220 pounds.
2022 Subaru Forester Wilderness Interior
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Prices for the Forester Wilderness start at $32,820

The 2022 Subaru Forester Wilderness is priced at $32,820. There’s only one package available priced at $1,850. It includes:

  • SUBARU STARLINK® 8.0-inch Multimedia Navigation system,
  • Harman Kardon® premium sound system,
  • Power Rear Gate
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