Subaru just announced today they would uncover the all-new 2022 Forester Wilderness trim in two weeks. The Camden, N.J. will unveil the new rugged Forester Wilderness on September 2, 2021. Subaru adds its second wilderness sub-brand trim following the successful launch of the 2022 Outback Wilderness.
The new Forester will come with an advanced dual function X-Mode, elevated 9.5-inch ground clearance, standard front and rear skid plates, and an upgraded suspension.
The Forester Wilderness will wear 17-inch Yokohama Geolandar all-terrain tires and come with a full-size spare tire. The new Forester will also feature a modified Lineartronic CVT automatic (Continuously Variable Transmission) and an upgraded rear differential with a final drive ratio of 4.44:1.
We know that the Forester Wilderness will only come with a 2.5-liter naturally aspirated 2.5-liter Boxer engine like the standard models. The EPA leaked the information on its website but has recently pulled the information down. The Forester's 2.5-liter naturally aspirated Boxer engine produces 182 horsepower and 176 lb-ft of torque.
Fans wanted the 2.4-liter turbocharged engine that powers the Outback Wilderness producing 260 horsepower and 277 lb-ft of torque. The additional power would have made the new Forester Wilderness a more capable off-road-ready vehicle for outdoor enthusiasts.
How much can the Forester Wilderness tow?
The Forester Wilderness will be heavier than the standard model and could have used the 2.4-liter turbo engine with more power to carry extra outdoor gear and cargo. Will Forester Wilderness get increased towing capacity? The current model tows 1,500 pounds, while the Outback can tow up to 3,500 lbs. The 2.4-liter engine would have also increase Forester's tow rating for those wanting to tow a boat or camper.
The all-new 2022 Subaru Forester Wilderness trim will be uncovered in two weeks. Check out the video below. Stay tuned.
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