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Subaru Outback Is Named The Best New Family Wagon Again

The 2021 Subaru Outback gets a Best New Family Cars Of 2021 award again. See why it's three years in a row.


The redesigned 2021 Subaru Outback is racking up more awards. The wagon was named Good Housekeeping's Best New Family Cars of 2021. The Outback was named "Best Station Wagon" for the third year in a row by Good Housekeeping and Car and Driver.

Good Housekeeping partnered with Car and Driver to road test and evaluate 2021 passenger cars, SUVs, and minivans. "Our automotive experts assessed hundreds of vehicles to choose these winners, which stand out for performance, value, and bonus features," says GH.

2022 Subaru Outback, features, specs, pricing
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GH says Outback is family-friendly "with its ample cargo space and comfortable backseat, along with its quiet ride and affordable price." They say the wagon stands out for its standard all-wheel-drive, 8.7-inches of ground clearance, EyeSight active safety features, rear-seat reminder, and steering-responsive headlights. "It's a great car if you're a family who loves adventures," says GH.

In their test drive evaluation, GH found the Outback offers a comfortable, enjoyable ride and "really showcases its capabilities when off-roading. There's a reason this is the third year in a row the Outback has been a Good Housekeeping winner!"

2022 Subaru Outback, features, specs, pricing
photo credit: Competition Subaru

Customers looking for a 2021 Subaru Outback may not find the color and trim they want. The Subaru plant shut down because of the microchip shortage is having an impact on Subaru of America’s inventory.

When can you buy the 2022 Subaru Outback?

Subaru announced pricing and features for the 2022 model year Outback including the all-new Outback Wilderness sub-brand trim level. The new 2022 models should arrive this summer.

What's new for 2022?

Customers don't have to buy aftermarket LED fog lights any longer. The newest upgrade for 2022 Outback are LED fog lights, now standard equipment on all trim levels. They should improve night-time visibility and safety. 2022 Outback Premium trims now feature rear ventilation in the center console for enhanced climate control throughout the cabin.

What is the price of the 2022 Subaru Outback?

The 2022 Outback comes in eight trim levels; the base trim is priced from $27,845, Premium ($30,270), Limited ($34,720), Touring ($38,620), Onyx Edition XT ($36,270), new for 2022, Outback Wilderness ($38,120), Limited XT ($39,120), and Touring XT ($41,070). Pricing includes $1,125 destination and delivery fees.

Before the 2022 Subaru Outback models arrive, the 2021 Outback is racking up more awards. The wagon was just named Good Housekeeping's Best New Family Cars of 2021 for the third year in a row.

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Denis Flierl has invested over 30 years in the automotive industry in a consulting role working with every major car brand. He is an accredited member of the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press. Check out Subaru Report where he covers all of the Japanese automaker's models. More stories can be found on the Torque News Subaru page. Follow Denis on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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