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Old 07-07-2021, 08:39 AM   #101
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Ran this by my wife, and her response was "Cool!"

It will be a big success! We love our Outback!
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Old 07-07-2021, 04:55 PM   #102
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You mean like the Legacy XT and the WRX?

Or the Outback 2.5 and the Crosstrek 2.5?



fair point, we shall see
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Old 07-25-2021, 11:00 AM   #103
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I see the forester wilderness coming with the FA24DIT to set it aside from the regular foresters. the build and configuration is meant to be unique to the sub-brand just like the outback to emphasize off-road, go anywhere premise. the crosstrek wilderness would be on the all new body with an interesting decision to make. the new 1.8 turbo or the 2.4 turbo in a very unique frame and configuration. I believe the adrenaline concept is for crosstrek wilderness. off-road treads, unique to wilderness foglights, extra cladding.
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Old 07-25-2021, 12:16 PM   #104
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I saw my first Wilderness Edition OB in white and by god was it hideous. The cladding was just cheap looking! The darker-colored options look better online; maybe they'll look better in person.
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Old 07-25-2021, 12:58 PM   #105
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Exact. But Ford is also doing this maybe perhaps.





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Old 07-25-2021, 01:11 PM   #106
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I by god was it hideous.
Every Subaru owner's reaction since 1968
Proof that Subaru is back to its roots.
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Old 07-26-2021, 12:55 AM   #107
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I love it so I guess thereís something wrong with me? More specifically I love it in white! Iím down for the storm trooper, high contrast look. But if I were to buy it would be in geyser.
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Old 07-26-2021, 06:26 AM   #108
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The plastic in general always looks cheap. It's what helps people be okay with scraping it up. We've basically circled back around to rubber and chrome steel bumpers. Push those shopping carts out of that parking spot!
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Old 07-26-2021, 04:26 PM   #109
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I love it so I guess thereís something wrong with me? More specifically I love it in white! Iím down for the storm trooper, high contrast look. But if I were to buy it would be in geyser.
Have you seen it in person?
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Old 07-27-2021, 12:42 AM   #110
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Have you seen it in person?


Yes. On multiple separate occasions.
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Old 07-28-2021, 11:13 AM   #111
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I love it so I guess thereís something wrong with me? More specifically I love it in white! Iím down for the storm trooper, high contrast look. But if I were to buy it would be in geyser.
the white, if it doesn't have that sticker on the hood looks good too, but the white with the sticker is just too much.

all the other colors look good with the hood graphic in place though.

and all the other plastic cladding looks good in any color, especially on the 'rugged' branded stuff.

I figure it's only a matter of time before someone comes out with some aftermarket replacements for the wheel arches that allow bigger tires, then everyone is going to be onboard with the plastic.
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Old 07-28-2021, 11:25 AM   #112
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Who knew that the WRX was getting the wilderness treatment?!
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Old 08-03-2021, 10:59 AM   #113
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https://www.google.com/amp/s/motoril...ess/81996/amp/
Looks like the forester wilderness will soon show itself, but from what we saw in the spyshots, it may not be as exciting as the outback wilderness was.
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Old 08-14-2021, 06:17 AM   #114
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We guessed wrong.

Subaru teased a second Wilderness model earlier this month. It was set to be a pair with the Outback Wilderness we recently drove, but we didn't know which model would get the new trim. We speculated that it could be a Crosstrek Wilderness, which would have made sense. But today we found out, via The Torque Report and the EPA, that it will be a Forester Wilderness coming next.
We now know that the 2022 Subaru Forester Wilderness will sport a 2.5-liter four returning 25 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway. That's lower than the standard Forester, which is rated at 26 mpg city and an excellent 33 mph highway.

We expect the Forester Wilderness to get similar upgrades to the ones that came on the off-road Outback. That means a lifted ride height compared to the current 8.7-inch ground clearance, a new exterior treatment with that cool Geyser Blue color, more suspension travel, revised X-Mode tuning for better low-down torque delivery, and more.

Expect redesigned bumpers front and rear, to improve upon the Forester's 22.9-degree approach angle, 24.6-degree departure angle and a 19.6-degree breakover angle. The Outback received a revised rear differential and a CVT adjusted to match; we're expecting the same deal here.

We are a little worried about the new Forester's on-road manners, as we found that was where the Outback Wilderness was lacking. It felt tall on the highway, and a little wobbly. We said then that the off-road chops of the Outback were already great, and pondered if we needed a more hardcore one.

We have the same reservations now. The Forester was already better than it had any right to be off-road, but with the likes of the Ford Bronco Sport now on the scene, perhaps Subaru is feeling the pressure as other manufacturers tread on its adventure-oriented image.

We don't have a price yet, but the Outback Wilderness landed in between the price of the Limited and Touring trims, albeit with a more powerful engine. Without a new powertrain here, a price of around $30,000 for the new Forester Wilderness should be plausible. We expect a debut to happen soon.



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2022 Subaru Forester Wilderness confirmed via EPA listing | The Torque Report
Earlier this month Subaru released a teaser of its next Wilderness model. Although Subaru did not confirm which model is in the teaser, it was largely expected that we were seeing a preview of the Forester Wilderness. Now we have a confirmation that itís coming.

The EPA recently published its fuel economy specs for the 2022 Forester and with it, we have the specs for the Forester Wilderness. The Wilderness will be powered by a 2.5-liter four-cylinder and it gets 25 mpg city, 28 mpg highway and 26 mpg combined. Those specs are lower than the standard Forester, which is rated at 26/33/29 mpg.

The lower fuel economy specs for the Wilderness version are expected, since it will likely get off-road tires, a higher ground clearance and a few other tweaks to make it more capable off road.

Subaru has not announced when the 2022 Forester Wilderness will debut.
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Old 08-14-2021, 06:28 AM   #115
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Who knew that the WRX was getting the wilderness treatment?!
Well for some Subaru Guru Nut with a lot of stashed treasures throw an old school 2.5 Turbo in there ( forester wilderness that is) with a proper Subaru Transmission/drive line. Of course it would be easier t just buy a new STI but hey everybody's got that..
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Old 08-14-2021, 08:25 PM   #116
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adventure-oriented image.
About sums it up.
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Old 08-15-2021, 05:48 PM   #117
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No turbo? LOL.
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Old 08-15-2021, 08:59 PM   #118
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No turbo? LOL.
Was there ever any doubt?
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Old 08-15-2021, 09:02 PM   #119
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I doubted Subaru would have the genitals to release a Wilderness Edition Forester without a turbo.

I am the walrus.
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Old 08-15-2021, 09:36 PM   #120
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I doubted Subaru would have the genitals to release a Wilderness Edition Forester without a turbo.

I am the walrus.
Well at least the WRX Wilderness gets a turbo.
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Old 08-15-2021, 09:45 PM   #121
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Sedans do handle better than hatchbacks, so if I got a Wilderness Rally X and lifted it, I'd have the best possible car Subaru could've ever produced. Sounds like winning to me!
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Old 08-16-2021, 10:44 AM   #122
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Sedans do handle better than hatchbacks, so if I got a Wilderness Rally X and lifted it, I'd have the best possible car Subaru could've ever produced. Sounds like winning to me!
Performance is defined in the Wilderness segment.
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Old 08-19-2021, 10:25 AM   #123
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Old 08-19-2021, 10:33 AM   #124
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Is it the new WRX ??
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Old 08-19-2021, 05:50 PM   #125
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