11 Lowest Cost-To-Own SUVs - Subaru Forester, Outback, Ascent Score Best In Class
Consumers looking for SUVs that are the lowest cost-to-own and offer superior fuel efficiency should check out the Subaru all-wheel-drive lineup. According to the newest Kelley Blue Book’s 2021 5-Year Cost to Own Awards, the 2021 Forester, 2021 Subaru Outback, and 2021 Subaru Ascent score among the eleven best new SUVs.
What does it mean for SUV shoppers?
KBB adds up all costs associated with a vehicle for five years to come up with the winners. Costs such as fuel, maintenance, repairs, financing, insurance, and one of the most significant factors of all, depreciation, are all factors that affect a vehicle’s total ownership costs.
The 2021 Forester, 2021 Outback, and 2021 Ascent retain their value better than all other SUVs and are the lowest cost-to-own models in their category. Forester is the best Compact SUV, Outback wins the Two-Row SUV segment, and Ascent takes home the Three-Row SUV trophy.
The other eight KBB 2021 Lowest 5-Year Cost to Own SUVs are the 2021 Hyundai Venue, Jeep Wrangler 2-Door, Nissan Armada, Lexus UX, Lexus NX, Lexus RX, Volvo XC90, and Infiniti QX80.
What is the price of the 2021 Subaru Outback?
The 2021 Outback comes in seven trim levels, base $27,845, Premium ($30,095), Limited ($34,645), Onyx Edition XT ($36,195), Limited XT ($38,545), Touring ($39,045), and Touring XT ($40,995). Pricing includes $1,050 destination.
KBB predicted the 2021 Outback to have a 5-year cost-to-own of $40,614 (including the purchase price), which is $7,924 less than the Two-Row SUV segment average.
What is the price of the 2021 Subaru Forester?
The 2021 Forester comes in five trim levels. The 2021 Forester base has an MSRP of $25,845, Premium ($28,845), Sport ($30,445), Limited ($32,445), and Touring ($35,945). Pricing includes $1,050 destination.
KBB predicted the 2021 Forester to have a 5-year cost-to-own of $36,466 (including the purchase price), which is $3,307 less than the compact SUV segment average.
What is the price of the 2021 Subaru Ascent?
The 2021 Subaru Ascent base starts at $33,345, and Premium trims begin at $35,845. The upper Limited starts at just over $40,000, with a starting price of $40,645. The top-trim Touring has a starting MSRP of $46,495.
The Ascent 5-year cost-to-own numbers were not available at the time of this writing.
In other awards, according to the newest Vincentric Best Fleet Value In America 2021 awards, the 2021 Subaru Outback, Crosstrek, and Legacy scored the lowest cost to own awards.
In KBB’s 2021 Lowest 5-Year Cost to Own SUVs, the 2021 Subaru Forester is the best Compact SUV, 2021 Subaru Outback wins the Two-Row SUV segment and 2021 Subaru Ascent takes home the Three-Row SUV trophy.
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