The 20 Best-Selling U.S. Models - New Subaru Forester Barely Sneaks In
Even with customers having a hard time finding a new Subaru Forester on retailers’ lots, the Forester was one of the top-20 best-selling new vehicles in 2021. The 2022 Subaru Forester arrives now with a refresh, and if Subaru of America could get their hands on more compact SUVs, they could have sold more.
A new report from Kelly Blue Book lists the 20 best-selling new vehicles of 2021, and the Forester barely sneaks in at number twenty. It’s not a surprise the Ford F-150 is number one, with 726,004 trucks sold in 2021. That’s 142,194 more models than Subaru’s total vehicle sales in 2021.
20 Best-selling vehicles in 2021 are dominated by trucks and SUVs
The Ford F-150 is number one, followed by the Ram 1500, Chevrolet Silverado, Toyota RAV4, Honda CR-V, Toyota Camry, Nissan Rogue, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Toyota Highlander, Honda Civic, Toyota Tacoma, Toyota Corolla, GMC Sierra, Ford Explorer, Jeep Wrangler, Honda Accord, Tesla Model Y, Mazda CX-5, Chevrolet Equinox, and Subaru Forester. The Tesla Model Y snuck into the top 20 for the first time.
Kelly Blue Book says, “Full-size trucks may get all three podium places, but Americans clearly love compact SUVs. The Forester is the seventh one on this list. Known for its symmetrical all-wheel-drive system and remarkable space for its small footprint, the Forester rounded up the top 20 best-sellers in a tough year for the auto industry.”
Most of those sales were made up of the 2021 Forester model year, but a few were the refreshed 2022 Subaru Forester that arrived in December in the U.S. market.
What’s new for the 2022 Forester?
The Forester gets a refresh in the fourth year of its life cycle. It includes a new look with a redesigned front facia, new grille, headlights, fog light covers, new safety technology, and convenience features. Read the complete list of upgrades here.
The biggest news is the Forester Wilderness joins the compact SUV lineup and is designed for outdoor enthusiasts who want to get further away from civilization. Check out the 2022 Forester Wilderness trim level here.
What is the price of the 2022 Subaru Forester?
For the 2022 model change Forester comes in six trim levels; The base Forester starts at $26,320, Premium ($29,320), Sport ($30,890), Limited ($33,000), new Wilderness ($33,945), and Touring ($36,420). Pricing includes destination and delivery fees ($1,125). The 2022 Forester base trim price increases +$475, Premium +$475, Sport +$445, Limited +$555, and Touring +$475.
Are there 2022 Forester inventory shortages?
Because of the supply chain shortages, Subaru of America has a limited inventory of models like the 2022 Forester, Crosstrek, and Outback. Check with your local retailer for more information.
Subaru of America typically has more than one model on the 20 best-selling vehicles list, but the supply chain shortages have severely hurt the Camden, N.J. automaker’s sales volume. The 2022 Subaru Forester sneaks in this year at number twenty.
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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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