The 2022 Subaru Forester Wilderness is all-new; it ranks highest in safety scores, gets excellent fuel mileage, scores highest in reliability, and is designed for off-pavement adventures for those with active lifestyles. How much does it cost to insure the new rugged, compact SUV? A new report from Insure.com says the Forester Wilderness is now the least expensive car to insure in 2022.
Insure.com compares car insurance rates in every state for approximately 3,000 different vehicle models to find both the cheapest and most expensive vehicles to insure. They found that at an average of $5,176 a year, the Maserati Quattroporte is the most expensive new car to insure. The 2022 Subaru Forester Wilderness is now the least-costly new vehicle to insure at $1,353 per year.
The five least expensive cars to insure in 2022
Subaru Forester Wilderness: $1,353
Hyundai Venue SE: $1,360
Honda CR-V LX: $1,366
Mazda CX-30 S: $1,379
Toyota C-HR XLE: $1,384
Why is the Forester Wilderness the cheapest to insure?
insure.com says, "Because of this vehicle's safety ratings and the lower price of parts associated with this model, this is less expensive to insure than virtually any other automobile." "The cost to insure a Forester for a full-coverage, low-risk driver, is very reasonable," says Lauren McKenzie, insurance broker/agent with A Plus Insurance in Sierra Vista, Arizona. "You are looking at about $150 a month or cheaper, depending on discounts drivers may qualify for."
The five most expensive cars to insure in 2022
Maserati Quattroporte: $5,176
Maserati Quattroporte Modena Q4: $5,118
BMW M8 Competition Gran Coupe: $4,231
Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Executive: $4,221
Audi RS E-tron GT: $4,150
The more likely the vehicle is to be involved in an accident, the more it costs to fix it, and it is the primary factor in auto insurance base rates. Companies also consider crash test ratings, the size of the engine and horsepower, and safety features.
Why is the 2022 Subaru a reasonable risk for insurance companies?
Insurance companies like that all Forester trim levels come with the latest safety features. It has automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, lane-departure warning, automatic high beams, blind-spot monitors with rear cross-traffic alerts, and adaptive cruise control. Some Forester trims also come with the new DriverFocus technology that alerts the driver if it senses drowsiness.
What is the price of the 2022 Subaru Forester?
The 2022 Forester comes in six trim levels; The Base Forester starts at $27,070, Premium ($30,070), Sport ($31,640), Limited ($33,750), new Wilderness ($34,695), and Touring ($37,170). Pricing includes destination and delivery fees ($1,175).
How much does it cost to maintain a 2022 Subaru Forester?
Kelly Blue Book analysis reveals that the 2022 Subaru Forester is the lowest cost-to-own in the competitive compact SUV segment and the best in class. The Forester's five-year cost to own is $35,638 (including the purchase price). The Forester has the lowest depreciation of any compact SUV.
The 5-year cost to own is the total vehicle-related costs you will likely have to pay during the first five years of owning a car. The analysis includes out-of-pocket expenses like fuel, insurance, financing, maintenance, repairs, and vehicle depreciation (loss in value and resale value).
If you consider buying a 2022 Subaru Forester Wilderness, Insure.com says it's the least expensive new car to insure in 2022. The Forester compact SUV offers standard safety features, and owners have fewer accidents. Forester also costs less to own than other compact SUVs, according to Kelly Blue Book data.
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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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