5 Lowest Cost-To-Own SUVs - Subaru Forester, Outback, Ascent Are Among The Best
Are Subaru all-wheel-drive vehicles expensive to own? According to Kelley Blue Books (KBB) 2022 5-Year Cost-to-Own Awards, Subaru has three SUVs that score among the top five lowest cost-to-own SUVs. KBB says the 2022 Subaru Forester compact SUV, 2022 Subaru Outback 2-Row midsize SUV, and 2022 Subaru Ascent 3-Row midsize SUV are the best in their class.
What does it mean for SUV shoppers?
KBB adds up all costs associated with a vehicle for five years to generate 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 five lowest cost-to-own SUVs
The five KBB 2022 Lowest 5-Year Cost to Own SUVs are the 2022 Hyundai Venue (subcompact SUV - $30,555), Subaru Forester (compact SUV - $39,473), Subaru Outback (2-Row midsize SUV - $43,973), Subaru Ascent ($48,383 - 3-Row midsize SUV), and Nissan Armada ($69,416 - Full-Size SUV).
2022 Subaru Forester
KBB predicted the 2022 Forester to have a 5-year cost-to-own of $39,473 (including the purchase price), which is $1,957 less than the compact SUV segment average.
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).
What is the fuel mileage of the 2022 Forester?
The 2022 Forester gets an EPA-estimated 26/33 city/highway mpg and 29 combined mpg. The EPA rated the new Forester Wilderness with an estimated 25/28 city/highway mpg and 26 combined mpg.
2022 Subaru Outback
KBB predicted the 2022 Outback to have a 5-year cost-to-own of $43,973 (including the purchase price), which is $6,730 less than the Two-Row SUV segment average.
What is the price of the 2022 Subaru Outback?
The 2022 Outback comes in eight trim levels; the base trim is priced from $28,820, Premium ($31,020), Limited ($35,470), Touring ($39,370), Onyx Edition XT ($37,020), new for 2022, Outback Wilderness ($38,870), Limited XT ($39,870), and Touring XT ($41,820). Pricing includes $1,175 destination and
What is the fuel mileage of the 2022 Outback?
The 2022 Subaru Outback with the non-turbocharged 2.5-liter Boxer engine gets an estimated 26/33 city/highway mpg and 29 combined mpg.
The EPA says the new Outback Wilderness gets an estimated 22/26 city/highway mpg and 24 combined mpg. The 2022 Outback XT with the 2.4-liter turbocharged engine gets an EPA estimated 23/30 city/highway mpg and 26 combined mpg.
2022 Subaru Ascent
KBB predicted the 2022 Ascent to have a 5-year cost-to-own of $48,383 (including the purchase price), which is $4,121 less than the Three-Row Midsize SUV segment average.
What is the price of the 2022 Subaru Ascent?
The 2022 Subaru Ascent base starts at $33,420, and Premium trims begin at $35,920. The new Ascent Onyx Edition starts at $39,120. The upper Limited starts at $40,720, and the top-trim Touring has a starting MSRP of $46,570. Pricing includes destination fees.
What is the fuel mileage of the 2022 Ascent?
The 2021 Subaru Ascent base and Premium trim levels get an EPA estimated 21/27 city/highway mpg and 23 combined mpg. Because they are slightly heavier, the Ascent Limited and Touring trim levels get an EPA estimated 20/26 city/highway mpg and 22 combined mpg.
Are the 2022 Subaru Forester, Outback, and Ascent vehicles expensive to own? Kelley Blue Book says they are among the five lowest cost-to-own new SUVs in their class.
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