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6 Top-Selling Cars This Year - Subaru Crosstrek Is Not A Surprise, Ascent Is

Check out six top-selling cars in 2022. The 2022 Subaru Crosstrek and 2022 Subaru Ascent are now among the year's most popular new vehicles. The Crosstrek is not a surprise; the Ascent is.


It's not a surprise the 2022 Subaru Crosstrek is among the six top-selling new vehicles this year. It is a surprise the 2022 Subaru Ascent 3-Row family hauler is also among the top new models in the second quarter of 2022. The Crosstrek has been Subaru of America's hottest model all year. Ascent has had a four-month uptick in sales since March.

A report by Motor Bisquit says six stand-out new vehicles that are top-sellers in the second quarter of 2022 are the Ford Mustang Mach-E, BMW 4-Series, Subaru Crosstrek, Subaru Ascent, Jeep Compass, and Honda HR-V.

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2022 Subaru Crosstrek

The 2022 Subaru Crosstrek subcompact SUV continues to sizzle hot, with 10,675 subcompact SUVs delivered to customers in June. That's a massive 66.4 percent increase over June 2021 sales (6,415). Crosstrek is the second best-selling all-wheel-drive model for SOA, with 70,050 models delivered to customers through the first six months compared with 64,214 sold in 2021.

Crosstrek is one of the few models with a sales increase in 2022, up 9.1 percent this year. The Ascent 3-Row SUV is the only other Subaru SUV up in 2022 (+9.0%).

What is the 2022 Crosstrek price?

The 2022 Subaru Crosstrek comes in five trim levels for customers. The base trim is priced from $24,320, Premium ($25,470), Sport ($28,670), Limited ($30,170) and Crosstrek Hybrid ($37,520). Prices include destination and delivery fees that increase ($1,175).

Should customers wait for the 2023 Subaru Crosstrek?

The 2023 Crosstrek will remain unchanged with no new upgrades. There is no advantage to waiting as all 2023 Subaru Crosstrek trim levels get a $600 price increase, including destination and delivery fees. Dealer fees increased by $50 for 2023 Crosstrek trims.

The 2023 Crosstrek base trim is priced from $24,870, Premium, ($26,020), new Special Edition ($27,970), Sport ($29,220), Limited ($30,720) and Crosstrek Hybrid ($38,070). Prices include destination and delivery fees ($1,225).

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2022 Subaru Ascent

The 2022 Subaru Ascent 3-Row family hauler has been down in sales for close to a year but is now making a resurgence. Subaru of America reports Ascent sales are up again in June, increasing for the fourth month in a row by 7.9 percent, with 5,603 3-Row SUVs delivered to customers compared with 5,192 in June 2021.

The Ascent is only one of two Subaru SUVs (along with Crosstrek) that is up in sales through the first five months. Ascent is up 9.0 percent year to date, with 30,931 3-Row SUVs sold to families in 2022.

What is the 2022 Ascent price?

The 2022 Subaru Ascent base starts at $33,970, and Premium trims begin at $36,470. The new Ascent Onyx Edition starts at $39,670. The upper Limited trim level starts at $41,270, and the top-trim Touring has a starting MSRP of $47,120. Pricing includes destination fees ($1,175).

Why customers should wait for the 2023 Ascent

Customers in the U.S. who can wait until this Fall may want to hang tight for the newly-upgraded 2023 Ascent 3-Row SUV. The 2023 Ascent receives a refresh with new features and upgrades. Ascent gets contemporary exterior styling, new safety tech, and new technology upgrades inside. The Onyx Edition also gets further improvements. Stay tuned for pricing on the 2023 Ascent.

The 2022 Subaru Crosstrek is not a surprise to be one of the six top-selling new vehicles. The 2022 Subaru Ascent is a surprise to be among the most popular new cars this year.

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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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