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ALG Says The New Subaru Forester And WRX Still Retain Their Value Best

Subaru wins two more residual value awards from ALG. See why the 2022 Forester and 2022 WRX are singled out as the top models again.

As soon as you drive your new car off a dealer's lot, it drops in value. But some automakers' cars will not depreciate as much as others and keep their value best. Subaru has a long history of their all-wheel-drive cars retaining value the best. The 2022 Subaru Forester, WRX, and WRX STI are winners in the 2022 U.S. ALG residual value awards.

The four all-wheel-drive models project to retain the highest percentage of their value after three years. The WRX/STI also won their segments last year. Subaru lost the title as the top mainstream brand for residual value to Honda in 2022. In 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021, Subaru won the award, and Honda won in 2020.

2022 Subaru Forester, 2022 Subaru WRX

According to ALG, the Forester compact SUV and WRX STI sports cars retain their value best. What does high residual value mean for car shoppers?

ALG's Residual Value Awards recognize 2022 model-year vehicles for their projected retained value through the first three years of ownership. The latest accolades for the two Subaru models let consumers know that the Japanese automaker's vehicles keep their value better than most top car brands.

2022 Subaru Forester, 2022 Subaru WRX

What does it mean for new vehicle shoppers?

Retaining value can make the most significant difference when you trade in your vehicle after 3-5 years. You'll get more for your trade-in than other carmakers' vehicles. If you plan on keeping your new car for 3-5 years, depreciation (loss of value) is typically your primary expense during ownership. It shows shoppers which vehicle will be the best in resale value.

More best resale vale awards for Subaru

ALG isn't the only one giving Subaru resale and retained value awards. Earlier this year, Kelly Blue Book (KBB) gave best resale value awards to the Subaru Crosstrek subcompact SUV, Forester compact SUV, Outback Two-Row Midsize SUV, and Impreza compact sedan and hatchback.

Subaru has won the Kelly Blue Book's Best Brand award four times before in 2011, 2015, 2016, and 2020.

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 WRX is expected to arrive in early 2022, while the all-new 2023 Subaru WRX STI will be late next year before its global reveal. Subaru will announce pricing closer to the retailer launch.

"We are thrilled that Forester and WRX earned top spots in their segments," said Tom Doll, President and CEO, Subaru of America, "Subaru strives to consistently offer reliable and capable vehicles that our customers trust to transport their families safely while retaining their value for years to come."

The Subaru WRX and Forester just received the best residual value award from ALG. Both ALG and KBB say the 2022 Subaru Forester is the best compact SUV to retain its highest percentage of their Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) after three years.

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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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