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Best Cars For Military Families - 2 Of The Top 10 Are Subaru Forester And Outback

Military families love the 2021 Subaru Forester and 2021 Outback, according to a report released by the United Services Automobile Association. See why they rank high.

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Because military families are on the move so often, trucks and SUVs make up a large number of their favorite vehicles. According to data from USAA, the 2021 Subaru Forester compact SUV and 2021 Subaru Outback midsize SUV are two of their favorite cars for 2021.

USAA’s top 10 vehicles for the military community are based on internal data compiled from its service members, veterans, or family members. The data is based on military families who added a vehicle to their insurance policy between January 1 to December 31, 2020.

2021 Subaru Forester, 2021 Subaru Outback
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The top 10 vehicles purchased by active and former military USAA members and their family members include the Subaru Forester and Outback.

1. Ford F-150
2. Dodge Ram
3. Chevy Silverado
4. Toyota Tacoma
5. Jeep Wrangler
6. Toyota Camry
7. Subaru Outback
8. Toyota Corolla
9. Honda Accord
10. Subaru Forester

2021 Subaru Forester, 2021 Subaru Outback
photo credit: Competition Subaru

Consumer Reports ranked small SUVs and says the Subaru Forester is the number one model for its total cargo volume and its usable cargo-carrying ability. Read the Torque News report here. According to a report from Edmunds, the Outback scores the Best Midsize SUV for cargo room and fuel economy. Check out the report here.

Does Subaru offer a military discount?

Subaru does offer a military discount program and provides a special discount to active-duty and reserve members of the U.S. Air Force, Army, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard, Space Force, National Guard, and veterans and retirees within 12 months of the date of separation.

2021 Subaru Forester, 2021 Subaru Outback

Subaru says the program is also available to a spouse or domestic partner of an eligible participant residing in the same household. In addition, Subaru of America gives military members a discount of $500 after they negotiate the best price for their vehicle.

Subaru also offers regional cash incentives for its customers, and they also apply for further discounts. For further details, military families can also check VIP Program Headquarters at [email protected] or call 1-800-VIP-0933.

Subaru says, “We support you on and off the road with the Subaru Military Discount Program. Subaru is proud to offer assistance because words aren’t the only way Subaru thanks you for your service.”

According to USAA, the 2021 Subaru Forester compact SUV and 2021 Subaru Outback midsize SUV are two of the military families’ favorite vehicles for 2021.

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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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