2022 Subaru Forester, 2022 Subaru Ascent
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The Best Value SUVs - Subaru Forester, Ascent Depreciate Less Than Most

How well do the 2022 Subaru Forester and Ascent hold their value compared with other models? A new report says they are among the best in class.
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Are the 2022 Subaru Forester compact SUV and 2022 Subaru Ascent 3-Row family hauler a good value for new car shoppers? A new study from the Zutobi 2022 Depreciation Report says the two Subaru SUVs are among the best in class.

As soon as you drive some new SUVs off a dealer's lot, they drop in value more than other models. Which SUVs retain their value the best? Zutobi says the 2022 Forester is ranked the fifteenth best vehicle overall and the third-best compact SUV after the Toyota RAV4 and Volkswagen Tiguan.

2022 Subaru Forester, 2022 Subaru Ascent
2022 Subaru Forester

The average list price of the Forester is $26,570, the average value after three years is $18,995, and an average three-year depreciation rate of 28.51 percent. The average lost value is $7,575 for U.S. models.

What is the price of the 2022 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).

2022 Subaru Forester, 2022 Subaru Ascent
2022 Subaru Ascent

Zutobi says the 2022 Ascent 3-Row SUV is ranked the twenty-fourth best vehicle overall and the third-best 3-Row SUV after the Volkswagen Atlas, Honda Pilot, and Toyota Highlander.

The list price of the Ascent is $33,470, the average value after three years is $23,452, and an average three-year deprivation rate of 29.93 percent. The average lost value is $14,021.

What is the price of the 2022 Ascent?

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 starts at $41,270, and the top-trim Touring has a starting MSRP of $47,120. Pricing includes destination fees ($1,175).

What does it mean for new car shoppers?

The 2022 Zutobi Depreciation Report ranks the new cars on sale today that hold their value the best over three years. Most Subaru vehicles retain their value better than other models. This can make the most significant difference when trading your vehicle after 3-5 years. You will get more for your trade-in than other automakers' 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.

The latest report reveals that the 2022 Subaru Forester and 2022 Subaru Ascent are among the best-value vehicles in their class and good picks for SUV shoppers.

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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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