iSeeCars Says Subaru Outback, Forester, Crosstrek Are The Safest New SUVs
Does Subaru still make the safest vehicles? A new report from iSeeCars ranks the best SUVs and says the 2022 Subaru Outback, Crosstrek, and Forester are among the best. They combined crash and safety scores from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) along with its reliability rating and value retention score.
Together, they say the data provides a complete picture of each SUV's overall strengths and weaknesses, along with an idea about what you can expect to pay for a new model and a three-year-old vehicle. Here is their assessment and the winners in each segment.
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2022 Subaru Crosstrek
The Subaru Crosstrek wins the best subcompact SUV segment with top safety scores from the NHTSA and the IIHS, and they give it a quality score of 8.1, a reliability score of 6.0, and a value retention score of 8.4. The new vehicle's starting price is $21,595, and the average 3-year-old used car price is $23,525. You can read why the used car price is more here.
iSeeCars says, "The Crosstrek is among the best subcompact SUVs out there and has seating for five people, standard all-wheel drive, and a roomy interior. There are two engine and two transmission choices, including a 6-speed manual. The Crosstrek also has a roomy interior with 55.3 cubic feet behind the front seats."
2022 Subaru Outback
The Subaru Outback wins the best small SUV segment with top safety scores from the NHTSA and the IIHS, and they give it a quality score of 8.7, a reliability score of 8.0, and a value retention score of 8.1. The average new vehicle price is $26,945, and the average 3-year-old used car price is $25,539.
iSeeCars says, "The Outback, which is also our pick for the best small SUVs, has seating for up to five people and comes with standard all-wheel drive. This rugged SUV has up to 9.5 inches of ground clearance and can tow up to 3,500 pounds properly equipped. The Outback offers 75.7 cubic feet of cargo space behind the front seats."
2022 Subaru Forester
The Subaru Forester is rated the second-best small SUV after the Outback. The Forester also gets top safety scores from the NHTSA and the IIHS, and they give it a quality score of 8.7, a reliability score of 7.9, and a value retention score of 8.1. The average new vehicle price is $26,320, and the average 3-year-old used car price is $23,752.
The 2022 Subaru Crosstrek, 2022 Outback, and 2022 Forester also come with standard Symmetrical all-wheel-drive, 8.7-inches of ground clearance, and X-Mode for additional all-weather capability. Subaru still makes the safest vehicles, scoring high in reliability and value retention.
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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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