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KBB Says Subaru Outback Is A 10-Best SUV Under $30,000 - If You Can Find One

Which are the best new SUVs under $30,000 for shoppers in 2022? KBB ranks the 2022 Subaru Outback number six. Can you find one? Check out the complete list here.

Subaru is known for its affordable small SUVs, and the Japanese automaker has an all-wheel-drive lineup, but which model is best? Kelly Blue Book (KBB) announced its 10 Best SUVs Under $30,000 for 2022 and says the 2022 Subaru Outback is now one of the best picks for shoppers in 2022.

KBB's 10 Best AWD Cars Under $30,000

From first to last, the Toyota RAV4 is number one, followed by the Kia Seltos, Hyundai Santa Fe, Honda CR-V, Kia Sorento, Subaru Outback, Mazda CX-5, Ford Bronco Sport, Nissan Rogue, and Hyundai Kona.

2022 Subaru Outback, features, specs, pricing
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The 2022 Subaru Outback is Subaru of America's second-best-selling model, just 100 model sales behind the Forester, and it's an affordable midsize SUV/crossover/wagon. Can you find one under $30,000?

What is the price of the 2022 Outback?

The 2022 Subaru Outback comes in eight trim levels; the base trim is priced from $27,845, Premium ($30,270), Limited ($34,720), Touring ($38,620), Onyx Edition XT ($36,270), new for 2022, Outback Wilderness ($38,120), Limited XT ($39,120), and Touring XT ($41,070). Pricing includes $1,125 destination and delivery fees.

2022 Subaru Outback, features, specs, pricing
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The Premium trim level is a good value, but it's priced just above $30,000 with destination and delivery fees added on. Subaru does advertise cash incentives and discounts from the dealer. You also won't see a rebate offered, and extra incentives from Subaru are extremely rare. It's the best right to cross-shop Subaru retailers for the best deal. And ask for discounts from Subaru.

What sets the 2022 Subaru Outback apart?

KBB says, "This SUV is part crossover and part wagon, making it a unique option. All-wheel drive is standard, as is 8.7 inches of ground clearance for managing more rugged terrain. The new Wilderness trim increases that number to 9.5 inches. The Outback has great standard safety features along with good resale values and a durable interior designed to stand up to family life."

We would add….

Two separate studies ranked the 2022 Outback as one of the best all-wheel-drive cars and SUVs for ice and snow this winter. A recent report from AutoGuide and another from iSeeCars ranked the Outback as an ideal vehicle for driving in severe winter conditions. Click on the red links above for the complete report.

The 2022 Subaru Outback midsize SUV is KBB's top-ten pick as one of the best all-wheel-drive vehicles under $30,000 if you can find one. Subaru Outback inventory is limited now because of the global supply chain issues.

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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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