The Most Popular SUVs - Subaru Forester, Outback Are Outsold By 10 Hot Models
The twenty-five most popular new SUVs in the U.S. include diverse models. The 2022 Subaru Forester and 2022 Subaru Outback are included in the top twelve models. Where does the 2022 Subaru Crosstrek rank with the best?
The twenty-five models ranked by sales were skewed by lack of inventory because of the global supply chain issues, and some automakers had more microchips than others. Tiny Subaru was hit the hardest of any automaker, but the 2022 Forester and 2022 Outback still made it in the top twelve most significant volume models.
The twelve most popular SUVs
The best-selling SUVs are the Toyota RAV4 (407,739 units sold) followed by the Honda CR-V (361,271), Nissan Rogue, (285,605), Jeep Grand Cherokee (264,444), Toyota Highlander (264,128), Ford Explorer (219,871), Jeep Wrangler (204,610), Tesla Model Y (190,395), Mazda CX-9 (168,383), Chevrolet Equinox (165,323), Subaru Forester (154,723), and Subaru Outback (154,623).
The 2022 Forester arrives now with a refresh, and Subaru could have sold more of the outgoing models if retailers could get their hands on more of the compact SUVs. The Forester is Subaru of America’s top-selling model and outsold the Outback by just 100 models.
The 2022 Subaru Outback is technically a wagon, but with 8.7-inches of ground clearance and standard all-wheel-drive, it is considered a midsize SUV. The Outback has the versatility of an SUV but has the driving dynamics of a car. It continues to be the most popular wagon/crossover in America.
The Subaru Forester and Outback outsold 12 popular models
The Forester and Outback outsold twelve popular SUVs, including the Hyundai Tucson (150,949 units sold), Ford Escape (145,415), Toyota 4Runner (144,696), Honda Pilot (143,062), Honda HR-V (137,090), Chevrolet Traverse (116,250), Lexus RX (115,320), Hyundai Santa Fe (112,071), Volkswagen Tiguan (109,743), Ford Bronco Sport (108,169), Chevrolet Tahoe (106,030), and Kia Sportage (94,601).
The hot Subaru Crosstrek was number eighteen on the top twenty-five most popular models list, with 127,466 delivered to customers. The Crosstrek Sport and Limited trims were upgraded with a new 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with 30 additional horsepower that provides strong performance.
What will the new model inventory be like in 2022?
Subaru of America has ongoing challenges with the low inventory of the 2022 Subaru Forester, 2022 Outback, and 2022 Crosstrek SUVs. Customers should contact their local retailer for delivery schedules and ordering a new model.
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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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