New Subaru Forester Is The Only SUV Under $26,000 Rated To Last At Least 15 Years
The 2021 Subaru Forester is now rated the Compact SUV category's best value under $26,000 to last at least 15 years. A new study from iSeeCars says that Forester earns the most likely to reach 200,000 miles and the only compact SUV under $26,000 in its longest-lasting car rankings. The next two models are the Honda CR-V and Hyundai Santa Fe, both more than $26,000.
What is the price of the new Forester?
The 2021 Subaru Forester MSRP, including destination and delivery, has a starting MSRP of $25,845. The 2020 Honda CR-V starts at $26,270with destination and delivery. The 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe has a starting MSRP of $27,450, including destination and delivery.
While these prices are for base trims, most buyers will opt for the Premium or Sport trims when choosing the Forester. The well equipped Premium starts at $3000 more ($28,845) still under $30,000. The Sport trim pictured above starts at 30,445.
How is the Forester reliability?
In Consumer Reports testing, the 2020 Subaru Forester scored a 3/5 in predicted reliability since its complete makeover in 2019. According to the Car Problems website, the Forester's total number of problems decreased by 75 percent in the 2020 model year. The biggest complaint for the 2019 model year was cracked windshields. New models typically improve in reliability in years after a complete redesign.
According to Consumer Reports, the Forester should be on your shopping list. Overall, Consumer Reports ranks the 2020 Subaru Forester the number one model among sixteen compact SUVs. Forester scored high in five areas; reliability, fuel mileage, performance, safety, and owner satisfaction.
Forbes recently compiled a list of the top 10 cars most likely to run over 250,000 miles. It's not a surprise the Subaru Forester made the top 5 vehicles list that is most-reliable and able to pile up the miles.
The 2021 Subaru Forester is value-priced, and it's a vehicle to buy if you plan on keeping it for years. The new study by iSeeCars, says it's the best new car under $26,000 in the compact SUV segment.
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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