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Subaru Just Raised Outback Destination Fees - We Compare It With The Top SUVs

Automakers are raising destination fees to make extra profit. See how much Subaru increased the 2022 Outback fees and how it compares with other midsize SUVs.

Every automaker adds destination charges to a new vehicle's sticker price, but which car brands have the highest costs? We checked the top 10 midsize SUVs to find out. A recent Consumer Reports study found Stellantis, the company formerly known as Fiat Chrysler, has the highest fees of any brand in America.

The new CR report says that destination fees are on the rise, and the increase is how automakers make extra profit. Torque News looked at the fastest-growing midsize SUV class and checked the top 10 models. We found the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee is the highest in its class. Where does the 2022 Subaru Outback rank?

2022 Subaru Outback features, specs, pricing

Subaru just raised the 2022 Subaru Outback to $1,125, up to $75 for the new model change. Before Subaru increased the designation and delivery fees, the 2021 Outback was the lowest of the top-selling midsize SUVs. While $75 is not a lot pre vehicle, the extra profit for the Japanese automaker can mean over 11 million in revenue from the Outback lineup alone.

See how the 2021 Subaru Outback and 2022 Outback pricing and fees compare with the top-selling midsize SUVs. The other automakers have not released 2022 model year fees. Most car brands will likely also raise destination and delivery on their 2022 models.

2022 Subaru Outback features, specs, pricing

2021 Subaru Outback $1,050
2021 Nissan Murano $1,095
2021 Mazda CX-9 $1,100
2021 Toyota Highlander $1,120
2022 Subaru Outback $1,125
2021 Honda Passport $1,175
2021 Kia Sorento $1,175
2021 Hyundai Santa Fe $1,185
2021 Chevrolet Equinox $1,195
2021 Ford Explorer $1,245
2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee $1,495

Even with the 2022 Subaru Outback increase, other automakers have raised their destination and delivery fees as much as 90 percent (Chrysler, Dodge, and Jeep) for 2021 models; Subaru has kept its costs one of the lowest of any car brand.

What is the price of the 2022 Subaru Outback?

The 2022 Outback comes in eight trim levels; the base trim is priced from $27,845 (+$225), Premium ($30,270 +$175), Limited ($34,720 +$75), Touring ($38,620 +$75), Onyx Edition XT ($36,270 +$75), new for 2022, Outback Wilderness ($38,120), Limited XT ($39,120 +$75), and Touring XT ($41,070 +$75). Pricing includes $1,125 destination and increase of $75 over the previous year.

When Torque News gives pricing on any Subaru model, we always include destination fees, so customers know the actual price. The 2022 Subaru Outback, manufactured in Lafayette, Indiana, still has lower destination and delivery fees than most other midsize SUVs.

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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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