Subaru Reliability - Forester, Outback, Crosstrek All Score Number One In Class
Does Subaru make reliable cars? For the 2022 model year, Subaru now has four models that score highest in their class, but one model still scores low. According to the latest Consumer Reports' (by subscription) ratings and reliability report, the 2022 Subaru Forester, 2022 Crosstrek, and 2022 Outback are the best SUVs in their category. The 2022 Impreza is best in the small car segment.
Consumer Reports assigns a predicted new-vehicle reliability score to each model on a scale of 1 to 100. Each vehicle's overall score for individual models is based on four key factors: the road test, reliability, owner satisfaction, and safety.
Forester is the number one overall compact SUV
In the competitive compact SUV class, the 2022 Subaru Forester is now ranked the most reliable model you can buy. The refreshed Forester gets a score of 90, the highest of all compact SUVs and best model ranking for any Subaru vehicle.
The 2022 Subaru Forester received a refresh that included a new look with a redesigned front facia, new grille, headlights, fog light covers, new safety technology, and convenience features. You can read the complete model upgrades and trim guide here.
Crosstrek scores the number one subcompact SUV
In the growing subcompact SUV class, the 2022 Subaru Crosstrek is also ranked the most reliable model you can buy. The Crosstrek scores 86, the highest of all subcompact SUVs and second-best model ranking in the Subaru lineup right behind the Forester.
The 2022 Crosstrek will arrive in Subaru showrooms early this year and is a carryover from the 2021 models. If you find a 2021 Crosstrek, it also holds the highest reliability rating.
Outback scores number one in the midsize SUV category
In the midsize (Two-Row) SUV class, the 2022 Subaru Outback is also ranked the most reliable model you can buy. The Outback scores 85, the highest of all midsize SUVs and third-best model ranking in the Subaru lineup.
The 2022 Outback lineup now includes the outdoor enthusiasts' rugged and off-road capable Outback Wilderness trim level.
The Impreza is best in the small car category
The 2022 Subaru Impreza compact sedan and hatchback (81) is also ranked the number one of twelve models in the small car category. The 2022 Subaru Legacy sedan (87) has well-above-average reliability and ranks number two overall in the midsize car category.
The 2022 Subaru Ascent is improving but still gets a low score of 60 in the 3-Row SUV category. 2022 Ascent is getting low marks for the 2019 and 2020 model years with reliability issues. Please read our complete report on the 2022 Ascent reliability outlook here.
The most recent Consumer Reports reliability study for the 2022 model year, the 2022 Subaru Forester, is now ranked the most reliable compact SUV you can buy. The 2022 Subaru Crosstrek scores number one in the subcompact class, and the 2022 Subaru Outback is the best in the midsize SUV category. The 2022 Subaru Impreza scores the best reliability in the small car class.
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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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