Which new vehicles are the hottest trending models now? A new report from Edmunds says among the top-10 trending models that grab your attention most now include three Subaru SUVs; the 2022 Subaru Outback midsize SUV, the 2022 Subaru Crosstrek subcompact, and the 2022 Subaru Forester compact in that order.
A recent Kelley Blue Book (KBB) report says the top researched models are now compact SUVs and cars because of the unprecedented rise in gas prices. Even though gas prices have fallen from highs this spring, car shoppers still want fuel-efficient vehicles, and small SUVs are a good choice because of their utility.
The top-10 trending models
Edmunds' ten most researched new vehicles in their ranking are the 2021 Honda CR-V, 2022 Toyota RAV4, 2022 Mazda CX-5, 2021 Honda Passport, 2022 Subaru Outback, 2021 Honda Pilot, 2022 Subaru Crosstrek, 2022 Subaru Forester, Mazda CX-30, and 2022 Honda Civic.
Compact and midsize SUVs are the most-researched segment among new car shoppers this fall. Those shopping for gas-powered vehicles are still thinking more about fuel economy.
The 2022 Subaru Outback and Crosstrek are likely sold out now, so we'll update the information with the 2023 Outback and 2023 Crosstrek model years.
Subaru's Outback is the brand's hottest trending vehicle. The Outback is an excellent choice for drivers who need a car that can handle all terrain and weather conditions.
What does Edmunds say?
"The redesigned 2022 Outback offers plenty of SUV capability and a long list of desirable features."
What is the 2023 Subaru Outback's gas mileage?
The EPA fuel mileage rating of the 2023 Outback XT 2.4-liter turbo is 22/29 city/highway mpg and 25 combined mpg. The estimated fuel economy of the standard 2.5-liter engine is 26/32 mpg city/highway and 28 combined mpg.
The EPA says the 2023 Outback Wilderness gets an estimated 21/26 city/highway mpg and 23 combined mpg.
The Subaru Outback is a versatile midsize SUV that offers standard all-wheel drive and a roomy interior. It's an excellent choice for families who need a safe, reliable car that can handle snow and off-road adventures.
The Subaru Crosstrek is the brand's second most researched model. Subaru Crosstrek is an excellent choice for car shoppers who are looking for a vehicle that is both stylish and practical. This popular Subaru crossover combines the best of both worlds with its stylish design and versatile practicality. If you're interested in a Subaru Crosstrek, check out the model guide here.
What does Edmunds say?
"Compact and capable, the 2022 Subaru Crosstrek is an economical way to explore."
What is the 2023 Subaru Crosstrek's gas mileage?
You can have an all-wheel-drive SUV and still get good fuel efficiency. The Subaru Crosstrek uses direct injection on its new 2.5-liter four-cylinder Boxer engine and gets 27/34 city/highway mpg and 29 combined mpg.
The 2.0-liter engine gets 28/33 mpg and 30 combined mpg with the Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) automatic, contributing to better mileage.
Subaru's popular Crosstrek subcompact SUV has been a top pick for car shoppers since it was first introduced in 2013. The Crosstrek combines the best of both worlds with its stylish design and versatile practicality. It's no wonder why so many people are interested in this vehicle.
The Subaru Forester is the automaker's third most researched SUV. Forester is a compact SUV that offers standard all-wheel drive and a comfortable ride. It's an excellent choice for those who want an SUV's versatility with a smaller vehicle's maneuverability. Subaru's commitment to safety makes the Forester a superb choice for families and adventure seekers alike.
What does Edmunds say?
"Standard all-wheel drive makes the Forester perfect for outdoorsy weekend warriors in any trim."
What is the 2022 Subaru Forester's gas mileage?
The refreshed 2022 Subaru Forester compact SUV comes with standard all-wheel drive and gets an EPA estimated 29 combined mpg and 26/33 city/highway mpg. A 2.5-liter four-cylinder Boxer engine powers the Forester.
These are just a few reasons why the 2002 Outback, 2022 Subaru Crosstrek, and 2022 Forester are so popular among shoppers. All three models are a great option if you're looking for a safe, reliable, and capable car. The 2023 Subaru models should also be hot picks for shoppers this fall.
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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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