2022 Subaru Outback, 2022 Subaru Crosstrek
Denis Flierl's picture

Vincentric Says Subaru Is Now The Best CPO Value SUV Brand With Two Hot Models

Vincentric says Subaru is the best CPO Value SUV Brand and the Subaru Outback and Subaru Crosstrek are the best in the segment. See what it means for SUV shoppers.
Advertisement

Every year, Vincentric gives car shoppers an idea of what certified pre-owned (CPO) models offer the best value and are the lowest cost to own. Vincentric announced its 2022 Best CPO Value in America Awards, and Subaru is the overall SUV Brand award winner. The 2022 Subaru Outback and 2022 Crosstrek Hybrid win individual SUV awards.

The 2022 Subaru Outback and 2022 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid get individual segment awards because they have lower than expected ownership costs. The Subaru Outback takes home the award for the fifth consecutive year, and Crosstrek wins for the first time.

2022 Subaru Outback, 2022 Subaru Crosstrek
photo credit: Competition Subaru

To get the Vincentric Best CPO Value in America award, they measured Outback and Crosstrek's cost of ownership using eight different cost factors; depreciation, fees and taxes, financing, fuel economy, insurance, maintenance, opportunity cost, and repairs.

The Subaru Outback earned the Vincentric Best CPO Value in America award in the Midsize SUV segment. Vincentric gave the Outback award for having the lowest maintenance, insurance, and operating costs in its class.

2022 Subaru Outback, 2022 Subaru Crosstrek
photo credit: Competition Subaru

The Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid received the Vincentric Best CPO Value in America award in the EV/PHEV SUV segment. Along with its stablemate Outback, the Crosstrek plug-in hybrid also has the lowest operating, insurance, and maintenance costs in its class.

Should you buy a new or pre-owned Outback or Crosstrek?

While Vincentric awards the best certified pre-owned models, the Subaru brand has the highest resale and retained value of any automaker. Subaru cars have the best resale value and retained value awards in 2021 from J.D. Power, ALG, and Kelly Blue Book.

For 2022 Vincentric says Subaru is the best CPO brand for SUVs, and the Subaru Outback and Subaru Crosstrek win individual awards for the best Midsize SUV and best EV/PHEV SUV, respectively.

So while a used Subaru is a good value, it may be best to buy a new 2022 Subaru Outback, Crosstrek, or Forester model. You'll likely only pay a few thousand dollars more and drive a new model. And in the current new car environment, some used Subaru all-wheel-drive vehicles cost more than a new model. Read the complete report below.

You Might Also Like: Report - A Used Subaru Crosstrek And Other Models Now Cost More Than A New Model

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.

Subaru Report - We’ve got you covered! Check back tomorrow for more unique, informative SUBARU news, reviews, and previews you can trust.

Leave your comments below, share the article with friends and tweet it out to your followers!

Photo credit: Subaru USA


Subscribe to Torque News on YouTube.


Follow Torque News on YouTube, Twitter and Facebook.