Which four-wheel drive Subaru vehicles are the best? Motor Trend’s Ultimate Car Ranking for the Second Half of 2022 Says the Recently Updated 2023 Subaru Outback and 2023 Crosstrek score best-in-class awards.
The 2022 Subaru Forester and the 2023 Subaru Ascent were not forgotten; they are top ranked by M/T and the runner-up ranks best in class, and the Subaru Impreza 2023 and 2023 Subaru Legacy rank third in their class.
2023 Subaru Outback is the #1 best-ranked mid-sized SUV
The 2023 Subaru Outback ranks number one in the mid-sized SUV segment, with a Motor Trend rating of 8.8/10. M/T says: “When is an SUV not an SUV? If it is the Subaru Outback. This vehicle resembles a high-riding station wagon, but it has long been a favorite among crossover shoppers. The Outback has been around since the mid-century. 1990, and the current generation debuted in 2020. Subaru is applying several updates for 2023 to keep the Outback a top competitor.”
What is the price of the Outback 2023?
The Outback 2023 gets a price increase and the trim levels are; the base version costs $29,620 (+$800), Premium ($31,920 + $900), New Onyx Edition with a 2.5-liter engine ($34,720), Limited ($36,520 + $1,050), Touring ($41,070 + $1,700), Outback Wilderness ($39,670 + $800), Onyx Edition XT ($39,820 + $2,800), Limited XT ($40,920 + $1,050) and Touring XT ($43,520 + $1,700). The price includes $1,225 destination and delivery fees.
2023 Subaru Crosstrek is the #1 best-ranked subcompact SUV
The 2023 Subaru Crosstrek ranks number one in the subcompact SUV segment with an M/T rating of 9.2/10. Motor Trend says the Crosstrek is “something of a reverse halo car for Subaru. This small crossover is the brand’s entry-level SUV and has become an icon with its fun color options, rugged styling and elevated ride height.”
M/T says: “The news for the Crosstrek 2023 is a Special Edition trim. Based on the Premium trim, the Crosstrek Special Edition adds dark exterior accents, red interior accents and a larger 8.0-inch touchscreen.”
What is the price of the Crosstrek 2023?
All 2023 Subaru Crosstrek trim levels will receive a $600 price increase, including destination and delivery charges.
The 2023 Subaru Crosstrek is now available in six trim levels for US customers. The base trim costs $24,870, Premium, ($26,020), Special Edition ($27,970), Sport ($29,220), Limited ($30,720) and Crosstrek Hybrid ($38,070). Prices include destination and delivery charges ($1,225).
2022 Forester is the #2 best-ranked compact SUV
The Forester SUV 2022 ranks number two in the compact SUV segment with an M/T score of 8.8/10. M/T says: “Subaru has refreshed its compact SUV for the 2022 model year, including an updated exterior design and a new off-road trim level.”
What is the price of the 2022 Subaru Forester?
The Forester 2022 is available in six trim levels; The Base Forester starts at $27,070, Premium ($30,070), Sport ($31,640), Limited ($33,750), New Wilderness ($34,695) and Touring ($37,170). Prices include destination and delivery charges ($1,175).
2022 Ascent is the #2 best-ranked 3-Row SUV
The 2023 Ascent SUV ranks number two in the 3-row SUV segment with a Motor Trend score of 8.8/10. M/T says: “Subaru debuted the three-row Ascent SUV for the 2019 model year, and for 2023 it is giving its largest vehicle a mid-cycle update. The latest Ascent adds the best we’ve seen from Subaru in the past few years, including updated design language, a massive vertical touchscreen, and improved safety features.”
What is the price of the Ascent 2023?
The 2023 Subaru Ascent base starts at $35,120 and Premium versions start at $39,180. The Ascent Onyx Edition starts at $42,520, the upper Limited starts at $42,820, the new Ascent Onyx Edition Limited costs $47,520, and the top trim Touring has a starting MSRP of $49,420. Prices include destination and delivery charges ($1,225).
Why are the 2023 Subaru Outback and 2023 Subaru Crosstrek Motor Trends’ top picks in their category? M/T says: “Standard four-wheel drive, strong safety ratings and good versatility on these models make Subarus popular with diverse demographics.”
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