IIHS and CR’s Best New and Used Teen Cars – Subaru Scores 4 Top Picks

IIHS and CR's Best New and Used Teen Cars - Subaru Scores 4 Top Picks

The Insurance Institute for Road Safety (IIHS) and Consumer Reports have their best new and used cars for teenage drivers’ recommendations. The 2022 Subaru Outback and Legacy are now chosen as the best new cars for younger drivers. The best used car choices are listed below.

The cars and SUVs picked by the IIHS and Consumer Reports are the best for anyone looking to buy a new vehicle. The IIHS likes cars that help prevent collisions and that the best crash testsand Consumer Reports looks at reliability and road test performance.

The 2022 Subaru Outback mid-sized SUV and 2022 Subaru Legacy sedan are best recommended for teens, as young drivers have a near crash risk. four times higher than older drivers† The two new base Subaru models on the list cost no more than $29,000 including destination.

Cars were also chosen for their weight (over 2,750 pounds), which excludes the smallest vehicles, which tend to be the most vulnerable. Cars must also have a standard forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking and must be a Top Safety Pick or better of the IIHS. They also need the highest five star rating of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

2022 Subaru Outback, Crosstrek, Legacy, Impreza

What is the price of the Outback 2022?

The Outback 2022 is available in eight trim levels; the base trim costs $28,820, Premium ($31,020), Limited ($35,470), Touring ($39,370), Onyx Edition XT ($37,020), new for 2022, Outback Wilderness ($38,870), Limited XT ($39,870) and Touring XT ($41,820). Prices include $1,175 destination and
delivery charge.

What is the price of the 2022 Legacy?

The 2022 Legacy sedan is available in six trim levels. We have included the price increase on each trim after the new pricing. The 2022 midsize sedan starts at $24,490 for the base trim, Premium ($26,740), Sport ($30,285), Limited ($31,440), Limited XT ($35,990) and Touring XT ($37,690). Destination and delivery charges are included in the above prices ($995).

How safe are Subaru vehicles?

Subaru’s vehicles with standard symmetrical four-wheel drive excel in all-weather driving, but the brand is also known for exceptional crash protection and safety record. The Outback and Legacy models are IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus winners.

Why do Subaru models excel in Consumer Reports test scores?

The Subaru Outback and Legacy use a Boxer engine, which provides a unique balance quality that sets the models apart from the competition. Scientifically, balance is the body’s ability to keep its center of gravity above its base of support.

No other car manufacturer offers a four-cylinder boxer engine in all its vehicles. The horizontally opposed design allows the engine to sit low in the chassis, lowering the center of gravity, giving the SUV excellent balance and driving dynamics. A driver can make a mistake in a Subaru vehicle and not be injured because they are generally more stable than other cars and SUVs.

2022 Subaru Outback, Crosstrek, Legacy, Impreza

The best used vehicles for teenagers

The IIHS and Consumer Reports also chose the best used vehicles for teens. The 2013 or newer Subaru Outback (medium car), 2018 or newer Subaru Crosstrek (small car), 2015, 2018-2022 Impreza (small car), and 2013 or newer Legacy (medium car) are the best used vehicle choices.

The Impreza’s used car starting price is $11,000, Crosstrek is $19,900, Legacy is $8,300, and Outback is $8,800.

The 2022 Subaru Outback and Legacy are the top new car choices for teens, according to the IIHS and Consumer Reports. You can view any model test scores on the road here.

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Denis Flierl has invested over 30 years in the automotive industry in an advisory role with every major car brand. He is an accredited member of the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press† Checking out Subaru Report where he handles all models of the Japanese automaker. More stories can be found on the Torque News Subaru page. Follow Dennis on facebookTwitterand Instagram

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