Trucks & SUVs

Only 1 2021 Subaru SUV Missed Out on Consumer Reports Recommendation

For almost seven decades Subaru has been serving customers. Over the years, the Japanese automobile company has developed a phenomenal reputation. Subaru is known for creating practical cars that get consistently good safety ratings. On top of this, Subaru’s models are typically extremely affordable and feasible.

With that being said, fans of Subaru were probably looking forward to the trustworthy brand’s new models that were released for the new year. When it comes to Subaru’s 2021 SUVs, drivers definitely have a lot to be excited about, but there was one of Subaru’s new SUV models that couldn’t quite compete. Take a look at what Consumer Reports shared about Subaru’s 2021 SUVs, and which model fell short. 

Consumer Reports liked the 2021 Subaru Outback 

The Outback’s reputation continues on strongly with the 2021 model. Rated highly, the 2021 Subaru Outback is impressing a lot of drivers. With elevated ground clearance and an array of impressive standard features, the new model is definitely worth checking out.

Plus, the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price begins at just under $27,000. Consumer Reports gave this vehicle an Overall Score of 86, and all signs seem to be pointing toward success when it comes to the 2021 Subaru Outback. 

Is the 2021 Subaru Forester a good car?

Back and better than ever, a Subaru fan-favorite has returned. Drivers probably won’t be too surprised to learn that Consumer Reports named the Forester number one for compact SUVs.

However, despite its compact nature, there is nothing small about the car. The roomy and spacious interior is one of the many perks drivers can look forward to with the 2021 Subaru Forester.

The vehicle’s impressive fuel economy is another benefit of this particular model. Scoring higher than the Outback, the 2021 Subaru Forester definitely wasn’t the Subaru SUV to disappoint. 

The 2021 Subaru Crosstrek proves good SUVs can come in small packages 

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There are a lot of reasons to like the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek. The remarkable braking system and its ability to navigate slippery or muddy areas are two advantages of the new Crosstrek. With another number one spot in the rankings, it is easy to see why so many people love Subaru and their products.

Plus, Subaru’s reputation to deliver affordably priced vehicles can definitely be seen with the 2021 Crosstrek. Customers can expect the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price to begin at just over $22,000. Talk about a good deal.

Similarly to the Outback and Forester, the Crosstrek received an exceptional overall score from Consumer Reports and earned the site’s coveted recommendation.

The 2021 Ascent was the only Subaru SUV to disappointed Consumer Reports

Of the four SUVs put out by Subaru this past year, the Ascent definitely could have done a little better. Consumer Reports‘ score of 60 says a lot. Poor fuel economy and the Ascent’s lackluster agility are just a few of the cons associated with the vehicle’s low score.

Despite earning a Top Safety Pick Plus from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the SUV was still not received well. The Ascent’s less than impressive emissions’ levels seemed to play a role in the automobile’s fate. The three-row SUV may have been a bit of a bust this year, but hopefully, Subaru will be able to make some adjustments down the road. 

Subaru unleashed a slew of highly-anticipated models in the new year, and drivers have a lot of models to look forward to. However, when it comes to the 2021 Subaru Ascent, this SUV was a bit of a let down compared to the other Subaru SUVs that were released.