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It’s pretty well known that Subaru makes solid SUVs. That’s a huge part of its reputation. So perhaps it’s no surprise that two Subarus make iSeeCars’ list of the top small SUVs. Let’s take a look at why both the 2022 Subaru Outback and 2022 Subaru Forester make the list of the Best Small and Compact SUVs for 2022.

A pale green 2022 Subaru Outback driving on the beach.
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The 2022 Subaru Outback has a perfect safety score

To determine its list of the top SUVs, iSeeCars analyzed the data from millions of vehicles. It used its own research as well as information from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The NHTSA is a non-profit organization that performs crash tests and other safety evaluations to help consumers make informed decisions about the vehicles they’re going to purchase as well as to stay on top of the safety of their vehicles.

The 2022 Subaru Outback has a perfect 10.0 for its safety score. The NHTSA gives the Subaru Outback five stars as well as the front driver side. The front passenger side gets only four stars. In addition, the Outback gets an 8.4 for reliability and an 8.0 for value.

The 2022 Subaru Forester has a great safety and value score

Like the 2022 Subaru Outback, the 2022 Subaru Forester has a perfect 10.0 for safety. It has even better safety scores from the NHTSA than the Outback. It has five stars for the overall front rating as well as the front driver side. In addition, the Forester has five stars for the front passenger side.

The Subaru Forester also has other great ratings. iSeeCars gives it an 8.7 for its overall score, as well as an 8.1 for reliability. In addition, the Forester gets an 8.1 for its value retention score.

Both the Outback and Forester have affordable prices

The 2022 Subaru Forester has a more affordable price than the 2022 Subaru Outback, yet both are reasonably priced. This means there’s a Subaru for a wide range of price points. The 2022 Subaru Forester price starts at $25,195 but the Forester Premium will cost you $28,195. Both the base model Subaru Forester and the Premium come with the Key Features, which include driver assistance technology, a multimedia system that’s compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and a rear-seat reminder system.

The 2022 Subaru Outback price starts at $26,495. There are a whopping eight trim levels available in the 2022 Outback, which gives you tons of options to get exactly what you want. The base model comes with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 182 hp and 176 lb-ft of torque. It also has 17-inch alloy wheels, two 7-inch touchscreens, and is compatible with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. All 2022 Subaru Outbacks come with all-wheel drive. As far as safety equipment, the 2022 Subaru Outback includes adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, and lane keeping assist.

Both the 2022 Subaru Outback and 2022 Subaru Forester are excellent SUVs. It’s no surprise that they’re both ranked in the top 5 SUVs. If you’re in the market for a new SUV you can’t go wrong with either the Subaru Outback or the Subaru Forester.