An updated study from Consumer Reports (by subscription) ranks the 2022 models of SUVs best for new car shoppers and says their top picks are SUVs “without the bargain and you won’t regret buying them.” The 2022 Subaru Crossstroke, the Forester’s compact SUV, and Outback midsize SUV score best in class.
Best use and controls
The 2022 Subaru Crosstrek has been rated as the best car in the small SUV segment. Other top picks are Kia Sportage and Nissan Murano. Take a look at 2022 Crosstrek pricing, features, and model guide here.
Says CR, “The Crosstrek’s controls are logical and well-placed. The center console area has two screens; the lower screen is for the infotainment system, and the screen mounted at the top of the dashboard displays vehicle data. Standard Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are appreciated and make The really easy-to-use infotainment system is even better.”
Where can Crosstrek be improved?
Says CR, “It’s annoying that the climate control temperature display disappears a few seconds after the driver sets it. There’s also a multifunction display in the center of the instrument cluster. It shows fuel economy and vehicle trip information, but it’s a bit tricky to switch from During “.
The 2022 Subaru Crosstrek, Forester, and Outback all score number one. The 2022 Subaru Crosstrek achieves the best compact SUV in outward vision; The 2022 Forester is the best in the compact SUV segment, while the 2022 Outback is the best in the mid-size SUV segment.
“The Crosstrek’s view, front, side, and rear, is generally good,” says CR. “Slender front roof pillars, tall front side windows, and reasonably large rear window contribute to good visibility.”
Where can Crosstrek be improved?
But the high beltline, tapered rear side windows, and lumpy rear roof pillars create some big blind spots when you turn your head. A rear triple rear window and Blind Spot Warning (BSW) help compensate for penetrating visibility straight back when backing out of a parking spot in traffic. Traffic,” says CR.
The 2022 Subaru Forester ranks as the best compact SUV in the exterior view. Says CR, “The Forester may look like a box on wheels, but this shape gives it several advantages: good headroom, plenty of cargo space, and incredible visibility. It has one of the best outside views of any vehicle we’ve tested. Each roof pillar is slim The windshield and side glass are large.
Where can Forrester improve?
“The side mirrors are low, so it’s easy to see pedestrians and cars at intersections,” says CR. “The rear window is also large, but the headrests can block the view somewhat.”
The Subaru Outback 2022 is the best mid-size SUV in the outside world. Says CR, “The Outback offers one of the most airy exterior views of any car on the market. It starts with a high SUV-like height and slightly elevated seating position, which contributes to the great view over the hood. But the slender pillars as well as the tall, tall side windows” The hinterland gives an excellent outside view.”
CR has nothing but good to say about the Outback. Says CR, “Other useful elements include the triangular front windows, which make it easier for the driver to see around the side mirrors to spot vehicles or pedestrians at intersections, along with a massive third side window to mitigate the rear three quarter blind spots. Finally, the extra-large rear window” .
The best comfort in the back seat
The 2022 Subaru Crosstrek also scored the best compact SUV in back-seat comfort, and the 2022 Forester in the compact SUV class.
The 2022 Subaru Crosstrek is the best in the small SUV segment. Says CR, “The Crosstrek is a well-rounded SUV that treats back-seat passengers very well. It’s reliable, quiet, has easy-to-use controls and doors that swing wide, making it very easy to get in. The rear seat offers plenty of room, even for passengers with two legs.” Long rides, plenty of headroom, nicely shaped seat and good thigh support. There is more than enough room for two adults to travel comfortably on long trips.”
The Subaru Forester ranks among the best compact SUVs. Says CR, “As with most vehicles in this class, the Forester is easy to get into. The rear doors open wide, leaving a large hatch and easy-to-reach seat. Space in the back is spacious, with great headroom, legroom, and legroom. There’s plenty of lower leg support, and the seat circumference facilitates good posture. There’s more than enough room for two adults to travel comfortably on long trips, and three across for short distances isn’t out of the question.”
The quietness of the cabin
Consumer Reports notes that the 2022 Crosstrek isn’t the best but ranks as one of the best small SUVs in cabin quietness. Hyundai Tucson scores best in the compact SUV segment.
The 2022 Subaru Crossstrike small SUV, the 2022 Subaru Forester Compact SUV, and the 2022 Subaru Outback midsize SUV have earned top marks in several recent Consumer Reports ratings. CR says the three SUVs have none of the four significant deal-breaking flaws that make a buyer regret buying.
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Denis Flierl has invested over 30 years in the automotive industry in a consulting role working with every major auto brand. He is a certified member of the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press. Check out our Subaru report covering all models of the Japanese auto industry. More stories can be found on the Torque News Subaru page. Follow Dennis on Facebook, Twitterand Instagram.
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