Subaru Crosstrek is most affordable Compact SUV! The Kelley Blue Book 5-Year Cost to Own Awards recognize new vehicles and brands with the lowest project cost of ownership for new cars for the initial five-year ownership period. Rank is based on Kelley Blue Book’s 5-Year Cost to Own data, which evaluates depreciation, fuel costs, financing, insurance, and state fees, as well as scheduled maintenance and repairs.
Subaru was named the the best brand in the 5-Year Cost to Own awards. KBB writes: “Subaru has been on a roll. Last year it again posted record sales and the popularity of its products is the envy of the industry. A testament to that popularity is the fact that Subaru runs the tightest inventories in the business. Subaru models just don’t sit on dealership lots for long. That desirability translates to excellent resale value and that’s where Subaru shines. But beyond that, Subaru also has product attributes, like standard all-wheel drive in virtually all its models, great fuel economy, and the kind of quality, reliability and durability that help keep maintenance costs low. With safety features like Subaru EyeSight and Driver Focus, you can be assured that the company is working diligently to also keep insurance costs in check. Great products, affordable pricing, good resale and built-in safety all contribute to Subaru clinching the top brand spot in this year’s 5-Year Cost to Own Awards.”
“We are extremely proud to receive the distinguished 2019 Kelley Blue Book 5-Year Cost to Own Award in both overall brand and vehicle categories,” said Thomas J. Doll, President and CEO, Subaru of America, Inc. “These awards highlight our goal to produce best-in-class vehicles that are a great value for our customers and a source of pride and excitement for our company.”
Kelley Blue Book’s automotive experts rave about the Subaru Crosstrek: “When you need something with a wide spectrum of qualities, check out the Crosstrek. The security of all-wheel drive is enhanced by fuel economy, that much-loved high driving position, versatility when carrying people and/or cargo, refined driving manners, and Subaru’s superb reliability. And if a plug-in hybrid-SUV inspires you, we wholeheartedly recommend that you test the new Crosstrek Hybrid.”