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Subaru Earns Best Resale Value Award From Kelley


Editor's Note: Be Careful Out There - A Best Resale Means That Sellers Get More But Buyers Pay More

  • Subaru earns Best Resale Value for Crosstrek, Forester, Impreza, and Outback
  • Outback wins segment for sixth time
  • For the second time, Forester wins segment
  • 2021 marks the seventh win for Impreza
Subaru of America, Inc. announced today that the automaker has won four categories in Kelley Blue Book’s 2021 Best Resale Value. The 2021 Subaru Crosstrek, Forester, Impreza, and Outback earned top spots in their respective segments. The Outback SUV secured its sixth segment win, and the seventh for the compact Impreza, over the award’s 19-year history.

2021 Subaru Impreza
Best Resale Value: Compact Car

2021 Subaru Crosstrek
Best Resale Value: Subcompact SUV

2021 Subaru Forester
Best Resale Value: Compact SUV

2021 Subaru Outback
Best Resale Value: Midsize SUV – 2-row

The Best Resale Value Awards recognize 2021 model-year vehicles for their projected retained value through the initial five-year ownership period. Since depreciation (or loss of value) is typically a car-buyer’s primary expense during ownership, these awards, like all of’s new- and used-vehicle information, are designed to help consumers make more informed car-buying decisions.

“We are thrilled to receive the 2021 Best Resale Value Award for Crosstrek, Forester, Impreza, and Outback from Kelley Blue Book,” said Thomas J. Doll, President and Chief Executive Officer, Subaru of America, Inc. “These awards reinforce our commitment to providing customers with vehicles made to the highest standards of safety, reliability, dependability and value.”

Kelley Blue Book’s Best Resale Value Awards are in their 19th year and are based on projections from the Kelley Blue Book® Official Residual Value Guide. Kelley Blue Book® Residual Values are established by experienced automotive analysts who review statistical models built upon millions of transactions. Vehicles that earn the highest five-year residual values, expressed as a percentage of their original Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP), are selected for these prestigious awards. Low-volume vehicles are excluded from award consideration, except in the electric, luxury and sports car categories.

Each vehicle's projected resale value is specific to the 2021 model year. For more information about Kelley Blue Book’s Best Resale Value Awards, please visit