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Subaru's Most Budget-Friendly Cars, Ranked

Subaru offers a variety of vehicles in all price ranges, and here are their 10 best budget-conscious, affordable cars.

Subaru is a popular Japanese car manufacturer that never fails when it comes to delivering unique automobiles to its clients. It has branded itself as a car manufacturer for those looking for an active outdoor drive-style. Some of its top-selling automobiles include the Impreza, Legacy, Outback, and the WRX.

There’s one reason why Subaru has a cult-like following comparable only to the Avengers—it develops exactly what its fans want. From all-weather insurance symmetrical all-wheel-drive powertrain, iron-stability, and untamed brutal power crossovers and SUVS to its raging asphalt hog, the WRX STI, and the tame but punchy Legacy. Subaru has it all. Are there any budget-friendly Subaru? Well, if you were wondering, here are Subaru’s most budget-friendly cars ranked!

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10 Subaru Tribeca 34,920

The 2020 Subaru Tribeca is the most expensive Subaru, slightly cheaper than the cheapest Audi, which speaks volumes about Subaru’s affordability. The 2020 Subaru Tribeca offers outstanding practicality even though it's not a fun car to drive. It comes with a 3L V-6 engine that produces 256hp. Its powerful engine is mated to a 5-Speed automatic transmission and runs on Subaru’s symmetrical All-Wheel-Drive system.

If you are out for a seven-seater all-wheel-drive vehicle, the 2020 Tribeca makes an awesome choice. Compared to other vehicles in its segment, the 2020 Tribeca doesn’t offer the most comfortable interior and might not be as quirky on the tarmac.

9 Subaru Ascent $33,005

Just like the Tribeca, the 2020 Subaru Ascent makes an awesome family car; it comes with eight seats and Subaru standard symmetrical all-wheel-drive powertrain. It has a roomy cabin with three-row seats that makes it feel more like a mini-van and less of an SUV.

The Ascent comes packed with tech features such as lane assist and automatic emergency braking. This SUV offers a smooth drive experience. However, due to its size, there’s occasional noise from the powertrain. The Ascent is powerful and comes with a 4-cylinder engine with a CVT transmission.

8 2020 Subaru BRZ $29,745

There’s no doubt that modern sports cars have become overly complicated. If you are looking for a practical sports car that offers raw power, then the 2020 BRZ fits the bill. It’s a reprieve thanks to its authentic drive experience. This rear-wheel-drive coupe shares a lot with Toyota 86, a re-awaked legend drift car from the 90s.

The 2020 BRZ comes with a 2L 4-cylinder engine paired with a 6-speed manual transmission system. While it can only seat four-with diminutive rear space, the BRZ is truly comfortable. Its cabin is straightforward and comes standard with dual-zone climate control, heated seats, and a well-customized leather-trimmed upholstery.

7 2020 Subaru WRX $28,395

The Subaru WRX receives much more love than hate, and its one Japanese sports car that refuses to be ignored. There is no amount of words that can express how it feels to drive this gem—only a test drive makes a perfect conclusion. For starters, the WRX wears a rally champion badge of honor.

If a quiet interior makes little sense to you, then you are going to enjoy the sheer amount of thrill this car offers. The 2020 WRX comes with a 4-cylinder turbocharged engine producing 268hp. It’s the perfect tuner car that can be pushed beyond limits.

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6 Subaru Outback $27,655

Like its name, the 2020 Subaru Outback is not a car for the city. The Outback is perfect for the wild outdoors. It has a slightly elevated frame, and drive height, and comes with Subaru’s standard symmetrical all-wheel-drive powertrain. The Outback is the perfect hauler for an adventurer.

If you love your camping, fishing, or Kayaking trips, this is the perfect car to get. There are two variations, one comes with a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine producing 182-hp, the other, an Onyx Edition XT, Limited comes with a 2.4 L Turbocharged engine producing 260hp. It’s a comfortable ride with premium trims and a dual-screen infotainment system. With the Outback, your camping escapades will never be the same.

5 Subaru Forester $25,505

The Subaru Forester is perhaps the most successful SUV from the Japanese manufacturer in America. It comes with Subaru’s standard symmetrical All-Wheel-Drive system and is a jacked-up version of a station wagon. Due to its raised roof, the Forester offers a much roomier cabin and cargo space with a lot more seating space. It has a well-designed interior and comes with Subaru's standard infotainment system.

All Subaru foresters come with the same 2.5 L 4-cylinder engine that produces about 182hp. It’s a perfect off-road vehicle with a great hauling capability. It closely rivals the Kia Sportage, Honda CR-V, and the Mazda CX-5.

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4 Subaru Legacy $23,645

The Subaru Legacy is the only manufacturer’s model that forgoes the active lifestyle of its siblings and takes on a traditional sedan presence. The Legacy is quiet, composed, and shares its powertrain with the 2020 Outback. It’s a dignified car, with a presentable appearance that’s more suitable for a medical conference than a car meet. It comes with a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine producing 182 hp.

If you are looking for more power, you could go in for the more powerful limited version that comes with a 2.4 Turbocharged engine producing 260-hp. It offers improved handling, detailed interior, as well as a dual 7-inch infotainment display.

3 Subaru Crosstrek $23,155

The first thing you notice when you see the 2020 Subaru Crosstrek is its rugged, rough plastic cladding with a slightly lifted stance. It offers a car-like driving experience that can be confused with its smaller sibling, the Impreza. It comes with an all-wheel-drive powertrain, with a 2L 4-cylinder engine or a plug-in hybrid.

The hybrid variant has 17 miles all-electric range. The 2020 Subaru Crosstrek offers a modern SUV experience in a slightly compressed exterior. It has a basic interior that prioritizes function over form.

2 Subaru Impreza $19,480

If you are looking for a high-value Subaru, then the Impreza is your ideal choice. It's practical, reliable, and affordable. It rivals the Mazda 3, and the Prius. The 2020 Impreza comes with Subaru’s standard All-Wheel-Drive powertrain, with two variations either in Sedan or Wagon.

It has a striking design with a roomy and practical interior. It has great crash test ratings and safety features including driver assistance. All the models come with the same 4-cylinder engine with a 5-speed manual transmission or a CVT transmission producing 152hp and 145 lb-ft of torque. The Impreza is the most affordable Subaru in America.

1 Subaru Trezia

For starters, the Trezia is targeted for the Japanese market and not yet in America, but it is by far the most affordable model from the Japanese manufacturer. It shares a similar platform with the Toyota Ractis, yet another model that unpopular in the American market.

The Trezia comes with a 1.3 to 1.4L 4-cylinder engine and offers excellent gas mileage. It’s perfect for the city due to its compressed hatchback design. It's not your normal quirky Subaru and is nothing to write home about. The Trezia is a humble, affordable car, best for getting you from one point to another.

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