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Subaru Crosstrek

2018
  • Road Test
  • Predicted Reliability
  • Predicted Owner Satisfaction
The Crosstrek is an appealing option for buyers who don't need the room of a compact SUV. It has better fuel economy, improved ride comfort, and reduced cabin noise compared with the previous generation. The 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine is mated to a continuously variable transmission. This combination gets the job done, but it won't set your heart on fire. But its 29 mpg overall is quite frugal for an AWD vehicle. The Crosstrek has secure handling, though it isn't sporty to drive. The infotainment system is capable and user-friendly. Subaru's optional EyeSight driver-assist system includes automatic emergency braking and lane-departure warning with lane- keeping assist. Other available safety features include blind-spot warning and rear cross-traffic alert.
All Ratings & Reliability
2016-2017
2016 Redesign Year
Subaru Crosstrek 2017
The Crosstrek is a small quasi-SUV version of the Impreza hatchback, with a raised ride height that gives it enough clearance to slosh through deeply rutted roads. It may appeal to those people who live at the end of a dirt road and don't want anything big and bulky. The cabin is rather noisy, the ride is stiff, and the 148-hp, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine occasionally has to work hard, but fuel economy is a gratifying 26 mpg. The costlier Hybrid barely improves on that, at 28 mpg. At least the Hybrid version, discontinued in 2017, is a little quieter and sounds less strained. Either way, the regular Impreza hatch may be a better choice: It's quieter, quicker, cheaper, and better riding.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2017 N/A N/A
2016 $19,800 - $22,325 $17,150 - $19,650