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Subaru Crosstrek

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2019
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2019 Subaru Crosstrek Ratings & Reliability
The Crosstrek is an appealing option for buyers who don't need the room of a compact SUV but want much of the versatility. It delivers good fuel economy, impressive ride comfort, and feels substantial compared with its peers. Its handling is competent and enjoyable. The 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine is mated to a continuously variable transmission; this combination works fine, and gets 29 mpg overall, which is quite good. A plug-in hybrid version is also available. It has a 17-mile mostly electric range (mild acceleration will make the gas engine kick in), and we got 33 mpg overall when it operated as a regular hybrid. But the Hybrid’s high cost and slim mileage improvement doesn’t make it a good value. The infotainment system is easy to use. We highly recommend the optional EyeSight driver assist system that includes automatic emergency braking and lane departure warning with lane keeping assist.
2018
2018 Redesign Year
Subaru Crosstrek 2018
Subaru originally created the Crosstrek by essentially dressing up an Impreza hatchback like an SUV. The new Crosstrek reflects the improvements already seen on the redesigned Impreza. Both received new safety features and enhanced handling and ride comfort. The engine and transmission are also remodeled. The 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine has been lightened and given more power, while the continuously variable automatic transmission has been fine-tuned to assist with power yet improve fuel economy. And to add to the rough-and-ready personality of the Crosstrek, it will have hill-descent control for restricting speed down steep hills without potentially locking the brakes. EyeSight, Subaru’s driver-assist technology, will be available with features that include adaptive cruise control, automatic precollision braking, and lane-departure warning with lane-keeping assist. Optional safety features include blind-spot warning and rear cross-traffic warning.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2018 $19,925 - $23,475 $18,465 - $22,015
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 $18,025 - $21,075 $16,565 - $19,615
2016 $16,975 - $18,625 $14,650 - $17,100