Subaru has once again sprinkled its Outback dust on the Impreza hatchback, creating a pseudo-SUV to satisfy weekday commuters and weekend adventurers. Don't be fooled by the modest design changes -- both inside and out -- from the first-generation Crosstrek.
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Overall Owner Satisfaction

Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:

Driving Experience

Includes acceleration and handling

What Owners Say

"Very responsive."

E C., KS (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"your review indicated the acceleration of the vehicle might be an issue. I have found that not an issue at all"

Richard G., CA (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"Handles great, acceleration a bit tough on hills but who really needs to go fast up hills?"

Anonymous, OR (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"Good acceleration and agile handling for an all wheel drive."

John K., CT (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"Local dealership not a "chain". It sits higher than traditional passenger cars."

Anonymous, FL (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"For it's size, I feel the engine is more than capable and is also very responsive. There have been many reviewers who complain about it's lack of acceleration from 0-60, but for a majority of driver's who won't be taking this car to the racetrack, you wouldn't even think about it. You're not buying a high-end sports car, it's a compact crossover."

Jeffrey W., IA (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"The EyeSight adaptive cruise control system accelerate/decelerate toggle switch operates in a non-standard fashion. Each tap of the switch increases or decreases the vehicle speed to the nearest 5 mph increment. If you want to increase or decrease your speed in 1 mph increments, you must hold the switch and watch the speed setting on the instrument panel until you reach your desired speed. This "feature" appears to only be a part of the EyeSight adaptive cruise control system. Non-EyeSight equipped 2018 Crosstreks do not appear to behave in this manner."

Peter D., CT (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"Acceleration is not what i’m Used to. I had a turbo Acura and Ford ecoboost in my previous cars. While acceleration is not what i’m Used to, the ride and driving is far superior to my Ford Escape."

Tresa G., IN (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"Maybe a little under-powered but it still accelerates OK and I never feel unsafe if I need to accelerate. I don't know if this fits here, but I don't care for the cruise control, it doesn't seem to hold a constant speed as well as my previous and much older 2000 Camry."

Anonymous, MD (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"Very good for a practical crossover. Not for racing, which is not its purpose"

Anonymous, MA (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"The intrusion of outside sound is the one thing that absolutely needs improvement… along with the annoying fact that every time we start the car the sound system comes on."

Anonymous, SC (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"I am terribly unhappy that this car completely shut down on the highway in rush hour traffic due to a ‘software’ issue...I haven’t even made my first payment. It has 1200 miles!"

Anonymous, MA (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"It's all that I need for my everyday driving. Acceleration from the stop sign isn't amazing, but it's not a sports car. I am very pleased with the EyeSight system and the lane control. I have actually avoided an accident with the EyeSight system in the 4 1/2 months I've had my car. Steering is very comfortable and maneuverability is excellent"

Milissa A., CA (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"Handles better than any other car I've ever driven, including our previous 2013 Crosstrek"

Anonymous, NY (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"This car has good power and handles very well."

Anonymous, CT (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"Car handles well and accelerates nicely. There is enough power for passing on roads, hills and highway. Handling is great, in all kind of conditions, in both summer and winter."

Luiz A., BC (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"It is not a performance car but it has adequate performance for acceleration and is fairly nimble. It also is quite fuel efficient achieving much better fuel economy then the EPA suggests, especially on the highway!"

Dave M., PA (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"It needs a little more Hp, acceleration is a little slow"

Anonymous, NY (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"The vehicle accelerates nicely when engaged from a standstill, but then quickly settles in. Acceleration is not as pronounced when engaging at higher speeds. Handling is very good for a small crossover."

Keith B., OH (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"It accelerates really quickly. I barley need to tap on the brakes to get it stop and the handling (going in and out of traffic) is awesome."

Dennis F., NY (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"The acceleration is not smooth. When I'm trying to go uphill on the freeway, for example, I really have to punch the gas peddle to get it to increase the RPM's to 3000 to 4000 RPM's to get it moving up the hill."

Anonymous, CA (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"The Crosstrek is fun to drive but I get too much engine noise. Particularly when accelerating above 2000 RPM there is low pitched engine noise which should not be there. I plan to pursue this with the dealer."

Anonymous, IN (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"This is the best riding car I have ever owned"

Anonymous, FL (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"Excellent. Really responsive, giving feeling of good control and handling."

Michael L., WA (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"Safety features, responsiveness"

Anonymous, WI (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"Great car."

Anonymous, MI (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"Smooth, quiet ride. X-Drive for slippery winter conditions. Transmission is well suited for mountain driving on dry roads or snow-packed roads"

Anonymous, CO (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"Acceleration isn't as smooth as we'd hoped for. Shifting (we have an automatic) is jerky. . . . Handling is fine. Our Crosstrek really holds the road in wet weather. Because the car is considerably higher than the sedans we've driven in the past, it tends to be buffeted more by side winds when crossing bridges over San Francisco Bay."

Anonymous, CA (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"Not enough power"

Joe L., BC (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"Acceleration and braking are both uneven and not smooth."

Keith M., WA (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"Impressed with the CVT. I have driven many rental cars with CVTs and this one is much better."

Anonymous, AZ (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"It’s quiet and gets excellent mileage."

Ken J., KY (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"It's a great car and handles well. Acceleration on hills can be a little slow, but not so bad if you do t live in a mountainous area."

Anonymous, CT (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"Handling is crisp. Steering is quite tight and responsive. Brakes work extremely well. Acceleration is nothing to brag about, but it is adequate."

Michael M., PA (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"The Eyesight assisted driving is amazing. Ina very dangerous situation, the auto stopping control of brakes likely saved us from having an accident. I will never buy another car again without a system like this."

Anonymous, SD (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"This is the best driving, best handling car I have ever owned. Some concern because review implied it was under powered. Not an issue. Feels like it has great structural integrity, quiet, solid."

Anonymous, MO (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"great response to steering and handling."

Anonymous, DE (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"The handling off the road is admirable. There has been no situation or road condition in which we were not confident in its handling. The acceleration is more than adequate in both city and highway driving. The engine has a slight "roar" when accelerating hard but I like it. It is like driving a porsche, sound wise"

Anonymous, MD (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"The Crosstrek drives and handles very well. The best thing about this car."

Anonymous, GA (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"Overall fun to drive but needs a turbo option."

Anonymous, NC (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"Let me put it this way: My husband, who has always loathed automatics, likes this automatic. The CVT is amazing."

Kathleen A., IN (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"doesn't have the best acceleration"

Landis L., IA (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"Handles responsively with adequate acceleration."

Anonymous, NJ (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"All weather handling, responsiveness is superb with plenty of “pep‿ to keep up in traffic...all around a great car."

Anonymous, MN (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"Solid ride, good handling, not as truck-like as our Forester"

Anonymous, OH (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"Solid 4wheel experience"

Anonymous, PA (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"Very good acceleration and handling."

Bruce D., IN (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"I feel very confident in extreme weather - especially snow. It holds the road."

Anonymous, BC (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"Love the manual transmission"

Anonymous, IA (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"The engine had been tweaked (the fuel delivery system), in that in comparison with our previous Crosstrek, great strides in accelerating was made. Doesn’t seem like the same engine..."

Chester C., OR (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"Poor acceleration and “throttle tip in‿. With the quick throttle tip in it seems like you have adequate power, but you actually don’t. A second engine option like a 1.8 liter turbocharged 3-Cylinder would make this car a standout, as the handling is better than expected."

Anonymous, NV (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"Car drive and handles well. Cabin is quiet, and you do not hear or feel the road transmitted into the cabin. The engine is peppy, but it won't set any speed records. It accelerates smoothly, and the CVT does a great job of keeping the car in the proper power band. The car is nimble, but it is not a sports car by any means. It handles light off roading well."

Scott H., GA (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"Very good handling for a small SUV."

K P., MD (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"Needs more powerful engine."

Anonymous, NJ (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"Very responsive steering handles very well. Acceleration is adequate for my needs but wouldn't win any races."

Ernest B., NH (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"The car handle extremely good. It gives me a lot of confidence, especially in bad weather and flooded roads. And I have had a lot of fun taking in on muddy roads. For acceleration I enjoy it more when I use the paddle shifters so that the vehicle downshifts when I want it to."

Luis S., PR (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"The CVT is a bit rough at startup with some jerking motion. Does not coast freely. City driving is very sure and fun. Engine noise is loud on acceleration."

Barry S., PA (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"Plenty of power for everyday needs. Excellent highway economy. Super traction for Minnesota winters. Sporty looks."

D C., MN (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"The car handles well and absorbs most bumps on the road. However, it does feel a bit underpowered. It would be nice if power could be increased a bit without affecting fuel economy which is really good for a crossover/SUV."

Quan P., CA (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"Load road noise"

Anonymous, AZ (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"Drivability"

Anonymous, WA (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"Safety features are wonderful- Lane departure alerts, backup cameras, "auto braking", adaptive speed control, all work well"

Jim W., OR (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"zippy 4 cylinder - takes turns well - fantastic safety features with eyesight system (blind spot radar and automatic slow down or stop)"

Neil S., NY (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"Good response for the smaller 4 cylinder engine. Easy to drive and fun to drive. Excellent fuel economy."

Anonymous, WA (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"Fine"

Anonymous, IL (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"Acceleration and handling are exceptional"

Anonymous, OH (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"Handling is fantastic - very responsive/stable. Acceleration is rather weak - but I do get excellent mileage in return."

Anonymous, NJ (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"weak acceleration, no power to get going"

Gregory C., CA (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"The car handles the road very well both for local driving and on the highway. Acceleration is good when pulling on to highways."

Anonymous, NY (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"Cross trek is extremely responsive even at higher speeds."

Anonymous, NJ (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"While the acceleration measures don't stand out, the car never feels sluggish. Because of the active torque vectoring and 4WD, you don't feel understeer or oversteer. I like the handling especially on curvy hilly roads. Handling feels very well thought out, nicely balanced and always in control. Even with the car fully loaded with camping gear and bicycles, it handles more carlike than SUV like."

Peter M., NY (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"This is a great car with excellent traction and handling but it is seriously underpowered"

Mark G., NE (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"Excellent acceleration and handling, traded in a BMW 3 series and can't tell the difference"

Doug F., FL (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"Overall, pleased w the car, but it surges at low speed"

Norman R., CA (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"For a four cylinder car, it has a lot of pep to it. But when accelerating to get onto a highway, for example, the engine is really noisy and revs extremely high. The handling is superb."

Jay D., MA (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"It is a tiger in snow and other hazardous weather conditions."

Anonymous, WV (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"Car performs well, good positive road handling."

Anonymous, SC (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"Not exactly a problem (yet) but I have noticed that at low speed (especially when the engine hasn’t warmed up) the drive system is not perfectly smooth. It seems to stutter along."

Roberta J., SC (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"Acceleration is much better than I expected. It handles well, and the EyeSight functions, while they can be annoying at times, are generally very useful."

Anonymous, PA (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"Accelerates well. It is an easy car to handle. No hesitation when moving out into traffic."

Louisa M., NC (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"The car is very jerky when doing a slow acceleration at slow speeds. Dealer tech says the CVT is still learning my driving style and should clear up by 10K miles. The jerkiness is twice as bad with the A/C on."

Anonymous, WI (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"Very good gas mileage, and decent performance, always able to keep up with traffic."

A A., KS (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"Compared to the Subaru Forester, the ride is outstanding. The passenger does not feel like she is in a ship on the sea!"

Anonymous, DC (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"AWD system"

Anonymous, WI (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"Handling is great with 4 wheel drive. Only complaint is the acceleration could be a bit more robust. Not sure why Subaru doesn't offer a turbo version like they do in Europe."

Don P., TN (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"My Crosstrek handles well and the acceleration is perfect for my driving experience."

Dorine D., NY (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"Still sluggish Needs a little more power"

Anonymous, NY (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"awd system"

Anonymous, WI (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"I will just hold having to drive 350km of North Ontario backroads, at night, through a severe winter storm that closed highways ... and felt pretty confident doing so."

Brian E., ON (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"The torque and gearing make the most of the modest power in daily driving. Handling is excellent and a cut above the previous generation Cross Trek which this replaced."

Kenneth S., CA (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"Safety features . Eyesight system, Apple car play"

Anonymous, NY (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"Handles deep snow like a dream. Acceleration is just acceptable, but I know I’m going to get there."

Don S., AZ (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"This car is AMAZING in snow, ice and mud! The AWD is constant, not on demand so traction is thrilling! There is good clearance on a fairly short wheel base so I can take it out on rough mountain roads with no problem. There are a couple of manual overrides when my roads get really rough that help me go slowly downhill without riding the brakes and keep it in low gears to navigate rough terrain. It is quiet, smooth and the built in eyeballs give me 360 safety warnings. The lights turn with my steering so I don't turn into blind spots. Cruise control adjusts automatically with traffic. Headlights will self regulate bright to dim with traffic. There are virtually no blind spots and the eyeballs help me with what little blind spots there are. It accellerates quickly yet gets great gas mileage. I absolutly LOVE driving this car!!!"

Annie B., MT (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"The Crosstrek is a good all city car but on the highway it is grossly under powered. Our experience on over the road trips in cruise control is the engine does not have the power to maintain speed going up hills, not even steep ones. Our Crosstrek has the CTV transmission but the car is sluggish if you need to get off the line at a traffic light. My Crosstrek is currently in the shop for electrical problems and it's been in the shop for 8 days and I don't know when I'm going to get it back. I wouldn't buy another Crosstrek."

Anonymous, KS (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"I absolutely despise the fake shifting that Subaru has added to the CVT equipped models. I keep thinking something is wrong with the engine since the RPMs change so much. It is annoying to know that acceleration would be much smoother if this silly marketing ploy hadn't been added to the car. I blame CR for this ridiculous feature since on multiple occasions CR complained about engine drone in Subaru models. At the very least, Subaru should make this a push-button option so that the ignorant masses that don't understand how a CVT works can be satisfied by the engine RPM constantly varying."

Anonymous, CO (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"Adaptive cruise control is wonderful. Lane maintenance is okay. Backup warning is great."

Anonymous, CA (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"The four cylinder boxer engine has some low end torque and it accelerates pretty well from a stop. While not a performance car in any way, the driving experience is engaging, particularly when pushed. The Subaru CVT feels better than anticipated in terms of driving dynamics and engine noise. Manual mode works well to mimic a standard automatic."

Anonymous, VA (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"CVT excellent in congested driving situations. Blind spot warning very helpful"

Anonymous, ON (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"hesitation on turns very annoying...seems to be getting a little better"

Anonymous, CA (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"It could use more power and be a little quieter."

Anonymous, WA (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"over all great!"

Anonymous, IL (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"Overall, this car is fun to drive, all things considered - price, equipment, size. It handles well, steering is very responsive and braking is excellent. The only thing I would like to see improved is the acceleration, but I knew what to expect when it was purchased based on CR reviews so I was not really disappointed."

William R., NH (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"Low horsepower, and A/C cuts out at very low acceleration"

Anonymous, AZ (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"I truly love to drive this car. While it has the extra height and visibility of an SUV, it corners well and steers precisely. The quicker steering compared to our 2012 Impreza is noticeable and it seems to handle as well or better than that model."

C A., NY (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

Comfort

Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"Comfortable seating"

Anonymous, NC (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"Seats are a little hard for long drives and are too low"

Steve S., CA (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"Nice, comfortable ride"

Anonymous, ON (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"The crosstrek is very comfortable for riders of all sizes. My husband (6’ 1‿) and I (5’ 2‿), both love driving it. The visibility is great because of the iSight features like blind spot monitoring."

Anonymous, CA (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"Seats & ride are fine. Noisy especially on acceleration"

Anonymous, IL (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"Much improved in all categories vs previous model."

Hayne E., CO (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"I would prefer regular cloth seats in a color other than black. That was the only option."

Anonymous, NY (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"Seats are very comfortable. . . . Ride is fine on smooth streets/roads, but you feel every bump on the rough streets we have in Oakland."

Anonymous, CA (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"Window air leaks/high level of road noise at highway speed."

Anonymous, NY (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"I love the CVT transmission it’s efficiency quietness and smoothness and its contribution to outstanding fuel economy The ride is firm enough without being harsh vehicle corners confidently with very little wind noise road noise The steering feels very connected with just the ride waiting"

Peter S., NY (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"heated seats"

Frank M., CT (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"This car is very quiet and rides smoothly. The seats are comfortable for long trips. We appreciate the power driver's seat but wish it had a lumber adjustment."

C A., NY (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"Good supportive seats, but could have a bit more cushioning. Ride is solid and secure and the handling is neutral. Relatively quiet for this price range."

Anonymous, NY (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"The Crosstrek has been a surprise in this area. I wasn't anticipating buying this vehicle but after driving a loaner, found it be much better than expected. While not a luxury ride, it is very comfortable with good back seat room. There is a little road noise, particularly on the highway, but certainly livable."

Anonymous, VA (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"Would like to have adjustable lumbar support."

Anonymous, WI (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"only issue is with driver seat - have Limited model and would expect upgraded features for upscale model. Limited model should have more than 4 way adjustable driver seat and there is no lumbar support adjustment."

Edward T., PA (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"The seats have no lumbar adjustment. The passenger seat is only manually adjustable."

Anonymous, WV (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"I would like more adjustable lumbar support."

Anonymous, CA (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"superior styling and comfort"

Anonymous, NY (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"Driver's seat has motorized controls, which I love. Wish the passenger seat did, too!"

Anonymous, NY (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"Going over bumps in the road are very harsh. The car jolts as if there is almost no shock absorbers ."

Anonymous, MA (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"The cabin is quiet, the ride is smooth and the handling is sure."

Carroll W., TN (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"A very comfortable car which drives very nicely. The car is a pleasure to drive."

Anonymous, CT (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"The seats are very comfortable but I wish I could adjust the angle of the seat cushion. My legs are long and they only touch the seat where I am sitting."

Anonymous, IN (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"A good looking solidly built versatile vehicle."

Mark G., CA (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"I currently drive about 10 to 12 hours per week. I am extremely comfortable in my Subaru XV Crosstrek. The seat is supportive & provides adjustments for additional comfort when needed. The sound system is nice. The ride & handling are excellent. It may not be the quietest car on the road, but I find it very good. My previous cars for over 25 years have been Volvos. This Crosstrek is better than my previous cars!"

L N., OH (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"Very quiet. Comfortable seats."

D C., MN (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"These seats look very plain and not especially inviting but they are the most comfortable I've used"

Mark G., NE (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"ride is great, seat is comfortable, handles well, better than expected mpg (as good as my Civic was)"

Anonymous, ME (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"Driver’s seat needs a manual lower lumbar support adjustment."

Anonymous, OH (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"Very smooth ride-- much improvement over 2013 Crosscheck; The ride is smooth-- almost like gliding along, good visibility, comfortable seats and there seems to be more legroom (left leg) than my prior Crosscheck."

Anonymous, NY (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"Seat bolsters are higher so less comfortable compared to last car. Better lumbar controls would be nice."

Anonymous, MA (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"Superb ride, good seats, just the right sounds"

Anonymous, MA (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"The seats and the ride are very comfortable, even on long trips. The noise is minimal and we can talk at normal levels. We take many more trips, omg and short with it more than we ever dd with our other cars."

Anonymous, MD (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"Generally pretty comfortable and quiet. You can hear the engine at high speed or going up hills, but its not too noticeable. The rest of the time its quiet. The seats are comfortable and firm, but not so much on a long trip. I like the ride and handling and especially the height off the ground and the high driving position."

Anonymous, MD (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"It's a comfortable quiet ride. The front passenger seat is very uncomfortable with minimal controls for adjusting."

Benjamin L., MN (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"Just right height getting in and out, corners well, quiet and comfortable ride. I don't care for the hand activated crank seat height adjustment."

Steven A., AZ (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"Front driver seat is horrible. Contour is wrong, pressure right on you tail bone no matter how I adjust it. Wife has same problem. Two hours of driving and feel practically crippled"

Anonymous, MO (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"Rides more like a midsized sedan than a compact SUV. Seats need more lumbar support for comfort on long trips. Headrests are too far forward for tall drivers."

Anonymous, NC (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"I find the seats are comfortable and I have a bad back! The car feels solid and is relatively quiet."

Dave M., PA (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"The 2018 Crosstrek is way stiffer (chassis) than the 2017. It feels like a mercedes, the suspension does a better job at dealing with potholes. It's also less noisy. Much better car."

Anonymous, QC (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"Nice smooth ride and comfortable seats. After several hours of driving out backs start to hurt."

Anonymous, VT (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"Subaru improved the comfort of the 2018 version of the Crosstrek. The ride is smoother with less jarring when going over bumps. And the cabin is much quieter. The whole car feels more solid."

Jay D., MA (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"The ride is very good for any car much less small economy car"

Kevin G., IN (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"Driver's seat is not comfortable on long drives, need some lumbar support"

Anonymous, CA (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"Excellent ride quality, noise control, responsive handling, fun to drive!"

Anonymous, NE (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"Nice ride and comfortable seats. There is very little road and wind noise."

Luiz A., BC (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"great over all !"

Anonymous, IL (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"Engine makes noise when starting like jittery Diesel engine noice but it calms down after. Ride is really great very comfortable and as described in most reviews nimble"

Raj P., MI (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"Seats are not that comfortable for a longer ride. Would upgrade to power seats for more customization of the seat on next vehicle. Ride is smooth. Noise is minimal."

Anonymous, FL (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"Nice ride, a little noisy, great seats: comfy & adjustable for good back support"

Anonymous, OR (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"The car ride is nice and definitely quieter than my last vehicle (Jeep Cherokee). I find that there is pronounced noise and rumbling when the back seat windows are down without the front windows being open. The seats are firm, however, in my opinion, could use more lumbar support."

Keith B., OH (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"Upgrades for quiet and comfort from previous models are noticeable and nicely done."

Jeffrey W., IA (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"Very comfortable seats, with good side support."

A A., KS (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"Seats are firm but comfortable and don't inhibit visibility within the vehicle. MUCH quieter than my old 2003 Forester. Don't hear too much road noise. Shocks and stability are terrific for driving beat up Chicago city streets. Though the wheels set this car a little higher than most sedans, it corners and handles turns great, and you feel like the ride is grippy and safe."

Anonymous, IL (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"Comfortable seats with good control over adjustments with the power seats. Can easily find the proper place that is comfortable. My only wish would be a setting that allowed seat positions to be saved, so that when someone else drives the car, you could get the seat back to the way I had it with the push of a button."

Scott H., GA (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"The car has excellent handling characteristics for a SUV. Access/egress is very easy given the pedestal seats and added height of the vehicle as compared to a standard sedan. The seats are relatively deep providing good leg support, provide excellent back support and are very comfortable. The ride is nearly flawless...the car handles well, internal controls are accessible and thoughtfully laid out, and it feels almost like a luxury car."

Anonymous, CT (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"Surprisingly good, overall a good ride a pleasure to drive relative to the size of thecar"

Anonymous, NY (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"The biggest change Subaru could make to this vehicle is to improve in cabin ventilation. The vents are not large enough, and you have to turn the fan to the max setting to get adequate air flow without AC on. The AC is weak especially when first turned on, it eventually gets going but could be better. Cabin wind noise is more than I would like, but it is not a high end luxury vehicle so that is somewhat expected. Otherwise I find the seats and driving position comfortable with adequate adjustments. The other addition I would have like to see is more in cabin storage and better placement of usb and other inputs."

Tim P., OH (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"Exceptional level of trim on vehicle interior. Ride is smooth without sacrificing handling"

William B., AB (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"Little more roomy...."

Anonymous, GA (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"Previously owned a 2013 Crosstrek... Every part of this new car is an improvement. Ride is better, seats are better, and noise levels have been considerable improved... All good."

Anonymous, NY (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"Stiff ride, drivers seat comfortable, bit noisy"

Anonymous, DC (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"Love this car. However, i'm 64 years old and this was probably built for much younger people. There is absolutely NO lumbar support in the front seats. Subaru would be smart in including it in future generations of this car for "older" customers. We don't all want to drive a sedan."

Vivian S., PA (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"Seats not padded enough for longer drives. New type of transmission takes getting use to but is ok."

Anonymous, HI (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"Smooth and easy"

Jan S., MA (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"The Crosstrek is a great car to drive and fits our active lifestyle. We go camping and got a roof mounted bicycle rack to take our bicycles. This car is great for those activities and it drives very nice (good handling). The noise level is lower than our previous Honda Accord. The safety systems (Eyesight, blind spot warning) are awesome and instill confidence. This is my fourth car and it is the best one I ever owned. Good value for the money too."

Peter M., NY (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"No adjustable lumbar support.no power seat for passenger.even with manual passenger seat you can not adjust seat height it is almost like laying on the floor."

Joe L., BC (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"seats are very adjustable, ride is good"

Anonymous, CA (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"Good firm seats Good 4 way adjustable steering wheel Good ride and low noise"

Jill R., NJ (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"It handles extremely well, very quiet inside and the ride/suspension is great."

Anonymous, NJ (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"The front seat is a little hard on long trips"

Anonymous, CA (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"Compared to a Toyota RAV4 and a Mazda3, the Crosstrek has an impressively smooth ride"

Anonymous, OH (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"I have the mid-level Crosstrek and seats are not comfortable. The reason I bought the mid-level is; I don't like the hot/cold feel of leather. However, the support and comfort of the cloth mid-level is only mediocre. The noise reduction between the 2017 model and the 2018 I bought is significantly improved."

Thomas M., IA (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"Seats are firm and provide good lateral support. Lack of lumbar support is a negative."

E S., NV (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"I would automatic seats adjustments in Premium"

Anonymous, NY (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"Seats are extremely comfortable. Seat fits like a glove. Car runs loud. Don’t like leaving window open cause of noise. When stepping on gas heavy engine wines loudly. It shifts smoothly & handles really well"

Anonymous, NJ (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"The seats in the Crosstrek are somewhat disappointing. They are reasonably comfortable, but lack the adjustments available in most other cars in the Subaru lineup."

Anonymous, CO (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"driver's seat: no lumbar support"

Anonymous, TX (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"To accommodate my height, 5’1‿, I must move driver’s seat forward which in turn makes it difficult to reach some areas on consul."

Anonymous, CA (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"Noise is higher than desired and ride is harsher. Seats do not have controls for tilt. Passenger side lacks motorized controls. In all, it handles well. We bought the Crosstrek to replace a 2003 Forester. The ride is better than the 2003 Forester but our Outback is better."

John C., OK (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"Seats in Limited trim are very comfortable. Suspension is firm but still offering comfort. Engine can be heard above 3000 rpm. Ride is secure and sporty (it could use more power)."

Anonymous, NJ (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

Value

Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?

What Owners Say

"I have a vehicle that is dependable, easy to handle, comfortable to drive, retains it's value, and is rated extremely safe to drive. The Eyesight system makes me feel very safe."

Milissa A., CA (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"best bang for your buck, comfortable, nimble very well packaged great car"

Anonymous, NY (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"I felt this is a great car for the money. Everything I wanted at an affordable price. AWD with great fuel mileage 29/39 mpg"

Steven A., AZ (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"Solidly built and a dream to drive in winter weather."

John K., CT (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"The Crosstrek is a great small SUV. At the same time, we've been totally disappointed with service issues that have emerged. The automatic system that checks for obstacles behind the car malfunctioned, preventing the car from operating in reverse. The car had a smell of burning oil or plastic for nearly 4 months after purchase. The power steering system and iSight system malfunctioned simultaneously. Each problem went away on restarting the car, and the dealer was unable to consistently replicate the malfunctions (the dealer has been totally unhelpful throughout, other than providing temporary replacement vehicles). We love the car itself, but there's clearly something wrong with it and we will be very hesitant to buy another Subaru with sophisticated electronic systems in the future."

Adam B., WI (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"reasonably priced for the features (AWD, eyesight system)"

Anonymous, ME (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"The car has multiple safety features that are helpful and reassuring. It gets excellent mileage. It is comfortable and looks good. And it cost less than the other cars we looked at that had similar features."

Karen E., GA (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"Safe, solid feel. Adequate cargo room for my needs. Could use more pockets or areas to store items (first aid kit, canvas shopping bags) so they aren't rolling/moving around. Glove box and center console are small and can not hold much."

Anonymous, FL (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"I was getting similar pricing for older models that were used and this was so cute and a 2018. I love that the stitching on the seats and steering wheel match the orange paint. The mileage was a huge jump from my Honda CRV with which I was lucky to get 24 mpg now I get 32mpg."

Anonymous, NJ (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"Subarus hold their value well - but I still had to wait until I could afford to make this deal"

Daniel T., NC (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"It’s a great car. Missing some key features that are not available but for the price and what you get it’s great."

Anonymous, MA (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"The car had all the features which I was looking for."

Anonymous, SC (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"Great value for price - safety features"

Michael R., PA (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"I believe I paid a very good price for my Crosstrek."

Dorine D., NY (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"For a car retailing in the low $20K's, this vehicle is an excellent buy. It has AWD and gets in the low to mid-40's mpg. It is very comfortable."

Anonymous, MN (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"Very expensive considering it's a Subaru"

Anonymous, NY (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"Has all of the safety features that my Lexus had at less than one half the price."

E C., KS (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"Subaru is a quality company that stands behind their product. The Crosstrek is another entry in a line of quality vehicles. The Crosstrek is not the most fuel efficient, but it's safety features, solid gas mileage, all wheel drive and styling are a solid value for the money"

Anonymous, NV (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"Dealership offered an excellent price (over $5,000 off MSRP) and we know Subarus maintain their value. For all the refinements on the car, its great mileage and its comfort, we believe the value is excellent."

Anonymous, CT (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"I got a lot for my money with it very well designed and useful"

Gary W., PA (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"The car has good acceleration. It also gets amazing gas mileage. The interior and exterior look great."

Dennis F., NY (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"For a sub-compact SUV this vehicle offers a large variety of technology features and extras."

Anonymous, OH (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"I got the top of the line Limited model with Eyesight enhancements. It cost me a bit less than the new VW Jetta that I purchased 12 years ago and I am so impressed with the safety features that assist while driving. I particularly like the adaptive cruise control which works flawlessly."

M S., CA (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"beautiful car. excellent value"

Frank M., CT (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"fantastic gas milage"

Anonymous, DE (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"for all wheel drive very good value"

Anonymous, CA (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"Great value for all wheel drive"

Anonymous, VT (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"I’ve just purchased it so I can’t tell you much. I’ve got all I want but electric leather seats so I can’t complain."

Anonymous, PA (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"Excellent value and trade in from Subaru dealer"

Anonymous, NC (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"This is a wonderful, safe car. The only thing it lacks is a good, built - in navigation system."

Michael L., WA (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"It is an awesome vehicle. It feels more upscale than other vehicles I have drive in the same range and the versatility that the vehicle has is incomparable. It is a car that can handle anything I would want to do with it in a very joyfully way."

Luis S., PR (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"Dependability is my first choice. Very happy with the car."

Anonymous, MN (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"Great options at a very competitive price, however the car has shutdown once in highway rush hour traffic. The navigation system, apple car play and the radio are currently not working"

Anonymous, MA (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"Eye-Sight feature is fantastic and a bargain. Extremely comfortable, quiet, and economical."

Kenneth S., CA (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"My 2018 Subaru Crosstrek is loaded with safety features, rear auto braking, EyeSight, both have saved a bump or made driving in stop and go hiway traffic a lot less stressful and is a value above and beyond."

Vincent A., IL (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"Again. Safety, better designed"

Anonymous, FL (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"Great car."

Anonymous, MI (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"A lot of bang for the buck!"

David T., ON (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"Variety of features: latest safety technology, AWD, good ride, styling"

Paul N., NC (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"One complaint: The gas mileage readout for the trip odometer is seriously wrong. Example: On the last tank of gas (I always reset the A odometer when refueling) readout showed 37.6. I calculate 32.3. WHY?"

E C., OR (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"This is a Subaru, and in the 2018 Crosstrek model upgrades/improvements to most everything I care about was done. The (AWD system)handling, quietness of thencabin, extra features not present before, and still retained the reliability of a Subaru. Tremendous value."

Chester C., OR (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"I paid 30000 for total package and it’s teally great value also you don’t see reverse automatic breaking in this price range. Eyesight works very reliably and breaking enhances confidence in car"

Raj P., MI (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"Great Value: Premium version of Crosstrek is very well equipped, not stripped down. Standard symmetrical All Wheel Drive coupled with 8.7 inches of ground clearance provides true four season capability. Quality interior materials and design. Well thought out overall."

Anonymous, NE (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"the safetysystems"

Anonymous, NY (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"Good car for the money"

Anonymous, WI (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"Used a buying service and got exactly what I wanted at a good price. I shopped on line for nearly a year before deciding what I wanted and I am very pleased with what I got. The car is exactly the size I need, higher off the ground so it is east to get in and out of, good mileage, runs well and is very comfortable for long trips. Subaru is a reliable brand and I am confident it will last a long time."

K P., MD (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"large number of safety features on Limited version at a reasonable price--excellent mileage--good visibility and ease of entry/exit--decent ride--sufficient power for everyday driving--good for a couple, since not a lot of luggage space--no issues after 10 months"

Anonymous, VA (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"the eyesight system is amazing"

William B., AB (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"Having previously owned a 2013 Crosstrek, you are always hoping on improvements without spending a ton more money. Well this car delivers. Just about everything about this model is better and I think we paid about $1000 more than 5 years ago. Nice options, well equipped and great 4 wheel drive for well just over $26K.... Can't beat it."

Anonymous, NY (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"The main option we got was the Eyesight technology package which is a great value for this car."

Anonymous, CT (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"Excellent value for the price....Apple car play is not an add on option for the starlink....Also great reliability"

Anonymous, LA (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"I think I got my money's worth, this is the perfect car for me. The mileage is good, the "off road" capability is great for my purposes. plenty of room and comfortable to drive"

Anonymous, NY (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"Lots of room for a small car, excellent fuel mileage. And the best all-wheel-drive system."

Anonymous, FL (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"Great size and style. Great handling. Roomy without being clumsy. Always get compliments on the look and ride of the car."

Louisa M., NC (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"The safety features and a record of good reliability plus reasonable maintenance costs make this car a great value"

Anonymous, KS (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"4wheel drive and safety technology"

Anonymous, PA (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"Amazing value for the price"

Steve S., CA (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"It is a great car for the money."

Anonymous, CA (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"Excellent handling, cold weather package, 6 speed manual transmission, and 30 mpg in an all-wheel drive car for under $25K is a great value."

Michael M., PA (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"The value is great - it is low cost complete vehicle that maintains its value"

Anonymous, OH (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"The value is a favourable combination of the (high) CR rating, the warranties, the vehicle capabilities and the price. It has performed admirably in the worst of some of our North-Ontarian winter storms."

Brian E., ON (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"Very poor paint quality. Never taken the car on dirt roads and the car has hundreds rock chips. This includes hood, front pumper, above windshield and especially on sides on the car. The sloped design must be a HUGE design flaw."

Anonymous, MN (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

"A very dependable good looking versatile car."

Mark G., CA (2018 Subaru Crosstrek)

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