"Easily the worst new car I have ever had. The transmission is terrible. You never know how the tranny will respond when you press on the gas pedal. Sometimes it revs up and powers the car smoothly. Other times it hesitates and can't seem to find any power. It is truly annoying. I still don't know how they got it to run so good in the test drive. I asked the salesman that question and he didn't know what I was talking about. He suggested I must have gotten some "bad gas". That's when I knew that he knew the car is junk. I urge you not to buy this vehicle. If you find yourself being swayed by Subaru's slick ad campaign please come to your senses. Back away slowly, then run."
Pros: "seems to have all the room I need for normal life."
Cons: "fuel computer could be more accurate"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9
"Have been pretty happy I bought this car. It's ultimate purpose is to replace my full sized 4x4 pickup. I am not very impressed with the computed fuel efficiency of this car. It is always off 6-8% and reading higher fuel economy than is actual. Other than that, I really like the car so far. We will see how it looks 150K miles down the road. I plan on going to 16 inch wheels for winter so I can go to a narrower cross-section tire for Winter snow and ice."
"Love our Crosstrek! Not only is it very sassy with the black rims, but extremely comfortable too. Love driving the car in the rain;, if you hit a pocket of water the car goes straight through without loosing control. You can drive it like a sports car; it hugs curves...don't have to put on the brakes to maintain control in this car. The seats fold down very easy and flat; easy to take the dogs to dog park, pick up plants, etc. Gas mileage is much higher than the 25 city/33 highway on the sticker; our car gets up 44 mpg based upon driving conditions. Love the heated seats; great for my bad back....very comfortable. Best car for $$$$, comfort and safety. We love our Crosstrek!!!!!!!!"
"this was not my first choice for a Sub. but turned out to be the better car. not as peppy as the Pontiac Vibe I traded in but does the off road thing much better. The CVT takes a little getting used to(I thought the tranny was slipping at first!)If you want to sight see and drive around 55ish, the mileage is almost 40mpg!! even at regular highway speeds it's in the low to mid 30's You can get down rite sporty if you use the paddle shifters on the wheel"
"Spunky I can take off ramps at 55mph. Great handling after a couple of months I had Subaru put the stabilizer bar on even better. I did get the 5 speed Manual tran. prefect.
I even wrote Subaru and ask them to put in a larger engine and some of the WXR handling features and I would race for them. I practice everyday to and form work. I do wish Subaru would come back out small Truck since that is what I have driven for 34 years."