Subaru Crosstrek

Subaru Crosstrek

About Subaru Crosstrek

Subaru’s 2017 Crosstrek may be based on the Impreza hatchback, but it takes things to a whole other level. With its raised ride height, it's able to venture over much more rugged terrain where many subcompact SUVs like the Honda HR-V or Mazda CX-3 would never dare to go. Yet, it's a Subaru, which means it's nicely equipped, affordable and available with a wide variety of high-tech features, such as Subaru's excellent EyeSight driver-assist system. This year, a new Premium Special Edition adds keyless access and push-button start, updated interior trim, and more. Additionally, the Crosstrek Hybrid is gone, and we don't miss it, since its added expense provided only a meager improvement in fuel economy over the standard Crosstrek's city fuel economy.

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2017 Subaru Crosstrek
What's new for 2017?
2017 Subaru Crosstrek

For 2017, the Subaru Crosstrek loses the Hybrid version, as its minor fuel-economy advantage didn't make up for the added cost. Additionally, there's a new 2.0i Premium Special Edition that adds a number of features, such as blind-spot detection, cross-traffic warning and upgraded interior trim.

  • Expert Rating: 8.9
  • Consumers Rating: 8.3
  • MPG 23|30
2016 Subaru Crosstrek
What's new for 2016?
2016 Subaru Crosstrek

For 2016, the Subaru Crosstrek gets a modest styling refresh. LED lighting is added to the interior and, on models with push-button start, PIN code access is made standard. Limited models gain Blind Spot Detection and Rear Cross Traffic Alert.

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Consumer Reviews

2014 Subaru Hybrid Touring

By on Saturday, June 11, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 6,500

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "driving 15mph with only electric engine great fun"

Cons: "no spare tire"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I only had two concerns with my 2014 Subaru Hybrid Touring when I purchased it new in March of 2015. 1. no spare tire - solved this with a spare mounted on the new roof rack. 2. bigger concern was handling - solved this by adding an aftermarket front flexible strut brace and factory rear sway bar kit. This improved high speed mountain interstate highway handling remarkably. I just read Dadawada's review and think this would improve his drivibility."

15 people out of 15 found this review helpful

It's a Great Car

By on Tuesday, October 18, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 26,734

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

My '15 XV Crosstrek backed in next to its twin.

"I've been driving my Crosstrek for a little over a year now. Overall, I'm very satisfied with the fuel economy. It averages about 30mpg with CVT, which is supposedly better than the manual gets (I do miss driving stick though.) Subaru's AWD provides confidence in poor weather conditions, which Pennsylvania has a lot of. The 8.7 inches of ground clearance also means that you can handle unpaved roads/trails as well, although you're not going to outdo the venerable Wrangler for true off-roading. Between the roof-rack (side-rails standard, crossbars extra $), hatchback, and optional trailer hitch the XV will haul just about anything and everything an outdoor enthusiast and day-trip adventurer could need. Although I still have to take a wheel off my mountain bike to make it fit inside comfortably and I might be too short at 5'6" to get my bike on a roof rack carrier. As far as performance goes the '15 (and presumably '13-'14) Crosstreks could use a little more spunk. It's the same 2.0L, 140hp motor found in the Impreza. It cruises nicely at 60-70 mpg but hard acceleration really isn't there. I sometimes feel like it could use grippier brakes as well, but they've done the job so far. On first gen Crosstreks the interior is fairly plain. It's not the cheapest I've ever seen but it's nothing special either. The 2016s have minor improvements that provide a much better feel overall. Sadly, they discontinued Tangerine Orange Pearl for 2016 so I COULDN'T get one of those :P"

9 people out of 9 found this review helpful

My '15 XV Crosstrek backed in next to its twin.

The Most Versatile Vehicle on the Market

By on Thursday, October 13, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 600

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Ground clearance, gas mileage, ride quality"

Cons: "acceleration"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"This is an incredible vehicle. The ground clearance of a Jeep, great gas mileage (the 30/34 mpg rating Subaru advertises is extremely conservative-as a brand new vehicle I am getting 34/40), and Subaru's incredibly competent AWD. The hybrid gives it a bit of a boost off the line to make up for the lackluster acceleration. Very good handling and ride quality. The hybrid also has very little cabin noise. Good sound system on the touring model. All for under $30K for the top of the line model. Yes, there are crossovers which might look better on paper (or the KBB ratings), but none of those vehicles have the Crosstrek's off-road or winter condition prowess."

8 people out of 8 found this review helpful

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