Fun looking car to drive! Safe and reliable in snow and ice. Great traction and smooth on bumps. Comfortable bucket seats and headrests are perfect fit. However, circuit outlets for charging phone can go out easily. Also, leaving light on w/o engine running can weaken battery rather quicker than many other cars. In addition, the process for dialing a paired phone by touching buttons on steering wheel and then answering questions is long and drawn out...many more steps than in KIAs, Hondas and Nissans. Overall, I think Subaru has made a great car that needs an upgrade fix on Bluetooth/hands free technology and circuit breaker components
After 20+ years of owning only Toyota's - 3 Corrollas, 1 Sienna, Pickups, 1 Lexus - the Crosstrek broke our trend. We tried 4 different Toyota, Honda and Kia models while shopping for this car and felt for the cost, that the Subaru gave us everything we wanted with better visibility and a little more sportiness in a smaller SUV style. We needed a 4 door vehicle with ease of transporting elderly persons. Getting into and out of the backseat in some models requires maneuvering over the back wheel. The Subaru has an even level entry and exit with few obstacles. We also needed an occasional opportunity to fold down seats and haul materials. The front seats need to be moved forward to accommodate the head rest. That could work more smoothly but is the only negative I've hit so far. The paddle shifting appeals to the younger driver in our family and the overall size is easy to park. Works for the specs we set out to meet with car purchase.
Compare, compare,compare....once done, this vehicle clearly stands out as best value for the money...from re-sale to safety. This is a.GREAT vehicle. Still can't say enough good things about this vehicle...exceeds expectations on almost every leve..a great purchase decision