2018 Subaru Crosstrek SUV

2018 Subaru Crosstrek
Save up to $2,068

What’s new

  • Redesigned for 2018
  • Nicer interior and additional features
  • Smoother ride quality than the previous Crosstrek
  • Represents the start of the second-generation Crosstrek

Pros

  • Spacious interior for a hatchback of its size
  • Offers optional safety features not typically found in the class
  • High ground clearance for enhanced off-road capability
  • Comfortable ride quality

Cons

  • Lower EPA mileage numbers compared to typical crossovers
  • Handling isn't as precise as that of some rival cars
  • Slow acceleration on the highway
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Top consumer reviews

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Wow
TC, 12/18/2017
We've had our 2018 Crosstrek Limited for about two weeks, we love it! Traded in a 2015 truck to downsize a bit but didn't want to lose the outdoor adventure options that trucks provide. I can already tell we made an excellent choice. It was surprisingly hard to find an available '18 Crosstrek in any trim level in the PHX area that either wasn't reserved or already purchased. Also wasn't intending on a fully loaded Limited, but this was what came up so....oh well, guess we're getting a Limited! I had a completely trashed old Subaru in college with at least 200,000 miles on it, rusted floor and body falling apart, but that thing started up every morning and drove strong for the whole time I had it. Drove it to the junkyard after graduation, still running strong. Always impressed with that little car, this Crosstrek is lightyears beyond and I have no doubt it will drive for a very long time. Excellent design, love the refreshened interior and gauges, seats are wonderful, back seat seems roomy and comfy. Eyesight and all the driver support systems are so well thought out and better than some of my colleagues vehicles that cost twice as much. Harmon Kardon sound system is superb, a/c system works fantastic. Drives very easy, quiet and smooth. Doors open wide, back storage very adequate, the back hatch area floor is a bit shallower than I expected, but not a detriment. It might seem that way because of the 8+ inches of ground clearance, it puts the back bumper higher than other brands, not a problem though. Back seats fold almost flat. Interior fit and finish is very strong, way better than other brands with similar models. The first 2 tanks of gas we're averaging 30.5 mpg with mixed driving, loving that! Our truck was lucky to average 19. If I had to gripe about anything so far is getting used to the a/c and app controls and all of the menu options, but that is hardly a complaint. The Bluetooth seems to work well, Apple CarPlay is pretty good, it seems like the music pauses for a split second every once in awhile, maybe my USB cord is getting old, or a CarPlay software update in the future might solve that. Overall so very happy with the Crosstrek. We are leasing but I wouldn't hesitate to purchase this at lease end if it continues to impress, residual value on the Crosstrek is higher than any comparable Toyota and Honda. Count us as huge Subaru fans
Yes, only 2 weeks old
Neil, 10/1/2017
So I can't comment on the maintenance cost, other than the first two years being free. Nor on the resale value, which I hear is excellent, though I can't possibly know about that. I did not get the navigation, but with Apple Car Play, it comes with my iPhone which shows on the radio screen. I opted for the Premium because I prefer cloth seats. The Sunshine Orange with black cloth seats and orange stitching is gorgeous. The car handles like a dream, it feels like I am driving a sports car, or a race car even. It totally hugs the road, especially going around tight turns like freeway onramps here in southern California. The Crosstrek also has plenty of pep, so I don't know where Edmunds review is coming from. I have no problem getting on the freeways or toll roads. It definitely is not 10 seconds, or even close to that, for 0 to 60. And passing is not a problem. It easily handle 80 mph on the toll roads, including going up some steep hills. A friend rode in the back seat today and commented that the rear seat beat the rear seats in my 2011 RAV4 by a mile for comfort. I definitely see a long time love affair with this car coming up.
Absolutely Impressed
Tom Fischer, 10/13/2017
I've test-driven 15 vehicles over the last 8 months, needing something mainly for commuting into the city and ability to take my wife and daughter, or a friend and two bags of golf clubs. I live in Minnesota so AWD was important, but since it's just me most of the time I wanted something sporty with great technology, stereo, and every safety feature possible as I tend to keep my vehicles a long time. The reviews mentioning the small engine scared me away at first, but after owning it for three weeks I have yet to feel like I need more power. The Harman Kardon stereo is excellent, the technology is intuitive with a very crisp display, and driving the vehicle is just plain fun. We got the fully loaded Limited trim and glad we did. I test-drove the Alltrack, Mazda CX-5, even some AWD Infiniti's, Audis, Volvos and I feel like I got virtually everything I wanted in the Crosstrek that would have cost another $15-$20k in one of the luxury brands we were considering. Great vehicle, great buying experience, and already very attached to my Crosstrek!
Happy with my 2018 Crosstrek
Crosstrek Owner, 9/10/2017
Though I was happy with my 2006 Subaru Outback, I didn't want to buy another one for a couple of reasons. One was cost and the other was that I thought the newer models were getting too big for me. I began researching the other Subaru models and I came across the 2018 Crosstrek. It looked like it ticked all my boxes, and its weaknesses weren't ones that would bother me much. However, I knew I had look at it in person and test drive it to make sure I could live with a step down from my previous model. I was relieved and surprised to see that the actual car met my needs even better than it had on paper. I've had my Crosstrek for a month, and I love all the new features and the comfort it provides me. So far, I'm very pleased with the car and I think I made a good choice. More than six months later, I'm very happy with my Crosstrek. It was a great choice for me.
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Features & Specs

MSRP
$23,595
MPG
27 city / 33 hwy
Seats 5
Continuously variable-speed automatic
Gas
152 hp @ 6000 rpm
MSRP
$26,295
MPG
27 city / 33 hwy
Seats 5
Continuously variable-speed automatic
Gas
152 hp @ 6000 rpm
MSRP
$22,795
MPG
27 city / 33 hwy
Seats 5
Continuously variable-speed automatic
Gas
152 hp @ 6000 rpm
MSRP
$22,595
MPG
23 city / 29 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed manual
Gas
152 hp @ 6000 rpm
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Safety

Our experts’ favorite Crosstrek safety features:

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
Warns you if traffic is approaching from the side when backing out of a parking space.
Blind-Spot Detection
Signals an audible and visual warning if cars are in your blind spot.
Reverse Automatic Braking
Stops the car if an imminent collision is detected while backing up.
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Good
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Good
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

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Subaru Crosstrek vs. Subaru Forester

The Crosstrek's compact size means it's not as roomy as other mainstream crossover SUVs. The 2018 Subaru Forester, for instance, is a bit larger and features better rear legroom for occupants. And if you think its standard 2.5-cylinder engine is too anemic for your needs, the Forester's optional turbocharged 2.0-liter is properly quick. The Forester, however, is more expensive.

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Subaru Crosstrek vs. Subaru Outback

The 2018 Subaru Outback is larger than even the Forester, but this five-seat wagon is still easy to drive. Passenger and cargo room are greater than in the Crosstrek and the Forester, and the Outback's interior is quite a bit nicer. Naturally, the Outback costs more than its smaller siblings, but the cost is worth it for families who want room to spread out.

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Subaru Crosstrek vs. Honda HR-V

It doesn't have the Crosstrek's off-road abilities, but the 2018 Honda HR-V is a good choice for a small crossover that doesn't cost a lot of money. It does the practical stuff well, with clever storage solutions such as its multiconfigurable rear seat, which helps make the most of the limited cargo room. The HR-V's interior space is also pretty good for a car of its size.

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2018 Subaru Crosstrek SUV for Sale

Subaru Crosstrek 2018 2.0i Limited 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT)
New 2018
Subaru Crosstrek
2.0i Limited
MSRP$30,233
Est.Loan: $519/mo
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Dealer Notes
Here it is! Hurry and take advantage now! Check out this 2018! This vehicle glistens in the crowded midsize SUV segment! Subaru prioritized practicality, efficiency, and style by including: leather upholstery, lane departure warning, and the power moon roof opens up the cabin to the natural environment. Under the hood you'll find a 4 cylinder engine with more than 150 horsepower, and for added security, dynamic Stability Control supplements the drivetrain. All wheel drive keeps this model firmly attached to the road surface. We have a skilled and knowledgeable sales staff with many years of experience satisfying our customers needs. We'd be happy to answer any questions that you may have. Come on in and take a test drive!
Subaru Crosstrek 2018 2.0i Premium 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT)
New 2018
Subaru Crosstrek
2.0i Premium
MSRP$25,318
Est.Loan: $435/mo
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Subaru Crosstrek 2018 2.0i Limited 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT)
New 2018
Subaru Crosstrek
2.0i Limited
MSRP$32,012
Est.Loan: $548/mo
Fair Deal!
Fair Deal!
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Dealer Notes
*Your additional costs are sales tax, tag and title fees for the state in which the vehicle will be registered, any dealer-installed options (if applicable) and a $299 dealer processing fee (not required by law). Pricing and incentives may vary if vehicle is leased. Subaru Incentives cannot be combined with Subaru Special Rates or Special Leases. Prices are subject to change, and prior sales are excluded from these offers. While every reasonable effort is made to ensure the accuracy of this information, we are not responsible for any errors or omissions contained on these pages. Please verify any information in question with the dealer.
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2018 Subaru Crosstrek SUV Overview

The 2018 Subaru Crosstrek SUV is offered in the following styles: 2.0i Premium 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT), 2.0i Limited 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT), 2.0i 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT), 2.0i Premium 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl 6M), and 2.0i 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl 6M).

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