2019 Subaru Crosstrek

2019 Subaru Crosstrek
Save up to $1,892
MSRP range
$21,895 - $27,195
2019 Subaru Crosstrek
Save up to $1,892

What’s new

  • Revised feature availability
  • The Starlink telematics system gains a few new features
  • Part of the second Crosstrek generation introduced for 2018

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


Which Crosstrek does Edmunds recommend?

For most shoppers, we recommend the base Crosstrek 2.0i. You can add the EyeSight suite of advanced safety features to it this year, so there's less of a reason to spend more to get one of the higher trim levels. It also has the same engine as all the other Crosstreks, and its interior is still pretty nice. A manual transmission is standard on this base trim, which we prefer, but you can opt for the CVT automatic. For the most part, the more expensive trims only add creature comforts.

Edmunds' Expert Review

Overall rating

3.5 / 5

The 2019 Subaru Crosstrek's primary draw is its jack-of-all-trades nature. Like a lot of other similarly priced cars or crossover SUVs, it has a roomy interior for both people and cargo, a smooth ride quality, and a long list of available advanced safety features. But it's also equipped with standard all-wheel drive and a raised suspension that provides 8.7 inches of ground clearance. These features make the Crosstrek more capable in poor weather and on off-road trails.

The main thing holding the Crosstrek back is its engine. It's underpowered and loud and buzzy when prodded. This is especially true when it's paired to the continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) since the elasticlike revving nature of the CVT automatic brings out the engine's worst qualities. There's not a big payoff in terms of fuel economy either.

Overall, we like the 2019 Crosstrek. It's best suited for adventure-bound owners or those who live in regions that have frequent bad weather. If you don't fall into these categories, however, a subcompact crossover such as the Hyundai Kona or the Mazda CX-3 might suit you better because they're more enjoyable to drive.

Trim levels & features

The Crosstrek is offered in three levels of trim: 2.0i, 2.0i Premium and 2.0i Limited. A 2.0-liter four-cylinder (152-hp) engine powers every trim level and all-wheel drive is standard. A six-speed manual transmission comes on the 2.0i and 2.0i Premium trims, and a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) is optional. The CVT automatic is standard on the Limited.

The base 2.0i trim is well-equipped for its price range. It features 17-inch wheels, a 60/40-split folding rear seat, auto up/down windows for the driver and front passenger, a rearview camera, a driver information display, a 6.5-inch touchscreen dashboard display, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto phone integration, and a four-speaker sound system. This year, you can add Subaru's EyeSight suite of advanced safety features that includes adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning with automatic braking, and lane keeping assist.

Upgrading to the 2.0 Premium model adds a leather-wrapped steering wheel, automatic headlights, heated seats and mirrors, a six-speaker sound system, a noise-reducing windshield and extra Subaru Starlink features such as collision notification and remote services. The 2.0i Premium models also offer additional options, including a sunroof, contrasting interior stitching, blind-spot detection and rear cross-traffic alert for the EyeSight system.

The top-of-the-line 2.0i Limited builds on the features of the Premium with 18-inch wheels, LED adaptive headlights, a larger 8-inch touchscreen, leather seating, automatic climate control, keyless entry and ignition, a power-adjustable driver's seat, and all of the EyeSight features as standard. A Harman Kardon audio system and a navigation system are optional for the Limited only.

Trim tested

Each vehicle typically comes in multiple versions that are fundamentally similar. The ratings in this review are based on our full test of the Subaru Crosstrek 2.0i Limited (turbo 2.0L flat-4 | CVT automatic | AWD)

Driving

3
The Crosstrek is abysmally slow for a modern vehicle. If you can get past that drawback, though, it offers reassuring steering and a lot of off-road ability. Handling and in-town drivability are acceptable, though rivals offer a more enjoyable driving experience the majority of the time.

Acceleration

2
The Crosstrek's 152-hp engine and CVT automatic provide sluggish acceleration. Highway merging and passing maneuvers can be difficult. Considering the 0-60 mph time of 10.3 seconds at the Edmunds test track, a Toyota Prius can outrace you from a stoplight.

Braking

4
When you come to a stop, pedal feel is good, with a linear progression in brake pressure. It's easy to modulate in city traffic and along the highway. In Edmunds' simulated panic-stop test, the Crosstrek slowed from 60 mph in 118 feet. That's an average distance for the class.

Steering

4
The Crosstrek steers much like the related Subaru Impreza, which means most buyers will be happy with the reassuring on-center feel and the lack of play in the steering wheel. The amount of power assist feels just right.

Handling

3
While the Crosstrek's Impreza-based bones are solid, the hard tires and tall ride height result in compromised handling. There is a significant amount of body roll when you drive aggressively around turns, and the back end feels unexpectedly light when you hit a bump or a patch of dirt midcorner.

Drivability

3
At low speeds the Crosstrek is less lurchy off the line than the outgoing model but still has an unresponsive CVT automatic. It is more drivable in the city than many larger crossovers — it can fit easily in tight spaces — but the lack of power is a drawback, especially with a full load.

Off-road

5
Off-roading is where the Crosstrek shines thanks to the 8.7 inches of ground clearance and standard all-wheel drive. Subaru's X-mode (hill descent control) works well and is a rare feature in this class. Outside of the Jeep brand, you'll have a hard time finding a better off-roader for the price.

Comfort

3
Thanks to its relatively quiet and smooth ride, the Crosstrek is pleasant to drive on the highway. Going up a hill or passing other cars makes for some serious racket under the hood, though. The seats are generally comfortable and well-bolstered.

Seat comfort

3
Both the front and rear seats have decent bolstering, which helps you stay in place when driving around turns. But the seat padding is rather firm. If you prefer softer seats, long trips may cause some comfort issues.

Ride comfort

4.5
Ride comfort is excellent, even with the optional 18-inch wheels. Small and large bumps on the highway are absorbed easily and quickly. On undulating hills, the Crosstrek's body feels stable.

Noise & vibration

2
There is minor steering and center console vibration when idling, and our test car had a few noticeable squeaks and rattles. Wind noise is almost zero. But the engine is raucous and unpleasant when you go full throttle, which is pretty much every time you pass another car or climb a grade.

Climate control

3
Our test car had the automatic climate control system, which is easy to operate through the three centrally located dials. A couple of the main air vents are right next to the steering wheel. They blow air directly on the driver's hands, which you may or may not like.

Interior

4.5
The Crosstrek's controls are laid out well, and the car is easy to get in and out of. There's plenty of room in both the front and back seat. Thanks to the Crosstrek's lifted ride height (compared to its Impreza sibling), visibility is excellent.

Ease of use

4
The radio controls, touchscreen interface and climate control knobs are generally easy to read and use, and the secondary dashboard info screen is surprisingly useful. Large fonts, high-resolution screens and simple button structures help ease the learning curve dramatically.

Getting in/getting out

4.5
As you'd expect from a compact crossover, the seats are mounted right at slide-in height. Average-height adults can get in without ducking their heads much at all. That's true for both the front and rear seats.

Driving position

4
The tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel allows for a lot of adjustment, and the driver's seat is six-way-adjustable, so there's plenty of range for all types of drivers to find a good fit.

Roominess

4.5
The Crosstrek has plenty of headroom and legroom in the front and a decent amount of room in the back. Those over 6 feet may find the backseat legroom a little cramped, but only just.

Visibility

5
Visibility is excellent out of the front thanks to a big windshield, small front pillars and small sectional windows near the windshield. A big rear window and rear quarter-panel windows make for great rear visibility as well.

Quality

4
There are lots of nice soft-touch surfaces on the inside of the Crosstrek, especially at the top Limited trim level. If you compare the Crosstrek to some class-leading compact hatchbacks, it's middling. But among the Jeeps of the world, it's a class leader.

Utility

3
Compared against crossovers such as the Jeep Compass and the VW Golf Alltrack, the Crosstrek's utility is below average. Even against a compact hatch like the Civic, total cargo capacity is a few cubic feet. It fits child seats easily, but the limited cargo space and small-item storage are minuses.

Small-item storage

2.5
Small-item storage is decent but pales in comparison to what you get from other top compact SUVs. The center storage console and door pockets aren't as deep or long as we'd like. There are several cupholders, all capable of accommodating a standard water bottle or soda can.

Cargo space

3
The 55.3 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats folded is impressive but not class-leading. You get 20.8 cubes of cargo space behind the rear seats, compared to the 27 cubes in the Jeep Compass or the 30 cubes in the Ford Escape. This is a roomy compact hatchback, not a compact SUV.

Child safety seat accommodation

4.5
Car seat accommodation is excellent. The big door openings, tall roof and easily accessible rear seat latches make for a swift installation. The best part is that the roomier, redesigned interior offers plenty of space for a big rear-facing seat, too.

Technology

3.5
Standard features such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto give the Crosstrek an easy entry point for tech-savvy users. The center screen's crisp graphics are appealing. Our test car had some issues with Bluetooth and USB connectivity. But when it's working, it's one of the nicer available interfaces.

Audio & navigation

3.5
The optional Harman Kardon audio system gives a nice increase in max volume and audio quality compared to the stock system. The 8-inch center screen is pleasant to look at and sized right for the map display.

Smartphone integration

3
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto come standard even on the base Crosstrek, and both are responsive when working. However, even in our short test, there were several issues with USB connections and Bluetooth audio. We're not sure whether our test car's bugs are representative or not.

Driver aids

4
Adaptive cruise control maintains an acceptable but conservative distance. Lane keeping assist and blind-spot monitoring also work well. The reverse automatic braking feature that comes with the Limited trim is a useful companion to the rearview camera.

Voice control

4
Voice controls have to be very specific to control things such as radio stations and song selection. But after learning the menu structure, things get easier. Otherwise, the system works relatively well with natural language to make calls or input directions on the navigation screen.

Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek.

Crosstrek rocks
Abster,08/29/2018
Love my Crossy
The last car of my life.
Marti ODanovich,09/05/2018
This is the last car of my life and I could not have made a better decision. The safety features of this car will not only keep me safe but has made me a safer driver. So I expect to grow into all of the navigation and entertainment features as life goes on and on and on. I was extremely pleased with Charles, my salesperson. He was knowledgable and helpful without being overwhelming. I could not have asked for a better experience.
Have not bought yet
ED Anderson,09/09/2018
I am waiting for the best price. I may wait until next September when the prices go way down.
Subaru Research
Lynden Richmond,09/11/2018
I was and am doing research on the Subaru Crostrek. I will not purchase a new car until Apr. of 2019.
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Features & Specs

MSRP
$23,895
MPG
27 city / 33 hwy
Seats 5
Continuously variable-speed automatic
Gas
152 hp @ 6000 rpm
MSRP
$27,195
MPG
27 city / 33 hwy
Seats 5
Continuously variable-speed automatic
Gas
152 hp @ 6000 rpm
MSRP
$22,895
MPG
27 city / 33 hwy
Seats 5
Continuously variable-speed automatic
Gas
152 hp @ 6000 rpm
MSRP
$22,895
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
Issues 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

Subaru Crosstrek vs. the competition

2019 Subaru Crosstrek

2019 Subaru Crosstrek

2018 Subaru Outback

2018 Subaru Outback

Subaru Crosstrek vs. Subaru Outback

Finding an equivalent for the Subaru Crosstrek is no easy feat because it combines many subcompact crossover SUV traits with an unusual amount of off-road capabilities. For that reason, some of its most direct competitors are its siblings in its own Subaru lineup. The Subaru Outback is larger. As you'd expect, the interior has more passenger space. But the Outback costs more, too.

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Subaru Crosstrek vs. Subaru Forester

In the Subaru spectrum between the Crosstrek and the Outback, the Forester finds a niche right in the middle. The Forester has much of the off-road capabilities as its siblings but benefits from a much larger cargo space.

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Subaru Crosstrek vs. Honda HR-V

If you're looking for a subcompact crossover SUV but don't need the off-road abilities of the Subaru Crosstrek, the Honda HR-V is likely a better fit. It has all of the practicality you'd require and is bolstered by some clever storage and cargo solutions. In particular, the rear seat gives the HR-V an unusual amount of flexibility for passengers and cargo. It also benefits from smart storage bins and pockets for smaller items.

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2019 Subaru Crosstrek for Sale

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2019 Subaru Crosstrek Overview

The 2019 Subaru Crosstrek is offered in the following submodels: . Available styles include 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).

What do people think of the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2019 Crosstrek 4.5 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2019 Crosstrek.

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The 2019 Subaru Crosstrek 2.0i Limited 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $28,988. The average price paid for a new 2019 Subaru Crosstrek 2.0i Limited 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT) is trending $1,892 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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The 2019 Subaru Crosstrek 2.0i 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $23,870. The average price paid for a new 2019 Subaru Crosstrek 2.0i 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT) is trending $1,182 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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The average savings for the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek 2.0i 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT) is5% below the MSRP.

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The 2019 Subaru Crosstrek 2.0i 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl 6M) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $22,870. The average price paid for a new 2019 Subaru Crosstrek 2.0i 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl 6M) is trending $1,139 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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