Used 2019 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid

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Pros & Cons

  • Spacious interior for a hatchback of its size
  • Infotainment system is easy to use
  • High ground clearance for enhanced off-road capability
  • Plug-in capability and good overall fuel economy
  • Smaller cargo capacity than standard Crosstrek
  • Maximum acceleration is underwhelming
  • Considerably more expensive than standard Crosstrek
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Which Crosstrek does Edmunds recommend?

There's only one trim level for the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid, and it's pretty much fully loaded. An optional package bundles a sunroof, a heated steering wheel, a navigation system and premium audio. It's pricey, but you'll have to pick it if you want any of those features.

Edmunds' Expert Review

Overall rating

7.6 / 10

The 2019 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid is a bit of an anomaly. Normally, Subaru's vehicles set themselves apart with enhanced off-road capabilities and utility. This one, however, is all about saving gas.

The new Crosstrek Hybrid isn't the company's first hybrid — there was a short-lived model in the Crosstrek's previous-generation lineup. But it is the first plug-in-hybrid. Under the hood is a modified version of the Crosstrek's regular 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. For the electricity part, there are two electric motors and an 8.8-kWh lithium-ion battery pack that can be recharged with an external power source.

The result is an estimated all-electric driving range of 17 miles and an overall fuel economy rating of 35 mpg once the hybrid battery is depleted. This new plug-in costs a lot more than a regular Crosstrek when new, though tax incentives help defray the cost. Depending on your driving habits and access to charging stations, it's possible the hybrid could start paying for itself in only a few years.

Be aware that there are better choices for a plug-in hybrid if you're looking for maximum efficiency. The Chevrolet Volt, for example, has an all-electric range of more than 50 miles. But the Crosstrek is distinctive in its class for offering light off-road and foul-weather abilities thanks to its 8.7 inches of ground clearance and standard all-wheel drive. Overall, we think it's worth a look.

2019 Subaru Crosstrek models

The five-passenger 2019 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid is offered in a single trim level that is comparable to the top Limited trim in the conventionally powered Crosstrek. Under the hood is a 2.0-liter horizontally opposed four-cylinder connected to a continuously variable automatic transmission that sends power to all four wheels.

An 8.8-kWh lithium-ion battery pack powers two electric motor-generators for a combined output of 148 hp. On a full charge, the EPA estimates the Crosstrek Hybrid will travel 17 miles on electric-only propulsion. Charging from a standard 120-volt household outlet will take about five hours. A 240-volt charger will take only two hours.

Standard features include 18-inch wheels, adaptive LED headlights, heated mirrors, roof rails, keyless entry and ignition, adaptive cruise control, automatic climate control, leather upholstery, a power-adjustable driver's seat, heated front seats, and 60/40 split-folding rear seats. On the tech front, the Crosstrek Hybrid comes with Bluetooth, an 8-inch touchscreen, a rearview camera, Starlink emergency communications, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and a six-speaker sound system with satellite radio.

You also get Subaru's complete suite of EyeSight advanced safety features: forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane keeping assist, automatic high beams, a blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert, and reverse automatic braking.

Available options are bundled together and are limited to a sunroof, a heated steering wheel, a navigation system, and an eight-speaker Harman Kardon audio system.

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 Hybrid (2.0L 4-cyl. plug-in hybrid).

Driving

7.0

The Crosstrek Hybrid's daily driving character differs from that of the gasoline version due to the electrification of its powertrain. In gasoline mode, it feels more willing because it accelerates quicker (about 1.5 seconds quicker to 60 mph) and exhibits more low-end torque around town. When the battery is charged, it delivers the smooth feel of direct drive in a pure EV mode.

It excels off-road and exhibits coordination and control on winding mountain roads. The steering is reassuring too. But in more common suburban circumstances, it's quite vague and uncertain. The brakes are powerful and feel predictable when driving casually around town, but they can be springy with more aggressive use.

Comfort

8.0

Don't be fooled by the Crosstrek's jacked-up stance. The ride is unexpectedly smooth, controlled and comfortable. It makes sense when you consider this vehicle's generous suspension travel and reasonably sized wheels with generous sidewalls. We also found much to like about the nicely contoured seats and the effective air conditioning.

As for noise, this plug-in hybrid has a Jekyll and Hyde personality. It's very quiet when running on battery power, but the engine and continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) do make themselves heard when the juice runs out. It's not as raucous in this mode as a gasoline-only Crosstrek, though, because the hybrid system's CVT automatic can blend in an electrical component.

Interior

8.5

The Subaru Crosstrek may have a hiked-up stance, but that only serves to make it easier to enter and exit than a standard car. Once inside, the controls are easy to reach and simple to understand. The audio and climate controls are logically arrayed, and the two information screens complement each other.

It feels reasonably roomy too, particularly up front. That's because not only is it nicely spacious in a strict physical sense but also because the view out is expansive. It also helps that the driver has all the adjustments necessary to settle into an agreeable position behind the wheel.

Utility

6.0

The regular Crosstrek's cargo hold isn't exactly cavernous. But the plug-in hybrid is even worse because the battery raises the load floor behind the rear seats substantially, reducing the cargo volume and raising the height that cargo must be lifted for loading.

Further forward, the rear seats do accommodate child car seats well. And when no one is there, they fold down as they do in any other Crosstrek. Small-item storage is no better than adequate. The door pockets, center console box and glove compartment are a reasonable size, but there aren't many more places to stash items beyond these basics.

Technology

8.0

The Crosstrek's technology is easy to get along with. The infotainment interface is pleasantly straightforward because the touchscreen employs a nice combination of physical controls and logical on-screen menus. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto hookups are easy too. The sound quality isn't liable to win any awards, but it does the job.

On the driver aid side, the Subaru's system is comprehensive and easy to live with. The accident avoidance systems never issued any false alarms, and the daily-use systems such as adaptive cruise control are effective and easy to use. We particularly like how the rear cross-traffic alert system is able to apply the brakes if a hazard appears suddenly when you're backing out of a parking space.


EdmundsScorecard

Overall7.6 / 10
Driving7.0
Comfort8.0
Interior8.5
Utility6.0
Technology8.0

Consumer reviews

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Hybrid is Posh!
Amanda Shumack,06/20/2019
Hybrid 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
We ordered our Hybrid (PHEV), and it took about 3 months to get it in but it is so worth the wait! We are running about 45mpg in Hybrid mode trying to keep the battery charged every night. I love the flexibility to run in full electric mode when off-roading, so we run in “save mode” until we hit the trail start. The silence is bliss when all the Wranglers drive up and try to laugh at our e-Subie, but we end up nice and cool at the end with a MUCH more comfy ride than them. I’m thrilled with the top trim on this as the interior is really nice inside. The blue stitching on the hybrid looks sweet, and it’s extremely comfy on long rides. It’s our first Subaru, and we are so excited that they are committing to building more electric and hybrids in the future! Go Subie!!
Mixed bag
Pizano,08/20/2019
Hybrid 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
I drove a 2013 Ford C-Max Energi for six years, but wanted a PHEV with all-wheel drive and higher ground clearance. Enter the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid. On the plus side, in addition to its all-wheel drive and generous ground clearance, the Crosstrek has solid handling, and its standard Eyesight safety features work well. Yes, it could use more power, but if you push it hard enough, the Crosstrek Hybrid will still accelerate sufficiently to get out of its own way. On the negative side, I've read that Subaru quality control has suffered a bit as of late and sure enough, my Subaru has some minor examples of this. There is an annoying rattle coming from somewhere in the overhead center console and a section of blue trim on the passenger side was loose from day one until I was finally able to force it into place. Speaking of noises, the pedestrian alert warning sound is excessively loud. This was confirmed by a mechanic at the dealership I bought the car from. He claims that the sound level is adjustable, but when he tried to decrease the volume, he said it would always default back to the maximum setting and no one in the service department seems to be able to figure it out. (A side note: my wife and I test drove another 2019 Crosstrek Hybrid before buying this one and the other one was so relatively quiet that neither we nor the salesman could hear anything to speak of. If I had known ahead of time that the pedestrian alert warning was going to be this loud, that might have been a deal breaker in itself.) Since the Crosstrek is based on Subaru's entry model Impreza, it lacks certain features such as dual zone climate control, power rear hatch, rain sensing wipers, fully automatic speed sensitive door locks and ambient noise sensitive radio volume that are found in other Subaru models. At the price point of the hybrid model, it would have been helpful to at least have these features available as options if not standard equipment. Anyway, the Crosstrek Hybrid will do for now until something better comes along.
First Crosstrek Hybrid sold in Portland area
Frank,05/04/2019
Hybrid 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
Nice car to drive, handles well and has adequate power. Big plus is average mileage over first 300 miles--42mpg for an all-wheel drive car on regular gas! Our model is nicely equipped. Hybrid system and battery come with an 8 year or 100,000 mi warranty from Subaru, the standard drivetrain is warranted 50k, the rest 36k. Subaru is making these cars in very limited quantity until buyer interest is engaged.
Too little too late
Davigan,07/23/2019
Hybrid 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
This car is a pathetic attempt at greenwashing the brand. I tried it about a month ago and came away unimpressed. Having the dealer tack on a $5k "market adjustment" made me leave the dealership fuming. The car is under-powered, loud, hampered by a battery lump in the trunk AND $10K TOO EXPENSIVE. Seriously, what are Subaru execs thinking?

Safety

Our experts like the Crosstrek models:

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
Warns you if traffic is approaching from the side when you're 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.

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    Overall4 / 5
    Driver4 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    Overall5 / 5
  • Side Barrier Rating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front Seat5 / 5
    Back Seat5 / 5
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover15.6%
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
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

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Used 2019 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid Overview

The Used 2019 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid is offered in the following styles: Hybrid 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT).

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