2019 Subaru Crosstrek SUV
- Revised feature availability
- The Starlink telematics system gains a few new features
- Part of the second Crosstrek generation introduced for 2018
- 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
- Slow acceleration on the highway
- Handling isn't as precise as that of some rival cars
- Lower EPA mileage numbers compared to typical crossovers
2019 Subaru Crosstrek SUV pricingin Ashburn, VA
Which Crosstrek does Edmunds recommend?
Edmunds' Expert Review
Overall rating3.5 / 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.
Noise & vibration2
Ease of use4
Getting in/getting out4.5
Child safety seat accommodation4.5
Audio & navigation3.5
Most helpful consumer reviews
Features & Specs
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.
Subaru Crosstrek vs. the competition
2019 Subaru Crosstrek
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.
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.
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.
2019 Subaru Crosstrek SUV for Sale
The 2019 Subaru Crosstrek is a compact hatchback that has the look and capabilities of an SUV. Solid handling, standard all-wheel drive and a fuel-efficient four-cylinder engine make it a smart choice for buyers on a budget.
The Crosstrek has three trim levels: 2.0i, 2.0i Premium and 2.0i Limited. As the name implies, all models use a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that generates 152 horsepower and returns decent but not impressive fuel mileage.
The base 2.0i model comes with all the basic features you would expect in a vehicle in this class. Keyless entry and a 6.5-inch touchscreen dashboard display all come standard along with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto phone integration, a 60/40-split folding rear seat and roof rails up top. For 2019, Subaru's EyeSight safety system is offered as an option on this entry-level trim and includes a blind-spot warning system and automatic emergency braking.
Moving up to the 2.0i Premium adds interior upgrades such as a leather-covered steering wheel and shift knob, heated front seats and automatic headlights. You also get the Starlink emergency and convenience telematics system. If you're looking for a more refined Crosstrek, the 2.0i Limited is what you want. It gets a leather-trimmed interior, machine-finished 18-inch wheels, unique interior colors, and a larger 8-inch dashboard touchscreen. Automatic climate control, a power-adjustable driver's seat and push-button start are also part of the Limited trim.
The number of stand-alone factory-offered options is minimal when it comes to the Crosstrek. In addition to the aforementioned EyeSight safety option, the base model offers an automatic transmission and a few small upgrades such as a cargo tray and floor mats. Premium models add a sunroof and fancy upholstery stitching, while the Limited is the only Crosstrek that can be ordered with the high-end Harman Kardon sound system and an onboard navigation system. Subaru does offer a wide variety of dealer-offered optional features, however.
Compared to other small hatchback and SUVs, the Crosstrek competes very favorably on price, especially when you consider that it comes with standard all-wheel drive. It might not have as many optional features as some competitors. But if you want a rugged vehicle that can handle rough roads and snowy weather without skipping a beat, the Crosstrek is a strong contender. To find additional details and see inventory near you, let Edmunds show you the way.
2019 Subaru Crosstrek SUV Overview
What do people think of the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek SUV?
Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek SUV and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2019 Crosstrek SUV 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 SUV.
Edmunds Expert Reviews
Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek SUV and all model years in our database. Our rich analysis includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2019 Crosstrek SUV featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.Read our full review of the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek SUV here.
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What's a good price for a New 2019 Subaru Crosstrek SUV?
2019 Subaru Crosstrek SUV 2.0i Limited 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT)
The 2019 Subaru Crosstrek SUV 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 SUV 2.0i Limited 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT) is trending $1,789 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $1,789 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$27,199.
The average savings for the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek SUV 2.0i Limited 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT) is6.2% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
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2019 Subaru Crosstrek SUV 2.0i Premium 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT)
The 2019 Subaru Crosstrek SUV 2.0i Premium 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $24,870. The average price paid for a new 2019 Subaru Crosstrek SUV 2.0i Premium 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT) is trending $1,600 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $1,600 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$23,270.
The average savings for the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek SUV 2.0i Premium 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT) is6.4% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
We are showing 64 2019 Subaru Crosstrek SUV 2.0i Premium 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.
2019 Subaru Crosstrek SUV 2.0i 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT)
The 2019 Subaru Crosstrek SUV 2.0i 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $24,242. The average price paid for a new 2019 Subaru Crosstrek SUV 2.0i 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT) is trending $1,210 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $1,210 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$23,032.
The average savings for the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek SUV 2.0i 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT) is5% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
We are showing 13 2019 Subaru Crosstrek SUV 2.0i 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.
2019 Subaru Crosstrek SUV 2.0i 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl 6M)
The 2019 Subaru Crosstrek SUV 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 SUV 2.0i 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl 6M) is trending $879 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $879 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$21,991.
The average savings for the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek SUV 2.0i 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl 6M) is3.8% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
We are showing 3 2019 Subaru Crosstrek SUV 2.0i 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl 6M) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.
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Should I lease or buy a 2019 Subaru Crosstrek?
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