2020 Subaru Crosstrek

MSRP range: $22,145 - $35,145
Edmunds suggests you pay$22,494

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2020 Subaru Crosstrek Review

  • High ground clearance for enhanced off-road capability
  • Spacious seating for a hatchback of its size
  • Comfortable ride quality
  • Easy to see out of
  • Slow acceleration on the highway
  • Mediocre cargo space
  • Handling isn't as precise as that of some rival vehicles
  • Some previously optional features are now standard
  • New LED exterior lighting, engine stop-start and rear-seat reminder features
  • Part of the second Crosstrek generation introduced for 2018

If the thought of the occasional off-road adventure sounds fun but you don't have the budget for a traditional off-road-biased SUV, the 2020 Subaru Crosstrek might just be for you. Using standard all-wheel drive, something Subaru is famous for, and a standard 8.7 inches of ground clearance, the Crosstrek can scramble its way up and down obstacles that would stymie other small crossover SUVs.

The Crosstrek is also useful even if you rarely leave the urban jungle. It offers a pleasing amount of room for passengers and a smooth and comfortable ride over rough pavement. Maximum cargo space is a little underwhelming compared to what you get from a more squared-off SUV, but it should still be sufficient for most people. Another strength of the Crosstrek is that Subaru makes its EyeSight safety suite of advanced driver aids standard on nearly every model.

On the downside, the Crosstrek is stuck with an underpowered engine. Mash the gas for a pass on the highway and the resulting dribble of acceleration could make a sloth look speedy. Of course, we're exaggerating here, but it's an issue nonetheless. Other extra-small SUVs such as the Hyundai Kona and the Jeep Renegade are decidedly livelier when equipped with their optional engines. But overall, we're fond of the Crosstrek and recommend it for shoppers looking for an adventure-ready SUV.

EdmundsEdmunds' Expert Rating
Rated for you by America’s best test team
The Subaru Crosstrek is your stylish gateway to the outdoors. It has modern tech, a roomy interior and lots of off-road capability. The underpowered and noisy engine, however, is a huge buzzkill.
The Crosstrek is abysmally slow, and highway merging and passing maneuvers can be difficult. In Edmunds testing, our CVT automatic-equipped Crosstrek accelerated from 0 to 60 mph in a slow 10.3 seconds. A Toyota Prius can outrace you from a stoplight.

Handling and in-town drivability are acceptable, but rival SUVs will offer a more enthusiastic driving experience the majority of the time. Off-roading is where the Crosstrek shines thanks to above-average ground clearance and standard all-wheel drive. Hill descent control (called X-Mode) works well and is a rare feature in this class.
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. Even so, the Crosstrek does have a smooth ride quality, and it easily absorbs bumps on the road.

A couple of things bring down the score here. One is the engine's raucous and unpleasant sound when you go full throttle, which is pretty much every time you pass another car or climb a grade. Also, a couple of the climate control system's 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.
The Crosstrek's cabin is functional. There's plenty of room in both front and back seats, and getting in and out is easy thanks to the lifted ride height of the Crosstrek (compared to its sibling, the Impreza). Outward visibility is excellent.

The radio controls, touchscreen interface and climate control knobs are generally easy to read and use, and the secondary top screen is surprisingly useful. Large fonts, high-resolution screens and simple button structures help the learning curve dramatically.
Standard features such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto give the Crosstrek an easy entry point for tech-savvy users. The crisp-looking center screen is appealing too. We had some issues connecting smartphones through the car's Bluetooth and USB connections, but Subaru's Starlink is one of the nicer available infotainment systems once it's working properly.

Adaptive cruise control maintains an acceptable but conservative distance. Lane keeping assist and blind-spot monitoring work well too, but they can't be turned off. Reverse automatic braking is a pleasing addition that you can use along with the rearview camera when backing up.
Compared to rivals such as the Jeep Compass, the Crosstrek is below average in cargo space. Even against small hatchbacks such as the Honda Civic, it's still behind by a few cubic feet. Storage for small items also pales in comparison. The center storage console and door pockets aren't particularly deep or long, for example.

Car seat accommodation, however, is excellent. The large 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.
With the CVT automatic, the Crosstrek is rated at 29 mpg in combined city/highway driving, which makes it one of the best off-road-friendly compact crossovers available. On our 115-mile mixed-driving evaluation route, our test Crosstrek returned 30.1 mpg.
If you want an inexpensive off-roader with some creature comforts, the Crosstrek is a great pick. It doesn't have as much cargo space as rivals, but it does come with a lot of standard equipment. Interior build quality is a little bit better than average as well.
This is where the Crosstrek shines. Only one or two vehicles in this class can go as far off the beaten path as the Crosstrek, especially when you consider the available features and cost. The Crosstrek's styling is distinctive too.

Which Crosstrek does Edmunds recommend?

Since the 2020 Subaru Crosstrek comes fairly well equipped from the get-go, and there are no optional engines, we recommend keeping things simple and sticking with the entry-level Base 2.0i. Here, you have the option of a manual transmission, although Subaru's well-liked EyeSight driver's safety system is only available with the CVT automatic. Higher trim levels don't add extra capability, only creature comforts.

Subaru Crosstrek models

The 2020 Subaru Crosstrek is offered in three trim levels: Base, Premium and Limited. All Crosstreks come standard with all-wheel drive and are powered by the same 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine (152 horsepower). Base and Premium trims come standard with a six-speed manual transmission with an optional CVT automatic, which is the only transmission offered on the top-of-the-line Limited.

The Base trim level is equipped with a respectable amount of standard features, including 17-inch wheels, roof rails, a 6.5-inch touchscreen infotainment system, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. Stepping up to the Premium adds niceties such as heated front seats, an extra USB port for front passengers, foglights, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel.

For both of these trims, Subaru pads on its suite of advanced driver safety aids (EyeSight) when you select the CVT automatic. A few extra features are also available for the Premium.

Want a loaded-up model? The top-of-the-range Limited comes with leather seats, keyless entry and ignition, a power-adjustable driver's seat, an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment screen, and even more safety features. Optional extras with this trim include a sunroof, a premium audio system and navigation.

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Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2020 Subaru Crosstrek.

Average user rating: 4.2 stars
23 total reviews
5 star reviews: 61%
4 star reviews: 17%
3 star reviews: 8%
2 star reviews: 10%
1 star reviews: 4%

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Most helpful consumer reviews

5/5 stars, Subaru 2020 improved
Second Subaru ,
Limited 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT)
Subaru listened to the consumer. I just purchased a limited model. The new true red. Love it. The back up camera is larger and you can see more angles when backing up. This vehicle now has the automatic door locks- a must have... and there is a sport control that gives the Crosstrek a little extra punch if you want it. Has all the previous features with eyesight, cruise, blind spot notification. Great vehicle with all the safety features as well.
5/5 stars, A great so called small SUV
Premium 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT)
I just picked up my 2020 Pure Red Crosstrek. I love the cloth seats, very nice along with great back seats.For me, being 5ft 8 in size was never a problem. It work very well with all the added extras you can pick up. It seats high enough so you can see whats up ahead. And the Subaru AWD is just wonderfull. The cargo space is just what me and my wife need So do your home work and look into a Crosstrek. So many people complain that its not this or that. All I have to say is , why did you buy it. Its a great car and what it has for the money is so much more than other brands. And you know what. You can get red paint at no extra cost!
4/5 stars, pleasant surprise
Premium 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT)
like everything about this car except steering wheel controls. too crowded; always hitting some button unintentionally, the sport model has nice wheels. and better spoiler,pros keep saying it needs more power , i disagree, for 90% of people the power is fine. i have owned 41 cars so far, and i really like this one. .
5/5 stars, Best suv!
Kim H,
Limited 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT)
As a lifelong Toyota owner, I was reluctant to leave the brand but Toyota suv ratings just weren’t great. I looked at Honda CR-V, and Mazda but every auto rating publication rated the subaru higher. So I visited my local subaru dealer and test drove one. The ratings are right- this is one fantastic compact suv. Not only does it drive like a dream- quiet, smooth and responsive with lots of pep, but the safety features are awesome. I have terrible night vision and for the last few years I have avoided driving at night. But not anymore. The Eyesight safety features that let me know when I can safely change lanes to the incredible steering responsive headlights that turn when I turn have changed my life. I can drive at night now because I can see! My new car is loaded with other goodies too for a price comparable to its competitor cars who don’t have these safety features. Definitely look at the subaru Crosstrek before considering anything else.

2020 Subaru Crosstrek videos

[MUSIC PLAYING] TRAVIS LANGNESS: Few vehicles are as synonymous with a singular purpose as the Jeep Wrangler is with off-roading. But with several new off-road ready versions of standard vehicles on the market, there's lots more to choose from these days. And we're wondering if you really need a Jeep to fill your outdoor dreams. TRAVIS LANGNESS: Hi, I'm Travis Langness. CALVIN KIM: And I'm Calvin Kim. TRAVIS LANGNESS: And we are here standing in the Sequoia National Forest. CALVIN KIM: We're about to start an epic 20 mile off-road adventure with this new Jeep Wrangler. TRAVIS LANGNESS: But we didn't just bring the Jeep. We also brought this. TRAVIS LANGNESS: That's the 2018 Subaru Crosstrek, Subaru's smallest SUV, and basically an Impreza Hatchback with a bit of a lift. We're here to see how it stacks up against Jeep's most iconic nameplate, the Wrangler. TRAVIS LANGNESS: The Subaru Crosstrek, it's based on the Impreza, and that means it's really pretty good at what it does. What we're trying to figure out here is, is it worth it to buy that Wrangler? I mean, yeah, sure, it's got all that off-road heritage, and the real four-wheel drive system. This is an all-wheel drive system, even though it's got the X-Mode. And it's got plenty of ground clearance, so I think this Crosstrek is going to do pretty well. CALVIN KIM: I'm in the Wrangler Sport. You get power door locks, power windows, a head unit with navigation, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, air conditioning. The big thing for most buyers is going to be how it drives on the road because the reality is, is you're not going on the Rubicon Trail every day. And if you are, bravo. If you find the lack of razor edge steering uncomfortable, you probably don't want a Wrangler. There are a lot of other SUVs out there that are 90% as off-roadable but way more streetable. And I think that's the compromise that you have to ask yourself. TRAVIS LANGNESS: This Subaru, I think, is 150, 152 horsepower. And it's, honestly, not the best. The passing power is not very good. Going up grades it's kind of sluggish. CALVIN KIM: The engine in this is the V6, and it has a tremendous amount of power, yeah, more than this Wrangler has any business having, which is kind of cool. It gives you a lot of performance, a lot of on-road acceleration. But, again, it comes at a price because the faster you go, the more noise you hear, and that is a direct correlation. TRAVIS LANGNESS: It's so quiet in here compared to the Wrangler. Also, this car has a lot more features for the price. Fully topped out with pretty much every option you can get, it's about $31,000. Now, Calvin's Wrangler, if it had the manual in it with a base Sport, starts around $28,000. But with the options he's got on there, that Wrangler is $39,000. It doesn't have adaptive cruise control. It doesn't have lane keep and blind spot assist-- [CAR DINGS] --like this car does, oh see, lane assist. It doesn't have heated seats. And it doesn't have a moonroof, sure it's got a convertible top, but you got to get out fold that down. There's a lot going on there. This is definitely a much more well-equipped car. He's got cloth seats. I've got full leather. I've got this gorgeous dual-screen display. CALVIN KIM: It doesn't have heated seats, ventilated seats, or anything like that. It's noisy inside of here. A lot of SUVs that have fairly good off-road capability, they have those creature comforts at that price point. You're asking for a vehicle to go off-road. Understand that the Wrangler is really, really, really good at that, and that's what you're paying for. Jeep did the bare minimum to make it comfortable enough, streetable enough, and competent enough on the road, so you can get to the trailhead with ease. And that's exactly what the Wrangler can do. Compared to the Crosstrek, this Jeep will obliterate it on the trail, but that's obvious. TRAVIS LANGNESS: Now, that Wrangler may have it beat when it comes to off-roading when we get there later on on the trail. But when it comes to on-road comfort, and what I'd want to drive on a daily basis, this is the one. CALVIN KIM: Let's take a look at what makes the Wrangler so good off-road. Probably, the biggest thing is going to be right here, this approach angle. Most cars have this fascia that prevents you from really attacking terrain, like rocks and inclines. Not the Jeep, the axle's pushed all the way forward to give a lot of clearance to the wheel. Basically, if the front wheel can touch it, it can go over it, which is awesome. But that's not all it has. Behind both wheels are solid axles front and rear, which are a lot stronger and more durable than independent suspensions. And of course, the suspension that supports the axles are also super beefy as well. The body on frame construction is also really strong. It allows the body to flex a little bit without getting into the chassis. And of course, it's got the selectable four-wheel drive system, so that you can just drive rural drive to help save gas, four-high for when you just need a little bit more traction, or four-low when you really want to do off-roading. TRAVIS LANGNESS: So now that we've gone through the litany of items that make the brute force Jeep Wrangler so good off-road, let's take a look at something with a little bit more finesse, the Subaru Crosstrek. Sure if you look at the side profile, it looks pretty much identical to an Impreza, which it's based on. But the Impreza also has Subaru's impressive asymmetrical all-wheel drive system. That's what makes the Impreza such a good all-weather vehicle. And what they've done with this particular one, the Crosstrek, is given it some additional ground clearance, which is almost as much as that Wrangler. And it's the same as the rest of the Subaru SUV lineup. So what Subaru has done, basically, is take a car that's already impressive on-road, and adapt it to be just as good off-road. So now that we've looked at the outside of the vehicles, we're going to take a look at the inside off-road. We drove up here, and this Subaru was really comfortable. It was great on the highway. I'd take it on any road trip, not a problem. And I'm following Calvin here, and there's nothing I haven't made it over yet. But, basically, what we're doing here is cruising over some rocks. I'm hoping I don't scrape, and I don't. That was less deadly than I thought it was going to be. CALVIN KIM: Here out on the trail, it's a different story all together. All the issues with noise, and steering, and suspension go out the window completely. Now, even though I'm getting jostled, it's not uncomfortable at all. There's absolutely no shock load going into my body. Now, that's because everything is working as planned. That same ball suspension that causes so many street guys consternation is absolutely wonderful out here on the dirt. You get good feedback from it, and you know what the front wheels are doing. And it doesn't react negatively to being bumped. TRAVIS LANGNESS: This Crosstrek is meant for this kind of stuff. It's not just an Impreza. It's an Impreza with a lot of capability off-road, you know? The wheels and tires are meant for this stuff. And the X-Mode right down here is meant for slow speed crawl stuff. I mean, it's smart. The asymmetrical system that Subaru has is really well sorted out, even if I can't sort out that bump. Now, I got to be a little bit more careful than Calvin in here because he can just kind of go over some of this stuff. And I'm going to engage X-Mode, and let it do the hill descent control for me. Now, all I got to do is steer. I'm not touching the pedals here. It's doing most of the hard stuff. As you can see on this little thing here, I'm at about a six degree angle. Oh, the break over there was pretty bad on that rock. CALVIN KIM: I'm just kind of mobbing through this little mini rock garden that's not even that big of a deal. I'm still in two-wheel drive mode. And honestly, I don't know if I'll even need four-wheel drive because we're going into a meadow, this-- which is pretty flat. We're picking our way through a much larger rock garden now. And that's-- again, the suspension, the solid axles, and the steering all work really well. The ground clearance is adequate. I haven't touched anything down on anything hard yet. And I'm not really paying attention to my line. I'm just kind of exploring what the Wrangler has to offer, and so far it's quite a lot. TRAVIS LANGNESS: And it's letting me get over most of this stuff without too much damage. Now, that stuff back there was serious-- couldn't have made that in an Impreza. This Crosstrek's extra ground clearance did it justice. And I didn't need the approach or departure angles that I thought I would need either. So while Calvin is getting some of the places a little bit quicker. I'm sure he's still a little bit less comfortable in that Jeep. And I'm still liking this Subaru quite a bit. So it was a pretty long day yesterday. We made it up the mountain, set up, got to camp out last night. How did your Jeep do? CALVIN KIM: I mean it's no surprise that the Jeep did really well out here. All the issues that people have with noise, drivability, steering, all that on the road, totally gone, and not an issue off the road. You can really tell the compromises that Jeep made for off-roadability. Now, if you're the type of person that's OK with that, then the Jeep's probably A-OK for you on a daily basis. But then again, the Subaru made it up here just fine. TRAVIS LANGNESS: Yeah, it did, you know? I used that X-Mode a couple of times going up the really rocky sections, coming down the really rocky sections. Hill descent and ascent control worked really well. It was like the Subaru was working smarter, not harder. You were able to use a little bit more brute force in the Jeep and kind of go at obstacles head-on. I might have had to avoid one or two. But if you're asking the question, do you need a Wrangler to go off-road? Do you need it to explore places that say they need four by four and high clearance? I mean, a lot of the time, I'm going to say, no. The Subaru can hack it out here. It's got plenty enough ground clearance. And in my book, that's the one I'd buy between these two. CALVIN KIM: I completely agree. TRAVIS LANGNESS: For more videos like this, go to edmunds.com, and be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel.

Subaru Crosstrek vs Jeep Wrangler — Do you really need a Jeep to offroad?

NOTE: This video is about the 2018 Subaru Crosstrek, but since the 2020 Subaru Crosstrek is part of the same generation, our earlier analysis still applies.

Features & Specs

MPG & Fuel
27 City / 33 Hwy / 30 Combined
Fuel Tank Capacity: 16.6 gal. capacity
5 seats
Type: all wheel drive
Transmission: Continuously variable-speed automatic
Flat 4 cylinder
Horsepower: 152 hp @ 6000 rpm
Torque: 145 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm
Basic Warranty
3 yr./ 36000 mi.
Length: 175.8 in. / Height: 63.6 in. / Width: 71.0 in.
Curb Weight: 3188 lbs.
Cargo Capacity, All Seats In Place: 20.8 cu.ft.

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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. Includes automatic braking as well.
Lane Keep Assist
Monitors your position on the road and can help steer if you unintentionally begin to drift out of your lane.
Pre Collision Braking
Automatically applies the brakes if an imminent frontal collision is detected and the driver doesn't react in time.

NHTSA Overall Rating 5 out of 5 stars

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.

Frontal Barrier Crash RatingRating
Overall4 / 5
Driver4 / 5
Passenger4 / 5
Side Crash RatingRating
Overall5 / 5
Side Barrier RatingRating
Overall5 / 5
Driver5 / 5
Passenger5 / 5
Combined Side Barrier & Pole RatingsRating
Front Seat5 / 5
Back Seat5 / 5
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
Roof Strength Test
Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
IIHS Small Overlap Front TestNot Tested
Moderate Overlap Front Test

Subaru Crosstrek vs. the competition

2020 Subaru Crosstrek

2020 Subaru Crosstrek

2020 Subaru Outback

2020 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

The Forester sits in the middle of the Subaru SUV spectrum between the Crosstrek and the Outback. The Forester has much of the same off-road capabilities as its siblings but benefits from a larger cargo space. But you'll want to go with the Crosstrek if you like the idea of lower monthly payments and a more distinctive style.

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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 possesses 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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Is the Subaru Crosstrek a good car?

The Edmunds experts tested the 2020 Crosstrek both on the road and at the track, giving it a 7.6 out of 10. You probably care about Subaru Crosstrek fuel economy, so it's important to know that the Crosstrek gets an EPA-estimated 25 mpg to 35 mpg, depending on the configuration. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that carrying capacity for the Crosstrek ranges from 15.9 to 20.8 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Subaru Crosstrek. Learn more

What's new in the 2020 Subaru Crosstrek?

According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2020 Subaru Crosstrek:

  • Some previously optional features are now standard
  • New LED exterior lighting, engine stop-start and rear-seat reminder features
  • Part of the second Crosstrek generation introduced for 2018
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Is the Subaru Crosstrek reliable?

To determine whether the Subaru Crosstrek is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the Crosstrek. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the Crosstrek's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more

Is the 2020 Subaru Crosstrek a good car?

There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2020 Subaru Crosstrek is a good car. Edmunds' expert testing team reviewed the 2020 Crosstrek and gave it a 7.6 out of 10. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2020 Crosstrek is a good car for you. Learn more

How much should I pay for a 2020 Subaru Crosstrek?

The least-expensive 2020 Subaru Crosstrek is the 2020 Subaru Crosstrek 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl 6M). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $22,145.

Other versions include:

  • Premium 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT) which starts at $24,545
  • Limited 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT) which starts at $27,395
  • 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT) which starts at $23,495
  • Hybrid 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) which starts at $35,145
  • Premium 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl 6M) which starts at $23,195
  • 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl 6M) which starts at $22,145
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What are the different models of Subaru Crosstrek?

If you're interested in the Subaru Crosstrek, the next question is, which Crosstrek model is right for you? Crosstrek variants include Premium 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT), Limited 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT), 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT), and Hybrid 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT). For a full list of Crosstrek models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

More about the 2020 Subaru Crosstrek

2020 Subaru Crosstrek Overview

The 2020 Subaru Crosstrek is offered in the following submodels: Crosstrek SUV, Crosstrek Hybrid. Available styles include Premium 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT), Limited 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT), 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT), Premium 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl 6M), Hybrid 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT), and 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl 6M). Subaru Crosstrek models are available with a 2.0 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 152 hp, depending on engine type. The 2020 Subaru Crosstrek comes with all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: continuously variable-speed automatic. The 2020 Subaru Crosstrek comes with a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. basic warranty, a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. powertrain warranty.

What do people think of the 2020 Subaru Crosstrek?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2020 Subaru Crosstrek and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2020 Crosstrek 4.2 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 2020 Crosstrek.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2020 Subaru Crosstrek and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2020 Crosstrek 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.

Our Review Process

This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.

What's a good price for a New 2020 Subaru Crosstrek?

2020 Subaru Crosstrek 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT)

The 2020 Subaru Crosstrek 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $25,029. The average price paid for a new 2020 Subaru Crosstrek 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT) is trending $2,535 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $2,535 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $22,494.

The average savings for the 2020 Subaru Crosstrek 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT) is 10.1% below the MSRP.

2020 Subaru Crosstrek Premium 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT)

The 2020 Subaru Crosstrek Premium 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $27,682. The average price paid for a new 2020 Subaru Crosstrek Premium 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT) is trending $3,000 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $3,000 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $24,682.

The average savings for the 2020 Subaru Crosstrek Premium 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT) is 10.8% below the MSRP.

2020 Subaru Crosstrek Limited 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT)

The 2020 Subaru Crosstrek Limited 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $30,932. The average price paid for a new 2020 Subaru Crosstrek Limited 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT) is trending $1,961 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $1,961 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $28,971.

The average savings for the 2020 Subaru Crosstrek Limited 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT) is 6.3% below the MSRP.

2020 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)

The 2020 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $38,967. The average price paid for a new 2020 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) is trending $2,515 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $2,515 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $36,452.

The average savings for the 2020 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) is 6.5% below the MSRP.

Which 2020 Subaru Crosstreks are available in my area?

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What is the MPG of a 2020 Subaru Crosstrek?

2020 Subaru Crosstrek Premium 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT), continuously variable-speed automatic, regular unleaded
30 compined MPG,
27 city MPG/33 highway MPG

2020 Subaru Crosstrek Limited 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT), continuously variable-speed automatic, regular unleaded
29 compined MPG,
27 city MPG/33 highway MPG

2020 Subaru Crosstrek 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT), continuously variable-speed automatic, regular unleaded
30 compined MPG,
27 city MPG/33 highway MPG

EPA Est. MPG30
TransmissionContinuously variable-speed automatic
Drive Trainall wheel drive
Displacement2.0 L
Passenger Volume121.7 cu.ft.
Wheelbase104.9 in.
Length175.8 in.
Width71.0 in.
Height63.6 in.
Curb Weight3223 lbs.

Should I lease or buy a 2020 Subaru Crosstrek?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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