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2019 Subaru Crosstrek

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Pros

  • Standard all-wheel drive
  • High ground clearance
  • Comfortable ride

Cons

  • Slow acceleration
  • Lower fuel economy than competition
  • Limited cargo space

Mileage (EPA estimate)

23 city, 29 highway, 25 combined

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The 2019 Subaru Crosstrek is an entry-level crossover SUV with standard all-wheel drive

Since it debuted in 2012, the Crosstrek has been one of the most popular models in the Subaru lineup. Subaru introduced an all-new Crosstrek for the 2018 model year, built on the brand’s new Global Platform shared with the Impreza. Fresh off a complete redesign, the Crosstrek comes into the 2019 model year primarily unchanged, except for some minor revisions of feature availability. The Subaru Crosstrek is available in three trim levels: 2.0i, Premium, and Limited. With standard all-wheel drive and 8.7 inches of ground clearance, the Crosstrek brings impressive all-season and off-road capability to the compact crossover segment. Styling resembles the Impreza hatchback but stands out with larger fender flares, matte black cladding, and increased ground clearance. All Crosstreks are powered by a 2.0-liter, 152 horsepower four-cylinder engine paired with a continuously variable transmission or six-speed manual gearbox.

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What is new for the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek?

  • Crosstrek trims have been upgraded with Parking Sensors as standard equipment this year.
  • The Premium trim now comes with Satellite Radio Ready and CD Audio as standard equipment.

2019 Subaru Crosstrek trims

Curious how Subaru Crosstrek trims differ? Use our side-by-side vehicle comparison to see the differences and similarities

Base:

  • 152-hp, 145-lb-ft of torque 2.0L
  • Rear View Camera
  • Traction Control
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Mirrors
  • Cloth Seats
  • Side Airbags
  • Cruise Control
  • Rear Defroster
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What We Like

Interior: The Crosstrek feels spacious, with good legroom and headroom for front and rear seat passengers. Soft-touch surfaces give the Crosstrek a premium vibe, especially in the top-level Limited trim, and controls are nicely laid out with an intuitive design for easy use. Visibility is excellent thanks to the large windshield, big rear window, and small front pillars. The driver’s seat has multiple adjustments, which can provide most drivers with a comfortable driving position.

Technology: Subaru’s Starlink infotainment system is well thought out, with large icons for easy navigation. A 6.5-inch screen is standard, while higher trims get an eight-inch display. Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto phone integration are standard on all trim levels of the Crosstrek. The company’s suite of advanced driver-assist features, called EyeSight®, is available on all trim levels and includes automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, and lane keeping assistance.

Driving: It may be slightly underpowered with its 152-horsepower four-cylinder engine, but the Crosstrek does have solid driving characteristics. The brakes have a good feel with linear progression, and the steering provides good feedback with just the right amount of power assist. The Crosstrek really shines off-road with its high ground clearance, all-wheel drive, and available hill descent control.

What Needs Improvement

Utility: The Crosstrek has a roomy cabin, but the cargo space is smaller than in competitors. The 20.8 cubic feet of space behind the rear seats is considerably less than competitors like the Ford Escape or Jeep Compass. The rear seats fold flat to provide a more useful level of cargo-hauling ability.

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Ratings & reliability

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RepairPal gave the Subaru Crosstrek an overall reliability rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Excellent. This rating ranks Subaru Crosstrek 5th out of 29 among Compact SUVs.

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Subaru Crosstrek features and specs

Limited 4WD/AWD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

  • 4WD/AWD
  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • CD Audio
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leather Seats
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Traction Control
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Harman Kardon Sound
  • Navigation System
  • Remote Start
  • Rockford Fosgate Sound
  • Sunroof(s)
  • Tow Hitch

Drive Wheels

All Wheel Drive (4WD/AWD)

Engine size

2.0L

Horsepower

152

Torque (ft-lbs)

145

Engine type

Gas

Fuel capacity

16.6

Wheelbase

104.9"

Overall length

175.8"

Width

71"

Height

63.6"

Leg room

F 43.1"/R 36.5"

Head room

F 39.8"/R 38"

Front tires

P225/55HR18

Rear tires

P225/55HR18

Seating capacity

5

Max towing capacity

150/1500 lbs.

Transmission

Automatic

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