2020 Subaru Crosstrek

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Customer rating


  • Plug-in hybrid model available
  • Improved cargo capacity
  • Lots of standard driver-assistance tech


  • Lacks the agility some competitors have
  • Weak engine and poor acceleration
  • Unappealing interior

Mileage (EPA estimate)

22 city, 29 highway, 25 combined

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Rugged exterior meets a cozy cabin.

The Subaru Crosstrek is powerful, rugged, roomy, and practical, which makes it a suitable solution for a wide range of lifestyles and driving needs. The 2020 Subaru Crosstrek is distinguished by a rugged exterior designed to withstand the elements and conquer all sorts of terrains. It also sports a spacious and comfortable cabin and an abundance of storage room, which means it's a great vehicle for families that need a daily driver that they can also use for an occasional off-road trip.

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What is new for the 2020 Subaru Crosstrek?

  • Crosstrek trims have been upgraded with Automated Cruise Control as standard equipment this year.
  • Rear Sunshade and Running Boards features are now available as options on select trims.
  • The Premium trim now comes with Smart Key, Parking Sensors, Lane Departure Warning, and Blind Spot Monitor as standard equipment.
  • The Base trim now comes with Parking Sensors as standard equipment.

2020 Subaru Crosstrek trims

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  • Comes standard with Subaru's STARLINK Multimedia system with a 6.5-inch touchscreen, 60/40-split flat-folding rear seatbacks, brake assist, keyless entry, 17-inch wheels, USB port, Bluetooth® connectivity, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay integration, and more.

  • View all Subaru Crosstrek Bases in stock



  • Upgrades include 18-inch wheels, an eight-inch touchscreen, leather-trimmed upholstery, keyless access with push-button start and PIN-access, six speakers, blind-spot detection, high-beam assist, and more.

  • View all Subaru Crosstrek Limiteds in stock

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5 reasons to buy the 2020 Subaru Crosstrek

1. Off-Road capabilities

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The Subaru Crosstrek's off-road capabilities are undoubtedly among the top reasons you should consider this crossover. With 8.7 inches of ground clearance, the 2020 Subaru Crosstrek can easily conquer rough and uneven terrain while maintaining a high level of ride comfort. What's more, AWD is standard on all trims, distributing power in a way that improves traction. It makes for increased stability and enhanced handling, as it helps to quickly adjust to different road conditions.

2. Abundant storage room

Subaru Crosstrek Review: Truck Cargo | CarMax

Apart from their off-road abilities, SUVs such as the Subaru Crosstrek are appealing because of the high cargo capacity, too. The 2020 Subaru Crosstrek has plenty of storage options with ample room for all kinds of items, including several suitcases for vacations, sporting equipment, lots of groceries, or anything else you might need to haul. With a total of 121.6 cu-ft of interior volume and 60/40-split flat-folding rear seatbacks, the 2020 Subaru Crosstrek is designed to fit your lifestyle.

3. Connectivity and entertainment

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For an optimal riding experience, the 2020 Subaru Crosstrek offers plenty of connectivity and entertainment features. Standard on all trims, Subaru's STARLINK Multimedia system makes sure passengers stay connected to the outside world and entertained at all times. It includes Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto integration, with wireless connectivity and voice command allowing the driver to use the apps in a safe manner. Through this system, you can easily access navigation and entertainment apps.

4. Roomy and comfortable cabin

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Having plenty of room for passengers to ride comfortably even on long-distance trips is also one of the perks of owning a Subaru Crosstrek. With 43.1 inches of legroom in the front, 36.5 inches in the back and a total passenger volume of 100.9 cu-ft, the 2020 Subaru Crosstrek allows for a relaxed ride for both kids and adult passengers. The cloth upholstery and the soft-touch materials throughout the cabin increase the level of comfort that much more.

5. Lots of available features

Subaru Crosstrek Review: Backseats | CarMax

Although the 2020 Subaru Crosstrek comes with a nice set of standard features, you could easily enhance the ride quality for all passengers if you are willing to invest in some of the available packages or opt for one of the higher-level trims. For instance, the top Limited trim includes a larger touchscreen and automatic climate control, as well as leather upholstery. Driver-assist options on the Limited trim include the EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology, the Blind-Spot Detection/Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, and the Reverse Automatic Braking system.

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The Subaru Forester is a go-anywhere compact crossover with room for your whole crew. The 2017-2018 Forester has a standard 2.5L four-cylinder engine producing 170 hp or an available 250-hp 2.0L turbo-four. Starting in 2019, the Forester bumped base horsepower to 182 for the standard 2.5L but dropped the more powerful engine option. For 2017-2018, the Subaru Forester has 31.5 cubic feet of room behind the back seat, which increases to 33 cubic feet for 2019 and newer models.

Standard features on 2017-2021 Subaru Forester models include:

  • 6.2-inch touchscreen (6.5-inch for 2019+)

  • Height-adjustable driver's seat

  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration (2019+)

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

4.8 out of 5

4 customer reviews

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

Premium 4WD/AWD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

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

Drive Wheels

All Wheel Drive (4WD/AWD)

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Leg room

F 43.1"/R 36.5"

Head room

F 39.8"/R 38"

Front tires


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Seating capacity


Max towing capacity

150/1500 lbs.



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Color options

Exterior colors

  • Cool Gray Khaki

  • Crystal Black Silica

  • Crystal White Pearl

  • Ice Silver Metallic

  • Magnetite Gray Metallic

  • Pure Red

  • Quartz Blue Pearl

  • Sunshine Orange

Interior details

  • Infotainment system compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

  • 60/40-split flat-folding rear seats

  • 55.3 cu-ft total cargo space

  • USB input port, dual cup holders in the center console, cargo-area with two grocery bag hooks and four tie-down hooks

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