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10 Cars With The Fewest Problems - Subaru Crosstrek Scores Best Small SUV

What are the ten most reliable new cars? Subaru has one model, the 2022 Crosstrek, that stands out among the best. Check out the full report here.


Is the 2022 Subaru Crosstrek reliable? A new ranking from Consumer Reports says the Crosstrek now scores the most reliable small SUV and ranks among the ten most reliable new cars you can buy today. CR says the Crosstrek and nine other models listed below will give owners fewer problems than their competitors.

The ten most reliable cars for 2022

The ten most reliable cars include the Lexus GX, Kia Niro Electric, Toyota Prius Prime, Toyota Prius, Cadillac XT5, Mazda MX-5 Miata, Honda Insight, Toyota Highlander, Subaru Crosstrek, and Mazda CX-9.

2022 Subaru Crosstrek features, upgrades, specs, fuel mileage
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Of the ten cars that shine for reliability, the 2022 Subaru Crosstrek scores 86 out of 100 and is the ninth-best new model. Subaru made no changes to the 2022 Crosstrek, and Consumer Reports says the subcompact SUV scores a perfect 5/5 overall reliability rating. The 2022 Crosstrek improves one point over last year's reliability score of 85.

CR says, "We expect the Subaru Crosstrek will be much more reliable than the average new car." The 2022 Crosstrek is ranked number one of fourteen subcompact SUVs overall. For 2021 models, the in-car electronics, body, and power equipment all scored 4/5 points for owner-reported trouble spots.

2022 Subaru Crosstrek features, upgrades, specs, fuel mileage
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What is the price of the 2022 Crosstrek?

The 2022 Subaru Crosstrek comes in five trim levels for customers. The base trim is priced from $24,320, Premium ($25,470), Sport ($28,670), Limited ($30,170) and Crosstrek Hybrid ($37,520). Prices include destination and delivery fees that increase ($1,175).

What is the Crosstrek fuel mileage?

You can have an all-wheel-drive SUV and still get good fuel efficiency. The Subaru Crosstrek uses direct injection on its new 2.5-liter four-cylinder Boxer engine and gets 27/34 city/highway mpg and 29 combined mpg.

The 2.0-liter engine gets 28/33 mpg and 30 combined mpg with the Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) automatic, contributing to better mileage.

The 2022 Subaru Crosstrek hybrid gets even better fuel mileage. In Consumer Reports testing, the plug-in hybrid gets 38/45 city/highway MPGe and 42 combined MPGe. Note that the Crosstrek Hybrid is not available in all states.

What sets Crosstrek apart from the competitors?

The Subaru Crosstrek comes with standard Symmetrical all-wheel-drive and 8.7-inches of ground clearance which no competitor exceeds. The Crosstrek Base and Premium trim levels come with the standard X-Mode for more severe winter driving and off-road excursions.

One of the significant changes for the 2020-2022 models includes giving the Crosstrek Sport and Limited a dual-function X-Mode for added off-pavement performance. It offers a Deep Snow/Deep Mud setting.

What's next for the 2023 Crosstrek?

The 2023 Subaru Crosstrek gets a complete remodel, and there are plenty of upgrades customers will want. Subaru will change the exterior with a new front facia and LED headlights. Engineers will make minor changes to the rear of the new Crosstrek as it keeps its C-shaped taillights. Subaru could make the new Crosstrek tailgate opening wider, making it easier to carry a mountain bike inside.

The Crosstrek will likely get a new touchscreen and next-generation EyeSight safety technology, and the interior will grow in size. Look for new aluminum wheels and a new exterior color.

Outdoor enthusiasts will want to wait for the all-new Crosstrek Wilderness trim level. Sources close to Subaru tell us the automaker will launch the new Crosstrek Wilderness trim level in the spring of 2023.

The 2022 Subaru Crosstrek is the Camden, N.J. automaker's fastest-selling model, and its reliability is a significant factor for small SUV shoppers.

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Denis Flierl has invested over 30 years in the automotive industry in a consulting role working with every major car brand. He is an accredited member of the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press. Check out Subaru Report where he covers all of the Japanese automaker's models. More stories can be found on the Torque News Subaru page. Follow Denis on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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