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10 Cheapest SUVs - Subaru Crosstrek Ranks Among The Least Expensive New Models

What are the least expensive new SUVs you can buy right now? Check out the ten cheapest new models and where the 2023 Subaru Crosstrek fits in.


The ten cheapest, most affordable new SUVs you can buy now include the 2023 Subaru Crosstrek. Is it the best among the ten? See why it could be the best on the list below.

Small SUV customers look for fuel economy, cargo space, top safety scores, all-weather capability, and affordability. Here's a list of the ten cheapest SUVs with all-wheel-drive you can buy this year. Prices do not include destination and dealer fees.

2023 Subaru Crosstrek specs, features, pricing

The ten cheapest SUVs you can buy today. All the models below are all-wheel-drive versions.

1. Ford EcoSport: $22,040
2. Toyota Corolla Cross: $22,445
3. Mazda CX-30: $22,500 AWD
4. Kia Seltos: $22,840 AWD
5. Hyundai Kona: $23,490 AWD
6. Subaru Crosstrek: $23,645 AWD
7. Honda HR-V: $23,650 AWD
8. Mitsubishi Outlander Sport: $24,995 AWD
9. Chevrolet Trailblazer: $25,295 AWD
10. Volkswagen Taos: $27,790 AWD

What sets the 2023 Crosstrek apart from the rest of the small SUVs?

2023 Subaru Crosstrek specs, features, pricing

Crosstrek is the lowest in cost of ownership.

Vincentric announces Subaru Crosstrek is the best in class. According to the newest Vincentric Best Value in America Awards, Subaru scores three winners with the lowest insurance, ownership, and depreciation costs. The class's highest resale value and lowest depreciation rate contributed to the win.

Three more things set Subaru Crosstrek apart

What sets the 2022 Crosstrek apart from other entry-level compacts is the Boxer engine combined with all-wheel-drive technology, which provides dynamic driving performance. Unique safety features and the new-generation EyeSight safety system is now offered as standard equipment on the new Crosstrek when equipped with the CVT automatic transmission.

The Subaru Crosstrek also comes with 8.7-inches of ground clearance which no competitor exceeds. Crosstrek also comes with X-Mode for more severe winter driving and off-road excursions. 

Subaru says 30 percent of Crosstrek owners take their subcompact SUV off-pavement for weekend adventures. The 2023 Crosstrek Sport and Limited are powered by a 2.5-liter engine and come with dual-function X-Mode for added off-road capability. 

What is the 2023 Subaru Crosstrek's 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.

What is the price of the 2023 Subaru Crosstrek?

All Crosstrek trim levels get a $600 price increase. The 2023 Crosstrek now comes in six trim levels for U.S. customers. The base trim is priced from $24,870, Premium, ($26,020), Special Edition ($27,970), Sport ($29,220), Limited ($30,720) and Crosstrek Hybrid ($38.070). Prices include destination and delivery fees ($1,225).

If you are shopping for an affordable small SUV, the Subaru Crosstrek is one of the best SUVs with all-wheel-drive under $25,000. It's also rated best for reliability and best for snow and ice this winter. Check out the 2023 Crosstrek report below for more information.

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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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