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The 10 Most Reliable Cars - CR Says Subaru Crosstrek Ranks With The Best Again

The 2023 Subaru Crosstrek is among the best vehicles in Consumer Reports reliability rankings. See why it makes the ten most reliable new cars list again.


Which Subaru model is the most reliable? In the Consumer Reports (by subscription) updated reliability list, the 2023 Subaru Crosstrek is the best and makes the ten most reliable new cars list again.

Of the ten cars that shine for reliability, the 2023 Subaru Crosstrek scores 80 out of 100 and is the eighth-best, most reliable new model you can buy today. Subaru made minimal changes to the 2023 models, and Consumer Reports says the 2023 models have a perfect 5/5 overall predicted reliability score.

2023 Subaru Crosstrek

CR says, "We expect the Subaru Crosstrek will be more reliable than the average new car." This prediction is based on data from 2020, 2021, and 2022 models that have had few problems.

Consumer Reports says the Crosstrek's strengths are: A well-cushioned ride, short stopping distances, simple controls, and fuel economy. They say the Crosstrek is the number one of fifteen subcompact SUVs overall in its scores.

2023 Subaru Crosstrek

The ten most reliable cars

The ten most reliable cars include the Toyota Corolla Hybrid, Lexus GX, Mini Cooper, Toyota Prius, Mazda MX-5 Miata, Lincoln Corsair, Toyota /Corolla, Subaru Crosstrek, BMW 3 Series, and Toyota Prius Prime.

What is the price of the 2023 Subaru Crosstrek?

2023 Subaru Crosstrek trim levels get a $600 price increase, including destination and delivery fees.

The 2023 Subaru 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).

What is the Crosstrek fuel mileage?

You don't have to buy the Hybrid to 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 city/highway mpg and 30 combined mpg with the Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) automatic, contributing to better mileage. Subaru increased fuel mileage in the new 2023 Crosstrek using a four-cylinder Boxer engine with direct-injection technology.

What is new for 2023? The 2023 Crosstrek Special Edition

There are no upgrades for the 2023 model change except for the new Crosstrek Special Edition (SE) trim level. The new SE model features an "overland-inspired" Desert Khaki exterior color not offered on any other trim level.

The Crosstrek subcompact SUV is the Camden, N.J. automaker's fastest-selling model, and reliability is a significant reason. Consumer Report says the 2023 Subaru Crosstrek is among the ten most reliable new cars you can buy today.

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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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