Is the 2023 Subaru Crosstrek the best small SUV for shoppers? Crosstrek is one of the most popular cars on the market and now the third most-researched new car. It's comfortable, efficient, and stylish, and people can't get enough of it. Subaru Crosstrek was the 10th most searched car in 2019. Why has it moved up to third?
You're not alone if you're thinking about getting a Subaru Crosstrek. This vehicle is an excellent choice for anyone looking for a reliable and fuel-efficient small SUV. Here are ten things you should know about the 2023 Subaru Crosstrek before you make your purchase:
1. Subaru Crosstrek is comfortable and quiet.
Consumer Reports says, "The Crosstrek delivers good fuel economy with impressive ride comfort and competent, enjoyable handling. It has low road and wind noise levels, contributing to a solid feel. The only time the Crosstrek gets loud is under hard acceleration when the engine becomes gruff."
2. Subaru Crosstrek is stylish and popular.
Which new vehicles are the hottest trending models now? A new report from Edmunds says the top-ten trending models that grab your attention now include three Subaru SUVs; the hot 2022 Subaru Crosstrek subcompact, 2022 Subaru Outback midsize, and the 2022 Subaru Forester compact in that order.
3. Subaru Crosstrek is excellent for anyone looking for a reliable car.
Of the ten cars that shine for reliability, the 2022 Subaru Crosstrek scores 85 out of 100 and is the ninth-best new model. Subaru made no changes to the 2023 models, and Consumer Reports says the 2023 models have a perfect 5/5 overall reliability score.
4. Subaru Crosstrek is perfect for city driving and commuting.
If you want an urban subcompact SUV commuter, plenty of good choices will meet your needs. If you want a combination of city commuter and weekend off-pavement adventure performer, there is one perfect choice. The 2023 Subaru Crosstrek checks all the boxes you want and a few extras you might not be thinking about.
5. Subaru Crosstrek is available in both manual and automatic transmission.
Will Subaru keep the manual transmission in the next-generation 2024 Subaru Crosstrek, or will they drop it? A new report from Drive says Subaru Australia managing director Blair Read told them Subaru Corporation is working on keeping the 6-speed manual gearbox in the new Crosstrek, WRX, and BRZ.
Subaru still offers the manual gearbox in the 2023 Crosstrek Base and Premium trim levels.
6. Subaru Crosstrek comes standard with all-wheel drive.
What makes the Subaru Crosstrek attractive is its go-anywhere attitude. It's more than an urban commuter or grocery hauler. What utility means for customers is that they don't just get standard all-wheel-drive; all models come with X-Mode for additional all-weather performance.
7. Subaru Crosstrek has various safety features, including a rear-view camera.
Subaru has always been about safety, but they've stepped it up by developing a new Subaru Global architecture that underpins the 2023 Crosstrek subcompact SUV. The Crosstrek rides on it, and the small SUV achieve the highest safety scores from the IIHS.
8. Subaru Crosstrek is fuel efficient and has a low emissions rating.
According to the latest Consumer Reports study, the 2023 Subaru Crosstrek is still the number one most fuel-efficient small SUV if you need an all-wheel-drive vehicle.
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.
9. Subaru Crosstrek has various standard features, including Bluetooth connectivity and a touch screen display.
All Crosstrek trims come standard with Subaru Starlink, a 6.5-inch Multimedia system with touchscreen, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, power windows, door locks, and side mirrors, 60/40-split fold-down rear seat, multifunction display with fuel economy information, tilt and telescoping steering column, keyless entry, security system with engine immobilizer, and carpeted floor mats.
10. Subaru Crosstrek is an affordable car offering excellent value.
The Subaru Crosstrek scored two of Kelley Blue Books' top awards. The compact SUV earned the Best Resale Value Award and 5-Year Cost to Own Award. The 2023 Crosstrek small SUV holds its value better than all other Subaru vehicles in the lineup. It is the lowest cost-to-own vehicle in the popular Compact SUV / Crossover category.
KBB says the Crosstrek compact SUV has the best resale value for any segment car. At 36 months, Crosstrek retains 63.7 percent of its value, and at 60 months: 49.3 percent. Crosstrek beat the all-new 2019 Toyota RAV4 and the newly-redesigned Subaru Forester to take the honors.
What is the price of the 2023 Subaru Crosstrek?
All 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), new Special Edition ($27,970), Sport ($29,220), Limited ($30,720) and Crosstrek Hybrid ($38.070). Prices include destination and delivery fees ($1,225).
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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