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Consumer Reports 8 Best Hybrid SUVs - Subaru Crosstrek Is 2nd But Not For Long

The 2023 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid is ranked one of the eight best new compact hybrid models by Consumer Reports. But if you want one, you should act quickly.

Does Subaru offer a hybrid vehicle? The answer is yes; Subaru of America still offers the 2023 Crosstrek plug-in hybrid subcompact SUV. A new report from Consumer Reports (by subscription) ranks the 2023 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid as the second-best of eight new compact hybrid SUVs for 2023.

The Crosstrek Hybrid scores well in road-test performance, owner satisfaction, predicted reliability, and safety. Consumer Reports says the Crosstrek is the second-best overall small hybrid SUV.

2023 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid

Consumer Reports' eight best compact hybrid SUVs for 2023 are ranked by their Overall Score.

The Lexus NX Hybrid is ranked number one with a score of 87, followed by the Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid (85). Next is the Hyundai Tucson Hybrid (83), Toyota RAV4 Prime (81), Kia Sportage Hybrid (80), Toyota RAV4 Hybrid (78), Lexus UX (75), and Ford Escape Hybrid (73).

Consumer Reports best midsize hybrid SUVs are the Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid (88), Toyota Highlander Hybrid (86), Toyota Venza (80), and Kia Sorento Hybrid (75). Subaru does not yet offer a midsize SUV hybrid.

2023 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid

What does CR say about the Crosstrek Hybrid?

CR says, "The Crosstrek is an appealing option for buyers who want a small, versatile SUV. The plug-in hybrid version gets an outstanding 33 mpg overall fuel economy, but its high purchase price hurts its value. All Crosstreks deliver impressive ride comfort and competent and enjoyable handling on curvy roads. The infotainment system is also easy to use."

What sets the Crosstrek hybrid apart?

The Crosstrek Hybrid offers Subaru's standard Symmetrical all-wheel-drive system for all-weather performance, 8.7 inches of ground clearance, and earns a Top Safety Pick+ award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Why is it hard to find if it's one of the best new vehicles?

Where can you buy a Crosstrek hybrid?

The 2022 Crosstrek Plug-In Hybrid sells in every state, but customers who want the hybrid model will have to wait in most U.S. states when ordering. You won't find any sitting in dealer showrooms unless you live in California or the Northeast. Instead of waiting, most customers opt for the standard model.

What is the Crosstrek hybrid fuel mileage?

The 2022 Crosstrek hybrid gets the best fuel mileage of any Subaru model. In Consumer Reports testing, the plug-in hybrid gets 38/45 city/highway MPGe and 42 combined MPGe. Its electric range is 17 miles (480 miles total).

What are Crosstrek's safety scores?

The 2023 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid earned a Top Safety Pick+ award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The hybrid gets the highest five-star rating from the NHTSA.

What is the price of the 2022 Crosstrek Hybrid?

The 2023 Crosstrek Hybrid has a starting price of $38,070, which includes destination and delivery fees ($1,225). You can buy a 2023 Subaru Crosstrek Premium trim for $26,020, including dealer fees, which is $12,050 less than the Hybrid trim level. Many Customers are unwilling to pay for the difference in fuel mileage, which is why Subaru announced it would drop the Crosstrek Hybrid.

If you want a Crosstrek Hybrid, you should act quickly

Torque News recently reported Subaru of America will drop the 2023 Crosstrek Plug-In Hybrid (PHEV) after this year. Subaru Corporation will halt the development of the Crosstrek PHEV to focus on new electric and hybrid vehicles. Check out the new report below.

Why is Subaru dropping the Crosstrek Plug-In Hybrid?

Slow sales are one reason why Subaru of America (SOA) chose to drop the Crosstrek PHEV. SOA only sold 2,600 Crosstrek Hybrids in the U.S. last year (less than 1% of Subaru's unit sales in the country, according to data from auto research specialist MarkLines.) Subaru has only sold 1,731 Crosstrek hybrid models in the U.S. through the first nine months of 2022.

Consumer Reports says the 2023 Subaru Crosstrek Plug-In Hybrid is a top pick. The 2023 Subaru Crosstrek will be the last Plug-In Hybrid Subaru Corporation will produce for Subaru of America. If you want one, you should contact a Subaru retailer soon.

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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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