Subaru of America (SOA) reported the 2022 Crosstrek subcompact SUV had a record month in February. An equally impressive accomplishment is the hot Crosstrek just passed the popular Outback midsize SUV as the second best selling model in Subaru of America’s all-wheel-drive lineup.
The refreshed Crosstrek has been ranked third best-selling model in SOA’s lineup and, for the first time, moves ahead of the Outback. SOA says its U.S. retailers delivered a record 14,476 Crosstrek models to customers in February, up 35.4 percent over February 2021 with 10,691 models sold.
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The Crosstrek passed the popular Outback with 19,164 models sales through the first two months, and the subcompact SUV is now 4,839 models ahead of the Outback year-to-date.
In February, the Crosstrek subcompact SUV was also the number one overall selling nameplate. Crosstrek was ahead of the 2022 Forester compact SUV with 11,255 models sold and the 2022 Outback midsize SUV with 8,637 sales.
It’s been a strange year with the ongoing microchip shortages and supply chain issues affecting the inventory of all Subaru models. Year-to-date, Crosstrek has 24,003 model sales, just 783 units behind the number one Forester with 24,786 models delivered to U.S. customers. The Crosstrek is up 13.6 percent for the year while Forester is down -7.1 percent, and Outback dropped -21.6 through February.
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What sets the 2022 Crosstrek apart?
Crosstrek offers excellent fuel economy, cargo space, top safety scores, all-weather capability, and affordability. The Crosstrek comes standard with Subaru’s Symmetrical all-wheel-drive system. The Base and Premium subcompact SUV trims come with X-Mode for all-weather and off-pavement capability. The Sport and Limited trims feature a dual-function X-Mode for severe weather and all-terrain ability.
The Crosstrek is SOA’s most affordable SUV. What is the price of the 2022 Subaru Crosstrek?
The 2022 Subaru Crosstrek comes in five trim levels for U.S. customers. The base trim is priced from $23,570, Premium ($24,720), Sport ($27,920), Limited ($29,420) and Crosstrek Hybrid ($37,895). Prices include destination and delivery fees ($1,125).
With fuel prices continuing to go up, Crosstrek gets excellent fuel mileage. The 2022 Subaru Crosstrek with the larger 2.5-liter Boxer engine comes with 30 more horsepower and gets an EPA estimated fuel mileage of 27/34 city/highway mpg and 29 combined mpg. The 2022 Crosstrek with the 2.0-liter four-cylinder Boxer engine gets an EPA estimated 28/33 mpg and 30 combined mpg.
Crosstrek has the lowest cost of ownership
Vincentric says the Subaru Crosstrek is best in class in its Best Value in America Awards. Crosstrek has low insurance, lowest ownership, and low depreciation costs. Having the highest resale value and lowest depreciation rate in its class contributed to the win.
The 2022 Subaru Crosstrek is the automaker’s hottest model in the lineup and the top in sales in February. The subcompact SUV just passed the popular Outback and is now the second-best-selling nameplate in SOA’s lineup. Can the Crosstrek keep up its hot streak? Stay tuned.
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