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The Hot Subaru Crosstrek Isn’t Cooling Off Yet, Keeps Up Its Sizzling Pace

Why isn't the 2023 Subaru Crosstrek cooling off? The Crosstrek is due for a remodel, but that isn't stopping new car shoppers from buying the subcompact SUV.


As temperatures cool off across the U.S., the 2023 Subaru Crosstrek is sizzling hot. Sales of the Crosstrek subcompact SUV are the hottest in Subaru of America's (SOA) lineup. SOA reported that the popular Crosstrek subcompact SUV is the top performer in the all-wheel-drive lineup in October again. It still leads the Outback and Forester as the best-selling model.

The 2023 Subaru Crosstrek arrives now and stays smokin' hot this Fall, with 13,635 subcompact SUVs delivered to customers in October. That's a 28.7 percent increase over October 2021 sales (10,591).

2023 Subaru Crosstrek

Crosstrek stays the best-selling all-wheel-drive model for SOA, with 128,979 models delivered to customers over ten months compared with 111,658 sold in 2021. The Crosstrek is 11,583 model sales ahead of the Outback midsize SUV and 37,620 model sales ahead of the Forester compact SUV.

The Crosstrek is still only one of two Subaru of America SUVs with a sales increase in 2022, up 15.5 percent this year. The Ascent 3-Row SUV is the other model up in 2022 (+5.7%).

2023 Subaru Crosstrek

Why isn't the Crosstrek cooling off?

The fuel mileage is one significant reason the Crosstrek is the number one selling model for Subaru of America. Customers want affordability, utility, all-weather, all-terrain performance, and fuel efficiency. The Crosstrek offers it all.

What is the Crosstrek fuel mileage?

The 2.0-liter CVT models achieve EPA-estimated fuel economy of 28/33 city/highway and 30 combined mpg. The 6-speed manual models are rated 22/29 city/highway and 25 combined mpg. The 2.5-liter Boxer engine achieves an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 27/34 city/highway and 29 combined mpg.

All-weather, all-terrain performance

The 2022 Subaru Crosstrek subcompact SUV rides higher with extra ground clearance (8.7-inches) than other small SUVs, and all trim levels come standard with Subaru's Symmetrical all-wheel-drive.

The Sport and Limited trims also have a new dual-function X-Mode for added off-pavement capabilities. The new system has settings for Snow and Dirt mode to the new Deep Snow/Deep Mud Mode and is best for sand where traction is compromised.

What is the price of the 2023 Crosstrek?

The 2023 Crosstrek is arriving now and is a carry-over model with no upgrades except for the 2023 Crosstrek Special Edition trim level. Even with the $600 price increase on all trim levels (including destination and delivery fees), the Crosstrek remains a good value for small SUV shoppers.

The 2023 Crosstrek 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).

Should customers wait for the next-generation 2024 Crosstrek?

Customers may want to wait for the 2024 Crosstrek upgrades. Check out the complete remodel details here.

Subaru Corporation will launch the all-new 2024 Crosstrek in Japan in 2023 (or later) and then introduce the third-generation subcompact SUV in the U.S. and other global markets. The rugged Crosstrek Wilderness will arrive later. Customers in the U.S. may have to wait until 2024 to get their hands on the softer Crosstrek subcompact SUV.

Look for the third-generation 2024 Subaru Crosstrek to make its U.S. reveal at the Los Angeles Auto Show on November 17. Stay tuned.

Before the all-new 2024 Crosstrek models arrive, the 2023 Subaru Crosstrek subcompact SUV is the number one selling model in the lineup in October, and it's not cooling off.

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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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