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KBB's 10 Best Family Cars Under $25K - Subaru Crosstrek Is The Second Best Pick

What are the ten best family cars under $25,000? Check out the complete list here. Kelley Blue Book says the 2023 Subaru Crosstrek is a top pick. What about the next-gen 2024 Crosstrek?

What are the best small SUVs priced under $25,000? Kelley Blue Book (KBB) says the 2023 Subaru Crosstrek is the second-best new model and offers impressive cargo space, versatility, and excellent safety features.

KBB's new list of the 10 Best Family Cars Under $25,000 includes ten new 2023 model-year subcompact SUVs and has a starting Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) below $25,000.

2023 Subaru Crosstrek

KBB's 10 Best Family Cars Under $25,000

2023 Kia Seltos
2023 Subaru Crosstrek
2023 Toyota Corolla Cross
2023 Honda HR-V
2023 Chevrolet Trailblazer
2023 Volkswagen Taos
2023 Mazda CX-30
2023 Honda Civic Hatchback
2023 Kia Soul
2023 Hyundai Kona

KBB says, "These models have interiors that are easy to reconfigure, offer generous cargo space for their size, and earn excellent safety ratings."

2023 Subaru Crosstrek

What does KBB say about the 2023 Crosstrek?

"The 2023 Subaru Crosstrek is another great value. For its $23,645 price, you get a great vehicle for taking your family on outdoor adventures. It comes standard with all-wheel drive and 8.7 inches of ground clearance. And if you prefer an automatic (CVT) transmission to a manual, you can opt for it and stay under $25,000."

"Not only is the vehicle well prepared for the woods, but its StarTex water-repellent upholstery makes cleanup easy, whether you were at the beach or took the doggo to the park."

How much cargo space does the Crosstrek have?

KBB says the Crosstrek is roomy, too, with more than 100 cubic feet of space for people and 20.8 cubic feet of cargo room behind the second row. Maximum cargo volume is 55.3 cubic feet with the seats folded.

What is Crosstrek's fuel mileage?

You can have an all-wheel-drive SUV and still get good fuel efficiency. The Subaru Crosstrek Sport and Limited trim levels have a new 2.5-liter four-cylinder Boxer engine and get 27/34 city/highway mpg and 29 combined mpg.

The standard 2.0-liter engine gets 28/33 mpg and 30 combined mpg with the Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) automatic.

KBB says, "These (fuel mileage) numbers are especially impressive considering this is an all-wheel-drive-only SUV."

What are the Crosstrek safety scores?

The 2023 Subaru Crosstrek, rated by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), has been a Top Safety Pick winner for 11 consecutive years. In addition, the Crosstrek Hybrid earns the highest Top Safety Pick + award.

What about the all-new 2024 Crosstrek?

For 2024, the Crosstrek will be available in Base, Premium, Sport, Limited, and Wilderness trim levels and has a starting price of $26,290 (the same MSRP as the 2023 Base model equipped with the Lineartronic CVT automatic transmission).

The 2024 Crosstrek Premium has a starting price of $27,440, Sport ($30,290), and Limited ($32,190). Pricing includes destination and delivery fees ($1,225). The Premium trim price increased by +$70, the Sport +$1,070, and Limited +$1,470.

What is the price of the Crosstrek Wilderness?

The 2024 Subaru Crosstrek Wilderness will be the most expensive Crosstrek trim level. The all-new Crosstrek Wilderness costs $33,290, including dealer destination and delivery fees ($1,295).

KBB says the 2023 Subaru Crosstrek ranks the second-best new small SUV pick under $25,000 and offers an interior that is easy to reconfigure, offers generous cargo space, and earned excellent safety ratings.

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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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