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Subaru #4 Most Reliable Brand; Crosstrek Most Reliable Model

Subaru is the #4 most reliable brand in America according to Consumer Reports. See why Crosstrek is the brand’s most-reliable model.


Subaru is moving up in reliability and jumps two spots from sixth to fourth place among all automakers in the recent Consumer Reports Reliability Survey 2018. The redesigned second-generation The 2019 Subaru Crosstrek small SUV helps the brand move up the list because it has much better-than-average first-year reliability according to the latest survey.

The Crosstrek received a complete remodel for the 2018 model year and Consumer Reports usually tells buyers to avoid a first-year model after it receives a complete makeover. But the Subaru Crosstrek bucks the trend and is Subaru’s most reliable model in their all-wheel-drive lineup in spite of being newly-redesigned.

The new second-generation Crosstrek comes with better fuel economy, improved ride comfort, and reduced cabin noise compared with the previous generation. It rides on Subaru’s new Global Platform that also improved it’s driving dynamics.

Crosstrek has led the Japanese automaker’s sales in terms of increase over last year and has helped Subaru of America keeps it’s sales streak alive in 2018. Consumers have been attracted to the small SUV for its standard all-wheel-drive, extra ground clearance, “go-anywhere” attitude and improved fuel mileage.

Crosstrek scored first place in the 2018 Subcompact SUV Challenge beating the 2018 Hyundai Kona, 2018.5 Nissan Rogue Sport, and 2018 Ford EcoSport. The verdict: “Redesigned for its second go-round, the reigning champ does it again thanks to a mix of drivability, roominess, practicality, and quality”, says Kelsey Mays, senior consumer affairs editor.

Crosstrek also wins the BestRide best new vehicle in the Subcompact Crossover/SUV category, and even more impressive, it wins “BestRide of the Year” honors. In August, Crosstrek earned Car and Driver Editor’s Choice Award along with the BMW X1, Hyundai Kona, Kia Soul, Mazda CX-3, and Volvo XC40.

Crosstrek has been the shining star in the Subaru all-wheel-drive vehicle lineup and it’s a Consumers Report pick as the brand’s most reliable vehicle. Subaru hits a grand slam with the new 2019 Crosstrek.

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Robert Lockwood (not verified)    October 26, 2018 - 11:49AM

My 2018 Crosstrek Limited with 7k miles on her, saved our lives. When a 6k lbs. Jeep crashed into the driver side front end. And we walked away!

Jeff McDonald (not verified)    October 27, 2018 - 5:47PM

Best car that is a laugh look into crosstreck stalling while driving that will be the next class action suite it will stall while driving down road it is an accident waiting to happen. 2018 Crosstreck in shop 2nd time with 2000 miles on it Subaru has been crappy in their service. I owned 6 Subarus and will by another kind next time. GARBAGE

Glenn (not verified)    October 28, 2018 - 11:11PM

Fix the drain hole problem on the front doors. Doors fill and hold water when parked uphill. No drain holes were located in the rear corner of the door.

Larry (not verified)    June 21, 2019 - 5:04PM

Own 2013 outback, 2014 and 2018 crosstreks. All excellent performers. Both the outback and 2014 Crosstrek have over 90,000 miles with no problems. Really want to buy the ascent next !