There are many good subcompact SUVs available for shoppers but which ones are the best? Consumer Reports rates all subcompact models and says the new 2020 Subaru Crosstrek is head-and-shoulders above the rest. CR gives the Crosstrek an overall score of 85 with the Hyundai Kona, Nissan Rogue Sport tying for second with a score of 78 points.
Can you trust Consumer Reports? A report from Media Bias/Fact Check says you can. CR scores the vehicles in Predicted Reliability, Predicted Owner Satisfaction, Road Test Score, CR's Overall Fuel Mileage, Acceleration, Braking, Routine, and Emergency Handling, Ride and Noise.
What sets the 2020 Subaru Crosstrek apart?
Crosstrek is lowest in cost of ownership
According to the newest Vincentric Best Value in America Awards, Subaru scores three winners with the lowest insurance costs, lowest ownership, and low depreciation costs. Vincentric announces Subaru Crosstrek is best in class. Having the highest resale value and lowest depreciation rate in its class contributed to the win.
Three more things set Subaru Crosstrek apart
What sets the 2020 Crosstrek apart from other entry-level compacts is the Boxer engine in combination with AWD technology, which provides dynamic driving performance coupled with its unique safety features. The new-generation EyeSight safety system is now offered as standard equipment on the new Crosstrek when equipped with the CVT automatic transmission.
2020 Subaru Crosstrek features 8.7-inches of ground clearance
The Subaru Crosstrek also comes with 8.7-inches of ground clearance which no competitor exceeds. Subaru says 30 percent of Crosstrek owners take their subcompact SUV off-pavement for weekend adventures. Crosstrek also comes with X-Mode for more severe winter driving and off-road excursions.
Forester and Outback also score best in class
The 2020 Subaru Forester also scores highest in the Compact SUV class. It ties with the Mazda CX-5 with a score of 84 to lead all other models. CR says the 2020 Subaru Outback wins in the All-Wheel-Drive Wagon category (87 points) where the vehicle resides alone with no other competition.
In addition, the 2020 Subaru Crosstrek is high on the fun to drive meter, its standard all-wheel-drive gives it excellent all-weather capabilities and it features multi-purpose utility. Crosstrek comes in base ($23,155 including destination), Premium ($24,205), Limited ($28,405), and Hybrid ($36,155) trims.
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