Consumer Review of the Week: 2017 Subaru Crosstrek

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2017 Subaru Crosstrek

CARS.COM — Subaru's smallest crossover, the five-seat Crosstrek, is based on the previous-generation Impreza hatchback. For 2017, Subaru made all-wheel drive standard but dropped the Crosstrek's hybrid version. Though there is much to like regarding safety and space, one owner had a bone to pick with the interior.

Chris writes:

"Now, the power locks could be better designed (the key's buttons and the fifth door). The navigation and in-dash displays leave a definite yearning for more. ... Especially the disconnect and additional unnecessary dash buttons for the trip meter, center in-dash display and even the clock. The trip meter and cruise control viewing can be easier to read if these were better designed. The interior design of the car is simple. ... The car has a two-second delay or hitch after backing up until the continuously variable automatic transmission can engage. Overall, this vehicle can get the job done and has a good price, but the Crosstrek should not be recommended and Subaru can do better."

Related: 2018 Subaru Crosstrek Debuts in Geneva

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Editor's note: Some comments have been edited to improve clarity.

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