2016 Subaru Crosstrek

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$21,595

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2016 Subaru Crosstrek
2016 Subaru Crosstrek

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Higher driving position
  • Front and rear occupant space
  • Power from a stop
  • Simple dashboard design and climate control layout
  • Forward and rear visibility

The bad:

  • Steep hybrid price premium
  • Passing power
  • Road and engine noise on the highway
  • Rough idle on startup

3 trims

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Notable features

  • Blind spot warning system now available
  • Based on the Subaru Impreza hatchback
  • Hybrid model available
  • Ground clearance of 8.7 inches
  • All-wheel drive standard

2016 Subaru Crosstrek review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

Subaru’s Crosstrek is the automaker’s smallest crossover offering. Available in gasoline-powered and hybrid models, the Crosstrek has off-road ready looks and seating for up to five people.

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New for 2016
The front-end styling has been updated with a new bumper, grille and headlights. A blind spot warning system with rear cross-traffic alert is now available, as are emergency communication services like automatic collision notification, stolen vehicle recovery service, and remote locking and unlocking. 
Significant Standard Features

  • 148-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine
  • Five-speed manual transmission
  • All-wheel drive
  • 6.2-inch touch-screen multimedia system
  • Bluetooth streaming audio
  • Backup camera
  • 8.7 inches of ground clearance
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • Continuously variable automatic transmission
  • Heated front seats and side mirrors
  • Leather seats
  • EyeSight collision avoidance system
  • Keyless access and push-button start
  • Power moonroof
  • Navigation system

Crosstrek Hybrid
The hybrid version of the Crosstrek is powered by a 2.0-liter gasoline engine and electric motor that produce 160 hp combined.
What’s Special

  • Updated front-end styling, with exclusive gloss-black grille
  • Keyless access and push-button start standard
  • Slight increase in fuel efficiency over gas-only model

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Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.6
  • Interior design 4.5
  • Performance 4.4
  • Value for the money 4.6
  • Exterior styling 4.7
  • Reliability 4.8

Most recent consumer reviews

4.8

From a 3 row SUV to hatchback

I’m 6 foot 3 and always felt that I need a big car to fit me and my family. This car shocked me though! I fit wonderfully in the driver seat and my teenage son fits comfortably in the back as well. I hope this little Subaru lives up to its reputation.

5.0

Great! Car!! Super happy with it all around!

This vehicle meets all of our needs and then some. It’s gas efficient at 34 miles to the gallon, plenty of leg room, fully loaded with headed seats and great sound system. Love the little details like alloy wheels and sunroof included. We do a lot of outdoor activity - so the all wheel drive and good space capability is a plus. Love Subaru’s .... drives super smooth and is very comfortable for long trips ! Wouldn’t want any other vehicle. Great visibility and feels safe and secure while on the road !

4.9

Another great Subaru

This is my second Subaru. I had a 2005 Forester for 9 years before purchasing this in October of 2020. So far, it is great. The technology is easy to use and helpful. It is comfortable, has great storage, and runs like a champ.

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Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Subaru
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
5 years/80,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
Coverage available for purchase
Powertrain
7 years/100,000
Dealer certification required
152-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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