2017 Subaru Crosstrek

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Key Specs

of the 2017 Subaru Crosstrek. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

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

  • Passing power
  • Road and engine noise on the highway
  • Rough idle on startup

Notable Features of the 2017 Subaru Crosstrek

  • New Special Edition available
  • Based on the Subaru Impreza hatchback
  • Hybrid model discontinued
  • Ground clearance of 8.7 inches
  • All-wheel drive standard

2017 Subaru Crosstrek Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

What it is: The Crosstrek is Subaru's smallest crossover, a five-seat model based on the previous-generation Impreza hatchback. Last year, it was available in gasoline-powered and hybrid form, but the hybrid has been dropped for 2017. All models come with standard all-wheel drive and a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine.

New for 2017

A Special Edition package for the Premium model is available with red or black exterior paint and includes 17-inch dark-gray alloy wheels, gloss-black interior accents, red stitching, red accent lighting and aluminum pedals. Keyless access with push-button start, satellite radio and a blind spot warning system with rear cross-traffic alert are standard.

Significant Standard Features

  • 148-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine
  • Five-speed manual transmission
  • All-wheel drive
  • 6.2-inch touchscreen 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
  • Blind spot warning system with rear cross-traffic alert
  • Keyless access and push-button start
  • Power moonroof
  • Navigation system
Vehicle Overview

What it is: The Crosstrek is Subaru's smallest crossover, a five-seat model based on the previous-generation Impreza hatchback. Last year, it was available in gasoline-powered and hybrid form, but the hybrid has been dropped for 2017. All models come with standard all-wheel drive and a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine.

New for 2017

A Special Edition package for the Premium model is available with red or black exterior paint and includes 17-inch dark-gray alloy wheels, gloss-black interior accents, red stitching, red accent lighting and aluminum pedals. Keyless access with push-button start, satellite radio and a blind spot warning system with rear cross-traffic alert are standard.

Significant Standard Features

  • 148-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine
  • Five-speed manual transmission
  • All-wheel drive
  • 6.2-inch touchscreen 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
  • Blind spot warning system with rear cross-traffic alert
  • Keyless access and push-button start
  • Power moonroof
  • Navigation system

Latest 2017 Crosstrek Stories

What Drivers Are Saying

Exterior Styling
(4.9)
Performance
(4.7)
Interior Design
(4.6)
Comfort
(4.8)
Reliability
(4.9)
Value For The Money
(4.7)

Latest Reviews

(5.0)

A return to buy a New Subaru??

by Pattyann from Staten Island N Y on July 16, 2018

Love My Subaru ??????I was very satisfied with My 2006 Legacy, I really would have kept it forever, but felt I diserved a New Car?? Read full review

(5.0)

Great Car for a Young, New Driver

by ForMySon from Minneapolis, MN on June 16, 2018

Safety first. This car is top notch for a new driver and learning. Interior is awesome with heated seats. Beautiful paint job. Perfect size of a car for a teenager Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2017 Subaru Crosstrek currently has 0 recalls

IIHS Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2017 Subaru Crosstrek 2.0i

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Child Seat Anchors (Latch)

Ease of Use
marginal

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
good
Overall Rear
good
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
good

Moderate overlap front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Left Leg/Foot
good
Overall Front
good
Restraints
good
Right Leg/Foot
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Other

Roof Strength
good

Side

Driver Head Protection
good
Driver Head and Neck
good
Driver Pelvis/Leg
good
Driver Torso
good
Overall Side
good
Rear Passenger Head Protection
good
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
good
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
good
Rear Passenger Torso
good
Structure/safety cage
acceptable

Small overlap front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Hip/thigh
good
Lower leg/foot
good
Restraints and dummy kinematics
good
Small overlap front
good
Structure and safety cage
good
good
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 60,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    36 months / 36,000 miles

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by Subaru

Program Benefits

24-hour roadside assistance and Carfax vehicle history report

  • Limited Warranty

    7 years / 100,000 miles

    Powertrain: 7 years/100,000 miles from original date of first use. Roadside assistance: 1 year from date of purchase
  • Eligibility

    Under 6 years / 85,000 miles

    Vehicles receive a 152 point inspection and reconditioning.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Crosstrek received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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