2017 Subaru Crosstrek

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$21,695

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2017 Subaru Crosstrek
2017 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:

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

3 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

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Our 2017 Subaru Crosstrek trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • 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 review: Our expert's take


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.


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

Consumer reviews

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

Most recent consumer reviews

3.6

I liked this car before the problems

I had this car for the first year at 44k the catalytic converter went out. Subaru replaced at no charge. Then two years later at 90k the catalytic converter needs to be replaced again and also needs engine work already . I don’t drive it much so I’m shocked

3.9

Reliable, fun, and slow

We bought this car back in 2016, a 2017 model. Just traded it in on a 2020 Outback XT in January 2020 when it had 50,000km. It was decently comfortable but the seats were fairly firm and on long trips I would get a little sore (Alberta Canada to Southern California). It is very slow, not completely unbearably slow, but it is very slow. On the bright side, it gets great gas mileage for an AWD compact suv. Another thing to note is over the 50,000km we didn't have to take it in for any sort of mechanical issues at all. Just oil changes and standard maintanence. Obviously I don't know how it would do down the line, but judging by the few issues it gave us I'm sure it would be a very reliable vehicle in the long term.

5.0

Great reliability and safe

Excellent drivability comfortable good value, quality and safety features Rides great . this is my 3rd Subaru 2 Foresters priori still own 1 2018 Subaru is a mainstay with me and my family. Great for winter

See all 129 consumer reviews

Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Subaru
New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
36 months/36,000 miles
Corrosion
60 months/unlimited distance
Powertrain
60 months/60,000 miles
Roadside assistance
36 months/36,000 miles
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
View all cpo program details

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