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2019 Subaru Crosstrek

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$21,895 — $27,195 MSRP
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SUV
5 Seats
25-29 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

The Good

  • Excellent steering
  • Copious passenger space
  • Excellent outward visibility
  • Fuel efficiency
  • Available safety features

The Bad

  • Absurdly slow
  • Lack of onboard Wi-Fi
  • Cheesy gray plastic cladding
  • No off-road underbody protection
  • Overly sensitive lane-keeping assist
2019 Subaru Crosstrek exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek
  • Five-seat compact SUV
  • Standard all-wheel drive
  • Based on Subaru Impreza hatchback
  • Four-cylinder boxer engine
  • EyeSight active safety system available

Our Take

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

What Is the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek?

The Subaru Crosstrek is a small SUV based on the automaker's Impreza and comes with standard all-wheel drive and seating for five. It's powered by a 152-horsepower, 2.0-liter horizontally opposed four-cylinder engine that works with a six-speed manual or a continuously variable automatic transmission. Though it is not designed for rugged off-road use, the Crosstrek has 8.7 inches of ground clearance. Competitors include the Honda HR-V, Jeep Renegade, Nissan Rogue Sport and Hyundai Kona.

What’s New on the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek?

Subaru's EyeSight safety system is now part of the Limited trim level and is available for the CVT-equipped 2.0i version. EyeSight includes adaptive cruise control, automatic pre-collision braking, lane departure warning and lane-keeping assist.

What Features in the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek Are Most Important?

All-wheel drive is standard on all models, and Subaru’s EyeSight collision mitigation system is an important available feature. Other standard features include Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity and a 60/40-split, folding backseat.

Should I Buy the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek?

Subaru used to be a clear leader in the small SUV pack, but other manufacturers have caught up with new and redesigned entries. The Crosstrek, however, still has much to offer. It's roomy, gets good gas mileage and offers important safety features. Plus, in a Cars.com comparison test of small SUVs, the Crosstrek finished first.

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

4.8
46 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.7)
Performance
(4.4)
Interior Design
(4.7)
Comfort
(4.7)
Reliability
(4.7)
Value For The Money
(4.6)

Read reviews that mention:

(5.0)

I LOVE my Crosstrek!

by Happy commuter from Littleton, CO on December 8, 2018

The Crosstreck is perfect for my 40 minute commute to work. I have driven it in the snow and it handled wonderfully. The gas per mile has been better than I hoped in stop and go traffic. I love the ... Read full review

(5.0)

Love this car

by Mesquite Kid from Minnesota on December 6, 2018

Everything that I expected from Subaru and more. I love the ride and handling. Acceleration is good but not great but didn't expect it o be. Would definitely recommend this vehicle. Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2019 Subaru Crosstrek currently has 0 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2019 Subaru Crosstrek 2.0i

NHTSA rates vehicles using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.

Overall
5 Star
Overall Front
4 Star
Overall Side
5 Star
Overall Rollover Rating
4 Star
Driver's
4 Star
Passenger's
4 Star
Side Barrier
5 Star
Side Barrier Rating Driver
5 Star
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
5 Star
Side Pole
5 Star
Side Pole Barrier combined (Front)
5 Star
Side Pole Barrier combined (Rear)
5 Star
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation. NHTSA provides vehicle safety information such as front- and side-crash ratings and rollover ratings. Vehicles are rated using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by Subaru

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • 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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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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