2019 Subaru Crosstrek consumer reviews

$21,895–$22,895 MSRP range
side view of 2019 Crosstrek Subaru
94% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.7
  • Interior 4.7
  • Performance 4.6
  • Value 4.7
  • Exterior 4.8
  • Reliability 4.8
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The car I never knew I needed.

I inherited the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek Limited from my wife. She ended up getting another Forester. Needless to say, I never picked this car for myself. However, the Subaru Brand and this Crosstrek has won me over. The AWD system works perfectly in the snowy Northern New York climate. With dedicated winter tires, I have complete confidence in my ability to keep it through the worst Lake Effect snow. The ground clearance allows me to drive easily on unloved roads with ease. I don't use X-Mode often, but it does help for going uphill on snowy roads or times when the snow is pretty deep. I've never been stuck or stranded with this car. The power train is adequate enough for highway and secondary roads. There are times when merging or attempting to pass, where I wished it had more power. (Drove a loaner 2020 Limited with the 2.5L, that is the perfect power train for the Crosstrek) I have never had any issues with the CVT transmission, but it does take some getting used to. The interior is fine. The gauges, screens and buttons are laid out well. I can find everything with ease and non of the buttons are in odd places. The factory speakers are lacking, but this model doesn't not have the upgraded stero option. Andriod auto works well. Seats are comfortable but do not have much lumbar support. Bolstered well and the headrest has a big range of adjustments. At 70k, I noticed the first crack in the synthetic leather bolster. The Limited trim is equipped with LED headlamps and they are truly fantastic. I rarely find myself using the hi-beams. The turning headlamps are very helpful with visibility when turning. Excellent all around. Eyesight and adaptive cruise works well and I have never had any issues. Only minor hiccups when snow, rain, fog or very bright oncoming light will trip Eyesight off. After a minute, it turns itself on. Overall this car is everything I needed and I never knew it. Reliable, fuell efficient, capable in snow and light off-road situations. It had enough utility space for anything I have ever hauled. Truly impressed with this little car. I plan on keeping it for the long haul. You won't be disappointed.


I recommend to everyone to buy this vehicle then y

Very highly performance and all in one. Smooth driving can see everything surrounding cheap gas . Save money and time good life of transmission and engine life and warranties


Not satisfied

At 24300 miles the water pump has a leak and must be replaced at my cost due to surpass 3 year warranty, also heat shields make annoying sounds.


Comfortable, smooth and practical.

Bought it new and now 3+ years in has had no problems. Seems quite solid and reliable. A very comfortable, quiet, smooth ride compared to other cars I've owned. I bought it primarily for the utility and active safety features and mostly have not been disappointed. If you like very quick acceleration, however, this is not the car for you. It accelerates fine for my driving style. A few minor gripes about a car I still like: There's no interior light in the hatch area, which makes it difficult to see in the dark. It would be helpful to have door locks that automatically lock when the vehicle is shifted into R or D. Otherwise, you have to lock/unlock the doors using the small switch on the armrest. The driver safety features have already prevented a couple of potential accidents, but are overly sensitive at times. Once I was not able to back out of my driveway because there was a puddle at the bottom with the sun shining on it. The sensors thought it was an object and hit the brakes. It happened a second time until I backed out very slowly over the puddle. Otherwise, the car meets my needs for a small, competent, safe SUV.


best car i ever owned !!!

i am 78 years old and have owned a lot of new cars and this one by far is the best . fun car to drive .


2 MAJOR recalls in4.5 months of ownership

Bought my 2019 crosstalk used from a dealership certified used. Was priced 1500 dollars below blue book interest was 0.8% from. So far so good, right? In the 4.5 months of ownership 2 major recalls. One for rear stabilizer, one other engine call that could cause a short...start a fire,cause a stall while driving so lose of control! I did the research prior to purchase. Edmond, car and driver, mechanic spec sheets.... supposed to be safe and reliable HA! Both recalls have been fixed but has Subaru bothered to notify ME, the owner? Not yet. Things better get better...but beware of this car. I have now entered the Vin into online site so I will be notified of any further mechanical issues bypassing the unreliable SLOW Subaru notifications.


Best car ever!!

This car is perfect in every way! Its got racks, leather seats, great gas mileage, isn't too big or too small, and has great clearance and suspension! I couldn't recommend it any more, it's the best!


Love it.

I have loved the car from the start. Good pick up and great mileage along with 4 wheel drive. Can't ask for more. Good value


Fun to drive, lots of room

I love this car - and I've had LOTS of cars. I only have 2 issues with it - #1 - the remote start is only available thru an app on my phone - why not have just a remote key fob?? #2 - it makes an odd noise especially when it rains; when turning - I'll be taking it in for 12K mile service soon - hopefully we can get that figured out. Other than that, I love the way it handles, the comfort and the gas mileage.


What a great car!

This car is fun to drive. It is economical on fuel. It is very comfortable to ride in. Maintenance and upkeep are minimal. Another cost-saver!