2023 Subaru Crosstrek

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2023 Subaru Crosstrek
2023 Subaru Crosstrek

Key specs

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The good:

  • Ride comfort
  • Good outward visibility
  • Robust interior
  • Strong safety scores
  • Occupant space

The bad:

  • Raspy standard engine
  • Modest cargo room
  • Base trim is spartan
  • Lower driving position than other SUVs

4 trims

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Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2023 Subaru Crosstrek trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • Standard AWD
  • Manual or automatic transmission
  • Plug-in-hybrid version available
  • Smaller and more agile than traditional SUVs
  • Related to Impreza hatchback/sedan

2023 Subaru Crosstrek review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2023 Subaru Crosstrek?

The Subaru Crosstrek straddles the line between high-riding wagon and small SUV. The Crosstrek’s proportions make it more agile than many larger SUVs, and its outdoorsy appeal is boosted by standard all-wheel drive and a cabin with a no-nonsense layout and excellent outward visibility. A lethargic 152-horsepower four-cylinder serves as the base powertrain, but an available 182-hp four-cylinder adds more sizzle. Subaru also offers a plug-in-hybrid version of the Crosstrek with an estimated electric-only driving range of 17 miles, but it’s priced considerably higher than the rest of the range. Direct competitors include the Chevrolet Trailblazer, Hyundai Kona, Honda HR-V and Mazda CX-30.

What’s New on the 2023 Subaru Crosstrek?

An all-new Crosstrek is expected for the 2024 model year, so changes are few. A Crosstrek Special Edition joins the lineup, coming exclusively in Desert Khaki paint with dark-gray exterior trim and fitted with 17-inch dark-gray alloy wheels. 

What Features in the 2023 Subaru Crosstrek Are Most Important?

Standard features include: 

  • 6.5-inch infotainment screen
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • One USB port
  • Bluetooth
  • Keyless entry
  • Automatic climate control
  • Four-speaker stereo
  • Six-speed manual transmission
  • Rearview camera

Available features include: 

  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Forward collision warning
  • Push-button start
  • Harman Kardon audio system
  • Reverse automatic emergency braking
  • Moonroof
  • 8-inch touchscreen
  • Leather seating
  • Navigation
  • Eight-speaker stereo
  • Blind spot warning system

Should I Buy the 2023 Subaru Crosstrek?

The Crosstrek stands out thanks to a combination of go-anywhere capability and everyday driving comfort. While it’s not as large as some rival SUVs, the Crosstrek’s smaller proportions make it easier to dart through traffic and navigate narrow woodland trails. The interior won’t win any design awards, but the major controls are logically placed and there’s ample occupant space. Forward progress is modest with the base engine, so it’s worth considering the peppier 182-hp four-cylinder if highway passing power is important to you.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.8
  • Interior design 4.7
  • Performance 4.7
  • Value for the money 4.7
  • Exterior styling 4.9
  • Reliability 4.8

Most recent consumer reviews


2023 Crosstrek Sport

This is our first Subaru and we couldn’t be happier. Handles extremely well, gets about 30 mpg (average), and keeps me focused on the road. High feature car for the price. Technology galore! Fun to drive and has plenty of pep when you need it. We chose the “Sport” model for its look and inviting interior.


A Fun Vehicle To Drive

I bought a 6 speed manual transmission, very easy to handle and fun to drive. Roomy and comfortable inside. Nice looking hubcaps. Good storage when seats folded.


Manual Transmissio

Recently purchased a new 2023 Subaru Crosstrek Premium with the 6spd. Probably one of the last 6spd made since they stopped taking orders for manuals 2 days after I ordered it. Really like the car, rides like an SUV but handles like a small car. would be nice if the seats had some adjustable lumbar support. Transmission is smooth and have been averaging right at 30mpg. Mainly bought it because I live out in the country now and need the AWD for the winters. Does not have tons a bells and whistles which is ok with me, less electronics to go bad as the years go on. Really great car would recommend.

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Subaru
New car program benefits
36 months/36,000 miles
60 months/unlimited distance
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
7 years/100,000
Dealer certification required
152-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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