2016 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid

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2016 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid
2016 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid

Key specs

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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:

  • Steep hybrid price premium
  • Passing power
  • Road and engine noise on the highway
  • Rough idle on startup

2 trims

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Our 2016 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • Blind spot warning system now available
  • Based on the Subaru Impreza hatchback
  • Hybrid model available
  • Ground clearance of 8.7 inches
  • All-wheel drive standard

2016 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

The hybrid version of the Subaru Crosstrek is powered by a 2.0-liter gasoline engine and electric motor that produce 160 horsepower combined.
What’s Special

  • Updated front-end styling, with exclusive gloss-black grille
  • Keyless access and push-button start standard
  • Slight increase in fuel efficiency over gas-only model

Here’s info on the regular Crosstrek:

Subaru’s Crosstrek is the automaker’s smallest crossover offering. Available in gasoline-powered and hybrid models, the Crosstrek has off-road ready looks and seating for up to five people.
New for 2016
The front-end styling has been updated with a new bumper, grille and headlights. A blind spot warning system with rear cross-traffic alert is now available, as are emergency communication services like automatic collision notification, stolen vehicle recovery service, and remote locking and unlocking. 
Significant Standard Features

  • 148-hp, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine
  • Five-speed manual transmission
  • All-wheel drive
  • 6.2-inch touch-screen 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
  • Keyless access and push-button start
  • Power moonroof
  • Navigation system

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 3.9
  • Interior design 4.0
  • Performance 4.2
  • Value for the money 3.8
  • Exterior styling 4.3
  • Reliability 4.5

Most recent consumer reviews


Beautiful machine

I love Subaru, and I love the planet, so a Subaru Hybrid is my dream car. I test drove this one and am hoping to find a way to buy it.


A joy to drive

We were lucky to find a great deal in a 2014 Crosstrek Hybrid. Cars.com wouldn't let me pick 2014 as an option so I chose 2016. When you're in the Crosstrek Hybrid you really know you're driving a car! Really fun car to drive. The Crosstrek Hybrid has fantastic acceleration, super light and natural handling, and very comfortable seats material wise and posture wise. Nice and quiet like you'd expect from a hybrid. Great panoramic view from the windshield and awesome visibility in the side mirrors really make you feel in control. If I had one critical thing to say it would be that if you're a tallish person like myself you might feel your head brushing the top of the cab sometimes. Other than that it's lovely. All the extra features work great in the touring model from the backup cam to the multimode sound system, super easy to pair your phone. Looking forward to years of driving with the family. Love this car!


My first Subaru and I'm lovin' it!

I've driven a Jeep Grand Cherokee for 16 years and needed to get something new. When I saw the Crosstrek in the SUV category in Consumer Reports I was intrigued. It feels like a car and a SUV in one. It has great ground clearance and I can pump up my seat to sit higher, yet it is small like a car and can make sharp turns. I love the way it handles and the ability to watch the MPG while driving. I tend to drive conservatively and have never gotten below 30 MPG and often get 40-42 which is amazing to me! The only negative is that the rear view mirror is too low. I'm 5'9". I'll have to get the mirror moved up as it blocks my view. Also, the doors are a little wimpy feeling to me having driven a Jeep for so many years. Overall, I love my Crosstrek Hybrid!

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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
Hybrid electric
96 months/80,000 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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