2020 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid

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2020 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid
2020 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid

Key specs

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The good:

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

The bad:

  • Absurdly slow
  • Cheesy gray plastic cladding
  • No off-road underbody protection
  • Overly sensitive lane-keeping assist
  • Poor charge-port placement (hybrid)

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Notable features

  • Automatic air conditioning now standard
  • Five-seat compact SUV
  • All-wheel drive standard
  • Plug-in hybrid version available
  • Apple CarPlay, Android Auto standard
  • EyeSight active safety system available

2020 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2020 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. A plug-in hybrid version dubbed Crosstrek Hybrid can travel up to 17 miles on electric power alone, according to EPA estimates.

What’s New on the 2020 Subaru Crosstrek?

Automatic air conditioning and automatic door locks are now standard. A rear-seat reminder is available, and CVT-equipped Crosstreks come with Subaru’s EyeSight active safety technology. EyeSight includes adaptive cruise control, automatic precollision braking, lane departure warning and lane-keeping assist. CVT models also get engine auto stop-start technology.

What Features in the 2020 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.

2020 Subaru Crosstrek Vs. 2020 Honda HR-V: How Do They Compare?

Both small SUVs have seating for five, and though the Crosstrek’s base price is higher it does come with standard all-wheel drive, which costs extra on the HR-V. Automatic-equipped gas versions are similarly efficient, but the Crosstrek Hybrid notably boosts efficiency. The plug-in hybrid is considerably more expensive but it’s also eligible for a federal tax credit. Interior space and outward visibility are highlights of each, though neither SUV is very powerful.

Should I Buy the 2020 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 when equipped with the CVT and offers important safety features.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 5.0
  • Interior design 5.0
  • Performance 5.0
  • Value for the money 4.6
  • Exterior styling 4.8
  • Reliability 4.8

Most recent consumer reviews


First Hybrid I've owned and so far love it!

I was looking specifically for this model car because of the safety features. No one locally had it - So I took the drive to Utica, after making sure they still had the one listed on Carfax. I love the color, style, handling, and quiet. My Baby Blu is amazing.


Great car very smooth ride

We turned in a 18 crosstrack and what a differents it runs so quiet because it’s electric so we are going to save $ on gas


More reliable in the Plug-In Hybrid car category

It meets all my basic requirements. I wish the dash board is digital and not so cluttered. The size of this car fits my requirements.

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Subaru
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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