2020 Subaru Crosstrek HybridChange year or vehicle
Key specs of the base trim
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- Excellent steering
- Copious passenger space
- Excellent outward visibility
- Fuel efficiency
- Available safety features
- Absurdly slow
- Cheesy gray plastic cladding
- No off-road underbody protection
- Overly sensitive lane-keeping assist
- Poor charge-port placement (hybrid)
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
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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.
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The 2020 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid currently has 0 recalls
Crash and Rollover Test Ratings
New Car Program Benefits
36 months / 36,000 miles
60 months / 60,000 miles
36 months / 36,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits
5 years/80,000 miles
Basic Warranty Terms
Coverage available for purchase
Dealer Certification Required