Subaru introduced its subcompact crossover in 2013 as the XV Crosstrek, and renamed the car as Crosstrek in 2016. Subaru was part of the first wave of small crossovers that reached the marketplace in the early 2010s.
What's New / Key Changes from Last Year
The most signficant change for 2020 is the expanded availability of Subaru's EyeSight active safety suite, which is now included in all cars with the automatic transmission.
Other changes include a revised taillight design.
Subaru Cross trek trim levels are Convenience, Touring, Sport, and Limited. All use a 2.0L four-cylinder engine and all-wheel drive. The first three trims come with a six-speed manual transmission that options to a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). The automatic is standard in Limited trim.
Crosstrek Convenience comes with 17-inch alloy wheels, a 6.5-inch infotainment display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a four-speaker stereo, automatic climate control, cruise control, power windows, keyless entry, a six-way manual driver's seat, and heated/power-adjustable side mirrors.
Touring trim brings LED fog lights, automatic on/off headlights, a front wiper de-icer, satellite radio, a six-speaker stereo, Starlink connected services, a cargo cover, glove box lighting, passive keyless entry and push-button start, welcome lighting, a 4.2-inch gauge cluster display, leather-trimmed shift lever and steering wheel, premium cloth upholstery, and heated front seats.
Sport models gain steering-responsive LED headlights, a sunroof, an 8.0-inch infotainment display, orange interior stitching, aluminum pedals, a six-way power driver's seat, and blind spot monitoring with rear cross traffic alert.
As detailed above, Convenience, Touring and Sport add the EyeSight package with the optional automatic transmission. That suite adds forward collision detection and warning, automatic braking, adaptive cruise control, lane departure/sway warning, and lane keeping assist.
Finally, Crosstrek Limited gets chrome exterior accents, 18-inch wheels, navigation, an eight-speaker stereo, leather upholstery, automatic high beams, reverse automatic braking, and the EyeSight suite.
Subaru's fuel consumption estimates for the Crosstrek are 10.5/8.1 L/100 km (city/highway) with the manual transmission, and 8.5/7.0 L/100 km with the automatic.
This vehicle class has grown a lot since Subaru introduced the original XV Crosstrek. Competitors include the Honda HR-V, Mitsubishi's RVR, the Nissan Kicks and Qashqai, Toyota's C-HR, the Chevrolet Trax, Ford's Ecosport, the Fiat 500X and Jeep's Renegade, the Mazda CX-3 and the Hyundai Kona.