Up against other compact crossover SUVs, the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek offers many features, including standard all-wheel drive. We rate it at 6 out of 10 overall, with a point above average awarded for its good value. (Read more about how we rate cars.)
The Crosstrek is available in base, Premium, and Limited trim levels, each offering a handful of options. Base Crosstreks cost about $22,900 with a manual transmission and a decent amount of standard gear such as height-adjustable seats, power features, air conditioning, and a 6.5-inch touchscreen for infotainment with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth, and a USB port. Opting for the CVT, as most shoppers are likely to do, pushes that to a still reasonable $23,900. The optional safety bundle adds automatic emergency braking with active lane control and adaptive cruise control for a reasonable $845 with the CVT.
TheCrosstrek Premium tosses in heated front seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, upgraded interior and exterior trim, fog lights, satellite radio, two rear-seat USB ports, and two additional speakers for about $23,900 with the manual and $24,900 with the CVT. Options on CVT-equipped Crosstrek Premiums include a moonroof, blind-spot monitors with rear cross-traffic alerts, and the safety bundle.
At around $26,300, a Crosstrek Premium with the added safety technology strikes us as a very good value.
The range-topping Crosstrek Limited erodes that value equation somewhat even though it comes standard with safety gear, 18-inch wheels, a power driver seat, leather upholstery, automatic climate controls, keyless ignition, and an 8.0-inch touchscreen for infotainment for about $28,200. Adding in navigation, a moonroof, and Harman Kardon speakers bumps that figure to about $30,600, at which point the larger Subaru Outback parked across the showroom starts to look pretty enticing.
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