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Subaru Crosstrek

Price $23,695 – $33,295
Fuel consumption 7.2 – 10.5 L/100km
The Car Guide rating 80%(view ratings)
This small crossover maintains a big focus on safety, especially with the EyeSight advanced safety and driver-assist technology available on Sport and Limited models. The infotainment system, which includes a 6.5-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability, is smoother and more user-friendly for 2019. The Crosstrek pairs a 152-horsepower gasoline engine with all-wheel drive, and we're still waiting for the new plug-in hybrid variant to hit the Canadian market.

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PreviewsFive Things to Know About the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek
It’s easy to understand why the Crosstrek became the automaker’s best-selling model in Canada in 2018, just ahead of the Forester. Redesigned for the 2018 model year, the Crosstrek enters 2019 with two small changes: a software update for the infotainment system and the addition of a dark blue paint …
Test Drives2018 Subaru Crosstrek: Trendy Contender
Back in 1994, sensing that sport utility vehicles were going to be popular, Subaru wisely took a Legacy wagon, jacked up the suspension, added body cladding and with a few more changes, created the Outback. Over the years, it’s become an alternative to big, clumsy SUVs and helped put Subaru …
Test Drives2018 Subaru Crosstrek: For High-Protein Diets
When I scheduled the 2018 Subaru Crosstrek for testing, Subaru Canada offered the choice between two vehicles, the one with the manual transmission, or the one with the continuously variable automatic transmission. Obviously, the market being what it is means nobody’s driving manuals these days. But the Crosstrek is aimed …
BlogThe Most Affordable AWD Sport-utility Vehicles in Canada
To confront our harsh winters, a vehicle equipped with an all-wheel drivetrain has an undeniable advantage. The biggest selection of affordably priced models is found in the small SUV segment, and every automaker offers at least one of them in their product line-up. The least-expensive AWD SUV currently on sale …
First Drives2018 Subaru Crosstrek: The Impreza Recipe Applied to the SUV
SANO, Japan – For our first encounter with the second-generation Crosstrek, Subaru brought us to its testing centre in Sano, Japan, where we were able to put this vehicle through its paces on asphalt and gravel roads. The vehicle, of course, looks like a genetically modified version of the Impreza, …
First Drives2016 Subaru Crosstrek: Just Another Day At The Office
About 20 years ago, Subaru created the Outback by adding fender flares and a jacked-up suspension to the Legacy wagon. Consumers loved the idea, and its popularity convinced the Japanese automaker to conceive the Outback Sport, a smaller model based on the Impreza. Well, the Outback Sport didn’t enjoy such …
Spotlight on2016 Subaru Crosstrek: We’re Driving it This Week
The Car Guide will be heading out to drive the refreshed 2016 edition of the popular Subaru Crosstrek crossover. You might have noticed that we didn’t mention the letters XV in its name, and that’s because Subaru decided to drop them. The new Crosstrek receives mild cosmetic revisions that include …
Test DrivesWinter Playtime With Three All-Purpose Subarus
Around these parts, no one would be surprised to open the dictionary to the word "winter" and find a picture of a Subaru next to it. An overstatement? Perhaps, but not as much as you may think. For Canadians, Subaru and winter go hand in hand. Over the years, the …

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RecallsSubaru Recalls 135,000 Vehicles With a Braking Issue
Subaru has announced a recall on 135,814 vehicles in Canada due to a problem with the braking system. More specifically, their brake lamp switch could fail, which would cause the brake lamps not to turn on when the brake pedal is depressed. Needless to say, a malfunction of the brake …
New York2018 Subaru Crosstrek: Newer Than it Looks
Subaru fully revamped the Impreza sedan and hatchback for 2017. And yet the differences between the updated model and the previous generation aren’t immediately obvious. The changes are most noticeable inside the cabin and under the vehicle, where lies the all-new platform. For several years now, the Crosstrek has essentially …
Geneva2018 Subaru Crosstrek Revealed in Geneva
Exactly one year ago, Japanese brand Subaru unveiled the XV Concept at the Geneva Auto Show , a preview of what the next-generation Crosstrek would look like. It was now the production version’s turn to take the stage in Switzerland. Once again, the Crosstrek is based on the Subaru Impreza …
News2017 Subaru Crosstrek now on sale in Canada, hybrid version dumped
Although the 2017 Subaru Impreza will benefit from a full redesign and will soon be on sale, the Crosstrek—which is based on the five-door Impreza—soldiers on unchanged for the 2017 model year. Actually, there are a few changes, including the disappearance of the Crosstrek Hybrid. This slow-selling version was barely …
NewsA Sportier Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid for Japan
The 2016 Subaru Crosstrek is an affordable, versatile compact crossover that’s well suited to the rigours of our Canadian winters, and is a popular model in the brand’s lineup. However, the Crosstrek Hybrid version isn’t as interesting, with its rather high $30,495 MSRP and marginal fuel economy improvement. The 148-hp, …
Montreal2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid
The new XV Crosstrek is based off the Impreza and aims to be a more rugged, beefed up version of the sedan. Introduced for the 2013 model year, it featured bold styling and adequate off-road capability. The vehicle has enjoyed success at dealerships accross North America with around 50,000 units …

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Review: 2018 Subaru Crosstrek
How well is the Subaru Crosstrek performing in the showroom? Recently in Canada, Crosstrek had its best month ever with sales up almost 65%. Graeme drives the newest flavour. (This segment originally aired on Motoring TV 2017 Episode #24) ***Watch complete episodes at motoringtv.com*** …
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Two-Minute Test Drive: 2016 Subaru Crosstrek
A friend called Two-Minute Test Drive host Russ Bond with a problem. With $30,000 to spend on a new vehicle for the family, he and his wife couldn't come to an agreement on a sports sedan or an SUV. So Russ suggested the most fair solution. "Hey, both of you …