Good fuel economy; excellent safety scores and resale value; available EyeSight driver assists; huge rear seat; improved infotainment system; real off-road capability; numerous dealer accessories
Slow to reach 60 miles per hour; seats lack adjustable lumbar support; EyeSight not offered on manual transmission cars
Changes to the 2019 Crosstrek are limited to some equipment shuffling. The EyeSight system is now available on the base 2.0i with the CVT, while EyeSight with reverse automatic braking and high beam assist is made standard on the Limited trim. The Premium's 6.5-in Starlink audio gains SiriusXM satellite radio and a single disc CD player. Later in 2019, Subaru plans to release a plug-in hybrid Crosstrek that promises better mileage and performance. See 2019 Subaru Crosstrek models for sale near you
While we love the idea of the Limited trim's rocking Harman Kardon stereo, leather seats and a power driver's seat, we think the best value is the 2.0i Premium with the EyeSight and Moonroof package, Rockford-Fosgate speaker upgrade and CVT automatic transmission. However, if you're a lover of auto high beams, built-in navigation or automatic climate control, you'll have to pony up some extra cash and opt for the Limited. Find a Subaru Crosstrek for sale
The 2019 Subaru Crosstrek comes in three trims: 2.0i, 2.0i Premium and 2.0i Limited. A 6-speed manual is standard on the 2.0i and Premium, while the Limited comes standard with a CVT automatic transmission that's optional on the other two trims.
The Crosstrek 2.0i ($22,870) comes with a 6-speed manual transmission, raised roof rails, 17-in alloy wheels, power side mirrors, power windows and door locks, remote keyless entry, a 60/40-split folding rear seat, 6.5-in Starlink touchscreen radio with four speakers and a USB/iPod port, Bluetooth, a rearview monitor, air conditioning, cruise control, multi-function display and a tilt-telescopic steering column. Eyesight and the CVT transmission are the only options.
The Crosstrek 2.0i Premium ($23,870) adds fog lights, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, the All Weather package (heated front seats, heated side mirrors and windshield wiper de-icer), auto on/off headlights, illuminated visor vanity mirrors, a rear cargo tray and retractable cover, upgraded Starlink audio with two additional speakers and color-keyed side mirror caps. Optional equipment for the Premium comes only when the CVT automatic is added, which also includes X-Mode. Options are bundled into packages and include the EyeSight driver assist suite (automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, lane-departure warning and lane-keeping assist), a power moonroof, blind spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert. Notable dealer add-ons include a Rockford-Fosgate speaker and amp upgrade, remote start, protective side molding, a rear bumper cover, mudguards and remote start.
The Crosstrek 2.0i Limited ($28,170) adds the CVT automatic transmission with X-Mode, EyeSight, leather seating, a power driver's seat, automatic climate controls, steering wheel paddle shifters, an 8.0-in touchscreen radio with SiriusXM, blind spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert, reverse automatic braking, 18-in alloy wheels, LED steering responsive headlights, high beam assist, integrated side-mirror turn signals, a 4.2-in color LCD display, a 6.3-in color multifunction display, keyless access with push-button start and PIN-code access and a folding rear armrest with cupholders. Options for the Limited trim include a Harman Kardon audio system, navigation and a power moonroof.
|Basic||3 Years/36,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||5 Years/60,000 Miles|
|Corrosion||5 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||3 Years/36,000 Miles|
2019 Jeep Compass -- The Compass offers similar power, interior room and features, plus the trail-rated Trailhawk trim. But the Compass' fuel economy, reliability and resale numbers are not as good, nor are its available driver assist features.
2019 Honda HR-V -- The HR-V offers a choice of front- or all-wheel drive, has a lower base price and holds its value nearly as well as the Crosstrek. However, the HR-V doesn't offer the Crosstrek's extensive list of driver assists on every trim, and it can't venture too far off road.
2019 Hyundai Kona -- The Hyundai Kona offers a turbocharged engine, loads of standard and available equipment plus a 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty. The Kona's interior is much smaller than the Crosstrek's, however, and it's still too new to talk about reliability or resale numbers.
Used Subaru Outback -- A 2015-2016 Subaru Outback offers more power, more interior room and more features, but the same 8.7 inches of ground clearance, Subaru AWD setup and excellent safety and resale figures.