All CVT-equipped models now come standard with the EyeSight driver assist system, SI-Drive performance management system and auto start/stop. Other upgrades include standard automatic climate control and available Rear Seat Reminder. New model pricing increases by just $250 over last year's gas-powered models and $150 for Crosstrek Hybrid. See the 2020 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 Premium with the CVT that brings EyeSight, SI-Drive and auto stop/start. To this, we'd add the option package with the moonroof, power driver's seat, keyless entry and push button start, blind spot detection and rear cross-traffic assist. Toss in the Rockford-Fosgate speaker upgrade for better sound and you're still out the door for about $28,000. However, if you're a lover of auto high beams, leather seats and built-in navigation, you'll have to pony up some extra cash and opt for the Limited. Find a Subaru Crosstrek for sale
The 2020 Subaru Crosstrek comes in four trims: base, Premium, Limited and Hybrid. A 6-speed manual is standard on the base and Premium, while the Limited and Hybrid come standard with a CVT automatic transmission that's optional on the other two trims.
The Crosstrek ($23,155) comes with a 6-speed manual transmission, raised roof rails, 17-in alloy wheels, power side mirrors, power windows and door locks, automatic power lock, automatic climate control, remote keyless entry, a 60/40-split folding rear seat, 6.5-in Starlink touchscreen radio with four speakers and a USB/iPod port, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth, a rearview monitor, air conditioning, cruise control, multi-function display and a tilt-and-telescopic steering column. Adding the CVT transmission brings the EyeSight system (automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, lane-departure warning and lane-keeping assist), SI-Drive and auto start/stop.
The Crosstrek Premium ($24,205) 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, SiriusXM satellite radio and color-keyed side mirror caps. Optional equipment for the Premium comes only when the CVT automatic is added, which also includes X-Mode, SI-Drive with paddle shifter and the EyeSight driver assist suite. Options are bundled into two packages and include a power moonroof, blind spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic assist, keyless access with push-button start and a power driver's seat. Notable dealer add-ons include a Rockford-Fosgate speaker and amp upgrade, protective side molding, a rear bumper cover, mudguards and remote start.
The Crosstrek Limited ($28,405) adds the CVT automatic transmission with X-Mode, EyeSight, SI-Drive, auto stop/start, leather seating, a power driver's seat, steering wheel paddle shifters, an 8-in touchscreen radio, blind spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic assist, reverse automatic braking, 18-in alloy wheels, LED steering responsive headlights, high beam assist, integrated side-mirror turn signals, Rear Seat Reminder (reminds driver to check the rear seat before leaving the vehicle), 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.
The Crosstrek Hybrid ($36,155) adds to Limited's feature with a hybrid readout instrument cluster, unique interior trim and slightly decreased cargo bay (to make room for the battery). There is one option package for the hybrid model that adds navigation, a heated steering wheel, Harman Kardon audio 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|
2020 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.
2020 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 or features, and it can't venture too far off road.
2020 Hyundai Kona -- The Hyundai Kona offers a turbocharged engine, a locking center differential on AWD models and 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 long-term reliability or resale numbers.
Used Subaru Outback -- A 2015-2018 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.