2020 Subaru Crosstrek

Original MSRP Range
$22,145 - $35,145
Available Style(s)
Sport Utility
22 - 27 MPG City / 29 - 33 MPG Hwy
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2020 Subaru Crosstrek

What We Like

  • Good fuel economy
  • Hybrid model
  • Excellent safety scores and resale value
  • Standard EyeSight driver assists on CVT-equipped models
  • Roomy rear seat
  • Real off-road capability

What We Don't

  • Slow to reach 60 mph
  • Seats lack adjustable lumbar support
  • EyeSight not offered on manual transmission cars
  • Hybrid mileage not much better than gas-only models


Expert Rating

4.6/ 5

Consumer Rating

4.4/ 5


What's New in the 2020 Subaru Crosstrek?

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

Which Crosstrek is the Best?

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

How Much Does a 2020 Subaru Crosstrek Cost?

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.

Crosstrek Trims

Sport UtilityOriginal MSRP / PriceEngineHorsepowerCity MPG / Hwy MPGTransmissionDrive
Crosstrek CVT$23,495 / $22,2554 Cylinder / Hybrid15227 / 336-Speed Manual / Continuously Variable AutomaticAWD4WD
Crosstrek Hybrid CVT$35,145 / $33,0164 Cylinder / Hybrid148N/A6-Speed Manual / Continuously Variable AutomaticAWD4WD
Crosstrek Limited CVT$27,395 / $25,8574 Cylinder15227 / 33Continuously Variable AutomaticAWD4WD
Crosstrek Manual$22,145 / $21,0154 Cylinder / Hybrid152N/A6-Speed Manual / Continuously Variable AutomaticAWD4WD
Crosstrek Premium CVT$24,545 / $23,2264 Cylinder15227 / 336-Speed Manual / Continuously Variable AutomaticAWD4WD
Crosstrek Premium Manual$23,195 / $21,9864 Cylinder152N/A6-Speed Manual / Continuously Variable AutomaticAWD4WD
Subaru Crosstrek Safety

Is the 2020 Subaru Crosstrek a Safe Car?

Subaru equips every Crosstrek with anti-lock brakes, electronic traction and stability control, a rearview monitor and seven airbags including front, front-side impact, front and rear side-curtain and driver's knee airbag. The Crosstrek features a wealth of available safety options, including Subaru's EyeSight driver assist that includes adaptive cruise control, automatic pre-collision braking, lane-departure warning and lane-keeping assist. Steering-responsive headlights and high-beam assist are available to help drivers see in dark conditions, while reverse automatic braking helps avoid accidents when backing up.

In crash tests, both the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the independent Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) give the 2020 Crosstrek top marks in almost every category, with a 5-star overall rating from the government and a Top Safety Pick+ award from the IIHS when equipped with the EyeSight system.

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5 Year Cost to Own

$39,325 ($0.52 per mile)

5-Year Cost to Own includes out of pocket expenses like fuel and insurance, plus the cars loss in value over time (depreciation)See Detailed Cost to Own

Original Warranty

Basic3 Years/36,000 Miles
Drivetrain5 Years/60,000 Miles
Corrosion5 Years/Unlimited Miles
Roadside Assistance3 Years/36,000 Miles

Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction
  • 4-Wheel Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Brake Assist
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Traction Control
Passenger Restraint
  • Child Safety Locks
  • Driver Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Rear Side Curtain Airbags
  • Side Air Bag
  • Side Head Air Bag
Road Visibility
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Fog Lights
Accident Prevention
  • Bluetooth, Hands-Free
  • Rearview Camera
  • Alarm System
  • Telematics
  • Vehicle Anti-Theft System
  • All Weather Pkg
  • Popular Pkg 3
  • Moon Roof + Navigation System + Harman Kardon Amplifier & Heated Steering Wheel Pkg
  • Popular Pkg 2A
  • Popular Pkg 4A


2020 Subaru Crosstrek vs the competition

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.

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