Compare the Crosstrek to Other Popular Small SUVs

The new Subaru Crosstrek is an astonishing vehicle, as it's efficient enough to handle your daily commuting, but spacious and capable enough for family driving, with the suspension, raised ground-clearance and standard all-wheel drive for all-weather, all-terrain travels. We regularly feature amazing lease deals and new car specials on the Crosstrek here at our Elgin, IL Subaru dealership, so finding the right fit for your budget as well as your driving needs is easy as can be.

To really give you an idea of how great the new Subaru Crosstrek can be for your next everyday vehicle, we're showing how it compares to other popular small crossovers and SUVs like the Toyota RAV4, Honda CR-V, Hyundai Kona and Mazda CX-5. As you compare the Subaru Crosstrek to the competition, take some time to apply for financing online so you'll be ready for the best leasing or financing deal here in Elgin.

Subaru Crosstrek vs. Honda CR-V

  • Though the Crosstrek is smaller in most dimensions compared to the Honda CR-V, Subaru's small crossover delivers more front-seat legroom than the Honda model. That's a hugely important feature for an everyday car, especially for a taller driver, as your comfort is paramount to the enjoyment of all your travels.
  • For travels beyond the city streets of Elgin where terrains and roads can be rougher, having a heightened ground clearance is a nice feature to experience, and you'll enjoy how much higher over the ground the new Subaru Crosstrek rides compared to the new Honda CR-V.
  • Even at a lower starting price, the new Subaru Crosstrek is better equipped when it comes to infotainment technology. While the base-level CR-V is sparsely equipped, requiring you to choose a higher trim for these types of features, the new Crosstrek includes a standard 6.5-inch touchscreen, smartphone integration and more.

Subaru Crosstrek vs. Toyota RAV4

  • Pricing will be a hugely important quality to compare, and the new Crosstrek starts off and upgrades at a far more affordable rate compared to the new Toyota RAV4. Considering the levels of features and tech you get with the smaller Crosstrek, that difference in price might be the edge you're looking for over a highly popular vehicle like the new RAV4.
  • Speaking of affordability, the new Crosstrek makes the Subaru Symmetrical AWD system standard, while you'll have to spend more to upgrade from the base front-wheel drive setup with the RAV4. For handling tough winter driving around Elgin and nearby, the AWD system with the new Crosstrek is the way to go.
  • The Crosstrek also grants you a greater level of ground clearance when compared to the new RAV4. In fact, Subaru's small crossover is raised up two inches higher than the RAV4, so whenever you have to traverse rougher terrains, the Crosstrek is the way to go.
  • With the new Crosstrek, the optional Sport trim offers nice upgrades such as water-repellent upholstery, perfect for the all-weather off-roading adventurer who can expect to bring the elements back inside his or her car. The RAV4, for all its available options, doesn't provide upholstery like that.

Subaru Crosstrek vs. Hyundai Kona

  • The standard AWD system with the new Subaru Crosstrek makes its slightly higher starting price worth it when comparing to the new Hyundai Kona, which you'll have to spend more on to add the available AWD system.
  • Longer, wider and taller, the new Subaru Crosstrek smartly makes for more cabin room compared to the new Hyundai Kona. That leads to more comfort for both front- and rear-seat passengers, and perhaps most importantly, the new Crosstrek features considerably more cargo space compared to what you'll find with the new Kona.
  • Both crossovers offer upgraded engines if you want better performance, but with the new Subaru Crosstrek, the available engine upgrade not only makes it more powerful, but also more efficient, while you'll lose a few mpgs choosing the Kona's optional turbocharged setup.

Subaru Crosstrek vs. Mazda CX-5

  • With pricing a hugely important consideration, you'll be delighted in how much more affordable the new Subaru Crosstrek is compared to the new Mazda CX-5. That's even more impressive when you consider the Crosstrek includes a standard AWD system, which is an option that will cost you extra with the CX-5.
  • Another quality that's friendlier for your budget is the Crosstrek's advantage in fuel efficiency compared to the Mazda CX-5. Both engine options for the Crosstrek best the available efficiency levels in the Mazda CX-5, which is even better if you were to add AWD to the Mazda SUV.
  • Industry experts expect the Subaru Crosstrek to better maintain its long-term value compared to the CX-5, which comes from a brand in Mazda that's similarly well-known for making highly valued vehicles. That's a savvy consideration to make if you're shopping for the long haul.


The new Subaru Crosstrek's primary highlights are the standard AWD system and the 8.7-inches of ground clearance. Combined with those nice features are either the base level 2.0-liter four-cylinder, delivering 152 horsepower, or the recommended 2.5-liter four-cylinder, which offers 182 horsepower and the best fuel efficiency rating at up to 34 mpg on the highway.

Interior Design

With a smartly laid-out cabin, the new Subaru Crosstrek is a compact SUV that offers spacious and comfortable seating, and plenty of room for cargo. The rear seats are easy to fold down so you can create more room for your stuff, while higher trims offer upgraded upholstery that's both classy and sensible, with water-repellent surfaces being smart add-ons.

Technology and Safety

Like every new Subaru found here in Elgin, the new Crosstrek is generously equipped with all kinds of smart tech features. The standard touchscreen infotainment center includes smartphone integration, Bluetooth connectivity, USB ports and more, with plenty of upgrades for your audio equipment and other nice features. On the safety front, CVT-installed Crosstrek models include the standard Subaru EyeSight suite, which adds adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning and more. Shop for new Subaru Crosstrek SUVs near Huntley, Dundee, Algonquin, and Lake in the Hills.

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