Compare 2018 Subaru Crosstrek vs the Competition

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See How the Subaru Crosstrek Compares to the Competition

If you're in the market for a compact crossover SUV around Boston, Belmont, Cambridge, Newton, Natick, or Wakefield, Massachusetts,  then read on. We will, herein, pit the popular Subaru Crosstrek against the competition. From features-per-price ratio to trim options, to off-road capability and style, you'll see just how the new Crosstrek competes with the Nissan Rogue and Toyota C-HR.


Crosstrek vs Honda HR-V

The Compact SUV Segment is flooded with choices. So how do you know which compact SUV is for you? One way to do that is to compare selected models.

Both the Subaru and the Honda offer a lot. To call the Honda a "bad" vehicle would be dishonest. When compared, the Subaru Crosstrek just seems to be a better all-around choice than the HR-V, though. From the Subaru Outback to the Forester, to the Baja, Subaru has been making SUVs that handle more like cars than trucks for quite some time. Its years of experience have arguably prepared the automaker better for the official compact SUV segment than Honda. Below, we offer a comparison of the Honda and Subaru, and you can be the judge, yourself.

Standard Symmetrical AWD

If Subaru is known best for anything, it is either the popular boxer engine it produces or the AWD systems it offers on its vehicles. When considering what an SUV really is, we feel it is important for AWD to be included in the mix. Customers from Belmont to Boston and everywhere in between will appreciate that AWD is standard on all Subaru Crosstrek vehicles. It is not standard on the Honda HR-V.

You've Got the Power

You've got the power - if you're in a Crosstrek, that is. The Subaru Crosstrek's 2.0-liter engine produces considerably more horsepower and torque than the Honda's does. So next time you're headed up a mountain on your ski trip or are trying to pass the car which is using the passing lane to cruise under the speed limit, you'll be happy if you've chosen the Crosstrek.

Space for the Long Haul

The Subaru Crosstrek features more front headroom and legroom than the Honda HR-V does. It also features more overall cubic feet of passenger volume. Also, the Crosstrek comes standard with versatile raised roof rails, meaning that you can put more on the roof, saving interior space for passengers, or making room for more stuff. Whether you're traveling to or from Cambridge, Natick, Newton,  Wakefield - or beyond Massachusetts, this car is designed for the long haul.

Speaking of the long haul, the Crosstrek has the lowest 5-year cost to own in its class. So you'll pay less to get where you're going, for a longer amount of time if you've chosen the Crosstrek. And you'll get there more quietly, too, thanks to the Crosstrek's noise-reducing acoustic windshield.

Ground Clearance

The Subaru Crosstrek boasts an imnpressive 8.7" of ground clearance vs. the Honda's 7.3" of clearance. The difference is notable.

Perhaps the best way to see which new car is right for you is to test drive all your options. You can also contact us online or by phone at (888) 712-0869 if you have any questions. We look forward to assisting you.

Crosstrek vs Toyota C-HR

Subaru Crosstrek vs. Toyota C-HR: Overview

From a newly redesigned exterior to a ruggedly refined interior that hints at its off-road capabilities, the Subaru Crosstrek feels high-quality, and that's because it is. The Toyota C-HR, while also a quality vehicle with good predicted reliability ratings, cannot match the more pared-down, clean design style of the Crosstrek. While inside, the C-HR is modern, the exterior has been described by most reviewers as polarizing. What's more, where the C-HR excels (nice handling, good predicted reliability, many Toyota TSS-P standard safety features), so too does the Crosstrek, meeting or beating the C-HR in nearly every category. For example, the Crosstrek is available with dynamic Subaru EyeSight® driver assist technology.

Subaru Crosstrek vs. Toyota C-HR: Performance and Capability

As with all Subaru models, the new Crosstrek comes with standard symmetrical all-wheel-drive - an especially handy feature during inclement weather conditions. The C-HR, by contrast, is equipped with front wheel drive. The Crosstrek also has standard raised roof rails - a great feature for anyone planning on carrying any gear along with them wherever they go. Whether that is a set of skis, a kayak, or something else, The Crosstrek puts the "U" in "SUV." Not to mention the Crosstrek, unlike the CH-R, offers drivers a commendable 8.7 inches of ground clearance, a rear liftgate that's over 40 inches wide for easy loading and unloading of cargo, and so much more.

Subaru Crosstrek vs. Toyota C-HR: Technology and Infotainment

The Subaru Crosstrek is equipped with Subaru STARLINK™ multimedia with smartphone integration, even on the entry-level 2.0i CVT model. This infotainment technology boasts Apple CarPlay™ and Android™ Auto smartphone integration, Pandora® integration, and access to navigation, news, and podcasts all through your 8-inch touchscreen radio. The Toyota C-HR offers its own brand of infotainment technology called Toyota Entune. This allows you to play music through your cars speakers and access other smartphone-related features. However, it lacks the seamless integration that the Crosstrek's system affords. Apple CarPlay™ and Android™ Auto, for example, are not available in the C-HR.

Don't want to take our word about how competent the Crosstrek is? All of what we've just relayed are reasons that U.S. News and World Report ranks the Subaru Crosstrek as it's #1 subcompact SUV. For comparison's sake, the C-HR ranks #12 in a class of 13 vehicles. Why is that? Although the C-HR is by any account a good vehicle, aside from its exterior styling, there's really not much that stands out about it. The Crosstrek, in contrast, offers drivers a vast array of options, thanks to a capacious cargo area, great capability thanks to all-wheel-drive, and top-knotch tech.

Want to find out more about a new Subaru Crosstrek? Contact us here at Cityside Subaru. We're happy to answer any model-specific questions you may have or set up a good day and time for you to test-drive this new Subaru subcompact SUV.

Crosstrek vs Nissan Rogue

Compare: The 2018 Subaru Crosstrek and the 2018 Nissan Rogue

  • The Subaru Crosstrek is a sporty crossover vehicle that is designed with a friendly drive while not sacrificing the storage and power that is necessary for the crossover class. The Crosstrek does an excellent job of balancing its cargo space with its size. The Nissan Rogue has a spacious cabin, but it only gets there by making the vehicle more on the SUV end of the crossover spectrum. The Crosstrek is perfect for people that want plenty of cargo space while maintaining the drivability of a car.
  • Safety is huge for the crossover class as many potential customers are buying a vehicle for their family. The Subaru Crosstrek and the Nissan Rogue both offer a solid lineup of standard safety features, but the Crosstrek also has a long list of available features that are rare in its class. Along with many other features the Crosstrek offers Reverse Automatic Braking that prevents collisions while you are backing out.
  • The Crosstrek is much easier on the wallet with a starting price of $21,795 compared to the Rogue's starting price of $24,800. This price tag makes the Crosstrek an excellent vehicle at a bargain price.
  • If you're a frequent traveler, you want a vehicle that can stand up to some tough conditions. The Subaru Crosstrek dominates the competition in this respect with Subaru's durable, off-road mentality and 8.7 inches of ground clearance against the Rogue's 7.4. The Crosstrek also features standard all-wheel drive to help you drive in any conditions.
  • Drivers have been noticing the Crosstrek's excellent handling and maneuverability, and there's a reason for this. The Crosstrek has an excellent suspension system, a new high-strength structure, and Active Torque Vectoring that automatically senses steering and braking to help improve your handling. The Rogue does not have these innovative features and its size makes it a little unwieldly.

Crosstrek vs Mazda CX-3

Like many drivers around Boston, you have one or two vehicles in mind and part of shopping for a new car is seeing what the competition has to offer. This way you can be sure that you are getting the best vehicle for you and your lifestyle. To help our customers in the Newton area easily find the information they are looking for we had done the research and compared the Mazda CX-3 to the Subaru Crosstrek in all of the ways that matter most. This way all you have to do is come down to Cityside Subaru and experience the Crosstrek from the best seat in the house, the driver's seat.

Interior Dimensions

    Subaru Crosstrek:

  • Headroom Front/Rear: 39.8/38.0 inches
  • Legroom Front/Rear: 43.1/36.5 inches
  • Shoulder Room Front/Rear: 56.7/55.6 inches
  • Passenger Volume: 100.9 cubic feet
  • Cargo Space: 20.8 cubic feet
  • Maximum Cargo Space: 55.3 cubic feet
    Mazda CX-3:

  • Headroom Front/Rear: 38.4/37.2 inches
  • Legroom Front/Rear: 41.7/35.0 inches
  • Shoulder Room Front/Rear: 53.5/50.4 inches
  • Passenger Volume: 87.6 cubic feet
  • Cargo Space: 12.4 cubic feet
  • Maximum Cargo Space: 44.5 cubic feet

Powertrain & Performance

Drivers from Cambridge to Natick spend a good amount of time behind the wheel and want a vehicle that makes their daily commute more exciting. And drivers also want a vehicle that can tackle the toughest of winter storms with ease. Both of which the Subaru Crosstrek does better than the Mazda CX-3.

    Subaru Crosstrek

  • 2.0L four-cylinder
  • 152 horsepower
  • Standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive
  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 16.6 gallons
    Mazda CX-3

  • 2.0L four-cylinder
  • 146 horsepower
  • Available all-wheel-drive
  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 12.7 gallons

Advanced Safety Features

Getting from A to B safely is something that everyone in the Wakefield area strives for. Which is why advanced safety features are a major selling point. And this is just one more place where the Subaru Crosstrek outshines the Mazda CX-3 with more standard and available safety features.

    Subaru Crosstrek:

  • Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive
  • Rearview Camera
  • High Beam Assist
  • Blind-Spot Detection/Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Reverse Automatic Braking
  • EyeSight Driver Assist Technology: Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Keep Assist and Sway Warning, Pre-Collision Braking, and Pre-Collision Throttle Management
  • LED Steering Responsive Headlights
    Mazda CX-3:

  • Advanced Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Smart City Brake Support
  • Rearview Camera
  • Active Driving Display
  • Lane Departure Warning System
  • Adaptive Front-Lighting System
  • Distance Recognition Support System
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