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.

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.



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.

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