X

Compact Subaru Crosstrek is a back country-capable city wagon

While its small dimensions make it fit an urban environment, the Subaru Crosstrek can handle back country adventures.

Wayne_Cunningham.jpg
Wayne_Cunningham.jpg

Wayne Cunningham

See full bio
2016 Subaru Crosstrek
1 of 35 Wayne Cunningham/Roadshow

Still on its first generation, Subaru launched the Crosstrek in 2011, giving the brand a smaller SUV than its Forester and Outback models.

2016 Subaru Crosstrek
2 of 35 Wayne Cunningham/Roadshow

The Crosstrek, which originally went by the name of XV Crosstrek, is based on the Impreza platform, but designed for more off-road capability.

2016 Subaru Crosstrek
3 of 35 Wayne Cunningham/Roadshow

Like the Forester and Outback, the Crosstrek has 8.7 inches of ground clearance and standard all-wheel drive.

2016 Subaru Crosstrek
4 of 35 Wayne Cunningham/Roadshow

With four doors and a hatchback, the Crosstrek holds five passengers and cargo.

2016 Subaru Crosstrek
5 of 35 Wayne Cunningham/Roadshow

Subaru offers the Crosstrek in base, Premium and Limited trims, with prices ranging from $21,695 to $25,195.

2016 Subaru Crosstrek
6 of 35 Wayne Cunningham/Roadshow

Subaru's all-wheel drive system shunts torque to the wheels that need it most, but doesn't have a switch to lock the torque output.

2016 Subaru Crosstrek
7 of 35 Wayne Cunningham/Roadshow

The Subaru badge proclaims brand camaraderie with other Subaru drivers, implying an active, outdoorsy lifestyle.

2016 Subaru Crosstrek
8 of 35 Wayne Cunningham/Roadshow

The Crosstrek makes due with a 2-liter four-cylinder engine, giving it 148 horsepower and 145 pound-feet of torque.

2016 Subaru Crosstrek
9 of 35 Wayne Cunningham/Roadshow

The EyeSight advanced safety system enables collision prevention, lane departure warning and adaptive cruise control.

2016 Subaru Crosstrek
10 of 35 Wayne Cunningham/Roadshow

Side doors open at a near 90 degree angle, making for easy access to the cabin.

2016 Subaru Crosstrek
11 of 35 Wayne Cunningham/Roadshow

Standard roof rails support bikes, kayaks, or any other equipment the typical Subaru driver would need.

2016 Subaru Crosstrek
12 of 35 Wayne Cunningham/Roadshow

The rear hatch creates a large opening, easing cargo loading.

2016 Subaru Crosstrek
13 of 35 Wayne Cunningham/Roadshow

At 22.3 cubic feet, cargo space is relatively limited, but expands to 51.9 cubic feet with the rear seats down.

2016 Subaru Crosstrek
14 of 35 Wayne Cunningham/Roadshow

Even at the highest trim, there is no power adjustment on the seats.

2016 Subaru Crosstrek
15 of 35 Wayne Cunningham/Roadshow

Rear seats offer a good amount of legroom.

2016 Subaru Crosstrek
16 of 35 Wayne Cunningham/Roadshow

Subaru's interior is more utilitarian than upscale.

2016 Subaru Crosstrek
17 of 35 Wayne Cunningham/Roadshow

Electric power steering is tuned for comfort rather than sharp handling.

2016 Subaru Crosstrek
18 of 35 Wayne Cunningham/Roadshow

Subaru puts infotainment controls on the wheel's left, and adaptive cruise control on the right.

2016 Subaru Crosstrek
19 of 35 Wayne Cunningham/Roadshow

The up, down and info buttons between the wheel's spokes don't really do that much.

2016 Subaru Crosstrek
20 of 35 Wayne Cunningham/Roadshow

Subaru retains analog gauges, but puts a monochrome LCD in the center.

2016 Subaru Crosstrek
21 of 35 Wayne Cunningham/Roadshow

A continuously variable automatic transmission or a five-speed manual transmission is available on the Crosstrek.

2016 Subaru Crosstrek
22 of 35 Wayne Cunningham/Roadshow
2016 Subaru Crosstrek
23 of 35 Wayne Cunningham/Roadshow
2016 Subaru Crosstrek
24 of 35 Wayne Cunningham/Roadshow
2016 Subaru Crosstrek
25 of 35 Wayne Cunningham/Roadshow
2016 Subaru Crosstrek
26 of 35 Wayne Cunningham/Roadshow
2016 Subaru Crosstrek
27 of 35 Wayne Cunningham/Roadshow
2016 Subaru Crosstrek
28 of 35 Wayne Cunningham/Roadshow
2016 Subaru Crosstrek
29 of 35 Wayne Cunningham/Roadshow
2016 Subaru Crosstrek
30 of 35 Wayne Cunningham/Roadshow
2016 Subaru Crosstrek
31 of 35 Wayne Cunningham/Roadshow
2016 Subaru Crosstrek
32 of 35 Wayne Cunningham/Roadshow
2016 Subaru Crosstrek
33 of 35 Wayne Cunningham/Roadshow
2016 Subaru Crosstrek
34 of 35 Wayne Cunningham/Roadshow
2016 Subaru Crosstrek
35 of 35 Wayne Cunningham/Roadshow

More Galleries

2022's Best TV Shows You Can't Miss on Netflix, HBO, Disney Plus and More

More Galleries

2022's Best TV Shows You Can't Miss on Netflix, HBO, Disney Plus and More

95 Photos
Movies Coming in 2022 From Marvel, Netflix, DC and More

More Galleries

Movies Coming in 2022 From Marvel, Netflix, DC and More

81 Photos
Hyundai Ioniq 6 EV Is a Slippery Sedan With Strange Details

More Galleries

Hyundai Ioniq 6 EV Is a Slippery Sedan With Strange Details

14 Photos
The 40 Absolute Best Games on Nintendo Switch

More Galleries

The 40 Absolute Best Games on Nintendo Switch

41 Photos
2023 Acura Integra: A Solid Sport Compact

More Galleries

2023 Acura Integra: A Solid Sport Compact

35 Photos
2023 Cadillac Lyriq Comes Out Swinging

More Galleries

2023 Cadillac Lyriq Comes Out Swinging

46 Photos
The 51 Best VR Games

More Galleries

The 51 Best VR Games

53 Photos