The Crosstrek’s competitive set includes some of the smallest and most carlike crossover vehicles on the market.
Among those, the MINI Cooper Countryman has probably emerged as the most carlike; it has an unmatched interior design that some might find gimmicky and others might fall for; otherwise, the MINI's ride is harsh.
The Jeep Compass is another alternative, and about the same size, although the Compass has a noisier interior and its materials still feel lower-budget.
The Mitsubishi Outlander Sport also feels subpar inside in many respects, although it handles quite well.
The Range Rover Evoque costs quite a bit more, but it offers the same kind of trail ability and good on-road handling as the Crosstrek, but with more power and better straight-line performance overall.
Finally, it's also worth considering the larger Subaru Forester, which is more of a traditional utility vehicle and at the base level not that much more expensive than the XV Crosstrek.
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