2019 Subaru Crosstrek vs. Its Competition

2019 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid  -  First Drive, Santa Barbara CA, Nov. 2019
Andrew Ganz Andrew Ganz Senior Editor

If you’re going off-road, your shopping list should probably start with the Jeep Renegade and end with the Subaru Crosstrek.

The Subie delivers better value for the money and more capability than all but the Renegade Trailhawk.

For those less intent on getting dirty, the Mazda CX-3 and Honda HR-V can be surprisingly fun to put through their paces and they deliver good fuel economy.

The Hyundai Tucson scores for value and has styling that belies its low price.

Finally, the Chevy Trax is worth a look if price is your main consideration.

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Quick Specs
The 2019 Subaru Crosstrek is as plucky as ever, but with more available safety gear this year.
The 2019 Chevrolet Trax makes a compelling used car alternative, but rivals do many things better.
The 2019 Honda HR-V makes a perfect in-town companion with its spacious, flexible interior and good ride quality.
The 2019 Hyundai Tucson hot-swaps one of its 4-cylinder engines, and ups its safety game.
The 2019 Jeep Renegade’s new engine should help this likable crossover SUV use less fuel.
The 2019 Mazda CX-3 fails to launch in the crossover-SUV space race.
MSRP From     
Gas Mileage     
23 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy24 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy26 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy27 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy
Regular Unleaded H-4Turbocharged Gas 4-CylRegular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Small SUV 4WDSpecial PurposeSmall Station WagonsSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WDCompact Cars
Style Name     
2.0i ManualFWD 4-Door LSLX 2WD CVTSE FWDSport FWDSport FWD
All Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
Sport UtilitySport Utility VehicleSport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Manual w/ODAutomaticCVT w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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