2020 Subaru Crosstrek vs. Its Competition

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Robert Duffer Robert Duffer Senior Editor

When it comes to small crossovers, only the Subaru Crosstrek and Jeep Renegade should be trusted off-roading.

Any Crosstrek model can do it thanks to standard all-wheel drive, while the more expensive Renegade Trailhawk is designed for the trail.

If off-roading isn’t a consideration, the new Mazda CX-30 is larger and roomier than the CX-3, and has premium appointments in a stylish urban design.

Another new entry is the Hyundai Kona, designed with all kinds of black cladding that suggest the cute ute can off-road.

We wouldn’t, but the well-equipped Kona is stylish inside and out.

The Honda HR-V is aging, but has the best interior versatility in the class with rear seats that can flip up for taller cargo items (or dogs) and can also fold flat for some of the best cargo space in the small class.

The Nissan Rogue Sport has been a popular choice for its overall value, which might be more important than the standout features that it lacks.

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Quick Specs
The 2020 Subaru Crosstrek puts safety first, with capability a close second.
The 2020 Honda HR-V oozes with practicality, though gas mileage and safety equipment have room to improve.
The 2020 Hyundai Kona is an eyeful, but has nearly everything crossover buyers want in a city-friendly package.
The 2020 Jeep Renegade is a compact crossover SUV that’s full of character and off-road prowess, but it makes many important compromises.
The 2020 Mazda CX-30 is a right-sized small crossover with good looks that’s the most fun to drive among its competitors.
The 2020 Nissan Rogue Sport is a good value, but it’s light on performance.
MSRP From     
Gas Mileage     
22 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy26 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy26 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy24 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy24 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy
Regular Unleaded H-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Small SUV 4WDSmall Station WagonsSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WDSmall Station Wagons
Style Name     
ManualLX 2WD CVTSE Automatic FWDJeepster FWDFWDFWD S
All Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
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Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
Sport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Manual w/ODCVT w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODCVT w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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