2023 Subaru Crosstrek vs. Its Competition

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Robert Duffer Robert Duffer Senior Editor

The Crosstrek competes with a wide range of small crossover utility vehicles.

The redesigned Honda HR-V matures into a more right-sized ute with good features and manners, but its fuel economy disappoints.

Smaller but more fun, the Mazda CX-30 doesn’t pretend to off-road capability, instead excelling at where drivers mostly drive—on roads.

The boxy Jeep Renegade could lead or follow the Crosstrek off-road, but it gets expensive.

The Kia Seltos cuts a stylish shape with a good value but has a balky transmission, which could also be said about the Hyundai Kona.

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Quick Specs
6.0
The 2023 Subaru Crosstrek skips power for safety and stability, like any middle-aged catch.
6.4
The Honda HR-V shows that family life can be charming, even on a budget.
6.5
The addition of the sporty N-Line and N models make the Kona more fun, but the SEL still offers the best value.
5.7
The 2022 Jeep Renegade sports rugged looks on a small scale, but the off-road ability’s there.
6.2
The 2022 Kia Seltos pairs a superlative warranty and a low price to step to the front of Kia’s small-crossover lineup.
6.0
The 2022 Mazda CX-30 is a style-forward small crossover with an upscale feel.
MSRP From     
$23,645$23,650$21,300$24,695$22,590$22,500
Gas Mileage     
22 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy27 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Regular Unleaded H-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Small SUV 4WDSmall Station WagonsSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 4WDSmall SUV 4WD
Style Name     
ManualLX 2WD CVTSE Automatic FWDSport FWDLX IVT AWD2.5 S AWD
Drivetrain     
All Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
Sport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utilityi-ACTIV AWD Sport Utility
Transmission     
Manual w/ODCVT w/ODCVT w/ODAutomatic w/ODCVT w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
 2023 Subaru Crosstrek vs. 2023 Honda HR-V2023 Subaru Crosstrek vs. 2022 Hyundai Kona2023 Subaru Crosstrek vs. 2022 Jeep Renegade2023 Subaru Crosstrek vs. 2022 Kia Seltos2023 Subaru Crosstrek vs. 2022 Mazda CX-30