2022 Subaru Crosstrek

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2022 Subaru Crosstrek Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: April 6, 2021

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The 2022 Subaru Crosstrek could go on sale by fall of 2021 as a carry-over model. We say carry-over because the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek got a slight design and suspension upgrade along with the addition of a new Sport trim. Then for 2021, Subaru also brought along a more powerful 2.5-liter engine, offered exclusively with the Limited and Sport models.

So as part of the 2022 update, it would be great if that 182hp 2.5-liter flat-4 motor saw an expansion of availability. Otherwise, a 2.0-liter flat-4 engine serves the purpose of being the base powertrain. Not much is known about the price, but we expect the 2022 Crosstrek to start at under $24,000. The current 2021 Subaru Crosstrek starts at an MSRP of $23,295.

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Pros

Timeless Design

Superb reliability

Good off-road prowess and luggage carrying capacity

Good resale values

Cons

Infotainment system sub-par compared to rivals

Performance feels strained at times

What's New?

The 2022 Subaru Crosstrek is expected to be pretty much the same as the 2021 model


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$23445

bodystyle

4dr SUV

drivetrain

all wheel drive

warranty

roadside assistance

No


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exterior
interior

Trims

Base $23,445 Est. onwards

TBD

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Colors and Styles

2022 Subaru Crosstrek in Magnetite Gray Metallic color 2022 Subaru Crosstrek in Crystal Black Silica color
Magnetite Gray Metallic

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"Historically, Subaru makes very few changes in the fifth model year after introducing an all-new version. The changes made in the fourth year, known as the "Big Minor Change," carry over." - PlanetSubaru.Com

For infotainment, the Subaru Crosstrek gets a multifunction 6.5-inch touchscreen display, 8.0-inch unit is offered from the Sport trim onwards, with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth, and SiriusXM satellite radio with Travel Link. The list of standard safety features includes Blind-Spot Warning, Lane Departure Warning, Emergency Brake Assist, Vehicle Stability Control, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Centering, etc. Now considering how the 2022 Crosstrek enters its final year of the five-year cycle, major updates could come in as part of the 2023 Subaru Crosstrek. But more on it later.

2022 Subaru Crosstrek Front View
2022 Subaru Crosstrek Rear View

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2022 Subaru Crosstrek Pricing and Features

The 2022 Subaru Crosstrek line-up will come with 4 different trims levels: Crosstrek, Crosstrek Premium, Crosstrek Sport, Crosstrek Limited. The prices are expected to start at $23,445, including a $1050 destination charge. The 2022 Crosstrek will get two engine options one being a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder and the sport and above trims feature a turbocharged 2.5-liter 4-cylinder Subaru Boxer Engine.

The 2.0-liter engine comes mated to a six-speed manual or a CVT transmission while the 2.5-liter engine comes only with the CVT transmission; both send power to all four wheels. Other updates from 2021 include some styling refresh, enhanced ground clearance, a better-tuned suspension setup, and a stronger roof rack.

Trims Base (2.0L) Premium (2.0L) Sport (2.5L) Limited (2.5L)
MSRP (Estd.) $23,445 $24,495 $27,695 $29,195
Key Features Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive Includes Crosstrek Base key features and adds: Includes Crosstrek Premium key features and adds: Includes Crosstrek Premium key features and adds:
  STARLINK Multimedia with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration The leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter handle Blind-Spot Detection and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert Leather-trimmed upholstery
  Available EyeSight Driver Assist Technology Available power moonroof Available heated steering wheel Lineartronic Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)
  17-inch black with machine finish alloy wheels All-Weather Package with heated front seats Unique 18-inch black-finish alloy wheels 18-inch black with machine finish alloy wheels
  Automatic Climate Control SUBARU STARLINK Safety and Security Sporty Interior and Exterior Graphics EyeSight Driver Assist Technology
    Available 6-way power-adjustable driver's seat   Keyless Access with Push-Button Start

Thus with the increased ground clearance and a redesigned front and rear bumper, the Crosstrek has better approach and departure angles. The approach angle has improved by 1.4 degrees while the departure angle has increased by 1.9 degrees. As a bonus, you get a full-size spare wheel while the 17-inch alloy wheels are standard shod in all-terrain Yokohama Geolander tires.


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2022 Subaru Crosstrek Buying Advice

For an ultimate driving and comfort experience, the 2022 Subaru Crosstrek Premium trim with its 152 hp 2.0L Flat-4 engine, is the one that we'd gladly recommend. Second in command after the base variant, this Premium trim priced at an expected MSRP of $24,495 delivers on all fronts, with features ranging from Subaru STARLINK Safety systems to an available power moonroof and leather-wrapped steering wheel.


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2022 Subaru Crosstrek Engine and Performance

"Subaru will bring few changes to the 2022 Crosstrek, but the 2023 Crosstrek will be the model to watch. Recent reports say the compact SUV will get a new fuel-efficient 1.5-liter direct-injection turbocharged engine."- TorqueNews.Com

Previously, the Crosstrek only came with an engine variant. It was lackluster and didn’t really offer the grunt and punch that enthusiastic drivers would come to expect out of the Crosstrek. But Subaru quickly addressed the situation by introducing the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek with two engine options, which are expected to be carried forward to the 2022 variants as well. The base and Premium trims get the 2.0L flat-4 (boxer engine) which produces 152 horsepower and 145 lb-ft of torque. The higher trims, namely the Sport and Limited get the 2.5L flat-4 which churns out about 182 horsepower and 176 lb-ft of torque.

The base engine can be paired with either a 6-speed manual or a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT), but the better engine comes only with a CVT. All models are AWD. The Crosstrek is not a light crossover and the 2.0L quite visibly struggles on occasions to pull the Japanese SUV around. It feels underpowered, especially when you need the extra juice during a highway run. Also, the manual transmission is slightly faster than the CVT but suffers from adverse effects on fuel economy figures.

Models

2022 Subaru Crosstrek (Expected)

2021 Hyundai Kona

2021 Mazda CX-3

2021 Buick Encore

MSRP

$23,445

$21,900

$22,190

$26,100

Engine

2.0L BOXER 4

2.0L GDI 4-cylinder

2.0L Inline-4

1.4L turbocharged Inline-4

Drivetrain

AWD

AWD

AWD

AWD

Transmission

CVT

6-speed SHIFTRONIC automatic

6-speed automatic transmission

6-speed shiftable automatic

Power

152 hp @ 6000 rpm

147 hp @ 6200 rpm

148 hp @ 6000 rpm

138 hp @ 4900 rpm

Torque

145 lb-ft @ 6000 rpm

132 lb-ft @ 4500 rpm

146 lb-ft @ 2800 rpm

148 lb-ft @ 1850 rpm

0-60 MPH

9.0 sec

10.0 sec

8.2 sec

10.0 sec

Quarter-Mile

16.9 sec

17.3 sec

16.3 sec

16.8 sec

The CVT is quite horrendous since it is sluggish and doesn’t change gears swiftly. All of that is addressed with the new 2.5L engine, which is also the same used in the Forester and Outback. This boxer offers slightly more power but that is enough to give the extra edge to the Crosstrek. New buyers should opt for this option. The base engine variant of the Crosstrek pushes it from a complete standstill to 60 MPH in about 9 seconds and finishes the quarter-mile in 16.9 seconds, which can be painstakingly slow, especially on the highway.

However, as Subaru’s have always been famous for, their boxer engine offers increased stability. All of this means a rather enjoyable driving and handling experience. The new engine will hit 0-60 MPH in 7.8 seconds and takes 16 seconds for the quarter-mile, which is a significantly better result than the base engine. The Crosstrek is not the slowest car on the list, as the Hyundai Kona and Buick Encore take that place. However, the Mazda CX-3 is fractionally faster than the Subaru, which makes it slightly more ideal if you want to chase speed in your budget crossover. The Crosstrek makes the most power, even in its base trim, but that doesn’t translate all that well.


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2022 Subaru Crosstrek Fuel Economy

The Crosstrek with its base engine has a pretty decent fuel economy rating of 28/33/30 for city/highway/combined driving respectively. This is with the CVT equipped. If you opt for the manual transmission, those figures are going to drop to 22/29/25 for the same, which is quite a big hit just by switching to manual. The more powerful engine of the 2022 Subaru Crosstrek gets a fuel economy rating of 27/34/29 MPG for city/highway/combined driving respectively.

For a regular crossover, these figures should impress anyone. Even though they are not the best, they will surely not eat up all your money just for daily commuting. The gas tank size is 16.6 gallons, which means you get a range of 464/547/498 miles for city/highway/combined driving on the base engine with CVT. With the manual, you get 365/481/415 miles of range. With the bigger engine and CVT, you are rewarded with 448/564/481 miles on a full tank.

Models

2022 Subaru Crosstrek (Expected)

2021 Hyundai Kona

2021 Mazda CX-3

2021 Buick Encore

MPG (City)

28

26

27

24

MPG (Highway)

33

30

32

29

MPG (Combined)

30

28

29

26

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gallons)

16.6

13.2

12.7

14.0

Range (City/Highway/Combined; Miles)

465/548/498

343/396/370

343/406/368

336/406/364

The CVT shows some pretty amazing range for the Japanese vehicle on a full tank. While the manual also can go for huge distances, it still doesn’t reach as far as the other two options. On a full tank, no other crossover comes close to the Crosstrek, as it easily beats everyone else in terms of range. The fuel economy figures are all pretty closely related, however, and the CX-3 just offers a tad bit more than the rest with 29 mpg combined. However, Subaru’s large tank puts it ahead at a big advantage.


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2022 Subaru Crosstrek Interior

"The all-new 2022 Subaru Crosstrek will get numerous upgrades. Visual changes are far from significant. The interior will only get improved tech." - USCarsNew.Com

We are not expecting any drastic changes to be made on the interior and for the most part, it should remain the same. Right after steeping in, you would notice that the interior is mostly focused on being practical rather than luxurious. That doesn’t mean that the quality is bad. Subaru has not compromised the interior quality of the Crosstrek and offers excellent build quality. The dashboard looks pretty modern and up-to-date with time.

The accents and stitching lift up the mood. The seats are also pretty comfortable and are heavily bolstered. The front seats are 6-way manually adjustable. The higher trims get leather-wrapped seats and also the leather-wrapped steering wheel. The rear seats are pretty comfortable too. They can be folded in a 60/40-split to expand the rear cargo storage area. However, the rear row legroom is severely compromised as compared to the front, so tall passengers might find it a bit uncomfortable.

Models

2022 Subaru Crosstrek (Expected)

2021 Hyundai Kona

2021 Mazda CX-3

2021 Buick Encore

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

Front (Headroom/Shoulder room/Legroom; inches)

39.8/56.7/43.1

39.6/55.5/41.5

38.4/53.5/41.7

39.6/54.2/40.8

Rear (Headroom/Shoulder room/Legroom; inches)

38.0/55.6/36.5

37.8/54.5/34.6

37.2/50.4/35.0

38.8/52.5/35.8

Subaru’s STARLINK infotainment software is one of the most exciting infotainment systems, and the 6.5” touchscreen is of beautiful quality. The Limited trim comes with an 8” screen. The user interface is pretty intuitive, highly responsive and the screen is pretty crisp. You get Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard. Also, you get AM/FM stereo, Bluetooth audio streaming, 4G LTE WiFi Hotspot, SiriusXM Radio, etc. 4 speakers in the base trim and 6 in the higher trims are standard, but you can upgrade to Harman Kardon surround sound system.

The Subaru Crosstrek offers about 20.8 cubic feet of cargo storage, which is fairly decent and in line with what others have to offer at this segment. You can easily fit bags and luggage for some weekend trips and your regular groceries. If you want more space, you can always go for folding the rear seats which opens up more space to load items. The front row seating is the best in the Crosstrek. Coming to the rear row, there is limited space in all of the crossovers, but the Crosstrek still slightly offers more space than the competition.


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2022 Subaru Crosstrek Exterior

"With a healthy 8.7 inches of ground clearance, the Crosstrek can take you places most small SUVs, including the Honda Fit and the Kia Soul, cannot." - Edmunds

The Japanese crossover is quite handsome. The aesthetics play a huge role since cars at this price point are usually boring. The 2022 Subaru Crosstrek has sharp and angular headlights and a muscular hood upfront. The grille is kept small but still tidy to enhance the front fascia.

The sides are mostly flush and easy to flow to the rear, where the big taillights and Subaru badging make it look pretty cool. The overall design is quite sleek and features multi-reflector halogen headlights with DRLs. The wheels are also quite stylish and come in 17-inches.

Models

2022 Subaru Crosstrek (Expected)

2021 Hyundai Kona

2021 Mazda CX-3

2021 Buick Encore

Curb Weight (lbs)

3188

3084

2994

3358

Length (inches)

176.5

164.0

168.3

168.4

Width (inches)

71.0

70.9

69.6

70.1

Height (inches)

63.6

61.0

60.7

65.3

Ground Clearance (inches)

8.7

6.7

6.1

6.2

Wheelbase (inches)

104.9

102.4

101.2

100.6

Only the Limited trim gets all-LED lighting all around. The Crosstrek is not the heaviest but it is pretty close to that mark at over 3100 pounds. It has the longest wheelbase and the highest ground clearance, part of why it looks so SUV-esque. It’s also the longest and pretty tall too.


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2022 Subaru Crosstrek Safety

8.0/10

The 2021 Subaru Crosstrek had passed the safety benchmark test with flying colors and as a result, has been rewarded with a perfect five-star safety rating from NHTSA. And we expect similar performance from the 2022 model as well. It also got the Top Safety Pick+ from IIHS, and both of these accolades speak volumes about how safe the Japanese vehicle is.

With that being said, the 2022 model gets Subaru’s EyeSight Driver Assist which offers safety features, such as Pre-Collision and Post-Collision system, Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Lane Departure Warning, Vehicle Stability Control, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Centering, etc. Overall, when it comes to the safety of yourself and your loved ones, the 2022 Crosstrek has got you covered.


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2022 Subaru Crosstrek Competition

2022 Subaru Crosstrek vs 2021 Hyundai Kona

The 2021 Hyundai Kona though diminutively lesser priced, delivers lower performance than the Subaru Crosstrek, in almost every imaginable aspect. Its acceleration feels sluggish off the line and consequently, it takes a higher amount of time to achieve each feat where the Crosstrek shines. But what makes the Subaru a utilitarian and pragmatic choice over its contemporary is its commodious cabin that grants higher space for both front and rear seat occupants.

2022 Subaru Crosstrek vs 2021 Mazda CX-3

The Mazda CX-3’s likability lies in its unparalleled performance in the segment, while upholding economical fuel figures and efficiency. The ability of the CX-3 to deliver exceptionally, without creating a dent in the buyer’s pocket makes it a viable choice in the market. However, given the segment it falls in, the Subaru Crosstrek’s capacious cabin adds functionality to the crossover and with an interior build that resonates an upmarket aura, the crossover does stand firm on its ground. In comparison, the Mazda CX-3 is the stiffest competitor and the best alternative there is to the Subaru Crosstrek.

2022 Subaru Crosstrek vs 2021 Buick Encore

The 2021 Buick Encore is the only crossover in the segment that bears a higher price sticker than the Subaru Crosstrek, but being expensive does not translate into being a better performer. The Crosstrek gains categorized ascendancy over the Encore in performance, efficiency, space, and comfort. Consequently, the Subaru Crosstrek remains streets ahead of its competitor.


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2022 Subaru Crosstrek Final Verdict

The last model in the second generation of the Subaru Crosstrek is expected to hit dealerships in the fall of 2021. The pricing is expected to remain more or less the same, but Subaru might add a few hundred bucks. The 2022 Subaru Crosstrek looks promising and if it's anything like the 2021 Crosstrek, we'd ask you to wait for it.

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2022 Subaru Crosstrek Consumer Reviews and Ratings

7.9

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7.9/10 Interiors
8.0/10 Design
8.1/10 Safety
7.9/10 Reliability
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2022 Subaru Crosstrek Overall Reviews


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Delores K. Pierce

2021 Subaru Crosstrek

Limited 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT)

8

User Overall Rating

Posted On: April 1, 2021

Your next go to.

Pros - 1-Good mpg 2-Hands free screening 3-Sporty design

Cons - 1-Less power

The hands free audio visual bluetooth screening is a great tech advancement in my subaru . The mileage is good an the its your perfect weekend gateaway car .Although i feel the power could be more amped up. costed me $24000, very cheap. Has a very soft upholstery which makes seating and ride quality amazing. The design is very sporty. Basic safety standards. Great reliability.

8/10
Features
7/10
Interior
8/10
Design
9/10
Safety
8/10
Reliability
8/10
Deal Value
6/10
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Laura J. Hall

2021 Subaru Crosstrek

Premium 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT)

7

User Overall Rating

Posted On: April 1, 2021

The improved performing crosstrek.

Pros - 1-Slick shifts 2-Padded seats 3-Chrome finishing

Cons - 1-Old school tech 2-Same old design

I feel the tech is same as that of the previous edition which i have so that could have been amped up. The shifting in my cross treck is slick its engaging and powerful drive. Costed me $29000 highly affordabe. The seats are well padded making seating experience great. The subaru has definitely tweaked some edges making it more aesthetic as well the chrome exteriors have a premium finish to them. Pre and post collison system makes the ride safe. Subaru is great in it.

8/10
Features
8/10
Interior
7/10
Design
8/10
Safety
8/10
Reliability
7/10
Deal Value
9/10
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Steven E. Tilley

2021 Subaru Crosstrek

Sport 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 8AM)

7

User Overall Rating

Posted On: April 1, 2021

Cross trek the city suv

Pros - 1-Soft upholstery 2-Illuminated vanity mirrors 3- Heated seats

Cons - 1-Same old display system

The illuminated vanity mirrors are great add on as well as the heated and ventilated seats. Smooth drive the shifts are smooth and its a great city drive. Very affordable and practical. The sport edition of mine has a new startex uplholstery which makes the ride very pleasant. This subaru is better styled and design is amped up. The vehichle stability control is great safety addon. Good maintenance coverage offered.

8/10
Features
7/10
Interior
8/10
Design
7/10
Safety
7/10
Reliability
7/10
Deal Value
10/10
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Top User Reviews

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User Overall Rating

Your next go to.

The hands free audio visual bluetooth screening is a great tech advancement in my subaru .

by Delores K. Pierce

7

User Overall Rating

The improved performing crosstrek.

I feel the tech is same as that of the previous edition which i have so that could have been amped up.

by Laura J. Hall

7

User Overall Rating

Cross trek the city suv

The illuminated vanity mirrors are great add on as well as the heated and ventilated seats.

by Steven E. Tilley

7

User Overall Rating

The most affordable and practical

Panaromic sunroof lights the cabin and rear and the dual climate control keeps climate inside in control.

by Nancy T. Horst

9

User Overall Rating

2021 Crosstrek

Crosstrek is the best in the segment. It is reliable, safe, comfortable, and performs better than the rest.

by Ashley J. Saucier

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