How Does the New Subaru Crosstrek Compare to Competition?

The 2022 Subaru Crosstrek vs Honda HR-V, Ford EcoSport, Toyota CH-R, and the Kia Seltos

You're looking for a better standard of subcompact SUV. That's exactly what you'll find in new models like the 2022 Subaru Crosstrek! A small model built to deliver big value, the Subaru Crosstrek offers standard all-wheel-drive and a slew of other perks and benefits.

The big question for drivers in Delaware and Maine? How does it shape up to competitors from other leading brands like Honda, Ford, Toyota, and Kia? The team at Tri-City Subaru can show you how Subaru's subcompact compares.

Subaru Crosstrek vs. Honda HR-V

  • The Subaru Crosstrek hits the road with three available engine options. For its base powertrain, it uses a 152 horsepower 2.0-liter flat-4. Sportier models can come equipped with a 2.5-liter flat-4 capable of 182 horsepower and 176 pounds-feet of torque. A hybrid flat-4 engine is also available, capable of 148 combined horsepower. The Honda HR-V, by comparison, only offers a lone 1.8-liter inline-4 powertrain capable of up to 141 horsepower and 127 pounds-feet of torque.
  • The Subaru Crosstrek can offer up to 27/34 miles per gallon with its gasoline-only engines. Its hybrid powertrain has a battery-only range of 17 miles and a fuel economy of up to 90 miles per gallon equivalent. The Honda HR-V has no hybrid options and a peak gasoline-only fuel economy of 28/34 miles per gallon
  • The Subaru Crosstrek offers standard all-wheel drive. AWD is an optional upgrade in the Honda HR-V.
  • The Subaru Crosstrek is 176.5 inches long and can seat up to five. With the seats folded down, it can provide up to 55.3 cubic feet of cargo space. The Honda HR-V is a bit more cramped, with seating for up to five but an overall length of only 170 inches. Its max cargo space is 58.8 cubic feet.
  • The Subaru Crosstrek and Honda HR-V both offer impressive feature packages. The problem with the HR-V? You'll need to upgrade to get amenities like Apple CarPlay/Android Auto. The HR-V's Honda Sensing safety suite is also only available on higher-level trims. The Subaru Crosstrek delivers advanced media technology and Subaru's EyeSight safety suite as standard features on its ground floor model.

Starting Price: The 2022 Subaru Crosstrek has a starting price around $22,500. The Honda HR-V starts at around $22,000.

Subaru Crosstrek vs. Ford EcoSport

  • The Subaru Crosstrek offers three available engine options. These include a 152 horsepower 2.0-liter flat-4 capable of 145 pounds-feet of torque. A 2.5-liter flat-4 capable of 182 horsepower and 176 pounds-feet of torque is also available, as is a 148 horsepower hybrid 2.0-liter flat-4. The Ford EcoSport only offers a 2.0-liter inline-4 capable of 166 horsepower and 149 pounds-feet of torque.
  • The Subaru Crosstrek is capable of up 27/34 miles per gallon with its gasoline-only engines. Its hybrid powertrain offers a battery-only range of 17 miles and a fuel economy up to 90 miles per gallon equivalent. The Ford EcoSport's lone engine option is rated for up to 23/29 miles per gallon.
  • The Subaru Crosstrek and Ford EcoSport both offer standard AWD.
  • The Subaru Crosstrek is 176.5 inches long and can seat up to five. With the seats folded down, it can provide up to 55.3 cubic feet of cargo space. The Ford EcoSport can seat five, but it's a tight fit with a length of only 161 inches. Its total cargo space is only 50 cubic feet.
  • The Subaru Crosstrek offers advanced media options and the robust Subaru EyeSight safety suite as standard features on all new models. The Ford EcoSport is much more sparse in its lower-level models, reserving the best of its features for higher-level trims. These include media options, comfort amenities, and more.

Starting Price: The 2022 Subaru Crosstrek has a starting price around $22,500. The Ford EcoSport starts at around $22,000.

Subaru Crosstrek vs. Toyota CH-R

  • The Subaru Crosstrek has a selection of three different engine options. These start with a 152 horsepower 2.0-liter flat-4 capable of 145 pounds-feet of torque. A 2.5-liter flat-4 capable of 182 horsepower and 176 pounds-feet of torque is available. It can also come equipped with a 148 horsepower hybrid 2.0-liter flat-4. The Toyota CH-R offers a 2.0-liter inline-4 capable of 144 horsepower and 139 pounds-feet of torque.
  • The Subaru Crosstrek is capable of up 27/34 miles per gallon with its gasoline-only engines. Its hybrid powertrain Can drive 17 miles with battery power alone and has a fuel economy up to 90 miles per gallon equivalent. The Toyota CH-R's inline-4 engine is rated for up to 27/31 miles per gallon.
  • The Subaru Crosstrek offers standard all-wheel drive. AWD isn't available on the Toyota CH-R.
  • The Subaru Crosstrek is 176.5 inches long and can seat up to five. With the seats folded down, it can provide up to 55.3 cubic feet of cargo space. The Toyota CH-R has seating for five and a length of 172 inches. It only offers 37 cubic feet of overall cargo space.
  • The Subaru Crosstrek offers a bevy of valuable standard features, including advanced media options and the Subaru EyeSight safety suite. The Toyota CH-R offers a similar suite of standard equipment, including Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, touchscreen controls, and the Toyota Safety Sense assistance package.

Starting Price: The 2022 Subaru Crosstrek has a starting price around $22,500. The Toyota CH-R starts at around $24,000.

Subaru Crosstrek vs. Kia Seltos

  • The Subaru Crosstrek has three available powertrains under the hood. These include a standard 152 horsepower 2.0-liter flat-4 capable of 145 pounds-feet of torque. You'll also find options for a 2.5-liter flat-4 capable of 182 horsepower and 176 pounds-feet of torque. It can finally come equipped with a 148 horsepower hybrid 2.0-liter flat-4. The Kia Seltos offers two engine options: a 146 horsepower 2.0-liter inline-4 and a 1.6-liter turbocharged inline-4 capable of 175 horsepower and 195 pounds-feet of torque.
  • The Subaru Crosstrek can offer up to 27/34 miles per gallon of gasoline-only performance. Its hybrid powertrain, meanwhile, can drive up to 17 miles with battery power alone and has a fuel economy up to 90 miles per gallon equivalent. The Kia Seltos has no hybrid options and can offer up to 29/35 miles per gallon.
  • The Subaru Crosstrek offers standard all-wheel drive. AWD is available as an optional upgrade in the Kia Seltos.
  • The Subaru Crosstrek is 176.5 inches long and can seat up to five. With the seats folded down, it can provide up to 55.3 cubic feet of cargo space. The Kia Seltos seats five and has a max cargo space up to 62.8 cubic feet. It's 172 inches long.
  • The Subaru Crosstrek offers a bevy of valuable standard features, including advanced media options and the Subaru EyeSight safety suite. The Kia Seltos is similarly generous with its standard equipment, delivering a rich selection of media features and safety equipment at the standard ground-floor level.

Starting Price: The 2022 Subaru Crosstrek has a starting price around $22,500. The Kia Seltos has a similar starting price, around $22,500.

Schedule Your New Subaru Crosstrek Test Drive Today

While all of its competitors have their fine points, the Subaru Crosstrek offers a rich and versatile road package that puts it a step above its peers. If you're a Delaware or Maine driver interested in learning more, contact the sales team at Tri-City Subaru today! We have new models available and can set you up with a test drive.

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