New 2022 Subaru Crosstrek Reviews, Pricing & Specs | Kelley Blue Book (2022)

Price: The 2022 Subaru Crosstrek starts at $22,445.

The 2022 Subaru Crosstrek is a special member of the subcompact crossover/SUV class. It has all-wheel drive as standard and offers a plug-in hybrid variant. A good amount of ground clearance also means it could drive over thick snow rather than become stuck in it.

Appealing to outdoorsy and no-nonsense types, the 2022 Crosstrek also enjoys many of the other usual Subaru attributes. It holds its value well and has great safety scores.

Although called the Crosstrek Hybrid, this variant is actually a plug-in hybrid (PHEV — plug-in hybrid electric vehicle). It has a bigger battery than a regular hybrid and can be recharged from an outside source. This enables it to cover 17 miles just on electric power. It also qualifies for financial incentives from federal and state programs.

2022 Subaru Crosstrek Pricing

The most affordable 20222 Crosstrek is the base model, with a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $22,445, plus a destination charge. The automatic transmission is another $1,350, which also brings extra safety features and a more sophisticated all-wheel-drive system. The top Limited trim is in the region of $31K.

There isn’t a trim name for the 2022 Crosstrek Hybrid, but it has essentially the same equipment as the Limited model, starting at $35,645. Adding the major options to this variant is an extra $2,395.

Keep in mind that because it’s a PHEV, the 2022 Crosstrek Hybrid is eligible for a federal tax credit of $4,502. Various state incentives could offset the initial cost by a further $1,500.
Welcome to the ever-growing field of rival subcompact crossovers. Among our favorites is the Kia Seltos from about $23.7K, the Mazda CX-30 at around $23K, Honda HR-V (approximately $1,000 less than the Seltos) and the Hyundai Kona that’s a few hundred below the Honda.

For more off-road cred, the Ford Bronco Sport (the only contender apart from the Crosstrek with all-wheel drive as standard) comes in at just over $28K, and the Jeep Renegade is closer to $25K. None of the alternatives mentioned here offers a hybrid version.

As a possible rival to the 2022 Crosstrek Hybrid, the Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid has a greater electric-only range (26 miles) and starts a little below $30,000. But it doesn’t have all-wheel drive or the same SUV-like abilities as the Subaru.

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Before buying, check the Fair Purchase Price to find out what others in your area paid for their new Crosstrek or new Crosstrek Hybrid. Honda always does well with resale values, but we gave last year’s Crosstrek our Best Resale Value award in the subcompact SUV class.

Driving the 2022 Subaru Crosstrek

Every 2022 Crosstrek has Active Torque Vectoring, where the all-wheel-drive system adjusts power to certain wheels with the task of tracking through corners in a stable and composed manner. The outside wheels will usually be faster than their inside counterparts. Along with the grip and traction of all-wheel drive, this adds up to a reassuring driving experience.

Not that those Crosstrek models with the 152-horsepower base engine will be tearing up the tarmac. We acknowledge that many people only need sufficient muscle for trundling around the suburbs. But achieving freeway speeds reasonably quickly requires more than this engine can manage.

Sure, the 6-speed manual transmission lets a driver extract the most performance. But the automatic option means a better all-wheel-drive system, the inclusion of driver assistance features, superior fuel economy, and an easier time of selling the vehicle a few years down the line.

This makes the automatic — a continuously variable transmission, or CVT — more desirable. Yet simultaneously weird. As a general rule, a CVT is only marginally more preferable than an ingrown toenail. It doesn’t react quickly enough, leading to a “rubber band” feel. And it has a tendency to drone.

But we’re recommending the CVT anyway, because of all the other stuff that can come with it. Including the more powerful engine. Developing a that’s-more-like-it 182 horsepower, the 2.5-liter unit in the Sport and Premium versions gives the Crosstrek proper propulsion, and doesn’t have to be worked so hard.

It’s a different kind of deal with the 2022 Crosstrek Hybrid. Although the combined efforts of the gasoline engine and two electric motors add up to only 148 horsepower, less than the base model’s output, there’s still the question of thrust as opposed to top speed.

Electric motors supply virtually all their torque from standstill. That’s great for pulling away as the lights go green or zipping into a gap in the traffic. Subaru doesn’t quote a combined torque figure for the Crosstrek Hybrid, but the effect will be an amount of push more similar to the bigger gasoline engine than the smaller one.

Interior Comfort

Although an emphasis on functionality is always good, the 2022 Crosstrek’s simple cabin layout seems to appear more workmanlike as the trims become plusher. Orange stitching in the Premium and Limited models can only enliven things so much. We are happy to see a leather-wrapped steering wheel come in at the Premium level, though.

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The driving position is nicely elevated, while a couple of average-sized adults sitting in the back won’t find much to complain about. Cargo space expands from 20.8 cubic feet behind the 60/40 split/folding rear seats to 55.3 cubic feet when they’re folded down (not completely flat). That’s for the regular Crosstrek.

The battery pack for the 2022 Crosstrek Hybrid means a higher loadspace floor, resulting in 15.9 and 43.1 cubic feet. If this aspect is important, check out the relatively spacious Honda HR-V or Kia Seltos.

Exterior Styling

Ground clearance is 8.7 inches, the same as a Jeep Cherokee. Which makes the 2022 Crosstrek one of the few subcompact crossovers with half a chance of getting to locations wilder than a Whole Foods parking lot.

The Sport version has its own design of alloy wheels finished in dark gray. These are complemented by badges and side mirror housings with a gunmetal gray finish. Every 2022 Crosstrek has roof rails.

Favorite Features

It’s a Subaru hallmark and much appreciated in those parts of the country that suffer regular bouts of bad weather. Not all subcompact crossovers even offer this feature, let alone fit it as standard.

The Crosstrek Hybrid still has all-wheel drive, but is also the most fuel-efficient model in the lineup, as well as having a lot of standard equipment. Yet it can be around $6,000 less than the list price when taking advantage of all the incentives.

Standard Features

As well as a 6-speed manual transmission and the most basic all-wheel-drive system, the first model in the 2022 Crosstrek range (with no trim name) has the least powerful engine, plus 17-inch alloy wheels, tinted glass, roof rails, power windows/locks, automatic climate control, and cloth upholstery.

Safety features include seven airbags, traction/stability control, and whiplash-reducing front seats.


The infotainment system has a 6.5-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone integration, one USB port, Bluetooth, AM/FM radio, and four speakers.

Factory Options

It isn’t until the automatic transmission is selected that the 2022 Crosstrek starts to look more tempting. That’s when some EyeSight safety features are included, like forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane-departure warning/lane-keeping assistance, and adaptive cruise control with lane centering. A rear-seat reminder, fuel-saving engine stop/restart feature, and a more sophisticated all-wheel-drive system are also included.

Premium trim still doesn’t have the automatic transmission as standard, but it does bring fog lights, automatic on/off headlights, sound-insulating windshield, heated front seats, illuminated switchgear/glovebox, cargo area cover, one more USB port, two extra speakers, Wi-Fi, satellite radio, and a CD player.

This trim is eligible for keyless entry/ignition, powered moonroof, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, and a 6-way power-adjustable driver’s seat.

Sport trim comes with the most powerful engine and the automatic transmission, plus Snow/Dirt and Deep Snow/Mud settings for the all-wheel-drive system, simulated leather upholstery, and two USB ports for the rear passengers. This model also has blind-spot monitoring and a powered moonroof on its options list, along with an 8-inch touchscreen and over-the-air infotainment updates.

Limited has 18-inch alloy wheels, full LED headlights with automatic high beams, LED fog lights, blind-spot detection, reverse automatic braking, 6-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, leather seating surfaces, and the upgraded infotainment system. These features are also in the 2022 Crosstrek Hybrid, along with a pedestrian alert system; remote climate control; and remote battery charging timer, which allows you to schedule charging during off-peak hours.

Both the Limited and the Hybrid qualify for an options bundle that contains a powered moonroof, heated steering wheel, voice-activated navigation, and an 8-speaker/432-watt Harman Kardon audio system.

Engine & Transmission

It might feel like it has all the oomph of a food blender, but the 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine in the base and Premium versions of the 2022 Crosstrek develops 152 horsepower and 145 lb-ft of torque.

Like virtually every other Subaru engine, this unit’s configuration is a flat-4. Instead of all the cylinders set upright and in a row (the far more common layout), this arrangement consists of two pairs of cylinders opposed horizontally.

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It gives Subaru greater flexibility in how it mounts such an engine. It can be low, contributing to a pleasantly near-to-the-road center of gravity. Or higher, optimizing ground clearance — a handy attribute in an SUV.

The standard transmission with this base engine is a 6-speed manual, with an automatic transmission on the options list. In every other version of the 2022 Crosstrek, including the plug-in hybrid, an automatic is included. All-wheel drive is standard across the lineup.

Sport and Limited trims have a 2.5-liter flat-4 generating 182 horsepower and 176 lb-ft of torque.

The Crosstrek Hybrid augments its 2.0-liter flat-4 with two electric motors motivated by a lithium-ion battery. Total output is 148 horsepower. Running solely in electric vehicle mode, this vehicle can cover 17 miles. Charging the battery takes two hours on a 240-volt supply, or five hours with 120 volts trickling in.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has a way of calculating miles-per-gallon equivalent (MPGe) figures for plug-in hybrids and electric vehicles. When running as a regular hybrid (without factoring in the 17 miles of EV range), the Crosstrek Hybrid achieves 35 mpg in combined driving. With those miles taken into account, it’s 90 MPGe.

A full tank of gas (regular is fine) and a full battery allows the Crosstrek Hybrid to travel for 480 miles.

Maximum towing ability is 1,500 pounds. That’s with any drivetrain.

2.0-liter flat-4 (base, Premium)
152 horsepower @ 6,000 rpm
145 lb-ft of torque @ 4,000 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 22/29 mpg (manual), 28/33 mpg (auto)

2.5-liter flat-4 (Sport, Limited)
182 horsepower @ 5,800 rpm
176 lb-ft of torque @ 4,400 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 27/34 mpg

2.0-liter flat-4 + two electric motors (Crosstrek Hybrid)
148 combined horsepower
EPA combined fuel economy: 90 MPGe, 35 mpg
Range in EV mode: 17 miles


How much is a brand new 2022 Crosstrek? ›

Price: The 2022 Subaru Crosstrek starts at $22,445. The 2022 Subaru Crosstrek is a special member of the subcompact crossover/SUV class. It has all-wheel drive as standard and offers a plug-in hybrid variant.

Is the 2022 Subaru Crosstrek a reliable car? ›

The 2022 Subaru Crosstrek is a reliable car. In fact, it's one of Consumer Reports' top ten most reliable cars, and with good reason. The 2022 Subaru Crosstrek scores an 85/100 for Consumer Reports' overall reliability rating. That's good enough to put the 2022 Subaru Crosstrek at number one for subcompact SUVs.

How much should I pay for a Subaru Crosstrek? ›

The Sport model begins at $27,995, and the Limited trim starts at $29,495. The Crosstrek Hybrid starts at $36,845 before any tax incentives kick in. The Crosstrek has a destination fee of $1,225. The starting price of the Subaru Crosstrek is about average for a subcompact SUV.

How much is a fully loaded Subaru Crosstrek? ›

The 2022 Subaru Crosstrek has a $22,445 base price, which is about average for a subcompact SUV . The price climbs to $23,595 for the midrange Premium trim, and it jumps to $26,795 and $28,295 for the uplevel Sport and Limited trims, respectively.

Is Subaru Crosstrek worth the money? ›

The Crosstrek delivers good fuel economy and impressive ride comfort. Its handling is competent and enjoyable. The 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine is mated to a continuously variable transmission; this combination works fine and gets 29 mpg overall, which is quite good.

What problems does the Subaru Crosstrek have? ›

Here are the most common problems with the Subaru Crosstrek models.
  • Problems with the auto start/stop systems on some models.
  • Failure of the brake light switch. ...
  • Excessive oil consumption.
  • Premature rust and corrosion.
  • Problems with the Subaru Eyesight system.
  • Subaru's use of soy-based wiring attracts rodents.
Jul 6, 2022

Are Subaru Crosstreks good in snow? ›

The Subaru Crosstrek is one of the best small vehicles for driving in snow due to its class-leading 8.7″ ground clearance and superior AWD system. It also comes equipped with ABS, X-Mode, Eyesight Driver Assist and Stability Control all of which contribute towards a stellar winter driving experience.

How many miles will a Subaru Crosstrek last? ›

Based off the reliability of other Subaru models and what's known of the Crosstrek so far, it's reasonable to expect 200,000 miles or even more out of one. That means you can easily expect it to last around 13 years or more before starting to get too problematic.

Is Subaru discontinuing the Crosstrek? ›

The Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid is being discontinued after just three model years. The Subaru XV concept previews the next-generation Crosstrek. It's no secret that Subaru has surged from strength to strength over the last several years.

Is Subaru discontinuing the Crosstrek in 2022? ›

We will answer the question here. The 2022 Subaru Crosstrek remains unchanged and there is no reason to wait if you are thinking of buying one of the remaining 2021 models. Subaru Corporation chose to bring the 2022 models unchanged as a carryover.

Is Subaru Crosstrek expensive to maintain? ›

Subaru Crosstrek Maintenance Costs

A Subaru Crosstrek will cost about $7,915 for maintenance and repairs during its first 10 years of service. This beats the industry average for popular SUV models by $1,218. There is also a 23.97% chance that a Crosstrek will require a major repair during that time.

Is Subaru Crosstrek a reliable car? ›

The Subaru XV Crosstrek Reliability Rating is 4.0 out of 5.0, which ranks it 17th out of 26 for compact SUVs. The average annual repair cost is $631 which means it has average ownership costs.

What is the difference between Crosstrek and Crosstrek premium? ›

Key Features & Specs

The 2021 Subaru Crosstrek Premium trim's promise is an upgrade to the Crosstrek base trim. This trim includes coveted interior, exterior, and infotainment features, such as: Fog lights. Heated front seats.

How long does it take to get a new Subaru Crosstrek? ›

You can't order a 2022 Subaru Forester compact SUV today because orders are still shut off. If you order a 2022 Subaru Crosstrek subcompact SUV, it will take four to six months for a CVT automatic transmission trim level and even longer if you want a Crosstrek Premium trim with a 6-speed manual gearbox.

What is the top model Crosstrek? ›

The 2020 Crosstrek Limited continues as the top of the model line. Priced from $27,395, standard features include Lineartronic CVT with X-MODE with Hill Descent Control; 18-inch alloy wheels in black with machine finish; and color-matched exterior mirrors with integrated turn signals.

Why do people buy Subaru Crosstrek? ›

The Subaru Crosstrek is a great vehicle that appeals to many people because of its crossover size, SUV toughness, and sedan-like driving profile. But above these factors, the Crosstrek is safe and reliable. The 2019 Subaru Crosstrek perfectly meets the long list of criteria for a good three-year-old car.

What are common problems with Subarus? ›

Here's a look at some of the common problems that five of their most popular models have:
  • Fuel pump failure.
  • Battery draining rapidly.
  • Unintended acceleration.
  • Windshields cracking.
  • Subaru Starlink problems.
  • Subaru Ascent CVT issues.
  • Defective light switch.
  • Electrical failures.
May 16, 2022

Why is Subaru Crosstrek so popular? ›

The Crosstrek subcompact SUV is Subaru's most popular and in-demand vehicle in the all-wheel-drive lineup. It's a top pick for buyers because it offers standard all-wheel-drive, top safety crash scores, 8.7-inches of ground clearance for off-road performance, affordable pricing, and fuel efficiency.

Do Subarus break down a lot? ›

Subaru has experienced a lot of ups and downs over the last decade, and in 2016 the drop in their reliability was enough that they dropped to 18th out of 36 in the dependability scale as awarded by ReliabilityIndex..

Which is the most reliable Subaru? ›

What are the Most Reliable Subarus?
  • 2019 Subaru Outback. The 2019 Outback is a terrific outdoor companion, thanks to its standard all-wheel drive, high safety ratings, and stellar reliability. ...
  • 2020 Subaru Forester. The famous compact SUV Forest is known for its versatility and reliability. ...
  • 2021 Subaru Crosstrek.
Feb 16, 2022

Are Subaru Crosstreks good on gas? ›

You can have an all-wheel-drive SUV and still get good fuel efficiency. The Subaru Crosstrek uses direct injection on its new 2.5-liter four-cylinder Boxer engine and gets 27/34 city/highway mpg and 29 combined mpg.

Which Subaru is best on snow and ice? ›

The 2022 Subaru Outback and 2022 Subaru Impreza are ranked best cars for snow driving for shoppers this winter. The 2022 Subaru Forester, Crosstrek, and Ascent are also rated the best by Consumer Reports.

Does crosstrek need winter tires? ›

The Subaru Forester, Outback, Crosstrek, or Ascent will perform admirably with all-season tires in various temperatures and conditions, but take them off and put on a good set of winter tires if you want the best traction, especially if you live in a cold climate.

Do Subarus last as long as Toyotas? ›

Overall, Toyotas are more reliable than Subarus. They have consistently won more distinctions and awards across all models and have higher scores with both Consumer Reports and J.D. Power.

Does the Crosstrek sit higher than the Outback? ›

The Crosstrek features 55.3 cubic feet of cargo space when the rear seats are folded down and 20.8 cubic feet when the rear seats are upright.
Crosstrek vs. OutbackDimensions.
2021 Subaru CrosstrekModel2021 Subaru Outback
38 in.Second Row Headroom39.1 in.
36.5 in.Second Row Legroom39.5 in.
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What is the average life of a Subaru engine? ›

As it turned out, Subaru's reliability also extends to its longevity. For the matter of “how long do Subarus last,” you can expect to reach around 200,000 to 250,000 miles on your trusty Subaru. Furthermore, Subarus can last up to 10-13 years before requiring a significant amount of work to keep them on the road.

Can you negotiate on a new Subaru? ›

3. Contact the Subaru retailer by email, text, or phone and communicate with the salesperson. You can find out availability and how long the vehicle will take to arrive once you've placed your order. You can even negotiate the price before you ever visit the retailer.

What compares to a Subaru Crosstrek? ›

What are the rivals of the Subaru Crosstrek? There are a few that are in close competition, such as the Hyundai Kona, Jeep Renegade, Kia Seltos, and the Mazda CX-30. Like the Crosstrek, each can accommodate five passengers, with the driver included.

What is the Subaru Crosstrek recall? ›

Subaru of America will recall 466,205 vehicles to fix a potential problem with the ignition coils, which could degrade and lead to "starting or stalling issues." The vehicles being recalled are the 2017–2019 Impreza and 2018–2019 Crosstrek.

Why is there a shortage of Subaru Crosstreks? ›

Both the 2022 Subaru Crossrek and Subaru Outback are excellent SUV models to consider. However, shortages are currently plaguing these models. The ongoing semiconductor chip shortage and other supply chain issues are limiting supply.

Does 2022 Subaru Crosstrek have remote start? ›

No, older models of the Subaru Crosstrek aren't fitted with the new remote start system, so if they have a remote start, chances are they either got it as part of an optional trim upgrade, or it's an aftermarket model that was installed by a previous owner.

Is Subaru better than Honda? ›

When it comes to subcompact SUVs, Subaru tends to offer better features, better variety, and a higher quality vehicle. But, when it comes to small cars, mid-size cars, compact and full-size SUVs, and even hybrids and electric vehicles, Honda tends to do a bit better.

Are Subarus overpriced? ›

Answer provided by. Generally, Subarus are more expensive to maintain over time than other non-luxury vehicles. This is because replacement parts for Subarus tend to cost you more than other comparable makers, like Toyota and Ford.

How much is Subaru extended warranty? ›

How much does a Subaru extended warranty cost?
Length of CoverageClassic Plan with $100 DeductibleGold Plus Plan with $100 Deductible
4 years/ 60,000 miles$980$1,080
6 years/ 80,000 miles$1,260$1,770
8 years/ 120,000 miles$2,373$2,980
Apr 23, 2022

What are the top 10 reliable cars? ›

According to Consumer Report rankings, below are the top 15 most reliable car brands for 2022 and their predicted reliability scores:
  • Lexus: 76.
  • Mazda: 75.
  • Toyota: 71.
  • Infiniti: 69.
  • Buick: 66.
  • Honda: 66.
  • Subaru: 66.
  • Acura: 64.
Feb 9, 2022

What's the difference between Crosstrek Premium and Limited? ›

The biggest difference between the infotainment features of the Subaru Crosstrek Premium vs. Limited is the size of the display screen. The Crosstrek Premium comes with a 6.5-inch display while the Limited comes with an 8-inch display.

Is Subaru limited or premium better? ›

The Premium and Limited trims have a decent amount of overlap but the Limited is a higher trim level that increases interior luxury features. Both trims come standard with the same engine, which is a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine that makes 182 horsepower.

What does Crosstrek mean? ›

Subaru dropped the 'XV' off the name a few years back in the US. Other than model year, there is not a difference. It means 'Crossover Vehicle.

Does the 2022 Subaru Crosstrek have a backup camera? ›

The Crosstrek's infotainment system is simple but sufficient. It features a 6.5-inch color touch screen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, a rear backup camera, and a four-speaker stereo.

What should I pay for a 2022 Subaru Crosstrek Limited? ›

2022 Subaru Crosstrek MSRP and Invoice Price
TrimsMSRPInvoice Price
Premium Most Popular$25,470$24,177
1 more row

What is the difference between 2021 and 2022 Subaru Crosstrek? ›

Subaru's smallest SUV was refreshed for 2021 with an updated face, a new engine and an additional trim level called Sport. For 2022, there are no changes to the Crosstrek except for a small price bump. The plug-in-hybrid model, called simply the Crosstrek Hybrid, also returns unchanged and sees a price increase.

Should I wait for the 2022 Crosstrek? ›

The 2022 Subaru Crosstrek remains unchanged and there is no reason to wait if you are thinking of buying one of the remaining 2021 models.
Why You Shouldn't Buy The New Subaru Crosstrek And Wait Until Next Year.
Crosstrek SportSubaru Crosstrek Sport
2021 Crosstrek2021 Subaru Crosstrek
Dec 28, 2021

Is Subaru discontinuing the Crosstrek? ›

The Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid is being discontinued after just three model years. The Subaru XV concept previews the next-generation Crosstrek. It's no secret that Subaru has surged from strength to strength over the last several years.


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