Subaru Crosstrek takes on the Competition

Battle of Compact SUVs - Explore How the New Subaru Crosstrek Compares to its Biggest Rivals

Within the extremely crowded and competitive compact-SUV segment of the market, there indeed are several standout models. While it may initially seem like a tough decision with so many attractive options out there, many shoppers are quickly realizing that the all-new 2018 Subaru Crosstrek certainly holds an edge on many of its rivals. Here at MetroWest Subaru, tons of our customers living in Natick, Boston, Norwood and Belmont, MA. have purchased the new Crosstrek model instead of the competition because of just how feature-filled this vehicle truly is.

So prior to a purchase, we encourage you to carefully consider just how much the all-new Subaru Crosstrek has to offer. Compared to mainstream rivals such as the Honda HR-V and the Mazda CX-5, you will see for yourself that the Crosstrek pulls miles ahead in this race!


2018 Subaru Crosstrek vs. 2018 Honda HR-V

  • Like nearly every Subaru model, the 2018 Crosstrek comes equipped with their praised Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive System as standard equipment for no extra cost at all. On the other hand, the 2018 Honda HR-V does have available all-wheel drive, except it costs over $2,000 for this add-on.
  • Comparing engines under the hood, the all-new Crosstrek model offers both more horsepower as well as more far more torque than the competing HR-V model. You'll certainly notice this big difference in power when you are on the highways in Natick, Boston, Belmont, Norwood and beyond.
  • For when you have to adventure off of the beaten path, the new Subaru Crosstrek has a whopping 8.7 inches of ground clearance, dramatically more than what the new Honda HR-V has. Choose Subaru if you wish to bottom out as infrequently as possible.
  • Those that prioritize safety will surely also be drawn to the Crosstrek, which earned a 2018 Top Safety Pick Award by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Unfortunately for Honda, the latest HR-V model was unable to win this award for their safety features and technology.


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2018 Subaru Crosstrek vs. 2018 Mazda CX-5

  • First thing's first- let's talk price tags. The 2018 Crosstrek model remains very affordable, with a competitive MSRP of only $21,795. In stark contrast, the 2018 Mazda CX-5 begins with a notably more expensive MSRP of $24,150, and that's without plenty of features that the Crosstrek possesses too.
  • Speaking of features that the Crosstrek has that the CX-5 model does not, Subaru generously included both Apple CarPlay™ and Android™ Auto integration at the base trim level for an easy smartphone connection. The new CX-5 model has yet to even offer these desirable systems whatsoever at this time still.
  • If you appreciate increased space for your cargo as well as your passengers, then choose the new Crosstrek. It offers more headroom, more legroom, far more cargo space, and more overall passenger volume than the new Mazda CX-5 does. Sit back and relax inside the new Subaru Crosstrek.
  • In regard to off-road abilities, the rugged Subaru Crosstrek is far more adventure-ready than the more fragile CX-5 model. It's a similar story to the HR-V, as the new Crosstrek has better ground clearance than the Mazda CX-5. And also likewise, the Subaru Crosstrek comes equipped with AWD while Mazda will make you pay extra.