Subaru Crosstrek takes on the Competition

Comparing the Subaru Crosstrek to its Competitors

There are many different compact SUVs out on the market. It can get a bit overwhelming finding the best compact SUV for you. Although there is some stiff competition, the Subaru Crosstrek remains one of the finest compact SUVs on the market.

Some of the biggest competitors to the Subaru Crosstrek are the Honda HR-V and the Mazda CX-5. While these are quality vehicles in their own right, ultimately the Subaru Crosstrek remains the superior compact SUV. If you're in the Natick, Boston, Belmont, or Norwood areas, there's one clear choice.

2017 Subaru Crosstrek vs 2017 Honda HR-V

  • Like all Subaru vehicles, the 2017 Subaru Crosstrek comes with standard all-wheel drive. The 2017 Honda HR-V has available all-wheel drive, but it costs over $2,000 more than the base model.
  • In addition to the all-wheel drive, the 2017 Subaru Crosstrek has more base horsepower than the 2017 Honda HR-V.
  • If you are interested in increased gas mileage, the 2017 Subaru Crosstrek is available as a hybrid in additional to a conventional engine. There is no hybrid model of the 2017 Honda HR-V.
  • If you like taking your car off road, or out on the trail, you know bad it can feel to bottom out. This won't be a problem with its generous 8.7 inches of clearance space between the bottom of its undercarriage and the ground, more than the Honda HR-V gives.


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2017 Subaru Crosstrek vs 2017 Mazda CX-5

  • The 2017 Subaru Crosstrek is cheaper out of the gate than the 2017 Mazda CX-5. In fact the MRSP for the Subaru Crosstrek is a full $2,415 cheaper than that of its competitor.
  • If you have a family, you want them to be safe in your car. This is where the 2017 Subaru Crosstrek really shines. The 2017 Subaru Crosstrek was awarded the Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The 2017 Mazda CX-5 received no such award.
  • The 2017 Subaru Crosstrek has more head room than the 2017 Mazda CX-5, for a more comfortable driving experience.
  • Like the Honda HR-V, the 2017 Mazda CX-5 does not come with standard all-wheel drive.