Comparison - Subaru Crosstrek Limited 2020 - vs - Subaru Crosstrek Limited 2021

General

Other Names:

Also called:

Subaru XV

Also called:

Subaru XV

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Average Price: 
$
27,395
Updated: 
26 Nov 2019
$
27,995
Updated: 
09 Aug 2020
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2020
2021
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
no
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
16.60gals
16.60gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Ice silver metallic
#D7D9EB
Sunshine orange
#FF8900
Crystal white pearl
#E7E7E7
Crystal Black silica
#000000
Cool grey khaki
#6E8BAD
Quartz Blue pearl
#404E6A
Magnetite Grey metallic
#2F2F2F
Pure red
#D22F32
Color: 
Crystal White Pearl
#F8F9F9
Pure Red
#961E1E
Plasma Yellow Pearl
#E5DB79
Lagoon Blue Pearl
#2688AC
Magnetite Gray Metallic
#5B5E64
Ice Silver Metallic
#DFDFDF
Horizon Blue Pearl
#7C9BB8
Cool-Gray Khaki
#8C99A7
Crystal Black Silica
#0E0E0E

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

Subaru's popular subcompact crossover gains a host of new features for 2020, starting with an auto stop-start system for models equipped with the continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). Automatic climate control, Subaru's Intelligent Drive (SI-DRIVE) selectable driving modes, and a new collision-detection automatic door-unlock system are also standard across the range. The mid-range Premium model now can be equipped with a six-way power-adjustable driver's seat and keyless entry with push-button start. Limited models get new LED fog lamps and both the Limited and the Hybrid come with rear-seat USB charging ports.

Pros
Rugged styling,
carlike ride and handling,
available plug-in hybrid.

Cons
Mediocre acceleration,
boring interior appearance,
cramped cargo area.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2020 Subaru Crosstrek comes with all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 6-speed manual, continuously variable-speed automatic.Some previously optional features are now standard.New LED exterior lighting, engine stop-start and rear-seat reminder features.

Pros
Spacious interior for a hatchback of its size
Offers optional safety features not typically found in the class
High ground clearance for enhanced off-road capability
Comfortable ride quality

Cons
Slow acceleration on the highway
Handling isn't as precise as that of some rival cars
Lower EPA mileage numbers compared to typical crossovers

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2020 Subaru Crosstrek puts safety first, with capability a close second.

Pros
A total-package small crossover
Off-road capable, rugged looks
Standard AWD
Plug-in hybrid
Standard safety tech

Cons
Pokey acceleration
Limited release hybrid
Manual transmission adds nothing
Limited trim not a value

By: 
thecarconnection.com

New 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine provides more power.More standard driver assist features on automatic-equipped Crosstreks.Part of the second Crosstrek generation introduced for 2018.

Pros
High ground clearance for enhanced off-road capability
Spacious seating for a hatchback of its size
Comfortable ride quality
Easy to see out of

Cons
Slow acceleration on the highway with base engine
Mediocre cargo space
Handling isn't as precise as that of some rivals

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2021 Subaru Crosstrek flexes a more potent available powertrain but still prioritizes safety and capability.

Pros
Excellent CVT
Off-road capable, rugged looks
Standard AWD
New Sport trim
Standard safety tech

Cons
Cramped USB ports
Limited-release hybrid
Manual transmission omits more than it adds
Limited trim not a value

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Along with a light visual refresh that includes new front bumper and grille designs, the 2021 Crosstrek gains a Sport model and a more powerful engine option. The new 2.5-liter flat-four has been lifted from the mid-size Legacy sedan and Outback station wagon and plopped under the hood of Sport and Limited models of the Crosstrek; the languid 2.0-liter engine is still in the mix, but relegated to the base and Premium models only.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
27.00mpg
27.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
33.00mpg
34.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Flat
4
Flat
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.00L
2.50L
Torque: 
145ft-lbs
at 4 000rpm
176ft-lbs
at 4 400rpm
Horsepower: 
152hp
at 6 000rpm
182hp
at 5 800rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
35.40Feet
35.40Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
no
no
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
no
no
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Cargo Floor Mats
Keyless Access with Push-Button Start and PIN-code vehicle access
3-spoke steering wheel with integrated controls
Lineartronic® CVT paddle shifters
Leather-wrapped shifter handle
Leather-wrapped steering wheel
Electric Power-Assisted Rack and Pinion Steering (EPAS)
Cargo Floor Mats
Keyless Ignition
Extended Cabin Heating/Cooling

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
175.80in
176.50in
Width: 
71.00in
71.00in
Height: 
63.60in
63.60in
Ground Clearance: 
8.70in
8.70in
Front Track: 
61.00in
61.00in
Rear Track: 
61.20in
61.20in
Wheel Base: 
104.90in
104.90in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.80
39.80
Rear Head Room: 
38.00
38.00
Front Leg Room: 
43.10in
43.10in
Rear leg room: 
36.50in
36.50in
Front Hip Room: 
55.10in
55.10in
Front Shoulder Room: 
56.70in
56.70in
Rear Hip Room: 
55.20in
55.20in
Rear Shoulder room: 
55.60in
55.60in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
55.30cu.ft
55.30cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1500lbs
1500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
20.80cu.ft
20.80cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
18.00degrees
Angle of Departure: 
29.00degrees
Curb Weight: 
3263.00lbs
3298.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
no
no
More Instruments: 
speedometer
Color multifunction display

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Hands-Free Entry
2 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors
Power side mirrors
Power front and rear windows with driver and front passenger auto-up/down
Hands-free entry
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
4 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
6 -Way Power Driver Seat
Leather
Center console with armrest lid
Sun visors with concealed illuminated vanity mirrors
Dual front USB input ports
Power driver's seat
Heated front seats (All-Weather Package)
Leather-trimmed upholstery with orange contrast stitching
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
4 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
6 -Way Power Driver Seat
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Folding rear seat armrest with dual cup holders
Split-Folding Rear Seatback

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Independent MacPherson strut
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Rear independent
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Sun visors with concealed illuminated vanity mirrors
Turn Signal In Mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
4 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
6 Total Speakers
4G LTE Wi-Fi capability
6 speakers
STARLINK® 8.0-inch Multimedia Plus
4 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB Connection

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Roof spoiler
Body-color folding side mirrors with integrated turn signals
Windshield wiper de-icer and heated side mirrors (All-Weather Package)
Raised roof rails: black finish
Auto-on/off headlights
Raised roof rails: black finish
Single-speed rear window wiper with fixed-intermittent mode
Two-speed windshield wipers with variable-intermittent mode and mist feature
Windshield wiper de-icer and heated side mirrors (All-Weather Package)
Roof spoiler
LED Steering Responsive Headlights (SRH)
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 X 7.0 In.
18 x 7.0-inch
Wheels more: 
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Temporary use T145/80 D17 spare tire
all-season tires
Wheel arch cladding
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R18
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R18

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated Front Disc
Ventilated Front Disc
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Solid Rear Disc Brakes
Solid Rear Disc Brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
LED Headlamp
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Brake Override System
Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC)
Reverse Automatic Braking (RAB)
Blind-Spot Detection/Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
High Beam Assist
EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology
Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Self-Leveling Headlights
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
LED Headlamp
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System

Options

Packages: 
Moonroof + Navigation System + Harman Kardon Amplifier And Speakers
Sport Package - 18" Wheels
Popular Package #5
Standard Model
Popular Package #4
Moonroof
Popular Package #3
Popular Package #2
Power moonroof
Power moonroof • STARLINK® 8.0-inch Multimedia Navigation • Harman Kardon® audio system
Optional Package
Sport Package - 18" Wheels
Popular Package #5
Popular Package #4
Standard Model
Popular Package #3
Popular Package #2
Exterior Options: 
Door Edge Guards - Cool Gray Khaki
Body Side Molding - Crystal White Pearl
STI Roof Spoiler
Door Edge Guards - Magnetite Gray Metallic
Body Side Molding - Pure Red
Door Edge Guards - Crystal Black Silica
Door Edge Guards - Sunshine Orange
Wheel Locks - Alloy
Body Side Molding - Magnetite Gray Metallic
Crossbar Set - Aero
Body Side Molding - Sunshine Orange
Door Edge Guards - Crystal White Pearl
Body Side Molding - Crystal Black Silica
Door Edge Guards - Ice Silver Metallic
Splash Guards
Door Edge Guards - Pure Red
Rear Bumper Cover
Trailer Hitch
Door Edge Guards - Quartz Blue Pearl
Body Side Molding - Cool Gray Khaki
Body Side Molding - Quartz Blue Pearl
Body Side Molding - Ice Silver Metallic
Rear Bumper Cover
Thule Cargo Carrier
Thule Bike Carrier - Hitch Platform - 2 bikes
Body Side Molding - Plasma Yellow Pearl
STI Roof Spoiler
Body Side Molding - Pure Red
Wheel Lug Nut And Lock Set - Black
Splash Guards
Body Side Molding - Horizon Blue Pearl
Trailer Hitch
Body Side Molding - Cool Gray Khaki
Body Side Molding - Ice Silver Metallic
Door Edge Guards - Cool Gray Khaki
Body Side Molding - Crystal White Pearl
Door Edge Guards - Plasma Yellow
Door Edge Guards - Magnetite Gray Metallic
Door Edge Guards - Crystal Black Silica
Wheel Locks - Alloy
Crossbar Set - Aero
Body Side Molding - Magnetite Gray Metallic
Door Edge Guards - Horizon Blue Pearl
Door Edge Guards - Crystal White Pearl
Door Edge Guards - Ice Silver Metallic
Body Side Molding - Crystal Black Silica
Door Edge Guards - Pure Red
Auto-Dimming Exterior Mirror W/Approach Light
Interior Options: 
Interior And Exterior Auto Dimming Mirrors
STI Leather Shift Knob - CVT
Rockford Fosgate Audio Upgrade
Auto Dimming Mirror W/Compass And Homelink
Cargo Net
LED Upgrade - Map And Dome Lights
Rear Seatback Protector
Sunshade
Footwell Illumination Kit - Blue
Interior And Exterior Auto Dimming Mirror W/Homelink
Side Sill Plate
Auto Dimming Mirror W/Compass
All-Weather Floor Liners
Auto-Dimming Exterior Mirror W/Approach Lighting
All-Weather Floor Liners
STI Leather Shift Knob - CVT
Exterior And Interior Auto Dimming Mirrors W/Homelink
Rockford Fosgate Audio Upgrade
Auto Dimming Mirror W/Compass And Homelink
Cargo Net
LED Upgrade - Map And Dome Lights
Exterior And Interior Auto Dimming Mirrors
Rear Seatback Protector
Footwell Illumination Kit
Sunshade - Windshield
Side Sill Plate
Auto Dimming Mirror W/Compass

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Gray, leather
#BFBFBF
Black, leather
#000000
Color: 
Black, leather
#000000
Gray, leather
#BFBFBF