How the 2020 Subaru Crosstrek Compare to its Competition?

Ever since the Subaru Crosstrek first hit the road, it's struck a chord with drivers. From Red Wing to Owatonna, there's no lack for people looking for a more capable standard of subcompact SUV. They've found it in the Crosstrek's impressive package of performance, features, and comfort.

What really makes the Crosstrek stand out, however, is how much it offers compared to its peers. Let's take a look at what you'll find in a new 2020 Crosstrek and how its feature suite stands up to some of its closest competitors.

Power and Performance

The new Subaru Crosstrek offers two engine options under the hood:

  • 2.0-liter flat-4: 152 horsepower, 145 pounds-feet of torque, 22/29 miles per gallon
  • 2.0-liter flat-4 + 8.8-kWh lithium-ion battery: 137 horsepower, 134 pounds-feet of torque, 35 miles per gallon, 90 miles per gallon equivalent, 17-mile electric only range

The new Crosstrek might offer more modest performance figures than some of its bigger Subaru siblings, but its output is more than enough for its small-bodied design. You probably won't find many drivers complaining about its excellent fuel economy either, especially if you invest in the plug-in electric hybrid model.

It doesn't hurt either, of course, that the Crosstrek comes with standard all-wheel drive. That feature alone puts it ahead of many of its competitors.


The Subaru Crosstrek might be a subcompact SUV, but that doesn't mean it's cramped. Thanks to some clever engineering, the Crosstrek's five-seat interior offers plenty of interior space, both for passengers and for cargo.

Its sleek exterior, meanwhile, delivers good looks that are both athletic and inviting. Its high ground clearance helps it overcome obstacles other small SUVs would struggle with.

Technology & Safety

The Subaru Crosstrek offers a robust selection of technology options and amenities. Some of these are geared toward media. You'll find options for the Subaru Starlink infotainment system, complete with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Other options like automatic climate control, heated seating, and keyless entry are aimed at providing the convenience and creature comfort that every Mankato driver deserves.

  2020 Subaru Crosstrek
 2020 Mazda CX-3
 2020 Kia Niro
 Base MSRP
 Around $22,000
 Around $20,600
 Around $24,500
 All Wheel Drive
 Standard Optional Not Available
 Automatic Climate Control
 Standard Standard Standard
 Standard Display
 6.5 inch Touch Screen
 7 inch Touch Screen
 7 inch Touch Screen
 Forward Collision Warnings
 Standard Standard Optional
 Adaptive Cruise Control
 Standard Not Available
 Not Available
 Length 175.8 inches
 168.3 inches
 171.5 inches
 Width 71 inches
 69.6 inches
 71.1 inches
 Peak Performance
 152 horsepower, 145 lbs/ft of torque
 148 horsepower, 146 lbs/ft of torque
 201 horsepower, 291 lbs/ft of torque
 Ground Clearance
 8.7 inches
 6.1 inches
 6.1 inches
 Base MPG (City/Highway/Combined)
 22/29/26 29/34/31.5 52/49/51
 Hybrid Available
 Not Available

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Would you like to know more about the 2020 Subaru Crosstrek and why it wins out over the competition? Get in touch with the sales team at our dealership today. We'd be happy to tell you more about the latest model and all of the options available in our new inventory. We can also arrange a time for you to come in and take a test drive.

For all of your Subaru questions and needs, give us a call. We serve drivers in Albert Lea and more.

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