May 17, 2022

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Which 2022 Subaru Crosstrek is Right for Me?

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The 2022 Subaru Crosstrek sits in a special place. The brand’s subcompact crossover entry offers all-wheel drive as standard and includes a plug-in hybrid model at the top of the line. It rides high, providing adequate chops for off-roading and inclement weather. But which one is right for you?

Think of the Subaru Crosstrek as a Mercedes-Benz All-Terrain or an Audi Allroad for the budget-minded. For 2022, the Subaru Crosstrek is largely a carryover from the previous model year, maintaining its value and great safety ratings. Above the Crosstrek base model, you can choose from the Crosstrek Premium, Crosstrek Sport, Crosstrek Limited, and Crosstrek Hybrid.

The exterior remains mostly unchanged, with the winged grille logo holding sway at the front. Rugged black body cladding accentuates and protects the Crosstrek’s paint when the urge to go off-road occurs.

Crosstrek Trims and Equipment

The 2022 Subaru Crosstrek begins with the base Subaru Crosstrek AWD for $22,445. It includes a 2.0-liter Subaru boxer 4-cylinder engine. Manual transmission is standard, with Lineartronic CVT (continuously variable transmission) an available alternative. Naturally, Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive is standard throughout the model lineup. Cloth fabric covers the seating and audio comes through the basic Subaru Starlink multimedia system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

We think most buyers would do better to move up to the Crosstrek Sport ($26,795). Here they will find a larger, more powerful 2.5-liter engine with standard Lineartronic CVT transmission with adaptive control, incline start assist, and 8-speed manual mode with paddle-shift levers.

For those looking for even more fuel economy, there’s the Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid ($35,645). Powered by a 2.0-liter Subaru boxer engine making 137 horsepower and 134 lb-ft of torque, it mates with an AC synchronous electric motor that adds 118 horsepower and 149 lb-ft of torque, as needed. This combo delivers 148 horsepower combined. The electric system can propel the Crosstrek 17 miles exclusively on electric power and carries an EPA rating of 90 MPGe.

All Subaru Crosstrek AWD models have a max towing capacity of 1,500 pounds and come with a destination charge of $1,125.

Which 2022 Subaru Crosstrek is Right for Me?

2022 Subaru Crosstrek AWD (From $22,445)

  • 2.0-liter Subaru boxer 4-cylinder with 152 hp and 145 lb-ft of torque
  • 6-speed manual transmission with Symmetrical AWD
  • Vehicle Dynamics Control
  • Active torque vectoring
  • 17-inch black/machine-finished alloy wheels
  • All-season tires
  • Raised roof rails
  • Manually adjustable front seats
  • Cloth seating
  • Starlink 6.5-inch Multimedia system

2022 Subaru Crosstrek Premium AWD ($23,595)

  • 2.0-liter Subaru Boxer 4-cylinder with 152 hp and 145 lb-ft of torque
  • 6-speed manual transmission with Symmetrical AWD
  • Vehicle Dynamics Control
  • Active torque vectoring
  • Traction Control System (TCS)
  • Fog lights
  • Body-color side mirrors
  • Starlink 6.5-inch Multimedia Plus
  • Heated front seats

2022 Subaru Crosstrek Sport AWD ($26,795)

  • 2.5-liter Subaru Boxer 4-cylinder with 182 hp and 176 lb-ft of torque
  • Subaru Intelligent Drive (SI-Drive)
  • Lineartronic CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission)
  • X-Mode (To optimize engine output and transmission ratio)
  • 17-inch dark grey alloy wheels
  • Black sport grille with gunmetal finish
  • Gunmetal folding side mirrors
  • Sport style wheel arch cladding
  • StarTex water repellent upholstery
  • Starlink 6.5-inch Multimedia Plus

2022 Subaru Crosstrek Limited AWD ($28,295)

  • 2.5-liter Subaru Boxer 4-cylinder with 182 hp and 176 lb-ft of torque
  • Subaru Intelligent Drive (SI-Drive)
  • Lineartronic CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission)
  • X-Mode (To optimize engine output and transmission ratio)
  • 18-inch lightweight aluminum-alloy black wheels with machined finish
  • Leather-trimmed upholstery
  • EyeSight driver assist technology
  • Hill descent control
  • Starlink 8-inch Multimedia Plus

2022 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid AWD ($35,645)

  • 2.0-liter Subaru Boxer 4-cylinder with 137 hp and 134 lb-ft of torque
  • Permanent magnet AC synchronous motor with 118 hp and 149 lb-ft of torque
  • Combined net power (Estimate) 148 hp
  • Symmetrical AWD
  • Vehicle Dynamics Control
  • Active torque vectoring
  • Leather-trimmed upholstery with blue accent stitching
  • Digital instrument cluster and power meter
  • Starlink 8-inch Multimedia Plus

Ready to buy a Subaru Crosstrek? Shop for one on sale now near you.

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