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Subaru Crosstrek vs. Subaru WRX

When we compare the Subaru Crosstrek to the Subaru WRX, the Subaru Crosstrek has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and fuel efficiency and interior volume. The Subaru WRX has the advantage in the areas of overall quality score and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Subaru Crosstrek versus the Subaru WRX, the Subaru Crosstrek is a better car than the Subaru WRX.

Subaru Crosstrek versus Subaru WRX Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Subaru Crosstrek ranges from $24,997 to $33,879 while a used Subaru WRX from the same model year range is priced between $28,931 to $43,624. For a new model, the Subaru Crosstrek's price is between $25,273 and $32,905, with the Subaru WRX priced between $28,795 and $44,138.

Subaru Crosstrek versus Subaru WRX Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Subaru Crosstrek is 8.1 out of 10 while the Subaru WRX's quality rating is 8.4 out of 10. This results in the Subaru Crosstrek being ranked 2 out of 18 Best Subcompact SUVs and the Subaru WRX being ranked 10 out of 51 Best Small Cars.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Subaru Crosstrek’s base engine makes 152 horsepower, and the Subaru WRX base engine makes 271 horsepower. The Crosstrek is rated to deliver an average of 25 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 481 miles. The WRX is rated to deliver an average of 22 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 432 miles. The Crosstrek uses regular unleaded, and the WRX uses premium unleaded.

Passenger Space Comparison

The Subaru Crosstrek, a crossover/subcompact SUV, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more rear head room and trunk space. The Subaru Crosstrek and Subaru WRX are comparable in regards to front head room, front shoulder room, front leg room, rear shoulder room and rear leg room.

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2023 Subaru Crosstrek

2022 Subaru WRX

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$25,273 - $32,905

Used Asking Price:

$24,997 - $33,879

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

30.2%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$28,795 - $44,138

Used Asking Price:

$28,931 - $43,624

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

29.3%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.1 / 10

Reliability:

5.6 / 10

Retained Value:

8.7 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.4 / 10

Reliability:

7.0 / 10

Retained Value:

9.3 / 10

Safety:

9.0 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

2 / 18
7 / 18
11 / 61
11 / 18
12 / 61
19 / 61
39 / 61

iSeeCars Rankings

10 / 51
23 / 51
26 / 51
27 / 51

Summary Review

Not yet available

Summary Review

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Body Styles

Sedan

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline, Plug-In Hybrid

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

Special Edition, Sport, Limited, Premium, Base

Trim Levels

Premium, GT, Base, Limited

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

3 years / 36000 miles

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

152 hp @ 6000 rpm

Torque:

145 foot-lbs @ 4000 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.049 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

271 hp @ 5600 rpm

Torque:

258 foot-lbs @ 2000 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.082 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not applicable

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2 liters

Engine Configuration:

Flat/Horizontally Opposed

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Manual

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

22 / 29 / 25

Range (city/hwy):

365 / 481 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2.4 liters

Engine Configuration:

Flat/Horizontally Opposed

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Manual

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

19 / 26 / 22

Range (city/hwy):

315 / 432 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Premium Unleaded

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

N/A

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Available

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

N/A

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

N/A

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Available

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

N/A

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

Standard

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Available

Pedestrian Detection:

Available

Lane Departure Warning:

Available

Lane Keeping Assist:

Available

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Available

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Available

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

Standard

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

39.8 inches

Front Leg Room:

43.1 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

56.7 inches

Rear Head Room:

38 inches

Rear Leg Room:

36.5 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

55.6 inches

Cargo Space:

20.8 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

55.3 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

121.7 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

39.8 inches

Front Leg Room:

43.1 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

56.7 inches

Rear Head Room:

36.7 inches

Rear Leg Room:

36.5 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

55.6 inches

Cargo Space:

12.5 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

Not applicable

Overall Interior Volume:

98.9 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3117 lbs

Width:

79 inches

Height:

63.6 inches

Length:

176.5 inches

Wheelbase:

104.9 inches

Ground Clearance:

8.7 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3297 lbs

Width:

79.3 inches

Height:

57.8 inches

Length:

183.8 inches

Wheelbase:

105.2 inches

Ground Clearance:

5.4 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

17.0 x 7.0 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

225/60R17

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

17.0 x 8.0 inches

Wheel Type:

painted alloy

Tire Size:

235/45R17