The New Subaru Crosstrek Goes Up Against the Honda CRV and Toyota RAV4

The crossover SUV segment is one of the most competitive especially in our Lexington and Irmo markets, meaning that there are a lot of good options, but it may also be challenging to choose. The Subaru Crosstrek has distinguished itself with its rugged features, adventurous spirit, and cutting-edge technology. If you're looking for a crossover SUV that does it all, the new Crosstrek offers a robust driving experience.

While the Subaru Crosstrek is our top choice, it faces competition from competitors like the Honda CRV and Toyota RAV4. We look at the key features of each model compared to the Crosstrek so that you can see how the Crosstrek outperforms the rest.

           2019 Subaru Crosstrek                                                                                                                      2019 Honda CRV

Subaru Crosstrek vs. Honda CRV

  • Traction and Stability: The Crosstrek comes with the legendary Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system standard while you will have to pay extra for AWD on the CRV. The Crosstrek surpasses the CRV with advanced traction features like Active Torque Vectoring, available X-MODE®, and Hill Descent Control.
  • Safety: The CRV earned the Top Safety Pick from the IIHS, but the Crosstrek earned the Top Safety Pick Plus. The Crosstrek is a step above with better available lights and superior LATCH ease of use.
  • Smartphone Integration: The Crosstrek comes with standard Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ while the CRV will make you pay extra for a higher trim level.
          2019 Subaru Crosstrek                                                                      2019Toyota RAV4

Subaru Crosstrek vs. RAV4

  • Multimedia: The Crosstrek and RAV4 have comparable multimedia systems that come with hands-free capabilities, Bluetooth® connectivity, and touchscreens. While Apple CarPlay® comes standard for the RAV4, it is missing Android Auto™. The Crosstrek comes with both.
  • Passenger Volume: The Crosstrek offers 100.9 cubic feet of passenger volume to the RAV4's 98.9 cubic feet.
  • Safety: When properly equipped, both the Crosstrek and RAV4 earn Top Safety Pick Plus titles from the IIHS.

See for Yourself

As you can tell, the new Subaru Crosstrek has worthy competition, but it holds the advantage in the categories that count most. To experience the driving experience of the Subaru Crosstrek for yourself, we are a short drive from West Columbia and Lexington so schedule a test drive today!


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