Subaru Crosstrek Problem Trends and Complaints

Based on 12 problem areas, owners have reported the following issues with this vehicle that range in severity ratings from low to high.

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Battery keeps failing

Model Year:

2020

Manufacturer:

Subaru

Model:

Crosstrek

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

I am now on my third replacement battery. They last one to three months and fail. just got car back march 1. Waiting for it to FAIL again. Can NOT trust it and have to carry a spare battery in car. Have been in touch with Subaru headquarters four times.

Review submitted by:Charles L

Boring!

Model Year:

2020

Manufacturer:

Subaru

Model:

Crosstrek

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

1. The "Premium" stereo absolutely sux. Unlistenable! 2. The front-end illumination sux. I don't ever have to dim the high beams! And out in the country, the low beams are insufficient. 3. The 2020 Subaru colors sux. 4. The engine performance, esp. when cornering, SUX. 5. The auto-engine turn= off

Review submitted by:Greensleaves

Pros:Practical.

Cons:Expensive & Not fun at all to drive.

BORING

Model Year:

2020

Manufacturer:

Subaru

Model:

Crosstrek

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

Good- love the color, kicks butt in snow, stylish exterior. Bad- Paint chips easy, loud road noise, media screen freezes, seats stain with water spots, no functional lighting in trunk (like cant see a thing) the absolute worst is the center console. IT HURTS. It forces your right leg and

Review submitted by:Greensleaves

Pros:Sedate (if you like Sedate!)

Cons:BORING

Ouch ouch ouch

Model Year:

2019

Manufacturer:

Subaru

Model:

Crosstrek

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

I've owned 4 Subaru vehicles including a 2014 Crosstrek that I really enjoyed, however, I hate my 2019 Crosstrek! Do yourself a huge favor before buying this car and make sure to do two things. One, test drive this car at 70-80 MPH on the highway. It is LOUD. Wind

Review submitted by:Blessed

Pros:Stylish

Cons:Painful to drive

Highly dissappointed

Model Year:

2019

Manufacturer:

Subaru

Model:

Crosstrek

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

The Crosstrek is really underpowered and the back seats are extremely uncomfortable. There is no headroom if you are above 5'8" and foot space is tight. The transmission is not smooth at all. The options are expensive even for just led headlights. The ride itslef is stiff without being good

Review submitted by:Pickerg

Pros:Subaru All wheel drive, nice LOOKING interior

Cons:Noisy engine, wipers, tires, wind noise. Numb stee

Worst vehicle I have owned

Model Year:

2018

Manufacturer:

Subaru

Model:

Crosstrek

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

Purchased my 2018 Crosstrek 6 speed brand new over the internet without a test drive. I love the practicality of it. Highway manners are excellent. Even though I have the base model, its standard features are very good. It does have some strange aspects though. 1. Rev hang is terrible.

Review submitted by:John

Pros:MPG, resale value

Cons:CVT, ride quality, interior space, options price

Smooth, Quiet, Practical, but....

Model Year:

2018

Manufacturer:

Subaru

Model:

Crosstrek

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

The factory radio is UNLISTENABLE! The Premium does not feature High Beam Assist, ridiculous. And it can't be installed. It's sluggish, and it corners like a hearse!

Review submitted by:Dave M

Pros:Price, AWD, highway manners

Cons:Rev-hang, cold RPMs, transmission noises.

Subaru needs to add more value

Model Year:

2019

Manufacturer:

Subaru

Model:

Crosstrek

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

I've owned 4 Subaru vehicles including a 2014 Crosstrek that I really enjoyed, however, I hate my 2019 Crosstrek! Do yourself a huge favor before buying this car and make sure to do two things. One, test drive this car at 70-80 MPH on the highway. It is LOUD. Wind

Review submitted by:Nick

Pros:Smooth Ride, Decent Looks, Reliability

Cons:More value

They can do better

Model Year:

2018

Manufacturer:

Subaru

Model:

Crosstrek

Purchased my 2018 Crosstrek 6 speed brand new over the internet without a test drive. I love the practicality of it. Highway manners are excellent. Even though I have the base model, its standard features are very good. It does have some strange aspects though. 1. Rev hang is terrible.

Review submitted by:fredriv

Pros:sleek design, nice paint, great technology.

Cons:bad engine, disappointing quality.

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