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Subaru Crosstrek review

£33,205 - £35,205
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Published: 13 Feb 2024
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Buying

What should I be paying?

Your entry point to the Crosstrek is the £34,290 Limited trim. One up is the £36,290 range-topping Touring variant. That’s your lot.

While we like the simplicity of the range, that’s not exactly cheap: a Dacia Duster can be had for significantly cheaper, while a Nissan Juke, VW T-Cross, Skoda Kamiq, and Hyundai Kona all start around £25k or less, and the Mazda CX-30, Mini Countryman and Honda HR-V all around £30k or less. Hmm.

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On lease, you’re looking at around £300 and £320 respectively, on a four-year agreement with a £7.5k down payment and 8,000 yearly mileage allowance, through Subaru’s own finance scheme.

WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN KIT?

All models get auto LED headlights, heated door mirrors and front seats, keyless entry and start, an 11.6-inch central touchscreen with DAB radio, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and voice recognition, all-wheel drive, rear privacy glass, roof rails, and Subaru’s full suite of driver assist and safety systems.

There are some slight differences, the biggest giveaway being the alloys, with Limited models getting 17-inchers, and Touring models getting 18-inchers. Additional highlights in the top spec model include leather upholstery, in-built satnav, rear USB ports, and a power sliding and tilt-adjustable sunroof.

WHAT’S THE BEST SPEC?

You want the 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol-powered Boxer engine because, well, that’s your only choice actually. Keeps it simple though, eh? 

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Of the two trims, we reckon entry spec Touring trim on account of the smaller alloys (better for ride quality) and the fabric trim (do you really need leather in a car like this?). Otherwise the as-standard list speaks for itself.

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