2022 Subaru Crosstrek hybrid SUV

MSRP $304,995

Ranked #16 in Midsize Suv

2022 Subaru Crosstrek hybrid SUV Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: September 4, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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In a world that is evolving towards hybrid and electric vehicles, the Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid is Subaru’s attempt at offering an ideal car to the crossover hybrid segment. To start with, the Cross trek hybrid is so good at off-roading capabilities with high ground clearance. It also offers a generous cabin for a car of this size with some creature comforts and a rugged exterior design which makes it unique from the other cars in its segment. The cabin is another party trick of the Subaru Crosstrek, it is the part where things get spiced up, with a comfortable and absolutely stunning cabin, life gets easier inside the cabin of the new Crosstrek. Moreover, it also comes with clever and sophisticated safety technologies, an intuitive infotainment system, and whatnot.

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Pros

All-wheel drive is standard

Handsome looking exterior

Stellar off-roading capabilities

Cons

Minimal cargo space

CVT is the only transmission offered

Mediocre 2.0-liter engine performance

What's New?

No major changes for 2022


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$304995

bodystyle

2dr SUV

passenger capacity

2

drivetrain

all wheel drive

engine type

displacement

397 cu.in.

horsepower

759 hp @ 8500 rpm

torque

530 lb.-ft. @ 6750 rpm

transmission

6 speed automatic w/OD and auto manual

chassis

suspension front

Independent front double wishbone suspension

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension

brake rotors (f/r)

15.7/15 in.

dimensions

wheelbase

106.3 in.

length

194.6 in.

width

82.6 in.

height

44.7 in.

curb weight

3615 lbs.

ground clearance

6.1 in.

capacity

passenger volume

50 cu ft.

cargo volume

4.9 cu ft.

performance

zero to 60 mph

2.9 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

10.3 sec.

warranty

roadside assistance

No


Pictures & Videos


Trims

Superleggera$304,995 onwards

Colors and Styles

2022 Subaru Crosstrek hybrid SUV in Cool Gray Khaki color
Cool Gray Khaki

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Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide


It is speculated to be priced around $36,000 for the model year 2022 which seems to be overpriced when compared to the competitors. The 2022 Subaru Crosstrek hybrid is expected to remain unchanged and continue as the carry forward of the previous year model. On the downside, the Infotainment system is not as intuitive as some other rivals in the competition. Talking about the powertrain, it incorporates the same boxer engine with electric motors. Moreover, it rivals the likes of other worthy cars like the Ford Escape Hybrid, Toyota RAV-4 Hybrid, and Honda CR-V Hybrid.

2022 Subaru Crosstrek hybrid SUV Features

Subaru had kept the Subaru Crosstrek hybrid rather a superior product and loaded all the required features and amenities you could ask for in a single trim option, rather than classifying it in different trim levels. Like you know, the Subaru Crosstrek is offered in only trim level, unlike the regular version which has four different trims. 

However, the Crosstrek hybrid boasts features like Heated front seats, Leather Steering Wheel, Heated Mirrors, 6 -Way Power Driver Seat, 18-inch alloy wheels, Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay. Apart from that, it also offers a truckload of optional features such as STI Roof Spoiler, Trailer Hitch, Rockford Fosgate Audio Upgrade, All-Weather Floor Liners, and so on.

Trim

Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid

MSRP

$35,345

Key features

Heated front seats

 

Navy leather upholstery

 

Subaru StarDrive Technology

 

Subaru StarLink Multimedia

 

18" alloy wheels

 

Dual-zone automatic climate control

 

6-speaker audio system

 

Automatic LED headlights with LED DRLs

 

Android Auto and Apple CarPlay

*2021 Data used for reference

Which Trim should you buy?

 Well, you don’t have options to opt from except for the single trim on offer. Hence, it helps you get rid of all the confusion on which trim to buy when it comes to buying the Crosstrek hybrid. This Hybrid Crossover SUV is highly capable when it comes off-roading and it clearly dominates other cars when it comes to offroading. This is where the Cross trek hybrid comes alive. 

Apart from all the long list of features, The Subaru also offers a plethora of additional packages which would definitely be useful. Some of the additional packages include the Popular package which would cost you an additional $851. By paying an additional $2443, you can have the 17” wheel sport package and the most sensible package is the Moonroof package which offers Blind Spot Detection, Rear traffic cross alert, and a power moonroof.

2022 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid Release date:

The 2022 Subaru Crosstrek is expected to hit the showrooms by the fall of 2021.

2022 Subaru Crosstrek hybrid SUV Engine and Performance

Under the hood of the 2022 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid, you will find a 2.0-liter Boxer-4 engine coupled to an electric motor that works efficiently and churns out 148 horsepower and 134 lb-ft of torque. It is mated with a 1-speed Continuously variable transmission which does its duty very well and seamlessly, However, it feels sluggish on the highway and delivers a linear and smooth powerband. The Subaru Crosstrek is offered in a standard 4WD layout which has impressive capabilities in almost every terrain.

2022 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid 2.0L Engine

 Weighing around 3717 pounds, this Crossover SUV is not as fast as compared to many of its rivals. In terms of performance, it is capable of accelerating from 0-60 MPH in just 8 seconds flat and completed the quarter-mile range in 16.4 seconds. However, the top speed of this car remains unspecified. However, This 2022 Subaru Crosstrek hybrid is undoubtedly a great off-roader and also very comfortable for long rides.

Models

2022 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid

2022 Ford Escape Hybrid

2022 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid

2022 Honda CR-V Hybrid

MSRP

$35,345

$28,850

$28,650

$28,870

Engine

2.0L naturally aspirated Boxer-4 + electric motor

2.5L naturally aspirated inline-4 + electric motor

2.5L naturally aspirated inline-4 + dual-electric motors

2.0L turbocharged inline-4 + dual-electric motors

Drivetrain

AWD

FWD

AWD

AWD

Transmission

CVT

ECVT

CVT

CVT

Power

148 hp @ 5,600 RPM

200 hp @ 6,250 RPM

219 hp @ 5,700 RPM

212 hp @ 6,200 RPM

Torque

134 lb-ft @ 4,400 RPM

155 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM

176 lb-ft @ 5,300 RPM

232 lb-ft @ 2,000 RPM

0-60 

8.0 secs

8.7 secs

7.4 secs

7.5 secs

Quarter-Mile

16.4 secs

17.4 secs

15.6 secs

16.3 secs

Top Speed

N/A

N/A

120 MPH

112 MPH

*2021 Data used for reference

In comparison, All the cars have almost equally powerful powertrains except for the Subaru which comes with an underpowered powertrain. The Honda CR-V hybrid is the only which benefits from the turbocharger and an electric motor as well. The power output of the Toyota RAV-4 hybrid and Honda CR-V Hybrid are nearly the same. However, the Honda produces more torque than the Toyota RAV-4 Hybrid. 

However, the Toyota RAV-4 Hybrid is the quickest among the competition while the Ford is the most sluggish despite having more power than the Subaru. The quarter-mile timings of the Toyota RAV-4 Hybrid are the fastest among all which completes a quarter-mile run in 15.6 seconds, and the Honda CR-V Hybrid covers it in 16.3 seconds. The RAV-4 again wins the top speed competition with a top speed of 120 mph.

2022 Subaru Crosstrek hybrid SUV Fuel Economy

In most cases, the car with an underpowered engine would return great fuel efficiency figures but not in this case. The 2.0-liter boxer-4 engine in the Subaru is very thirsty and guzzles a lot of fuel. This section might not impress you much. Moreover, in this class, the Subaru CrossTrek Hybrid is the only car with subpar fuel figures. But still, considering the bulky structure and hefty weight, the economy of 31 MPG in the city and 40 MPG on the highways is quite acceptable when seen in isolation. Moreover, It also has the least voluminous tank that can carry 13.2 gallons of fuel, which is enough to deliver a driving range of over 400 miles in the city and over 520 miles on the highways.

Models

2022 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid

2022 Ford Escape Hybrid

2022 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid

2022 Honda CR-V Hybrid

MPG City

31

37

38

35

MPG Highway

40

44

41

40

MPG Combined

35

41

40

38

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

13.2

14.2

14.5

14.0

Range (City/Highway/Combined; MIles)

409.2/528.0/462.0

525.4/624.8/582.2

551.0/594.5/580.0

490.0/560.0/532.0

*2021 Data used for reference

In comparison, the Ford Escape Hybrid and the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid have nearly the same MPG figures and are considerably higher than others in the competition. The Honda CR-V on the other side has a decent fuel economy as well as a decent-sized tank which gives it a decent driving range. However, the RAV-4 again offers the highest range as well as the highest fuel economy owing to its largest tank of 14.5 gallons. On the contrary, the Subaru with its smallest tank of 13.2 liters offers the least range which would end up intrusive as you have to make fuel stops often before completing your journey.

2022 Subaru Crosstrek hybrid SUV Interior

The ideology of the interior is to make things simple yet flamboyant and they have absolutely pulled it off. To start with, the design and the ambient lighting makes the dashboard an absolute looker. You can also have a gold accent metal on the steering wheel. The center climate control buttons and audio controls are easy to use and finished with superior materials. The steering is wrapped in leather and it is nice and grippy to hold.

2022 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid Dashboard

The seats get a leather bolstered upholstery that looks premium and well laid out. Everything inside the cabin is carefully curated and laid out. You can also have voice-activated automatic air conditioning which works perfectly fine. Coming to the seats, it provides seating for 5 people and is offered along with heat and ventilating functions to provide you extra coziness during your journey. The driver seat features a 6-way power adjustment which is height adjustable while the passenger gets 4-way adjustments.

Models

2022 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid

2022 Ford Escape Hybrid

2022 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid

2022 Honda CR-V Hybrid

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

Front Seat (Headroom/Shoulder room/Legroom; inches)

39.8/56.7/43.1

40.0/57.6/42.4

39.5/57.8/41.0

38.0/57.9/41.3

Rear Seat (Headroom/Shoulder room/Legroom; inches)

37.6/55.6/36.7

39.3/56.0/38.9

39.5/56.4/37.8

39.1/55.6/40.4

Cargo Capacity (Cu Ft)

20.8

30.7

37.6

39.2

*2021 Data used for reference

While the Subaru Crosstrek hybrid’s interior isn’t as spacious as the larger Ford Escape Hybrid, it still manages to offer competitive interior dimensions when compared to other hybrid crossovers in the segment. The cabin room on offer by the Ford Escape seems to be the highest in the front. 

However, the Honda CR-V hybrid offers better legroom in the rear which measures 40.4 inches. In the second row, the room offered by all the crossovers is very spacious where 3 adults can be seated easily. The trunk volume offered by the Subaru is the minimum which is a major drawback when it comes to interior space. Some of the standout interior features are as follows:

  • Optional sunroof
  • Heated seats
  • Leather upholstery
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control system
  • Smart Device Remote Engine Start
  • Vibrant ambient lighting
  • Heated Front Bucket Seats
  • Heated steering wheel

What’s there to keep you entertained?

The 2022 Subaru Cross trek will take very good care of your onboard infotainment system. It is equipped with an 8-inch high-resolution touchscreen display which comes with a user-friendly and smart STARLINK interface. The display has sharp graphics and a fluidic response along with an intelligent UI, which helps make navigation and browsing easy to use. 

2022 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid Infotainment System

Moreover, the infotainment system is paired to a 6 speaker supreme sound system which makes every commute a pleasant one with its high definition sound quality. It has a few physical buttons and knobs for the audio controls while the majority of the options are controlled by the infotainment display only. Moreover, it gets some generic features like Front and rear USB ports, CD player with MP3/WMA/CRR/RW file capability, iPod control capability, and Steering Wheel Controls. Other significant infotainment features include:

  • STARLINK cloud applications
  • Subaru STARLINK Smartphone Integration
  • Bluetooth hands-free SMS text messaging connectivity
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Android Auto
  • Speed Compensated Volume Control
  • 8.0" multi-touch gesture high-resolution display screen
  • Navigation system
  • Premium Harman Kardon audio system (optional)

2022 Subaru Crosstrek hybrid SUV Exterior

The exterior of the car looks as classy as the interior and this car is good-looking inside out. The headlight is the best part of the exterior, it is sharp, bold, and gives a lot of character to the car integrated with sleek LED lights. The front fascia of the cars come with a lot of chrome accents which makes it blingy and grabs a lot of attention on the streets. 

2022 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid Three Quarter View

Moreover, it also comes with some cool and flashy exterior colors which make it stand out from the crowd. Coming to the rear looks, it definitely complements the front design of the car and the rear LED taillights to blend in well with the side crease lines of the car, and it looks very aggressive and very stylish. It also gets 18-inch alloy wheels which means it gets a better off-roading capability than the rest of the cars in the competition. 

Moving on to dimensions, the 2022 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid is expected to have a length of 175.8 inches and a width of 71 inches. When it comes to ground clearance, it decimates the competition by hanging 8.7 inches above the ground. The off-roading performance of the Subaru Crosstrek is unarguably the best in its class. Moreover, with a shorter wheelbase, corners are more fun than the straights in the Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid.

Models

2022 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid

2022 Ford Escape Hybrid

2022 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid

2022 Honda CR-V Hybrid

Curb Weight (lbs)

3,717

3,554

3,690

3,455

Length (in)

175.8

180.5

180.9

180.6

Width (in)

71.0

74.1

73.0

73.0

Height (in)

62.8

66.1

67.0

66.5

Ground Clearance (in)

8.7

N/A

8.1

8.2

Wheelbase (in)

104.9

106.7

105.9

104.7

*2021 Data used for reference

Comparing the competition, The 2022 Ford Escape Hybrid has a significantly larger wheelbase than all the other cars in the competition followed by the Toyota RAV-4 Hybrid which is one of the lightest cars in the segment after the Honda CR-V Hybrid which weighs around 3455 pounds which is quite light for a crossover Hybrid car. The Subaru on the other hand has a smaller wheelbase of 104.9 inches. 

The Subaru Crosstrek, with its short wheelbase, happens to be a great vehicle for the city as well. It could dart through traffic with so much ease and effortlessly. The car with the longest and widest body is the Toyota RAV-4 which measures a length of 180.9 inches and a width of 73 inches. The salient and optional exterior bits of the Defender are:

  • 18-inch wheels
  • Adaptive LED headlights
  • Roof rails
  • Sunroof
  • Front Fog Lamps
  • Chrome Side Windows Trim
  • Variable Intermittent Wipers w/Heated Wiper Park
  • Lip Spoiler
  • LED Brakelights
  • Body-Colored Power Heated Side Mirrors with Manual Folding and Turn Signal Indicator
  • Deep Tinted Glass
  • Black Bodyside Cladding and Black Wheel Well Trim

2022 Subaru Crosstrek hybrid SUV Safety

The safety standards of Subaru are extremely good as they make one of the safest cars in their segment and there are no doubts about the build quality of the Crosstrek. Since the Subaru Crosstrek is a car made to constantly traverse the treacherous terrain, safety is a primary factor in ensuring passengers' safety. Fortunately, the Land Rover leaves no stone unturned to ensure the maximum safety of its off-roading beast. 

Unfortunately, the 2022 Subaru Crosstrek has not been subjected to any kind of crash tests by the topmost organization. Nevertheless, on the upside, the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid gets a 5-star rating from the NHTSA with 15.60 % of rollover risk and 4 stars in a roll overrating. When it comes to IIHS scores, it gets an overall good rating in all the tests thrown at it by IIHS. Subaru never lets you down when it comes to Safety. Apart from being a robust car, it also boasts some clever driver aids and spot-on safety features. Some of the sophisticated and optional safety features are as follows.

  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Lane-keeping system 
  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Rear automatic braking
  • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
  • EyeSight Pre-Collision Braking
  • Front and rear collision mitigation
  • Blind Spot Detection
  • Driver Monitoring-Alert
  • Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning
  • Side Impact Beams

2022 Subaru Crosstrek hybrid SUV Competition

2022 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid vs 2022 Ford Escape Hybrid:

The 2022 Ford Escape Hybrid is a decent offering in this segment. It has a more powerful engine than the Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid on paper. But in reality, the Subaru performs better than the Ford Escape hybrid with its All wheel drive power advantage. When it comes to fuel economy, the Ford Escape Hybrid is one among the most efficient cars in the segment and clearly offers better fuel figures than the Subaru and also offers a very spacious cabin comparatively.

2022 Ford Escape Hybrid Driving View

2022 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid vs 2022 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid:

The 2022 Toyota RAV-4 Hybrid is more powerful and faster than the Subaru Crosstrek. Surprisingly, Toyota also offers the highest fuel economy in its class despite having the most powerful engine. When it comes to cabin comfort, both of these cars provide nearly the same sized cabin. However, the Toyota is more reliable and offers a better range. When it comes to looks, the Subaru is a better-looking car. Nevertheless, if you want a car with sprightly performance and driving dynamics, the Toyota would be a great choice.

2022 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Three Quarter View

2022 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid vs 2022 Honda CR-V Hybrid:

The 2022 Honda CR-V Hybrid is as good-looking as the Subaru. However, it is faster, more practical, cheaper, and offers a better fuel economy. Moreover, it is lighter than the Subaru which offers better handling than the Subaru. When it comes to off-roading, the Subaru is a better car and it is solely made for off-roading purposes. All in all, if you want something more practical, fuel-efficient, and faster, then the CR-V is a better option among the two. However, if you spend time doing off-roading adventures, the Subaru clearly takes the win here.

2022 Honda CR-V Hybrid Front View

2022 Subaru Crosstrek hybrid SUV Final Verdict

The new Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid has done well over the years in the hybrid segment. It looks good, comes with a decently sized cabin, and is also the lightest in the segment which further enhances the driving dynamics and handling. On the flip side, the cargo space on offer is not as good as its rivals. 

The powertrain that powers the car feels adequate for daily driving in the city but when it comes to long commutes, it feels a bit underpowered. The best thing about the Subaru which others cars in the segment car is the off-roading capabilities. In a nutshell, the Subaru is an ideal car for people who want a family crossover but are also highly capable when it comes to offroad. But there are also better options in the segment worth considering before buying.

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