2016 Subaru Crosstrek

Watch the Small SUV Showdown: Subaru Crosstrek vs the Competition

For shoppers in Cleveland, Beachwood, Maple Heights, and Solon who are looking for the facts about which small SUV is going to be the best fit for their needs, keep reading. We'll be looking at the recently-redesigned Subaru Crosstrek, the iconic Toyota RAV4, and the rookie new Honda HR-V to determine which is the best offering for Ohio drivers in terms of value, performance, versatility, and safety.

For each model, we choose a mid-range trim level equipped with all-wheel drive (standard on all Crosstrek models--a pricey option for the RAV4 and HR-V) and an automatic transmission or CVT, for the fairest possible comparison. If you're interested in comparing base models or exploring top-level trims, give us a call.

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Compare the Toyota RAV4 to Subaru Crosstrek

  • While the RAV4 does offer a tidy selection of features, if you want a nicely-equipped AWD crossover from Toyota, you'll be shelling out over $5,000 more for the RAV4 over the Crosstrek
  • Though the RAV4 offers slightly better performance in horsepower and torque, the Crosstrek's fantastic fuel economy (23 mpg city / 31 mpg highway) makes it an excellent choice for those with longer commutes or wanderlust
  • If you're planning on using your AWD SUV to tackle rougher roads, the Crosstrek is the better option--its 8.7 inches of ground clearance offers much better allowance than the RAV4's mere 6.3 inches

Compare the Honda HR-V to Subaru Crosstrek

  • Though the HR-V squeaks out a tad lower pricing than the Crosstrek, when comparably equipped, the Crosstrek climbs back on top of Great Value Mountain, beating out its rival by nearly $1,000
  • The Crosstrek's 2.0-liter four-cylinder offers more horsepower and more torque than the HR-V's comparatively sluggish 1.8-liter engine
  • Subaru offers a hybrid Crosstrek model in its lineup, for the very eco-conscious--Honda has yet to do the same for its subcompact crossover

Compare the Nissan Rogue to the Subaru Crosstrek

  • If the weather outside is frightful, the Subaru Crosstrek is strongly equipped with standard Symmetrical AWD--the Rogue comes standard with a wimpy FWD system
  • The Crosstrek offers a lower base price than the Rogue--by nearly $2,000
  • While the new Rogue does offer a bit more horsepower than the comparable Crosstrek, Subaru's BOXER engine provides a more balanced ride, and is actually able to cancel out vibrations more than the Rogue's engine
  • The Crosstrek also boasts better safety and security ratings than the Rogue does, keeping you and your passengers safer

Compare the Competition for Yourself, at Ganley Subaru of Bedford

Still on the fence? Check out the athletic, versatile, and fuel-efficient new Subaru Crosstrek for yourself today at our Bedford dealership. With more front head- and legroom than its competition, standard all-wheel drive on all models, and the reliable safety, security, and confidence of a Subaru, it's a great buy for just about anyone.

Compare to other SUVs and crossovers in the new Subaru model lineup, like the Forester or the Outback, or visit us in person to get a feel for this sporty and fun new vehicle.

2016 Toyota RAV4 comparison

2016 Honda HRV comparison

Nissan Rogue