Consumer Reports Can’t Stop Recommending That You Buy a Used Subaru Crosstrek

Consumer Reports loves giving practical and objective advice. We also love giving practical and objective advice, which is why we are stoked to see that CR has yet again scoured the automotive market, and yet again, the Subaru Corsstrek has made the cut. This time it’s the best three-year-old cars, trucks, and SUVs that you should buy. Consumer Reports just can’t stop recommending that you buy a used Subaru Crosstrek. 

The 2022 Subaru Crosstrek Sport with bicycles on the roof.
2022 Subaru Crosstrek | Subaru

Is the Subaru Crosstrek a reliable car? 

In a time when new and used cars are more expensive than ever before, it pays to be wise with your next car purchase. The supply chain issues, factory shutdowns, and more have limited new car production making the prices rise. More importantly, the used market is also way up due to the lack of new car selection. That said, buying something three-years-old can shave some cash and keep many modern features. 

Consumer Reports values reliability over everything. For this reason, the 2022 Subaru Crosstrek landed an 84/100 and has done for the past handful of years. The Subaru Crosstrek is a great vehicle that appeals to many people because of its crossover size, SUV toughness, and sedan-like driving profile. But above these factors, the Crosstrek is safe and reliable. 

The 2019 Subaru Crosstrek perfectly meets the long list of criteria for a good three-year-old car. That list is comprised of necessary features that must be present and a series of safety and reliability tests.

Consumer Reports just loves the Subaru Crosstrek

In every “best of” list that a used Crosstrek is appropriate for, CR seems to make sure it gets on there. CR has named used Subaru Crosstreks one of the best cars to buy your teen driver. They did so for the same reasons it landed on the best three-year-old cars to buy; reliability, safety, and customer satisfaction. 

Was it on CR’s list of safest cars? Yep. How about most fuel-efficient SUVs? You betcha. Pick a category, and the Subaru Crosstrek is there. 

Is a used Subaru Crosstrek a good car? 


The 2021 Subaru Crosstrek Destroyed the 2021 Mini Countryman on Consumer Reports

Not only does Consumer Reports like the Crosstrek, but we also do too. A few months ago, I reviewed the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek Sport. This trim is basically the same car only with the larger 2.5-liter boxer and some funky color options and badges. 

From start to finish, everything about the Crosstrek Sport excelled in practicality. I spent the first few days with it in Manhattan. While navigating the rat’s nest of pothole-riddled streets, yellow rivers of taxis, and meticulous parking situations, the Crosstrek prived itself over and over. 

After those first few days, I loaded the Crosstrek up with friends and headed north to the Hudson Valley for the weekend. It wasn’t until we left the city and got out into the dirt that we began to learn just how good the Crosstrek Sport really was. You can read more of that review here

Consumer Reports loves the Subaru Crosstrek and so do we

While there may not be a profound call to action, revelation, or all-new model coming, whether new used or super used, we love the Subaru Crosstrek. Honestly, there’s nothing not to love. I mean, sure, it’s slower than molasses in wintertime heading uphill, but who cares? The Crosstrek is probably one of the best options for buying a car to wait out this crazy price jump in the auto market.