Consumer Reports Gave the 2022 Subaru Crosstrek Another Advantage

Goodness, the Subaru Crosstrek keeps racking up awards and accolades. It’s getting tough to keep up and even harder for rivals to compete. If you thought it was time for the 2023 Crosstrek to pick up steam, the current model isn’t over yet. See why the 2022 Subaru Crosstrek keeps winning. 

How reliable is 2022 Subaru Crosstrek? 

A blue 2022 Subaru Crosstrek is driving on the road.
The 2022 Subaru Crosstrek | Subaru

According to Consumer Reports, the 2022 Subaru Crosstrek is incredibly reliable. In fact, the 2022 Crosstrek is on the list of the top 10 most reliable vehicles, with a score of 80. It landed in eighth place but still came ahead of multiple trucks, SUVs, crossovers, vans, and cars. 

The most reliable option for 2022 is the Toyota Corolla Hybrid, with a score of 93. The only other tiny SUV on the list is the Mini Cooper, with a score of 89. That’s a surprise, good job to the Cooper. 

Still, the Crosstrek made it on this list, and its competition didn’t. The Mazda CX-30, Honda HR-V, and Jeep Renegade aren’t keeping up in terms of reliability. 

How many miles will a Crosstrek last? 

You can get between 200,000 to 250,000 miles out of your 2022 Subaru Crosstrek model. This is with proper care and conservative driving habits. Also, some drivers have managed to cross the 300,000-mile mark. 

If you drive an average of 15,000 miles annually, then you should get between 13 to 17 years of use on the road, which is pretty good. 

Once a Crosstrek reaches about 120 miles, then it’s considered to be high mileage. That’s when it’s extra important to consider the maintenance reports and history if you’re in the market for a used Subaru Crosstrek. 

In fact, if you’re looking at used Crosstrek models, the 2018 and 2019 options have the most complaints. The 2020, 2021, and 2022 models have significantly fewer reports of problems. 

The biggest issues include problems with in-car electronics. Drivers shared that sometimes the radio just wouldn’t work. The radio seemed prone to freezing, randomly turning on or off, adjusting the volume, and disconnecting from phones. 

Some owners had their radios replaced multiple times, but that never seemed to solve the issues. Software updates didn’t help, either. But at least there aren’t many reports of significant problems related to the engine or transmission. 

What’s so great about the 2022 Crosstrek? 

2022 Subaru Crosstrek in the snow
2022 Subaru Crosstrek | Subaru

The 2022 Subaru Crosstrek earned a best-in-snow designation. It’s an IIHS Top Safety Pick+, its best-in-class option in its segment according to AutoBlog, has the most value according to MotorTrend, has an excellent resale value, and has the lowest ownership cost. 

A few drawbacks to consider are the slightly underpowered base engine, it has less cargo space than rivals, and it could be more athletic. Its tall ride height leads to noticeable body roll, and the seats are a bit firm. 

But it has above-average off-roading chops, a smooth ride, a reasonably quiet interior, and a well-planned layout. The interior is spacious, and everything you need is easily within reach. Providing the Crosstrek with a high-reliability score only helps it stiff-arm its rivals.