The Price of a Fully Loaded 2023 Subaru Crosstrek Might Surprise You

The new 2023 Subaru Crosstrek has finally arrived. In true Subaru fashion, this capable subcompact crossover offers a family of trims and a long list of extras from which to choose. So, buyers interested in a go-big-or-go-home approach will want to know how much a fully loaded 2023 Subaru Crosstrek costs. We did the math, and the total might surprise you.

The 2023 Subaru Crosstrek comes in various trims and models

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If you’re excited to check out the 2023 Crosstrek, Subaru offers an attractive lineup of models and packages. You’ll have a few decisions to make based on your performance preferences and price range.

  • Base: Starting at $23,645, the base model is affordable, with a 152-hp 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and a six-speed manual transmission. Expect to pay over $1,000 more — $24,995 — for a base model with a continuously variable automatic transmission.
  • Premium: Next up is the Premium, which will set you back $24,795 with the six-speed manual and $26,145 with the CVT.
  • Special Edition: Also available is the $27,970 Special Edition trim, boasting exclusive Desert Khaki exterior paint.
  • Sport: Then there’s the Sport, already becoming a critical favorite. It starts at $27,995 and bumps up the engine to a 2.5-liter harnessing 182 horses.
  • Limited: The posh Limited trim costs $29,495.
  • Hybrid: And the most expensive 2023 Subaru Crosstrek model is the hybrid version, starting at $36,845.

But that’s not all. Once you choose your model, you’ll also have to consider packages, options, and accessories, which come at an extra cost.

Here’s how much a fully loaded 2023 Subaru Crosstrek costs

So, if you were to select the most expensive Subaru Crosstrek trim, what else could you add to it, and how much would it all cost? It’s easy to build your Crosstrek on Subaru’s website, and it’s even easier to tack on thousands of dollars’ worth of extras.

For instance, add a power tilt moonroof, Starlink 8.0-inch multimedia navigation, and Harman Kardon premium audio system for $2,395. But there’s more:

  • Auto-dimming mirror with HomeLink and compass – $403
  • All-weather floor liners – $132
  • Auto-dimming exterior mirrors with approach lighting – $278
  • Rear bumper cover – $152
  • Sport grille – $333.95
  • Set of aero crossbars – $252
  • Thule bike carrier with hitch platform – $899.95
  • Thule cargo carrier – $649.95
  • Collapsible pet kennel – $199.99
  • Pet carrier and mobile pet bed – $199.99
  • Pet harness – $79.99
  • Pet travel bowls – $39.99
  • Pet seat protectors – $229.95
  • Remote engine starter – $369.95
  • Rear seat covers – $199.95
  • Footwell illumination kits – $219

With more than 70 available Subaru packages and options, you can expect to pay upward of $36,500 for the range-topping Limited and $49,000 for a hybrid with all the bells and whistles. After adding in taxes, title, and license fees, you could spend over $50,000 for a fully loaded 2023 Subaru Crosstrek.

Which trim should you buy?

With so many options, choosing a 2023 Subaru Crosstrek isn’t easy. But certain trims provide more value than others. Car and Driver says the sweet spot is the Sport, with 17-inch wheels, advanced driving modes, and the more powerful engine. Of all the configurations available, Edmunds also recommends the Sport trim as the one to get. And if you’re selective about extras, you can keep your Crosstrek price within a reasonable $27,995 to $30,000.

New for 2023 are revisions to the front and rear-end designs. And you’ll continue to appreciate the Crosstrek’s standard all-wheel drive, generous ground clearance, and excellent ride quality. We’re inclined to agree that the Sport trim provides the best value. But if you decide to go all-in on extras, options, and a hybrid powertrain, be prepared to drop $50,000.

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