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For those car-buying consumers who like the idea of being able to take an off-road adventure, but don’t necessarily want the hefty price tag of the SUVs on the market, the Subaru Crosstrek might be a perfect choice. The 2020 Subaru Crosstrek brings the standard all-wheel drive and offers the goldilocks zone of ground clearance at 8.7 inches. But what else comes standard with this year’s Crosstrek?

Safety always comes standard with Subaru

Safety is synonymous with Subaru. The Subaru Crosstrek was named a top safety pick with the Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) for the last five years. All 2020 models come fully equipped with seven airbags, including front passenger and driver’s side, side curtain, as well as pelvic/torso and knee protection.

Base model standards

All Subaru Crosstrek models come standard with the AWD you know and love. They are powered by a 2.0L four-cylinder engine that offers 152 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque.

The base and Premium levels are paired with the six-speed manual transmission with an optional and popular CVT automatic. Base models have a healthy roster of standards that include roof rails, power windows and locks, and 17-inch wheels, too. Keyless entry, security systems with engine immobilizers, and multi-function display with fuel economy information are also standard.

Infotainment and technology standard

Regardless of which trim level you decide is best for your lifestyle, you’ll definitely want connectivity options. You can rest assured knowing that every Subaru Crosstrek comes ready to connect with both Apple CarPlay and Android Audio platforms.

The entry-level touchscreen is user-friendly and 6.5-inches. For those who opt for the CVT Lineartronic powertrain, the super-intuitive EyeSight Driver Assist suite of features is also standard. The EyeSight Driver platform offers automatic pre-collision braking, lane-keeping assist, lane-departure warning, sway warnings, and throttle management.

The perks of Limited

If you want more than the substantial extras that come standard at the base level, you can choose the top-of-the-line Limited. The standard equipment at the Limited level includes leather seats, keyless ignition, and a larger infotainment screen. Sunroof, premium audio systems, and navigation are also available at this higher trim level.

Subaru Crosstrek reliability and reviews

The 2020 Subaru Crosstrek gets a combined 25 mpg. According to Kelley Blue Book, the consumer ratings and expert ratings are top-notch too.

Reliability and high resale value are also be standard with the Subaru Crosstrek, which is an excellent asset for the overall cost of ownership. rates the Subaru Crosstrek a 4.0 out of a possible 5.0 in the compact SUV class. Repairs cost around $631 a year and are infrequent overall.

Pricing standards are reasonable

Buying a 2020 Subaru Crosstrek will set you back about $22,145. Add to that the traditional destination charge of $1,010, and you’ll have a base model S, with a manual transmission, for around $23,000.

If a stick shift isn’t your cup of tea, you can upgrade to the automatic CVT option for an extra $1,000. If you determine you’d prefer to buy the Subaru Crosstrek Limited, for top-of-the-line amenities and features, you can expect to pay upwards of $27,300.

Sometimes when it comes to finding the best options suitable for your lifestyle and preferences, it can tough to discern the add-ons from the standard. If a 2020 Subaru Crosstrek is in your sights, you’ll have plenty of trusted favorites as standard, including AWD and enough ground clearance to make the off-road adventuring possible.

You’ll enjoy a smooth, car-like ride, with just enough SUV capability to have fun off-road. Take a test drive and join the thousands of enthusiasts who already consider themselves part of the Subaru family.