Subaru Crosstrek takes on the Competition

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What Sets The 2018 Subaru Crosstrek Apart from The Compact SUV Competition

There is a lot of research that goes into purchasing a new car, and most of it deals with finding the best model and deal for your lifestyle, which can be tough, but we've gone ahead and done some of the research for you. Below Rhinebeck car shoppers will find a few ways in which the 2018 Subaru Crosstrek compares to two models in its class, the Ford Escape and Honda HR-V, so you can see why some drivers prefer it over the compact SUV competition.

 

The 2018 Subaru Crosstrek vs. The 2018 Honda HR-V

  • While the Honda HR-V does have a lower starting price, if you want all-wheel drive for a confident drive when road and weather conditions worsen, it raises the price of the Honda HR-V above that of the Subaru Crosstrek.
  • Both models have the choice between a 6-speed manual transmission, for a more connected feel, and a continuously variable transmission (CVT), for better efficiency. However, the Honda HR-V doesn't let Catskill car shoppers pair the manual transmission with all-wheel drive, but the Crosstrek does.
  • The 2018 Subaru Crosstrek is at the forefront in terms of providing Newburgh drivers with the newest safety technology as it offers driver-assist features like pre-collision braking, lane departure warning, and high beam assist, none of which are offered in the Honda HR-V.
  • The Subaru Crosstrek comes with a BOXER engine that packs more horsepower, 152, and torque, 145 pound feet, than the Honda HR-V, 141 horsepower and 127 pound feet of torque. This power helps you to conquer tough terrain but also makes the drive more capable of exciting you.



The 2018 Subaru Crosstrek vs. The 2018 Ford Escape

  • The Subaru Crosstrek, starting price of $21,795, is more affordable than the Ford Escape, starting price of $23,940, and it comes standard with several features that cost extra in the Ford Escape.
  • Wappingers Falls drivers will find that one of the Crosstrek's standard features, Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, improves traction and control once winter comes, so you can stay out of the ditch. The Ford Escape doesn't come standard with all-wheel drive and doesn't offer it on the base model, so you'll have to splurge for a higher trim level and then pay extra for all-wheel drive.
  • Even with all-wheel drive, which normally results in lower fuel economy than front-wheel drive, the Subaru Crosstrek saves Poughkeepsie drivers money by delivering up to an EPA-estimated 33 miles per gallon highway and 27 mpg city. These specs easily beat the 30 mpg highway and 23 mpg city of the Ford Escape.
  • The Subaru Crosstrek is ready for any adventure, and that means keeping passengers comfortable, which is why its design has more cubic feet of passenger room than the Ford Escape. There will be less rubbing of elbows and less complaining from taller passengers riding in the Subaru Crosstrek.
  • If you're looking for the newest technology, it's easier to find on the 2018 Subaru Crosstrek, which comes standard with Apple CarPlay™ and Android™ Auto on all trims while safety features like blind spot monitoring come standard on higher trims. Only higher trims of the Ford Escape come with CarPlay and Auto and those same safety features don't come standard on any trim.

These are just some of the benefits of owning a 2018 Subaru Crosstrek, so if you want to learn more about this awesome model, visit our dealership in Kingston, NY today!