Compare the Subaru Crosstrek vs. the Competition

Whether you visit our Plano TX Subaru dealership to check out the Crosstrek specifically, or you come upon this model by trying out the rest of our lineup, you'll be impressed by how much value is in this Compact Crossover SUV. When compared to the Toyota RAV4, Honda CR-V, and Mazda CX-3, the Subaru Crosstrek, found at our dealership near Dallas TX, gives you a lot of reasons to take it home. We're happy to help you explore the benefits of this model over the competition. We've outlined just a few benefits of the Crosstrek over the RAV4, CR-V, and CX-3.

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Subaru Crosstrek vs. Toyota RAV4

Interior & Safety

  • The price difference between the Crosstrek and RAV4 is several thousand dollars in favor of the Crosstrek, despite the Subaru SUV offering leather-trimmed upholstery on the Limited trim, while the Toyota SUV doesn't offer the same on the XLE Premium trim
  • Cargo space in the RAV4 stands at 37.6 cubic feet behind the second row, while the Crosstrek offers up to 55.3 cubic-feet of cargo space with the rear seats folded
  • The RAV4 offers only 98.9 cubic feet of passenger volume, while the Crosstrek offers you 121.6 cubic feet of interior volume
  • Both SUVs offer an 8-inch touchscreen display, which is standard for the Crosstrek while you'll spend more to equip this feature on the RAV4.
  • Subaru's EyeSight Driver-Assist Technology offers Automatic Pre-Collision Braking and Lane Keeping Assist, while the Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 Suite offers Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist and Pre-Collision System.
  • In the Subaru Crosstrek, you'll get the option of a Harman Kardon Premium Audio System on the Limited trim, while the Toyota RAV4 offers you the JBL Speaker System.


  • Straight away, you notice that the RAV4 does not offer all-wheel drive as a standard feature, while the Crosstrek gives you the trusted Subaru all-wheel drive on every trim.
  • Both models offer a hybrid option. The Crosstrek Hybrid offers up to 90 MPGe, while the RAV4 Hybrid gives up to 38 mpg highway.
  • Both SUVs are matched in towing capacity, but the Crosstrek we offer near Richardson TX gives you more ground clearance than the RAV4.
  • Only the Subaru Crosstrek can offer you X-MODE with Hill Descent Control, allowing you to optimize the engine, transmission, and other systems to improve traction in slippery conditions. Toyota RAV4 does not have a similar option.

Subaru Crosstrek vs. Honda CR-V

Interior & Safety

  • The Honda CR-V EX-L AWD trim level costs significantly more than the highest trim of the Subaru Crosstrek, which offers AWD standard on all trims and doesn't expect you to pay more for this feature.
  • For features like heated seats and leather-trimmed upholstery, you'll spend more on the CR-V than you would on the Crosstrek, which offers these features on a lower trim than the CR-V.
  • For Blind-Spot Detection, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, and Reverse Automatic Braking, you'll pay more for these options on the CR-V than you will on the Crosstrek.
  • Brake Assist is a standard feature on the Subaru Crosstrek, but the Honda CR-V doesn't have this as a standard feature.


  • The CR-V is another SUV that doesn't offer all-wheel drive as a standard feature, while Subaru continues to support a driver's peace of mind by offering this standard on the Crosstrek.
  • The first-ever CR-V Hybrid is expected to be available in early 2020, while the Crosstrek Hybrid is available now, giving you sustainable driving without the wait.
  • The Crosstrek offers up to 1,500 pounds of towing capacity, while the CR-V doesn't disclose a towing capacity.
  • The Crosstrek gives you the option of a manual transmission, while the CR-V does not have this option available.
  • Subaru can boast that 97% of its models sold in the last 10 years are still on the road to this day, while Honda cannot make the same claim.

Subaru Crosstrek vs. Mazda CX-3

Interior & Safety

  • In the CX-3, you get less legroom, headroom, and shoulder room in the front and rear than you get in the Crosstrek.
  • The Crosstrek we have available near Carrollton offers 55.3 cubic-feet of cargo space with the seats folded, while the Mazda CX-3 offers up to 44.5 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats folded.
  • Mazda doesn't offer a manual transmission on the CX-3, but Subaru offers a six-speed manual transmission option on the Crosstrek Base trim.
  • Passenger volume and minimum cargo space in the Subaru Crosstrek is more generous than that of the Mazda CX-3.


  • The Crosstrek gives you more horsepower than the CX-5 does, with the Subaru model providing 152 horsepower and the Mazda model offering 148 horsepower.
  • In the Crosstrek Limited, you'll get better fuel economy than you would on all CX-3 AWD trim levels.
  • Part of why you buy or lease a Subaru model is to take it where other models can't go, and with 8.7 inches of ground clearance, the Crosstrek gives you more options than you get in the CX-3 with 6.1 inches of ground clearance.
  • All-wheel drive isn't a standard feature on the Mazda CX-3 like it is on the Subaru Crosstrek, so you'll pay more for this feature on one model than you would on the other.

If you're ready to get started on bringing home the right new Subaru Crosstrek, visit us and take a test drive today. Our Subaru financing team can help you find a Crosstrek lease or loan that suits your lifestyle and budget, and you'll be amazed at the trim options on our lot. Come in and see for yourself how these models differ in person.