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 at how much you get in this SUV. When compared to the Toyota RAV4, Honda CR-V, and Mazda CX-3, the Subaru Crosstrek near Dallas TX gives you a lot of reasons to take it home. We're happy to help you see the benefits of this model over the competition, and 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 differs by several thousand dollars, despite the Subaru SUV offering leather-trimmed upholstery on the Limited trim, while the Toyota SUV doesn't offer this on the XLE Premium trim
  • Cargo space in the RAV4 offers you 37.6 cubic feet behind the second row, while the Crosstrek near Frisco 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, but for the Crosstrek, it's standard, 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 doesn't 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, but the Crosstrek Hybrid offers up to 90 MPGe, while the RAV4 Hybrid gives you up to 38 mpg highway
  • Both SUVs are matched in towing capacity, but the Crosstrek near Richardson TX gives you more ground clearance than the RAV4
  • Only the Subaru Crosstrek can offer you X-MODE with Hill Descent Control, while allows you to optimize the engine, transmission, and other systems to improve traction in slippery conditions, but the Toyota RAV4 does not

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 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 offered 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 as a standard feature on the Crosstrek
  • The first-ever CR-V Hybrid is expected to be available in early 2020, but 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 have its towing capacity listed
  • The Crosstrek gives you the option of a manual transmission, while the CR-V does not have this option available to its drivers
  • 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 ou get in the Crosstrek
  • The Crosstrek 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 can give 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, which provides 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.