The 2016 Subaru Crosstrek is formally the XV Crosstrek, or Subaru Crosstreck. With more ground clearance than a subcompact crossover, like the Honda HR-V or Mazda CX-3, this new Subaru is more manageable than the popular Compact crossovers like the Honda CR-V, Toyota Rav4 and Forester.
For Canadians that like to go off the beaten path, the 220mm of ground clearance will help this Subie Crosstrek in winter driving and off-road. Not a traditional SUV, this tall wagon style of compact crossover is what many Canadians are looking for.
Competitors to the Subaru Crosstrek are the Jeep Renegade, Jeep Patriot, Ford Escape, Jeep Compass, Honda HR-V, Mitsubishi Outlander, Mazda CX-3, Fiat 500X, Chevy Trax, Chevrolet Trax, Nissan Rogue, Nissan Juke, Mazda CX-5, Mazda CX-3, Hyundai Tucson, Kia Sportage, Subaru Forester, Mini Countryman, Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4, Buick Encore, Volkswagen Tiguan, VW Tiguan, BMW X1
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