2022 Subaru Crosstrek

A blue 2022 Subaru Crosstrek Limited is angled left.You're looking to buy a new car. How does highly-durable, highly-efficient, highly-fun, highly-practical, and highly-affordable sound? If that sounds good, then chances are the 2022 Subaru Crosstrek will also sound good. Subaru vehicles are known for their durability and efficiency, and the Crosstrek is a premium example of this. Efficiency is really at the heart of Crosstrek, and efficiency goes far beyond simply having good gas mileage. Subaru produces vehicles that are meant to stay with you and your family for years to come, but they also must be able to endure the adventures that lie ahead without weakening. This balance of durability and endurance can only be achieved by cultivating high levels of premium efficiency. Your vehicle should not be efficient simply for its own sake; it should be efficient for your sake, which is why the Crosstrek strives for efficiency in every area. Efficient vehicles have never been more accessible than it in the 2022 model year, so let's take a deeper look at what makes the 2022 Crosstrek so efficient in the areas of engineering, design, and technology.   

MSRP: $22,645[a]
Fuel Economy (MPG): 30
Horsepower (hp): 152-182
Cargo Space (cu.ft.): 55.3


A blue 2022 Subaru Crosstrek Limited is shown from the side driving on a wet road.

The Subaru Boxer Engine

While efficiency doesn't end with fuel efficiency, it does start with fuel efficiency, and the 2022 Subaru Crosstrek begins its overall efficiency here. With a standard 2.0-liter Direct-Injection Subaru Boxer Engine, the 2022 Crosstrek is highly-efficient with an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 28 MPG in the city and 33 MPG on the highway. Opting for the available 2.5-liter Boxer engine barely decreases those numbers, getting 27 MPG in the city and 34 MPG on the highway. The Boxer engine keeps efficiency at the forefront with its incredibly balanced transfer of power, thanks to its low center of gravity stemming from a horizontal configuration. But this engine is not just efficient for the vehicle; it is also efficient for you!

The 2.5-liter Boxer engine provides the Crosstrek with 182 horsepower and 176 pounds-feet of torque. Those are big numbers for a vehicle the size of the Crosstrek, and in fact, the Crosstrek stands above many of its competitors when it comes to performance specs! Efficiency is only appealing if it doesn't make your personal driving experience more efficient, and you will be pleased to know that the 2022 Crosstrek works hard to do so. 

Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive

With Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, the Crosstrek has excellent traction and stability. This is an athletic vehicle, which means you'll want to use it for "for fun" driving, naturally exposing it to changes in terrain and changes in the elements. Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive makes the Crosstrek highly responsive to exterior changes, making sure that it is always equipped for the drive at hand. It will certainly make your life easier, too!

With this traction technology comes available Dual-Function X-Mode, which provides special programming for all kinds of elements, including deep snow, dirt, and mud. If it's wet outside and you're taking on some big hills but are worried about slipping, you'll be able to drive easier with Hill Descent Control, which increases traction even more. Because it loves being athletic, the 2022 Subaru Crosstrek is prepared to take care of much of the driving work for you so that you are able to simply enjoy the fun part. 

Efficiency goes beyond mere numbers and specs; while those things can indicate efficiency, true efficiency is found in the driving experience, and we think you will find it in your 2022 Subaru Crosstrek experience. 


A close up shows the passenger headlight on a grey 2022 Subaru Crosstrek.

Practical Engineering

Let's face it: your vehicle's design makes a huge difference in the efficiency (or lack of thereof) of your life. A vehicle with astonishing fuel efficiency but tight dimensions and low storage space won't feel efficient for very long, even if your gas station stops are going down. Well, the 2022 Subaru Crosstrek provides efficiency in both of these areas. 

With an EPA-estimated fuel economy of up to 28 MPG in the city and 33 MPG on the highway, the Crosstrek is highly efficient in terms of fuel economy. But it is also highly efficient in terms of its practicality. This vehicle may look compact on the outside, but inside it hosts a stunning passenger volume of 100.9 cubic feet. With 60/40-split flat-folding rear seats, this spacious interior makes way for a maximum cargo volume of 55.3 cubic feet. If storage isn't an issue for a given ride, but you're concerned about rideability, passengers will doubtless have a comfortable and spacious ride with over 36 inches of rear legroom. So, whether it's people or cargo that you need to load up, there is space in the 2022 Crosstrek. 

If you're not content with only 55.3 cubic feet of interior cargo space, then utilize the raised roof rails to add some cargo to the exterior. This is especially great for camping if you're bringing larger items that might be awkward to store inside the vehicle. If camping brings some off-roading with it, then your Crosstrek will be kept in good condition, thanks to its 8.7 inches of ground clearance. You'll have an easier time navigating your way through obstacles with dimensions like this and will be ready to follow the open road, wherever it may lead you. 

Subaru Reliability

Nothing says efficiency like durability; after all, how efficient can a car really be if you have to replace it shortly after buying it? You won't need to worry about this, as Subaru vehicles are known for their durability. The Crosstrek especially! The 2022 Subaru Crosstrek is built to last, and this is evidenced by the fact that 97% of Crosstreks sold in the last 10 years are still alive and well. You'll have adventures in your 2022 Crosstrek for years to come. 


A close up shows apps on the infotainment screen in a 2022 Subaru Crosstrek.

Stay Connected With Starlink

Technology makes a huge difference in the efficiency of a vehicle. We live in a generation of highly-efficient vehicles; even the least-efficient vehicles of this generation are efficient beyond belief compared to the cars of yesteryear. And why is this? Because of the heightened presence of technology. We have come to realize how efficient technology can make the driving experience, and the 2022 Subaru Crosstrek has also come to realize this. 

Programmed with Subaru's Starlink Multimedia system, the 2022 Crosstrek is full of highly-efficient technology. With Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto, the Starlink system will have you well-connected while you're on the road. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are very excellent features, allowing you to connect your phone--yes, for music, but for far more than that. These connectivity features enable you to access your phone, messages, navigation, and select apps right on the car's infotainment screen. This is a great way to personalize your infotainment experience, and you won't miss anything. If the kids call you, a friend texts you, or a new podcast episode comes out, you'll be able to receive alerts and jump on it right away. 

Aside from Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, your smartphone can be linked to your vehicle to start the vehicle remotely and even adjust climate control from outside of the vehicle. You might as well make sure everything is ready before getting in; nobody likes a freezing cold car or a burning hot seat, and if you're trying to take care of guests, then this will be a very helpful feature. 

Even if you forget your phone at home, the 2022 Crosstrek will still have you very well-connected. Starlink provides a variety of its own apps, which will give you access to all kinds of exciting features. One of the standard Starlink features is in-vehicle navigation, so you'll never have to wonder how to get to your destination. As connected as you'll be, it is important to make sure that you are attentive to the road. But what about changing the song? Making your call? Responding to your message? Voice command is here to help you multitask safely while driving. Certain models even let you adjust the Crosstrek's climate control through voice command! In short, you'll have no problem making sure your Crosstrek is always at a comfortable temperature.  

Dependable Safety Technology

The 2022 Subaru Crosstrek is full of excellent and highly-efficient convenience and entertainment technology. But, of course, nothing is more efficient than safety, and the Crosstrek is far from lacking when it comes to safety technology. 

Starlink Safety and Security combines safety technology and connectivity technology to heighten safety features. With Advanced Automatic Collision Notification, you will receive attention without having to contact anybody yourself. Stolen Vehicle Recovery will make sure that you are given the help you need in the event that your vehicle is taken from you, and an SOS Emergency Assistance button will have roadside assistance there to help you as soon as possible, whatever the emergency may be. 

Even without Starlink Safety and Security, which is standard on the Premium Sport, and Limited trims, the Subaru has eyes all over to be aware of things you may not be. Features will vary from trim to trim, but one feature to highlight is Blind-Spot Detection. This is one of the most helpful safety features because it sees where you can't, making sure that you don't make a maneuver that could end in harm to people or damage to vehicles. Safety is efficient, and the 2022 Crosstrek is efficient in all respects.