2019 Subaru Crosstrek vs. 2019 Honda CR-V

The line-up of small SUVs is growing quickly, and with so many options on the market, it can be easy to get lost in the similarities and not notice the differences. The all-new 2019 Subaru Crosstrek and the 2019 Honda CR-V can appear similar at face value. However, the Crosstrek and CR-V differ in many areas.
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This table outlines some of the major differences between the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek and the 2019 Honda CR-V. First, while both vehicles have 4-cylinder engines, the BOXER® engine offers benefits that we’ll dive deeper into below. Although both vehicles have continuous variable transmission, the Crosstrek boasts a 6-speed compared to the CR-V’s one speed. Finally, AWD is standard on the Crosstrek while the CR-V only offers AWD with an upgraded trim level.

Our team at South Shore Subaru, your local Long Island Subaru dealership, have taken a deep look at the differences in what each SUV offers to make your choice easier!


The 2019 Subaru Crosstrek and the 2019 Honda CR-V differ in what is offered in the standard model to give you power and performance. While the Honda CR-V has available all-wheel drive, it will require a costly upgrade while the Subaru Crosstrek comes standard with all-wheel drive without sacrificing fuel efficiency. The standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive on the Crosstrek make sure you don’t lose traction, even in dangerous conditions, allowing you to drive in extreme weather and rugged back roads. You’ll also notice the difference of the Subaru BOXER® engine, which ensures you’ll be able to drive in whatever conditions you face.


Both vehicles come packed with safety features so you can drive with peace of mind, but each offers a unique version of the advanced safety technology available today. It is important that a vehicle is ready to not only handle difficult driving conditions when they arise, but also protect the driver and passengers in case of an accident. Both the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek and the 2019 Honda CR-V come standard with Anti-lock Brakes (ABS), front and side/curtain airbags to keep you safe in dangerous conditions. Both vehicles are also equipped with traction control to help you maintain control of your vehicle if you’re driving on difficult terrain or through dangerous weather.

However, the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek also offers cutting-edge driver assist features such as Subaru EyeSight®, steering responsive headlights and standard all-wheel drive allow you to drive with peace of mind. These features are standard on the Crosstrek, and while similar features are available in the 2019 Honda CR-V, you’ll need to pay for the upgrades to higher trim levels.


While both vehicles have many entertainment features available, the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek may get you more for your money. The Crosstrek comes standard with an infotainment system including a 6.5” touch screen as well as Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto® to keep you connected during your ride. On the other hand, the 2019 Honda CR-V only comes standard with a 5” audio display screen and Bluetooth Connectivity. If you want features comparable to those in the Crosstrek, like a touchscreen display, and Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto®, you’ll need to pay more to upgrade your trim level.

The Verdict: the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek

While both the 2019 Honda CR-V and the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek have similar features available, the Crosstrek has more features on the standard model, giving you more for your money. The standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive on the Crosstrek give you enough power to drive safely wherever you go, while the standard infotainment features keep you connected along the way.

At South Shore Subaru, your local Long Island Subaru dealership, we can help you get the vehicle you want at the price you want. Whether you want a new or used vehicle, we can help you look at the features available to help you drive away with a car you love. Our experts in the finance center can help you find the best offer for your vehicle, while our factory trained service center can keep your Subaru running like new for years to come. Come on down to South Shore Subaru to find your perfect car today!

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