Johnson Subaru of Cary

5010 Old Raleigh Rd.
Directions Cary, NC 27511

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Comparing the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek vs. Honda HR-V, Toyota CH-R, and Nissan Rogue Sport

To raise the bar comes the latest 2021 Subaru Crosstrek SUV to the rival competition. However, we have all been around a situation where we get excited during new models at Johnson Subaru of Cary only to them not live up to expectations. Not this time around. Here's a review of how the latest 2021 Subaru Crosstrek fairs against rivals such as the Honda HR-V, Toyota CH-R, and the Nissan Rogue Sport.

2021 Subaru Crosstrek

For its worth, it comes with a 2.5-liter direct-injection CVT engine made with standard SUBARU BOXER specifications to produce 182 horsepower plus the 176 lb-ft of torque in its trims.

Talking of trims, Subaru offers this 2021 Crosstrek SUV in options that include:

  • The Base (Six-speed manual transmission)
  • Base (CVT)
  • Premium (Six-speed manual)
  • Premium (CVT)
  • Sport (CVT)
  • Limited (CVT)

Safety is a priority with the driver-assist technology having options that include SI-Drive, Lead Vehicle Alert, Lane Departure, Automatic Braking, and Throttle Management.

All the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek models feature the automaker's STARLINK Multimedia systems. For drivers within Raleigh, this means a 6.5-inch high-resolution touchscreen with smartphone integration technology for connectivity.

The Honda HR-V

The Honda HR-V would get a high score for its steering and handling, due to its all-wheel-drive system alongside the ACE Body Structure.

Honda further offers the 2020 Honda HR-V in five trim levels: the LX, EX, EX-L, Sport and Touring. Each trim comes with the standard CTV automatic transmission 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine that produces 141 horsepower alongside 127lb-ft of torque.

Taking it further, Honda even has the HR-V as a Push Button Start with advanced smartphone technology such as the HondaLink, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto.

The SUV also sports a suite of safety aid technology such as:

  • Honda Sensing Technology
  • Honda Lane Watch for lane assist
  • Multi-Angle rearview camera
  • Honda's GPS System

Toyota CH-R

A snapshot of the Toyota CH-R at Johnson Subaru of Cary reveals an SUV with a 2WD system with a 2.0 L engine runs on a CVT transmission to produce 144 horsepower and 139 torque at 3900 RPM.

Toyota further makes the CH-R with three trim levels available at Johnson Subaru of Cary that include the CH-R LE, XLE, and Limited version builds.

  • Standard Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection
  • Cruise control with full-speed range dynamic radar
  • Lane and Steering Assist
  • Adaptive LED Lighting

Toyota also has the CH-R SUV spotting interior technologies for conveniences such as:

  • Apple CarPlay Compatibility
  • Android AutoPlay
  • Safety Connect
  • 4.2 inches of TFT Multi-display
  • Smart Key System with Push Start Button
  • Automatic climate control

Nissan Rogue Sport

The Nissan Rogue Sport capitalizes on providing drivers with three trim levels: the S, SL, and SV. The standard model has a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder CVT transmission engine capable of 141 horsepower alongside 147 lb-ft of torque.We also appreciate that Nissan made a dual-zone climate control system and rear air vents as part of the standard comfort. As a rarity, Rogue Sport also has the option of a heated steering wheel, which is an aspect above standards.If safety is a concern, this SUV wins with its Nissan Safety Shield 360 suite that provides standard and advanced driving aids for your commute to Raleigh.

While the SUVs in this list seem to compromise in different aspects and capitalize on others, the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek makes fewer concessions. The latest SUV offers more extra power, with customers still able to get out kicks from the 2.5-liter engine. Its also quite enough with 148 horsepower being more than enough to tow or conquer the mountainous terrain around Morrisville and Apex.

Hit it off with a test drive at Johnson Subaru of Cary

It will always seem like a dilemma getting to know whether the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek lives up to expectation. If so, we can help solve that decision problem with a test drive at our dealership. Visit us at Johnson Subaru of Cary and get a tour around Cary in the latest Subaru Crosstrek SUV.

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