Compare the Subaru Crosstrek in Cary, NC


Compare the Subaru Crosstrek to the Kia Sportage, Mini Cooper Countryman and Hyundai Tuscon

The demand for crossovers continues to rise in the auto industry, but not without good reason. With the addition of more desirable amenities, such models present an irresistible ride to modern drivers. With the increasing amount of options in the segment, however, shopping for the right one can pose some difficulty. As a result, car comparisons are now more important than ever. Fortunately, Johnson Subaru of Cary has you covered. To make vehicle research more convenient, our specialists have made side-by-side studies of our best-sellers against their top competitors. Below is an overview of the new Subaru Crosstrek and how it stands up against the Kia Sportage, Mini Cooper Countryman, and Hyundai Tucson. As you will come to see, this award-winning SUV will provide a better driving experience for residents of Raleigh, Morrisville, Chapel Hill, and surrounding North Carolina areas. When you are ready to try it out firsthand, visit our Cary Subaru dealership off 5010 Old Raleigh Road for a test drive.

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Subaru Crosstrek vs Kia Sportage

If you are looking to save money, then you will prefer the Subaru Crosstrek over the Kia Sportage because the former is thousands of dollars less. That means you will ultimately have more to spend toward upgrades, giving you access to better value overall.

In terms of off-road performance, the Subaru Crosstrek takes the lead thanks to its integration with performance-oriented components. For instance, this new Subaru crossover comes as a standard with Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive that makes wintertime drives easier for you to confront. In turn, a comparable system costs extra with the Kia Sportage.

Despite having an AWD system which is oftentimes known to reduce fuel economy, such is not the case for the Subaru Crosstrek. On the contrary, coupled with an available Lineartronic® Continuously Varibale Transmission System that optimize energy use, its powertrain supplies of 27 city and 33 highway MPG. A similarly equipped Kia Sportage only offers an EPA-estimated 21 city and 25 highway MPG.

Both the Subaru Crosstrek and Kia Sportage are celebrated for their efficacy in delivering a safer ride, but a closer look shows that the new Subaru crossover goes one step further than its opponent. This automaker offers Subaru EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology, which includes a suite of features like Adaptive Cruise Control and Pre-collision Braking, as an option for even its entry-level model. Such reinforcements are only reserved for high-end trims of the Kia Sportage.

Subaru Crosstrek vs Mini Cooper Countryman

Once again, the Subaru Crosstrek maintains its position as a more affordable choice. In contrast to the MINI Cooper Countryman, the MSRP of the new Subaru model is thousands less. This is true across the lineup, which is to say the MINI crossover is progressively more expensive. So, if you want to see more savings from your monthly payments, then the outcome is clear.

The MINI Cooper Countryman is a splendid mode of transportation for urban driving, but in situations that call for better grip on tough terrain, you will want to take your place behind the wheel of a Subaru Crosstrek instead. This is because the Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system, which is included as a standard on all trim levels, is backed by proven engineering and bolsters capability through rain or shine.

What about strength? Sure, the base MINI Cooper Countryman is armed with a more powerful engine, but when put to the test, it falls short of what the Subaru Crosstrek can do. Whereas the latter can tow up to 1,500 pounds, the MINI crossover is not recommended for such tasks. This limits its usability and makes our pick a more versatile vehicle.

Versatility is oftentimes defined by interior volume as well, and in this regard, the Subaru Crosstrek is substantially larger. Lower its rear seats, and you can expand its cargo volume up to the first seat by as much as 55.3 cubic feet. Do the same with the MINI Cooper Countryman, and you will still have less room at your disposal because its total cargo volume measures to only 49 cubic feet.



Subaru Crosstrek vs Hyundai Tucson

The Hyundai Tucson is comparatively more affordable than the previous competitors, and yet it still costs more to purchase than the Subaru Crosstrek. Taking into consideration that the Subaru SUV is appointed with features like Raised Roof Rails and other desirable qualities, it presents more value to potential car buyers and lessees.

The Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system takes the spotlight once more. The front-wheel drive system of the Hyundai Tucson is limited in prowess when the going gets tough, which is why many shoppers will appreciate the Subaru Crosstrek instead. Supported by this advanced AWD, confidence comes naturally to Subaru owners.

Though the Hyundai Tucson has a leg up in terms of horsepower and torque, its powertrain is less efficient and effective in action. To put it into perspective, the Subaru Crosstrek can not only hit ratings of 27 city and 33 highway MPG but can tow 1,500 pounds too when properly equipped. The Hyundai crossover, on the other hand, maintains just 23 city and 30 highway MPG and twos 500 pounds less.

Connectivity is another quality drivers want from their crossovers, which is why we recommend the Subaru Crosstrek over the Hyundai Tucson. From the get-go, Subaru offers its consumers access to a SUBARU STARLINK™ Multimedia system. Its 6.5-inch touchscreen is bigger than the 5.0-inch display of the Hyundai Tucson infotainment center and comes with a slew of user-friendly apps for entertainment and information.

Why wait to get your hands on the versatile and capable Subaru Crosstrek from Johnson Subaru of Cary? We can help you find the right Crosstrek for all of your adventurous needs, easier than ever. Browse our online inventory, apply for financing, and even value a trade-in vehicle, all easily right on our website. Once you're ready, come see us! We're here to make this the best car buying or leasing experience possible.

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