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2019 Crosstrek 2500 Mile Review #5161957 07/15/19 09:00 PM
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Premium. Fog Lights, all weather mats including cargo, blind spot warning, back up warning.

Zero problems so far. HP/Power on the 2.0 L is adequate for me. Paddle shifters actually make the car quite peppy below 45 or so. Not much punch at higher speed acceleration. If you think power is inadequate for you, drive one you will probably be surprised. Mileage is OK but not fabulous. Careful driving yields 32 mph. My Forester XT with the 2.0 FA Turbo engine can get 30+ mph with careful driving.

Likes:
Looks
8.7" ground clearance like the Forester and OB.
Paddle shifters
Body fit
Handling is unbelievable-an acknowledged strength.
Visability
Steering extremely quick
CVT is excellent
Drivers Seat raises for increased visability. Really sits up high.
Blind spot detection is proactive. It calculates if a passing vehicle could enter it if you make a lane change before a vehicle enters the blind spot. Loud beeps if it gets critical.
Backup detection extremely capable. Detects anything that is even close to entering.

Mild Dislikes
Comfort on long trips. Just not the best compared to my '18 Forester
Seats are not the best.
Passengers seat does not raise
Gas mileage could be better.
Some may feel the ride is rough. I find it acceptable.

Overall I doubt if there is anything in this class that is better. I'm sure someone will correct me cool


Re: 2019 Crosstrek 2500 Mile Review [Re: Al] #5161968 07/15/19 09:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Al
Careful driving yields 32 mph.

So what mpg do you get at this blazing speed? grin2

Re: 2019 Crosstrek 2500 Mile Review [Re: Al] #5161990 07/15/19 09:40 PM
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I took a lot of ubers a couple weeks ago when I was in Vegas on vacation. The most impressive car I was in was a CrossTrek. I was even thinking of starting a thread about it. Just felt like a quality vehicle. On the other hand, the Elantra is not that nice.

Good luck with your Crosstrek.


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Re: 2019 Crosstrek 2500 Mile Review [Re: Al] #5162072 07/15/19 11:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Al
Premium. Fog Lights, all weather mats including cargo, blind spot warning, back up warning.

Zero problems so far. HP/Power on the 2.0 L is adequate for me. Paddle shifters actually make the car quite peppy below 45 or so. Not much punch at higher speed acceleration. If you think power is inadequate for you, drive one you will probably be surprised. Mileage is OK but not fabulous. Careful driving yields 32 mph. My Forester XT with the 2.0 FA Turbo engine can get 30+ mph with careful driving.

Likes:
Looks
8.7" ground clearance like the Forester and OB.
Paddle shifters
Body fit
Handling is unbelievable-an acknowledged strength.
Visability
Steering extremely quick
CVT is excellent
Drivers Seat raises for increased visability. Really sits up high.
Blind spot detection is proactive. It calculates if a passing vehicle could enter it if you make a lane change before a vehicle enters the blind spot. Loud beeps if it gets critical.
Backup detection extremely capable. Detects anything that is even close to entering.

Mild Dislikes
Comfort on long trips. Just not the best compared to my '18 Forester
Seats are not the best.
Passengers seat does not raise
Gas mileage could be better.
Some may feel the ride is rough. I find it acceptable.

Overall I doubt if there is anything in this class that is better. I'm sure someone will correct me cool

My co-worker has it. I tried it few weeks ago, and was surprised.
We went for a lunch and have 9% grade hill. Going back I was driving, meaning going uphill, some 200 yards long. I was surprised it actually made it up. At one point I almost opened window and asked people to push smile
I know you like Subaru's, but seriously. It is not small vehicle, it has huge clearance, suspension that holds that, full time AWD, CVT (which might be good AMONG CVT's, but it is still, well CVT) and that tiny engine. Not such good mpg is indicator that that engine struggles with weight.


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Re: 2019 Crosstrek 2500 Mile Review [Re: Al] #5162079 07/15/19 11:57 PM
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152 hp 2 liter? Those are 1995 Dodge Neon specs, Neons weighed a lot less and weren't AWD. Can't imagine what a pig this thing must be.


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Re: 2019 Crosstrek 2500 Mile Review [Re: dishdude] #5162086 07/16/19 12:10 AM
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Originally Posted by dishdude
152 hp 2 liter? Those are 1995 Dodge Neon specs, Neons weighed a lot less and weren't AWD. Can't imagine what a pig this thing must be.


Curb weight according to google is up to 3,239lbs for the Crosstrek.


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Re: 2019 Crosstrek 2500 Mile Review [Re: Skippy722] #5162087 07/16/19 12:12 AM
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Originally Posted by Skippy722
Originally Posted by dishdude
152 hp 2 liter? Those are 1995 Dodge Neon specs, Neons weighed a lot less and weren't AWD. Can't imagine what a pig this thing must be.


Curb weight according to google is up to 3,239lbs for the Crosstrek.


iirc, Neon was about 2,300 lbs.


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Re: 2019 Crosstrek 2500 Mile Review [Re: dishdude] #5162091 07/16/19 12:16 AM
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Originally Posted by dishdude


iirc, Neon was about 2,300 lbs.


I had to look lol, 2,581-2,900lbs. But who’d blow a head gasket first? LOL

It’s a joke please don’t lynch me hide


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Re: 2019 Crosstrek 2500 Mile Review [Re: Skippy722] #5162093 07/16/19 12:19 AM
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Originally Posted by Skippy722
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iirc, Neon was about 2,300 lbs.


I had to look lol, 2,581-2,900lbs. But who’d blow a head gasket first? LOL

It’s a joke please don’t lynch me hide


The Subaru has twice the opportunity! LOL


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Re: 2019 Crosstrek 2500 Mile Review [Re: edyvw] #5162202 07/16/19 06:38 AM
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Originally Posted by edyvw

My co-worker has it. I tried it few weeks ago, and was surprised.
We went for a lunch and have 9% grade hill. Going back I was driving, meaning going uphill, some 200 yards long. I was surprised it actually made it up. At one point I almost opened window and asked people to push smile
I know you like Subaru's, but seriously. It is not small vehicle, it has huge clearance, suspension that holds that, full time AWD, CVT (which might be good AMONG CVT's, but it is still, well CVT) and that tiny engine. Not such good mpg is indicator that that engine struggles with weight.

I drive my daughter's Impreza with the 2.0l now and again and it doesn't feel too slow off the line on flat ground.
We have a pretty steep hill up to our neighborhood and THAT is where I realized its limitations...felt like I just couldn't quite get it even to 30mph, there was just no reserve there to draw upon.
Of course, the Crosstrek is going to be a little heavier than the Impreza and feel even more sluggish.
My daughter loves her little car, but she really enjoyed driving my FXT a few hundred miles to see her boyfriend last winter...

My wife was interested in the Crosstrek because she liked the orange ones and I have been pushing her hard to get AWD...she thought its performance was fine on her test drive, but the cabin was very loud compared to her Avalon (predictable) and she really just doesn't like a hatchback/SUV kind of layout. She's a sedan person...


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Re: 2019 Crosstrek 2500 Mile Review [Re: dishdude] #5162243 07/16/19 07:46 AM
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Originally Posted by dishdude
152 hp 2 liter? Those are 1995 Dodge Neon specs, Neons weighed a lot less and weren't AWD. Can't imagine what a pig this thing must be.


Peppy around town due to overaggressive "throttle tip in.programming.

Floor it on the highway for interstate merging and - next to nothing.

This car is not for you - or me. But comparing to a Neon which was a junkbox ( along with the PT cruiser) is silly.

150 HP out of 2 litres (122 cu in) is all you are gonna get with 4V head sopinning under 6 grand and economy programming.

If it was a 440 BB it would be making 540 HP. Not bad for an economy tune.

Noted the car feel less powerful than even the 150 HP rating. I'll blame lame cam ramps when using HLA.

The EJ was a better engine. Solid cam. and Loved the near 4" diameter piston and only 1-1/2 inch crank throw made it a breather and a revver.


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Re: 2019 Crosstrek 2500 Mile Review [Re: dishdude] #5162249 07/16/19 07:53 AM
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Originally Posted by dishdude
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iirc, Neon was about 2,300 lbs.


I had to look lol, 2,581-2,900lbs. But who’d blow a head gasket first? LOL

It’s a joke please don’t lynch me hide


The Subaru has twice the opportunity! LOL



The F series engines are externally plumbed, so they don't have the head gasket issues.

Dodge Neon would be the king of head gasket blowing in this fight.


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Re: 2019 Crosstrek 2500 Mile Review [Re: Al] #5162267 07/16/19 08:09 AM
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On our 2016 Crosstrek the heated seats switches are at the back of the center console area behind the cup holders. I dislike that. On 2015 Forester they are in the front of the center console.Better place.

A small annoyance.


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Re: 2019 Crosstrek 2500 Mile Review [Re: ARCOgraphite] #5162315 07/16/19 09:22 AM
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Originally Posted by ARCOgraphite
Originally Posted by dishdude
152 hp 2 liter? Those are 1995 Dodge Neon specs, Neons weighed a lot less and weren't AWD. Can't imagine what a pig this thing must be.


Peppy around town due to overaggressive "throttle tip in.programming.

Floor it on the highway for interstate merging and - next to nothing.

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Precisely.


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Re: 2019 Crosstrek 2500 Mile Review [Re: edyvw] #5162325 07/16/19 09:33 AM
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Originally Posted by edyvw

My co-worker has it. I tried it few weeks ago, and was surprised.
We went for a lunch and have 9% grade hill. Going back I was driving, meaning going uphill, some 200 yards long. I was surprised it actually made it up. At one point I almost opened window and asked people to push smile
I know you like Subaru's, but seriously. It is not small vehicle, it has huge clearance, suspension that holds that, full time AWD, CVT (which might be good AMONG CVT's, but it is still, well CVT) and that tiny engine. Not such good mpg is indicator that that engine struggles with weight.

Yep, it would be interesting if they just put the 2.5l in the Crosstrek, I don't think mileage would get much worse if at all. That said we've never got a 32mpg tank out of the Outback, but I've never driven it for a full tank either. (my wife has a twitchy right foot) If you live in country, you could pull some pretty amazing mileage numbers out of the CVT if you wanted to. I can pretty much match the Focus with 33-34mpg on my commute which is 1000lbs lighter, 2wd, mtx, and has a much smaller cross section.


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