Compare the New Subaru Crosstrek to the Competition in Chicago, IL

Are you searching for a new SUV to handle the harsh winters and busy roads around Chicago? The new Subaru Crosstrek, the compact crossover option from the lineup, delivers high levels of performance, convenience, and comfort for your everyday drive! Loaded with the latest Subaru technology, features, and amenities, it's no surprise that Chicago drivers will find themselves always looking for a chance to hit the road!

Few options manage a similar experience like the one found in the Subaru Crosstrek. With popular competitors like the Honda HR-V and Hyundai Kona, choosing the right one can be a challenge. Down below, you'll find a comparison of the SUVs and a few reasons why the Crosstrek might be a better fit for your lifestyle!

Subaru Crosstrek vs. Honda HR-V



More Under the Hood

The Subaru Crosstrek comes equipped with a standard 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that delivers 152 horsepower, better than the HR-V's 141-horsepower 1.8-liter four-cylinder. The Crosstrek also offers an available 2.5-liter engine and a hybrid setup - the Honda SUV only offers one engine choice.

Designed with Adventure in Mind

For snowy roads and off-road adventures, the Subaru Crosstrek comes equipped with Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, providing you with superior traction control and handling. The Honda HR-V is standard with front-wheel drive, costing you more to equip all-wheel drive.

Suited for Family Adventures

The exterior of the Crosstrek is more suited to family adventures, with 8.3-inches of ground clearance and standard roof rails for additional cargo space. The Honda HR-V only offers 6.7-inches of ground clearance, and you'll need to pay extra for roof rails.


Equipped with Advanced Technology

Staying equipped for your travels on the roads gets easier inside the new Subaru Crosstrek. All Crosstrek models come equipped with the STARLINK® Multimedia system and include Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ smartphone integration with a 6.5-inch touchscreen. The Honda HR-V is standard with a 5-inch screen without touch capability, and smartphone integration will cost you extra.

Safety Wherever the Road Takes You

The new Crosstrek offers the EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology, a suite of safety features that guide you through thick traffic and tricky road conditions. The HR-V offers Honda Sensing®, but you'll need to upgrade past the two lowest trim levels to access similar features.

Subaru Crosstrek vs. Hyundai Kona




The Powerful Choice

Both models equip a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, but the Subaru Crosstrek is still the more powerful option. It delivers 152 horsepower to 147 in the Kona and 145 pound-feet of torque to 132 pound-feet. The Subaru's 2.5-liter engine offers 182 horsepower, more than the available turbocharged engine in the Kona.

Efficient Hybrid Technology

The Crosstrek Hybrid enjoys an efficient drive, allowing you to employ gas and electric power side-by-side. So far, the Kona does not offer a hybrid engine in its lineup.

Handling for the Toughest of Conditions

All Subaru Crosstrek models come standard with Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, designed to handle the toughest road conditions and off-road adventures with ease. The Hyundai Kona offers all-wheel drive, but only optional - you'll need to pay more to equip it.

Powerful Off-Road Performance

Again, the Subaru Crosstrek is the better off-road vehicle, even in the compact crossover market. It offers 8.3-inches of ground clearance to Kona's 6.7-inches of ground clearance. The Subaru Crosstrek also offers raised roof rails, while the Hyundai SUV limits you to side roof rails.

Space for the Whole Family

The Crosstrek's interior is also far roomier than the Hyundai Kona. You'll enjoy more passenger volume (100.9 cubic feet to 94.1 cubic feet) and more cargo space (55.3 cubic feet to 45.8 cubic feet). The Crosstrek will allow you to configure your interior to meet your needs on the go!

Equipped with Innovative Technology

Both SUVs come equipped with stellar driver assistance packages, allowing you to navigate traffic and road conditions with confidence. However, the Subaru Crosstrek also offers LED Steering Responsive Headlights that make taking curves a little easier at night. The Hyundai Kona doesn't offer a similar feature for its lineup.


Test drive the new Subaru Crosstrek today at Berman Subaru of Chicago!


We are ready to help you in any way we can at Berman Subaru of Chicago, visit us at 4330 W Irving Park Rd in Chicago, or reach us by phone at (773) 382-8227.

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