God, the Subaru Crosstrek just keeps racking up awards and accolades. It’s getting harder and harder to keep up and even harder for rivals to compete. If you thought it was time for the 2023 Crosstrek to gather steam, the current model isn’t done yet. See why the 2022 Subaru Crosstrek keeps winning.
How reliable is the 2022 Subaru Crosstrek?
According to Consumer Reports, the 2022 Subaru Crosstrek is incredibly reliable. In fact, the 2022 Crosstrek makes the Top 10 Most Reliable Vehicles list, with a score of 80. It landed in eighth place, but still outperformed several trucks, SUVs, crossovers, vans, and cars.
The most reliable option for 2022 is the Toyota Corolla Hybrid, with a score of 93. The only other small SUV on the list is the Mini Cooper, with a score of 89. That’s a surprise, good job Cooper.
Still, the Crosstrek made it to this list and its competition didn’t. The Mazda CX-30, Honda HR-V, and Jeep Renegade don’t keep up in terms of reliability.
How many miles will a Crosstrek last?
You can get between 200,000 and 250,000 miles on your 2022 Subaru Crosstrek model. This is with proper care and conservative driving habits. Also, some drivers have managed to cross the 300,000 mile mark.
If you drive an average of 15,000 miles a year, it should have between 13 and 17 years of road use, which is pretty good.
Once a Crosstrek reaches about 120 miles, it is considered to have high mileage. That is when it is very important to consider maintenance reports and history if you are in the market for a used Subaru Crosstrek.
In fact, if you’re looking for used Crosstrek models, the 2018 and 2019 options have the most complaints. The 2020, 2021 and 2022 models have significantly fewer problem reports.
The biggest problems include problems with the electronics of the car. Drivers shared that sometimes the radio just didn’t work. The radio seemed prone to freezing, randomly turning on or off, adjusting the volume and disconnecting from the phones.
Some owners changed their radios multiple times, but that never seemed to solve the problems. Software updates didn’t help either. But at least there aren’t many reports of significant problems involving the engine or transmission.
What’s so good about the 2022 Crosstrek?
The 2022 Subaru Crosstrek earned the Best in Snow designation. It’s an IIHS Top Safety Pick+, Best-in-Class in its segment according to AutoBlog, Highest Value according to MotorTrend, Excellent Resale Value and Lowest Cost of Ownership.
Some downsides to consider are the underpowered base engine, less cargo space than its rivals, and could be more athletic. Its high ride height leads to noticeable body roll, and the seats are a bit on the firm side.
But it has above-average off-road abilities, a smooth ride, a reasonably quiet interior, and a well-planned design. The interior is spacious and everything you need is within easy reach. Giving the Crosstrek a high reliability score only helps it toughen up its rivals.