The Subaru Crosstrek Wins the Best Subcompact SUV Challenge! Recently Cars.com released the results of heir 2018 Subcompact SUV Challenge, and the 2018 Subaru Crosstrek has won the top spot again, receiving a total of 667 points.
The way the editorial team at Cars.com determined the winner by individually awarding points in the following 13 categories: interior quality, front-seat comfort, backseat comfort, in-cabin storage, multimedia features, convenience features, handling, powertrain, ride quality, noise, visibility, city friendliness and worth the money. All categories combined for a possible maximum score of 1,000 points.
Vehicles were also awarded points based on the measurements of the vehicle’s cargo volume and assessment of associated factors, the advanced active-safety and driver-assistance features (test vehicle equipped), and its grades in the Cars.com Car Seat Check which gauges the accommodation of various child-safety seats.
“We are very proud that Crosstrek has won the title of Best Subcompact SUV by Cars.com for a second time,” said Thomas J. Doll, President and CEO, Subaru of America, Inc. “Subaru is committed to developing top-quality vehicles that are safe, versatile, and fun; the 2018 Crosstrek encapsulates what customers have come to expect from a Subaru.”
The Cars editorial team wrote about their evaluation, “We liked the original Subaru Crosstrek — an Impreza-based, butched-up, soft-roader hatchback — enough that it won our Subcompact SUV Challenge in 2015. Now, a second-generation Crosstrek has arrived, and while it may look similar to the outgoing one, it is indeed an all-new car. Sitting on the new Subaru Global Platform that will form the basis of nearly all of Subaru’s future cars, the 2018 Crosstrek is more than 95 percent new. Again based on the Impreza, it’s a compact hatchback with exceptional interior SUV-like room and standard all-wheel drive.”