2nd Generation (2016—2017) Crosstrek Problems

This generations ranks 17th out of 36 Subaru generations in reliability and is one of the safer bets out there. Owners have the most complaints about the steering (22%), windows (22%), and the interior (11%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Pulls to One Side 2 complaints at an average of 3,157 miles in the 2016 Subaru Crosstrek.
  2. Cracked Windshield 1 complaints at an average of 684 miles in the 2016 Subaru Crosstrek.
  3. Paint and Chrome Are Easily Damaged 1 complaints at an average of 9,000 miles in the 2017 Subaru Crosstrek.

What Crosstrek Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Subaru model years.

Watch out for the 2016 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2017 3 0 59 1.57
2016 6 0 93 3.09

Watch out for these common problems

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