3rd Generation (2018—2019) Crosstrek Problems

This generations ranks 24th out of 37 Subaru generations in reliability and is generally a good bet. Owners have the most complaints about the interior (36%), windows (21%), and the electrical (15%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Radio Doesn\'t Work 2 complaints at an average of 8,500 miles in the 2018 Subaru Crosstrek.
  2. Radio, Camera Freezes 2 complaints at an average of 11,104 miles in the 2018 Subaru Crosstrek.
  3. Shuts Off While Driving 1 complaints at an average of 1,000 miles in the 2019 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 2018 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2019 5 0 25 5.19
2018 14 1 80 7.08

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