3rd Generation (2018—2019) Crosstrek Problems

This generations ranks 9th out of 36 Subaru generations in reliability and is one of the safer bets out there. Owners have the most complaints about the windows (40%), hvac (20%), and the interior (20%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Cracked Windshield 2 complaints at an average of 4,641 miles in the 2018 Subaru Crosstrek.
  2. Radio, Camera Freezes 1 complaints at an average of 2,200 miles in the 2018 Subaru Crosstrek.
  3. Bucks and Jerks 1 complaints at an average of 200 miles in the 2018 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 0 0 17 0.0
2018 5 1 69 1.8

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