If you’re thinking about a subcompact SUV, we can help narrow down your choices. This guide matches the Subaru Crosstrek vs. Toyota Corolla Cross so you can see how they compare in three areas.


The Subaru Crosstrek comes standard with all-wheel drive, and this helps augment its excellent handling. And due to its small turning radius, it’s very easy to maneuver in tight spaces. Plus, this SUV has a great suspension that ensures a very smooth ride.

The Toyota Corolla Cross doesn’t come with all-wheel drive, but front-wheel drive is standard. Because of its numb steering, its handling is subpar.


The Subaru Crosstrek has a very spacious cabin, and both rows offer quite a bit of leg- and headroom. Even adults won’t mind riding in the back row. Cloth upholstery is standard, and upgrades include:

  • Water-repellent synthetic leather upholstery
  • Genuine leather upholstery
  • Power-adjustable driver’s seat
  • Heated front seats
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel

The Toyota Corolla Cross isn’t as roomy as the Subaru Crosstrek, and the back row especially is cramped. And while it has some of the same available features, genuine leather upholstery isn’t among them.


You’ll love all of the tech amenities found in the Subaru Crosstrek. Every model comes with a user-friendly infotainment system, and the base model has a 6.5-inch touchscreen. Other standard features include:

  • Android Auto™
  • Apple CarPlay®
  • Four-speaker stereo
  • Bluetooth®
  • USB port
  • Remote keyless entry

The Toyota Corolla Cross comes with similar features, but some critics have noted that the infotainment system isn’t as quick or responsive as others.

If you’d like to learn more about the new Subaru Crosstrek, visit Heritage Subaru of Owings Mills. You can see everything it offers and take it out for a test drive.

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