Subaru fans have given mixed reviews on this year’s Crosstrek, but if you’re looking for year-round versatility in a small, sturdy package, it may be just the right fit for you. Featuring a five-speed manual transmission and a fuel economy of 26 mpg (23 city/31 highway), this 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine will get you to where you want to go and over all of those potholes that spring up out of nowhere.
9. 2017 Subaru Crosstrek
The tall ride height and standard all-wheel drive let the Crosstrek take on strong off-road capabilities; better than most fuel economy and plenty of room for adults in front and rear seats.
It’s one of the slowest in its class from its underperforming engine to its sound system. Also, the huge hike in price for the hybrid option isn’t justified.
The 2016 Subaru Crosstrek received a minor front-end makeover and added Subaru’s Starlink telematics suite with emergency services. This crossover SUV or hybrid crossover SUV trim come well optioned for under $30,000.
Starting at: $21,595