2018 Subaru Crosstrek  RealSafeCars75Safety Rating

#50 of 2018 SUVs

#97 of all 2018 vehicles


The Crosstrek, which Subaru introduced in 2013, is a small SUV with seating up to 5. The Crosstrek provides exceptional fuel efficiency for its class, saving your wallet and the environment. Strong on technology, it has offered Android Auto since 2020 and Apple CarPlay since 2018. With standard all-wheel drive (AWD), it handles mud, snow, and sand with ease. Subaru offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2018 Subaru Crosstrek is below average compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2018 Subaru Crosstrek has a score of 75, implying a 0.049% chance of driver death (4.4% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.042%, and the chance of injury falls to 3.8%.

We estimate that the 2018 Subaru Crosstrek has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.049% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.5947%, meaning the average driver has a 0.049% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.5947% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2018 Subaru Crosstrek is 2% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2018 Subaru Crosstrek is 17% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

2018 Subaru Crosstrek offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 14%.


And it is about as safe as many comparable models.

9066Mazda 3Mazda CX-3Ford FocusHyundai TucsonVolkswagen BeetleMazda CX-5GMC TerrainToyota C-HRHonda CR-VV. Golf SportWagenSubaru CrosstrekChevrolet EquinoxComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2018 Subaru Crosstrek with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 66 to 90. The 2018 Subaru Crosstrek is safer than the 2018 Mazda 3 and the 2018 Mazda CX-3 and less safe than the 2018 GMC Terrain and the 2018 Mazda CX-5. It is about as safe as the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox, the 2018 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen, and the 2018 Honda CR-V.

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