2021 Subaru Crosstrek  RealSafeCars74Safety Rating

#62 of 2021 SUVs

#122 of all 2021 vehicles

Pictured: 2018 Subaru Crosstrek
The Crosstrek, introduced by Subaru in 2013, is a small SUV with seating up to 5. It has technology that is now expected: Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. It handles mud, snow, and sand with ease with standard all-wheel drive (AWD). Subaru offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2021 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 2021 Subaru Crosstrek has a score of 74, 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 0.043%, and the chance of injury falls to 3.8%.

We estimate that the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0495% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.6503%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0495% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.6503% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek is 6% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek is 22% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

2021 Subaru Crosstrek offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 14%.

Active safety features greatly enhance occupant safety by reducing the likelihood of a crash. All trims and versions of the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek include the following active safety system: EyeSight Driver Assist Technology (Forward Collision Warnings / Automatic Emergency Braking & Lane Departure Warnings).

Another advanced safety feature --- while not cutting edge --- can still improve vehicle safety. Optional side mirror turn signals alert others of your intention to turn or switch lanes allowing them to react accordingly, which can prevent accidents caused by not seeing a vehicle in the blind spot.

And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

9367Kia SportageHyundai TucsonM. Outlander SportSubaru CrosstrekNissan Rogue SportJeep CherokeeMazda CX-5Mazda CX-30Volkswagen TiguanGMC TerrainJeep CompassBuick EncoreComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 67 to 93. The 2021 Subaru Crosstrek is less safe than the 2021 Buick Encore, the 2021 Jeep Compass, the 2021 GMC Terrain, the 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan, the 2021 Mazda CX-30, and the 2021 Mazda CX-5. It is about as safe as the 2021 Hyundai Tucson, the 2021 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, and the 2021 Nissan Rogue Sport.

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