2018 Subaru Crosstrek Goes Up Against a New Toyota Rival in Lakeland, FL

In the option-abundant market for new crossovers and compact SUVs, the competition is fierce. More so between models of longstanding commitment to durability and technological prowess like Subaru Crosstrek and relatively novel approaches to the new coupe high-rider segment like Toyota C-HR. But step into the driver's seat of a model like 2018 Crosstrek 2.0i, and it's plain to see how well our tradition persists against the new Toyota C-HR XLE base. It's in more than a few key respects.


  • Whether you're looking for a performer to head off-road, spirit you away on that long-planned road-trip, or just off on your daily commute, you'll find it in the new 2018 Crosstrek 2.0i from Subaru. With the Subie SUV's 152 horsepower and 145 pound-feet of torque, it shows itself a more energetic ride than C-HR, at 144 horsepower and 139 pound-feet.
  • Plus, in the Crosstrek 2018 iteration, the celebrated Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system comes standard. All-wheel drive isn't available in Toyota C-HR. Factor in the longer Crosstrek wheelbase, as well as its wider tracks, and you've a model of drive-time stability that pulls ahead.

Fuel Efficiency

  • The new 2018 Subaru Crosstrek offers respectable fuel economy of up to an estimated 23 city mpg and 29 highway mpg. Behind the wheel of Toyota C-HR, you can expect up to 27 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway.


  • Opt for a new Crosstrek, and you'll find a cabin more capacious than Toyota C-HR, comprehending an edge in front headroom and shoulder room and rear legroom and shoulder room as well as in cargo volume. That means plenty of room for you and the gang to day-trip it out of Lakeland.
  • What's more, you can avail yourselves of a standard 6.5-inch SUBARU STARLINK Multimedia system, complete with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for smartphone integration, the added listening options of Pandora and Aha radio, and more. Toyota C-HR offers a 7-inch touchscreen Display Audio, but without Pandora support or Apple and Android accommodation.
  • Price

    • 2018 Subaru Crosstrek 2.0i starts off at around $21,795, ascending to a total value around $22,710. You may have to shell out a touch more for Toyota C-HR XLE, about $22,500 at base to approximately $23,545 total. That means access to all that a new 2018 Crosstrek can bring to your excursions for less.

    Eager to Check Out 2018 Subaru Crosstrek? You'll Find a Test Drive to Remember Here at Our Lakeland, FL Subaru Dealer

    Stop by and visit us today here at Cannon Subaru, 5212 Florida Ave. S. in Lakeland. Our Subaru aficionados will be delighted to set you up in a Crosstrek driver's seat sure to test its mettle against contenders like Toyota C-HR.