The Subaru Crosstrek got the best overall and number one in its road test scores. This information is according to Consumer Reports. The 2020 Subaru Crosstrek scored number one of 15 in subcompact SUVs. It also got the best overall score of any subcompact with a socre of 85. It ranks highest in road test scores (87) ahead of the Nissan Rogue Sport (72), Hyundai Kona (71), Honda HR-V (66), Mazda CX-3 (64), Ford Eco Sport (61), Jeep Renegade (56), and Chevrolet Trax (55).
The Crosstrek Has a Comfortable and Controlled Ride
The Subaru Crosstrek ranks by Consumer Reports at the top of the subcompact SUVs standards. Moreover, those assets include a comfortable and controlled ride. In addition, the Crosstrek rates number one. Because of its great fuel mileage, easy-to-use controls, and roomy rear seats.
Consumer Report Focuses on Three Reasons for Best Road Test Scores
The first reason is the second-generation Subaru Crosstrek , 2018-2021, does ride on the new Subaru Global Platform (SGP). A second reason is the Crosstek utilizes a unique Boxer engine design. Then the third reason is the vehicle has a lower center of gravity. In turn, gives the small SUV an improved balance.
This new Subaru Global Platform has upgraded the architecture (suspension) of the small SUV Crosstrek. In addition, the SUV has improved driving dynamics, a quieter cabin, and smoother ride quality. The 2020 Subaru Crosstrek ranks number one for its smooth ride by Consumer Reports. In addition, this smooth ride “stands head and shoulders about the competition.”
Why Does the Subaru Crosstrek Excel in the Road Test Scores
What sets the 2020 Subaru Crosstrek apart for all others? It uses a Boxer engine and a unique feature called balance described as the body’s ability to maintain its center of gravity above its support base. The horizontally-opposed design allows the engine to sit low in the chassis. That in turn, lowers the center of gravity.