2018 Subaru Crosstrek

Subaru fans love their cars. There’s a brand loyalty that even Subaru finds tough to fully comprehend. But comments like “outdoorsy,” “durable,” “dependable,” “family-friendly,” “fun to drive,” “responsive handling,” “unique,” “cool,” “quirky,” “fuel-efficient,” “environmentally friendly” and “great off the beaten path” gives a clear sense why love of Subaru is almost cultlike.

Introduced in 2016, the Crosstrek has been redesigned for 2018 and gained a quieter overall ride—more carlike handling characteristics, but with the competent and predictable handling you expect of an SUV. The Crosstrek is equally at home on the boulevard or on a muddy trail or rough dirt road thanks to its ample ground clearance, all-wheel drive and a heavy-duty differential—a very satisfying overall driving experience.