Putnam Subaru

85 California Drive
Directions Burlingame, CA 94010

  • Sales: 650-558-5628
  • Service: (650) 558-5689
  • Parts: 650-373-2508


  • Monday 10:00am - 03:00pm
  • Tuesday 10:00am - 03:00pm
  • Wednesday 10:00am - 03:00pm
  • Thursday 10:00am - 03:00pm
  • Friday 10:00am - 03:00pm
  • Saturday 10:00am - 03:00pm
  • Sunday Closed

How Does the Subaru Crosstrek Compare to the Toyota RAV4 and Honda CR-V?

Car shoppers put a lot of thought in before purchasing a new car, and that's a smart move because it's one of the bigger purchases you'll make. Well, to help our customers with their research, we've compared one of the models on our lot, the Subaru Crosstrek, with two competing models, the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4. These models from the compact SUV class provide cargo space, efficiency, and an array of amazing amenities that let you explore the many beautiful settings around San Francisco with the same ease as it tackles your work commute. Find out more how they stack up below.

What makes the Subaru Crosstrek a leader among the compact SUV class?

Subaru Crosstrek vs. Toyota RAV4

  • We'll start with price because that is one of the most important areas to many customers, and those car shoppers will find that the Subaru Crosstrek has a starting price nearly $3,000 less than the Toyota RAV4.
  • Like most Subaru models, the Subaru Crosstrek comes standard with the celebrated Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system that drivers around the Bay Area will find is ready for every adventure. You'll have to pay an extra $1,400 for all-wheel drive on the Toyota RAV4.
  • Want a vehicle that lets you explore the environment without harming it? The Subaru Crosstrek gets up to an EPA-estimated 33 mpg highway and 27 mpg city even with all-wheel drive while the Toyota RAV4 gets 28 mpg highway and 22 mpg city when pairing all-wheel drive with its gas engine.
  • Cabin space is another aspect that makes the Subaru Crosstrek ready for adventure as you can fit more gear for your destination and passengers will have tons of leg and head room. The Toyota RAV4 doesn't have as large a cabin, and passengers are sure to notice.
  • Throughout the expansive cabin of the Subaru Crosstrek, San Mateo drivers will find a variety of smart features, like standard Apple CarPlay™ and Android™ Auto integration, which are features that the Toyota RAV4 doesn't even offer.

Subaru Crosstrek vs. Honda CR-V

  • Affordability is one of the key traits of the Subaru Crosstrek, and again it comes in with savings of over $2,500 when compared with the starting price of the Honda CR-V, which is another model that does not come standard with all-wheel drive (added cost of $1,400 with the Honda CR-V).
  • Even with all-wheel drive, the flawless engineering of the Subaru Crosstrek means it gets more miles to the gallon both in the city and on the highway than the Honda CR-V manages, so you'll find even more savings after you've bought it.
  • For a more idyllic ride, the Subaru Crosstrek is built with a range of sound-deadening and noise-cancelling technologies that keep unwanted din from outside out of your cabin. The Honda CR-V does not offer the same peace when you hit the road.
  • To help on rocky adventures, the Subaru Crosstrek has 8.7 inches of ground clearance and is available with X-MODE® with Hill Descent Control that prepares the drivetrain for slippery conditions and road surfaces. The Honda CR-V is nowhere near as ready for a trip off the beaten path.
  • The Subaru Crosstrek is available with a premium 432-watt Harman Kardon audio system that puts out high-quality music for your journey, and it comes standard with Apple CarPlay™ and Android™ Auto. The Honda CR-V doesn't have a comparable sound system option and doesn't come standard with the same features.

We hope you found this helpful, and we hope to show you around our Burlingame dealership and the great models at it soon!