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Cr-V vs Crosstrek for Road Trips and in Snow/Ice??

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Hi guys,

I’m looking for a daily drive car that also gives me the option to drive cross country and in snow/ice should I want to. I don’t travel cross country all the time, but I want something that can handle weather conditions anyway.

I’m thinking of the Honda CR-V or the Subaru Crosstrek. Which of these would you recommend?

Thanks in advance!

 

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On 1/3/2019 at 10:18 AM, Johnbarnesiii said:

Hi guys,

I’m looking for a daily drive car that also gives me the option to drive cross country and in snow/ice should I want to. I don’t travel cross country all the time, but I want something that can handle weather conditions anyway.

I’m thinking of the Honda CR-V or the Subaru Crosstrek. Which of these would you recommend?

Thanks in advance!

Hi John,

The Crosstrek would be my pick any day.

What sort of year are you looking at on these cars?

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23 hours ago, Nate4x4 said:

Hi John,

The Crosstrek would be my pick any day.

What sort of year are you looking at on these cars?

Hi nate,

thanks for the reply. I’m really not sure what year but I’d be open to suggestion. I can’t afford the most recent model so it would have to be at least a few years old.

curious what makes you pick the cross trek over the crv for these purposes?

thank you!

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2 hours ago, Johnbarnesiii said:

Hi nate,

thanks for the reply. I’m really not sure what year but I’d be open to suggestion. I can’t afford the most recent model so it would have to be at least a few years old.

curious what makes you pick the cross trek over the crv for these purposes?

thank you!

Well there's quite a few reasons.

First. The Subaru Crosstrek has a reputable AWD system proven to be excellent in cross country, snow/ice conditions, unlike the CR-V which does poorly when compared.

Also do not forget that the Crosstrek is specifically designed for inhospitable weather conditions.

Between the two the Crosstrek also puts out overall better fuel economy.

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Personally, I also prefer the the look of the Crosstrek....

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13 hours ago, Nate4x4 said:

Well there's quite a few reasons.

First. The Subaru Crosstrek has a reputable AWD system proven to be excellent in cross country, snow/ice conditions, unlike the CR-V which does poorly when compared.

Also do not forget that the Crosstrek is specifically designed for inhospitable weather conditions.

Between the two the Crosstrek also puts out overall better fuel economy.

Thanks nate, that is consistent with everything I’ve heard about Subarus.

Everybody has one here in Oregon! I plan on going to the dealership and checking one out soon.

I just have to figure out what year I can afford. Thanks again for the tip!

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On 1/7/2019 at 10:42 AM, Johnbarnesiii said:

Thanks nate, that is consistent with everything I’ve heard about Subarus.

Everybody has one here in Oregon! I plan on going to the dealership and checking one out soon.

I just have to figure out what year I can afford. Thanks again for the tip!

The Subaru Crosstrek was introduced in 2013, I would start looking at the years 2013 - 2015.

That way you will be getting the best deals for investment and value, as they will not depreciate to much further. 

Also look for mileage under 150,000 and make sure AWD is an existing factor.

Be sure to check the drivers history making sure there were no previous damages or accidents.

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