6 – Subaru Crosstrek
If there’s a Japanese automaker whose products seem tailor-made for the Canadian market, it’s Subaru – and that is reflected in its popularity and sales performance in the Great White North. In this case, we’re dealing with the Crosstrek, a crossover that got renewed in 2018 to offer a higher level of refinement.
But while it continues to be a strong favourite of Canadian consumers in this category, sales have dipped by 11% since the beginning of 2019. As we’ve mentioned, stiffer competition means everyone gets a little corner of their market share nibbled off, it seems.
Still, Subaru managed to move 7,684 units of the Crosstrek in Canada so far this year, so it’s not like it’s in trouble.
From our review:
“The 2019 Subaru Crosstrek is an off-road-capable utility model, just like you would expect from Subaru. But at the same time, the Crosstrek may well be the most city-friendly model ever produced by the manufacturer known for pleasing its legions of loyal outdoors- and two-dogs-loving clientele above all else. You could argue the Legacy fills that role, but you really couldn’t argue that it offers anywhere near the versatility that the smallest Subaru does.”