Subaru Crosstrek Sport vs. Limited: Which is Best for Me?

The Subaru Crosstrek is known for its versatility and durability, with a variety of different trim levels to suit a multitude of needs. But when you’re given different options of the same car, it can be hard to decide which is right for you. The dynamic Sport and Limited (Ltd) trim levels are top sellers at Ogilvie Subaru, so here’s a breakdown of what you can expect within these two versions of the 2019 Crosstrek.


The Sport edition comes in as a mid-range option, while the Limited edition is the highest trim level offered. This means that Sport has a slightly cheaper price tag, but Limited has a few more upgraded features.

Sport: starts at $29,796

Limited: starts at $33,696


If you’re a traditionalist or just love a stick shift, then the Sport is the Crosstrek for you, since it has both manual and automatic transmission options. The Limited trim level only has the option for Lineartronic Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT), also known as automatic.

The Sport trim is also equipped with 17-inch aluminum alloy wheels, while the Limited trim has larger wheels  at 18-inches.


Who doesn’t love chrome? It’s on your kitchen appliances, electronics, and in the Crosstrek Limited trim level. Specifically, the door handles and hexagonal grille feature chrome plating, while the interior accents have a silver finish. On top of that, the Limited also includes leather seats and a heated steering wheel.

The Sport, on the other hand, is more subtle. It features a black finish on interior accents and the body color carries over to the door handles as well. The seats are made with premium sport cloth and include orange stitching to add that pop of color we all love.


Both the Sport and Limited trims come with 8-inch infotainment systems that include Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, STARLINK smart phone integration, and dual USB port/iPod control. Limited comes with an additional GPS navigation system, SiriusXM Traffic, and text messaging capabilities.

If jammin’ to music is your top priority, then you’ll be pleased to know the Sport edition includes a dynamic 6-speaker system. The Limited edition has a Harman Kardon premium 8-speaker system.

The small things also count, so it’s important to note that both trims feature automatic climate control. The Limited edition taking the extra step with dual zones for added comfort. You can blast the A/C all while your copilot cozies up with the heat on. The Limited trim also includes LED integrated turn signals into the door mirrors, so no more embarrassment because your turn signal was on for the last kilometer.


Both the Crosstrek Sport and Limited trim levels come equipped with all the essentials to make your adventures incredible, whether it’s a cross-country road trip or a quick run to the store. If your vehicle has to have manual transmission, you prefer cloth seats, and black is your color, then the Sport is the Crosstrek for you. If extreme comfort and convenience are top priorities, you love everything chrome, and you constantly listen to music while driving, then the Limited trim is your right car. Either way you decide to go, you can’t go wrong with a Crosstrek.

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