I have owned a 2016 Crosstrek (Sport model, but that should be taken lightly as these are not sporty), Manual transmission, since Oct 2016. We paid just under 26K and that included WeatherTech mats. This vehicle is great, but not a lot of power. I live in Whitehorse, YT, so the close to 9 inches of clearance was a big factor. We spend a fair amount of time on rough roads/trails, hauling boards, bikes, skis, etc. and it has been fantastic. The cost of the vehicle also reflects a surcharge for being up north, though its added in the price, so I don't know the exact amount.
Are you looking at manual or CVT?
Let me know what other questions you have.
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