one of the vehicles that we’ve enjoyed driving in its current form has been the Subaru Crosstrek. This compact crossover SUV is being updated for 2018 to be made better than ever and be an active vehicle that is small enough to fit in a lot of places while being large enough to be the right way for you to have the driving experience you want. You’ll be able to take some of your gear with you and it will be handy to have in place where you want it as you take a drive out on the trails or on the roads in your area.
This new model year for the Crosstrek will be built on the new global platform that has recently been used for the Impreza. this compact model is one that makes it possible for you to have more space inside the vehicle without being made larger. The use of thinner and lighter materials that are as strong or stronger than before have made all this possible with the new Crosstrek in order to give you the ride quality and exceptional features that you want to enjoy out on the roads when you’re ready for a small but engaging SUV that competes in the market with the likes of the Toyota C-HR and Chevrolet Trax.
Powering the new version of this SUV is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that pumps out 152 horsepower and 145 lb.-ft. of torque. While you can find hatchbacks that have more power, this is more than enough for a small land active SUV that’s built for fun. The Crosstrek is a vehicle that has the standard Subaru AWD system that we know and loves to make sure we can have the control and experience desired. This engine is attached to either a six-speed manual transmission or a CVT automatic to bring you as much as 33 mpg on the highway, making it an efficient and engaging SUV to drive.
Even though the new Crosstrek is a small model, the legroom has been increased in the second row to give your passengers 36.5 inches of space while also increasing the head and shoulder room. The space behind the seats for cargo is an impressive 20.8 cubic feet of space to bring what you need. Put the seats down and this is the perfect beach machine for your surfboard with 55.3 cubic feet of space for you to carry what you want and need for the fun in the sun.
If you choose the automatic transmission for your version of the Crosstrek, you’re going to be greeted with the X-mode driving selector system. This system optimizes the engine, transmission and AWD system to maximize the traction give you hill descent control capability and make the driving even better for you. This SUV is able to handle a grade off the road of as much as forty percent with ease and makes its way to being as close to a 4WD system as you’re going to find in these little SUVs.
By giving us a new look inside and out that has more space than what we’ve had in the past, the new Subaru Crosstrek is one that certainly allows you to have the driving qualities you’re looking for while providing you the capability you need. The improved platform with the new driving dynamics makes it easy to experience and the updated infotainment interface is even one you’ll be able to engage with and know you’ll have the right way to stay connected. The Subaru Crosstrek is a compact SUV you’re ready to have the fun that you’re looking for when you want an amazing driving experience.