Subaru’s Crosstrek SUV, now in its second generation, is based on the Impreza hatchback sedan. The 2018 Subaru Crosstrek, built on Subaru’s new global platform, represents a complete update and has a whole new look. New platform increases Crosstrek’s overall stiffness by 70%, says Subaru, reducing noise and improving agility
The interior upgrades are similar to those of the Impreza line, which ultimately saved it from the subterranean aesthetic that has severely undermined the Subaru for years. The cars in the base have self-adjusting driver and passenger side power windows, 60/40 folding rear seats, carpeted floor mats, power locks and mirrors, one column tilt and telescopic steering. High-end cars add a leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear lever, and open up a range of options, including a moonroof. The Base and Premium models feature a 6.5-inch touchscreen equipped with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, while Limited cars see an upgrade to an 8.0-inch display. Available Orange Premium and Limited Inner Seams are sure to enhance any trip to REI. Make sure the new Patagonia jacket does not collide. Limited models also receive a keyless entry system and a six-way driver seat push button, steerable LED headlamps and 18-inch wheels instead of 17-inch units on lower specification models .
On the outside, the new 2018 Subaru Crosstrek follows the butchifying tactics of the previous model, but becomes a little more monkey with the plastic coating, distorting the shape of the wings and exaggerating the dark surroundings of the new Impreza’s fog lamp. Otherwise, we did not expect radical reinvention, and we did not have one. The faithful of Crosstrek, without a doubt, will be delighted.
Crosstrek’s 2.0 liter four-cylinder flatbed really felt the effects of thin air. We were told that the engine itself is 80% new and that it is now equipped with direct injection, which increases power from 148 to 152 (but 145 lb-ft of torque remains). The optional Continuously Variable Automatic Transmission has also been revised with greater split ratio available on both ends for faster response at lower speeds and lower speed on the highway. We will have to test one to validate these requests. For the auto, the estimated EPA fuel economy gains 1 mpg in the city for 2018, with 27/33/29 mpg city / highway / combined. Towing capacity remains at 1500 pounds, regardless of transmission.