2018 Subaru Crosstrek

2018 Subaru Crosstrek

 

Redesigned with better handling and new features than the previous model, the Subaru Crosstrek 2018 model was first introduced in 2017. This happens to be the smallest Subaru crossover with symmetrical all-wheel drive. Subaru Crosstrek has been a first choice favorite for users prospecting for four-wheel-drive, a little more ride height and impressive gas mileage at an affordable price.

 

2018 Subaru Crosstrek features

 

The redesigned new Crosstrek comes with Stablex shocks and an improved suspension setup. It also features Active Torque Vectoring which uses the advanced 13:1 steering and brakes to facilitate sharp, smooth turns. When you leave the pavement, you will appreciate the Crosstrek's 8.7" ground clearance. All the Crosstrek are equipped with traction control and dynamics electronic stability control systems.

 

If you're into gadgets and latest tech, you will love the Android Auto support and Apple CarPlay for your infotainment. The Crosstrek 2.0i Premium trim comes with even more audio equipment as well as a number of bundled services and apps. 2018 Subaru Crosstrek driver assistant and safety technology includes innovative features like adaptive cruise control and lane keeping assist.

 

Crosstrek Interior

 

Crosstrek accommodates up to 5 people. While a majority of subcompact SUVs tend to have cramped back seats, this particular Subaru model comes with enough space for even tall travelers. The car has adequate seat cushioning and the visibility is great too.

 

This redesigned Crosstrek model has a fabulous interior styling that embraces simplicity. The clean and simple layout has a centrally located infotainment screen alongside a number of large climate and audio knobs. The interior materials feel generally upscale with higher trims featuring Orange stitching all over the cabin.

 

When it comes to cargo space, Crosstrek does not disappoint. It can haul more cargo in the back than nearly all the subcompact SUVs we've ever reviewed. It offers 20.9 cubic feet of cargo space and up to 55.2 cubic feet of room when the rear seats are folded.

 

Smartphone users and tech enthusiasts will be thrilled by the Starlink infotainment system. It has menu layouts similar to Android Auto and Apple CarPlay allowing you to access pretty much all your favorite apps right from the 6.5-inch display. You also get a USB port and the six-speaker system delivers impressive sound quality.

 

2018 Subaru Crosstrek Performance

 

 

Crosstrek Engine

 

Unlike most subcompact SUVs, the Crosstrek is designed to offer brisk acceleration. The 152 horsepower, four-cylinder engine kicks into action and gets up to speed within an impressive time frame. Once you hit the highway, you will notice that the automatic transmission (CVT) and engine are more refined and quieter than the previous models. Crosstrek accelerates from 0-60mph in just 9 seconds and can hit top speeds of 123 mph.

 

The Crosstrek offers impressive power that can tow as much as 1,500 pounds. This is incredibly high towing power for this class. Most trims come with a six-speed manual transmission with an option to upgrade to an automatic transmission.

 

 

Crosstrek Gas Mileage

 

Most test drivers opt for the Crosstrek's automatic transmission due to its well-timed, quiet performance as well as fuel efficiency. This transmission will offer 33 mpg when cruising on the highway and about 27 mpg within the city -both are way above average for SUVs in this class. The manual transmission model offers slightly lower fuel efficiency of 30 mpg on the highway and about 23 mpg within the city.

 

Crosstrek Safety

 

The 2018 Subaru Crosstrek has been awarded by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety the highest safety rating after more than 5 test crash tests. This model has been awarded 4 stars in the rollover and frontal crash tests and 5 stars for the side crash tests.

 

The new 2018 Subaru Crosstrek will definitely offer a bang for your money with its impressive features and performance. Handling on this machine is also a charm, both on gravel and pavement. It's stable and smooth backed by strong brakes, responsive steering, and all-wheel drive.

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