Thinking of getting a Subaru Crosstrek? You’re probably thinking that by getting yourself the 2018 model year, you’ll then have to spend a lot more compared to the previous year model. But we have some good news that will prove you wrong. Subaru had just announced that the 2018 Crosstrek, which will arrive this summer, will just cost $140 more than last year’s model. The compact crossover will have a starting price of $22,710, which already includes the destination fee. Not bad, Subaru!
The 2018 Crosstrek 2.0i will be equipped with a 2.0-liter flat four-cylinder engine under the hood that produces 152 horsepower (113 kilowatts), compared to the previous model that gave out only 148 horsepower (110 kilowatts). This will be paired with a six-speed manual, but a CVT is also available, which features the X-Mode off-road traction tech and Hill Descent Control, but will cost $1,000 more. We expect that most US buyers will opt for the CVT instead of the standard transmission.
The all-wheel-drive will be getting a longer wheelbase with 1.2 inches more than that of the previous model, but the overall length is only up by 0.6 inch. This increases the rigidity of the utilized body structure by over 70 percent.
For models with the manual transmission, customers will get 23 miles per gallon city, 29 mpg highway, and 25 mpg combined, while the CVT gets 27 mpg city, 33 mpg highway, and 29 mpg combined.
The 2018 Crosstrek comes in three trims: the 2.0i, Premium, and Limited. Having said that, the base model will be equipped with a 6.5-inch infotainment system that is compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. For a more advanced infotainment system, customers can opt for the Premium trim so they get Subaru’s Starlink Connected Services apps. The higher trim also copes well with winter conditions as it comes with heated seats, de-icer windshield wiper, and heated mirrors.
For the Premium CVT trim, customers have three package options ranging from an additional $1,395 to $2,395 with features such as a moonroof, blind spot detection, EyeSight which features adaptive cruise control, lane departure, pre-collision braking and other safety features.
The range topper, the Limited CVT trim, priced at $27,210 is equipped with an eight-inch infotainment system, 18-inch wheels, steering responsive headlights, blind spot detection, lane change assist, keyless access with push-button start, etc. Inside, customers have a choice of either black or grey leather upholstery finished with orange stitching.
Options for the range topper range from $2,095 to $3,445. Some add-on features are EyeSight, moonroof, high beam assist and Harman Kardon stereo and navigation for the more expensive option.