2018 Subaru Crosstrek Review, Specs

The upcoming 2018 Subaru Crosstrek aims to recreate the new changes to this franchise. The Crosstrek franchise is not that old when it comes to producing quality compact SUV models in international markets. Its first model came way back in 2013, and it turned heads immediately. Despite requests from its customer base, the Subaru has decided not to include multiple engine choices for this model. Hence, the customers will not receive multiple choices and this model will have only a single powertrain unit. Still, the multiple design upgrades are coming out in this new model to compensate for it.

2018 Subaru Crosstrek front

2018 Subaru Crosstrek – Design Upgrades

The 2018 Subaru Crosstrek aims to introduce the new design elements to its customers so as to continue its updated trend in this compact SUV market. Hence, this model is all set to receive quite a few changes before it finishes production. Some of these changes include:

  • Better technicality upgrades, which include sleek fitted LED headlights. Its horizontal placements give an overall classy look to this model.
  • Automated front brakes with improved forward lane sensors help to mitigate accidents.
  • Brand new steering controls, with telescopic feature and better surface grip.
  • Complete leather upholstery with power heated and adjustable seats.
  • Longer wheelbase design with rear view HD camera for parking assists.
  • Modified central console which includes a new LCD display module for infotainment purposes.
  • Wireless connectivity options with smartphone integration and satellite navigation.

Since the 2018 Subaru Crosstrek will not include multiple powertrain units, this model will have 3 different trim options to choose from. These trim variants include:

  • 2.0i
  • Premium 2.0i
  • 2.0i Limited.

2018 Subaru Crosstrek interior

2018 Subaru Crosstrek – Engine Details

The Subaru has worked tremendously to improve its current engine model to deliver more power and provide efficient performance, as compared to its previous models. This new 2018 Subaru Crosstrek will include a 2.0 liter inline 4 cylinders PZEV Boxed DOHC engine unit.

This unit can generate a max power output of 148 HP, along with 145 lb-ft torque. This complete setup will be coupled with an all-wheel drivetrain configuration, in addition to being mated with a 6-speed transmission module.

As far as its fuel economy is concerned, experts suggest that this unit estimates an EPA rating of 26 mpg in city drive, 33 mpg in highway drive, thus producing a combined rating of 28 mpg. These figures look pretty impressive as this model primarily competes in the compact SUV segment of automobiles.

2018 Subaru Crosstrek rear

2018 Subaru Crosstrek – Pricing and Release Date

This 2018 Crosstrek model was first designed to become available only in Japan. However, after seeing huge customer potential in the North America and Asia markets, the Subaru has opted for an international release of this model.

Since this Subaru Crosstrek model is still in production, its pricing details have not been released. Still, experts suggest that its base 2.0i model will be available for $22,600, while its highest trim variant can go for $30,000. The customers can expect all models to become available by late 2017 or early 2018.

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