The Subaru Crosstrek is one of the Japanese brand's most popular models, offering customers a roomy cabin on top of rock-solid reliability, formidable technology, and excellent all-weather capabilities. And it's getting better for 2018.
What's New for 2018
The 2018 Subaru Crosstrek is a full-scale redesign, with a restyled exterior design, a revamped cabin with new multimedia system, and a new chassis, based on Subaru’s New Global Platform. The engine and the all-wheel drive system have also been updated and the five-speed manual transmission has been replaced by a six-speed unit.
Choosing Your Subaru Crosstrek
Under the hood of the 2018 Crosstrek is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 152 horsepower and 145 pound-feet of torque. Transmission options include a six-speed manual or continuously variable automatic transmission. Subaru’s popular Symmetrical all-wheel drive system with torque vectoring is standard.
The manual-equipped Crosstrek has a mileage of 23 miles per gallon in city, 29 highway and 25 mpg combined. Meanwhile, the automatic model returns 27 miles per gallon in city, 33 highway and 29 mpg combined.
There are three trim levels — Base, Premium and Limited. Regardless of the trim, you get a towing capacity of 1,500 pounds and 20.8 cubic-feet of cargo volume.
A loaded Crosstrek Premium costs just under $27,000, which isn't a lot of money for a vehicle that's this safe, this practical, and this well equipped. The base is a good choice too, although the Limited should be avoided unless you really, really need leather upholstery.