You’re looking at one of the worst kept secrets in the vehicle industry, the redesigned 2018 Subaru Crosstrek. Presented at the 2017 Geneva Motor Program as the Subaru XV, the Crosstrek is essentially a Subaru Impreza hatchback with a raised suspension, SUV styling hints, and an enhanced all-wheel-drive (AWD) system that offers the small crossover genuine off-roading ability.
2018 Subaru Crosstrek Exterior
Look past the overstated matte-black body cladding, the huge 18-in. aluminum wheels painted black with a machined surface area, and the roof rails, and it is simple to see the Subaru Impreza 5-door hatchback on which the 2018 Crosstrek is based.
In truth, you may have to look carefully to even discriminate between the brand-new Crosstrek and the old one. Though they are quite similar in regards to style, they are substantially different below their skins.
Mentioning skins, the new Crosstrek will be readily available in a couple of new colors unless Subaru is limiting them to Europe: Cool Gray Khaki and Sunshine Orange.
2018 Subaru Crosstrek Interior
As was true for the revamped Subaru Impreza, the new 2018 Crosstrek’s interior is larger with enhanced outward exposure and extra freight space. Likewise, possibly since it is popular with people who pursue outdoor activities and likely sweat a lot, Subaru says the seat fabric is upgraded for much better breathability.
For referral, the Impreza 5-door brings 20.8 cu. ft. of freight behind its rear seat, and up to 55.3 cu. ft. of freight with the rear seat folded down. Subaru has not validated these numbers for the new Crosstrek, however if they don’t match precisely, they will be really close.
2018 Subaru Crosstrek Engine
Being a Subaru, it’ll include standard all-wheel drive. It’ll come equipped with X-Mode, which optimizes pedal inputs and the all-wheel drive system for improved traction on slippery surface areas. Hill descent control will keep things from getting hairy when the going gets rocky.
While Europeans have a 154-horsepower flat-four under the hood, the United States market will receive the same 152-horsepower H4 as the US-spec 2017 Impreza. The base and Premium trims come standard with a six-speed handbook, with a constantly variable transmission offered as an alternative. On greater trims, the CVT becomes basic.
2018 Subaru Crosstrek Release Date and Price
The 2018 Subaru Crosstrek hits display rooms this summertime, with pricing to be exposed more detailed to the launch date. It needs to continue to be a sensible option to SUVs, giving purchasers all-wheel drive traction and the functionality of a hatchback, without the bulk of a big, high-riding crossover or truck.