2018 Subaru Crosstrek Specs, Price, Release Date – Subaru Crosstrek has become an option for family cars, but there are some things left that reduce enthusiasm. But the full redesign of 2018 Subaru Crosstrek has the necessary changes to put a lot of our doubts to the break.
Not many changes were present at the 2018 Subaru Crosstrek styling. It still has off-road capability, scuff-resistant matte black fender and offered in a unique color. But some have been changed, though only slightly. It’s no taller, just three quarters an inch wider, more than half-inch longer and the wheelbase has been stretched 1.2 inches. All of it combined with a faster steering ratio, a revised suspension and a symmetrical AWD system that now boasts active torque vector, the new 2018 Subaru Crosstrek handle more safely while offering a better level of refinement and quietness.
Under the hood, the 2018 Subaru Crosstrek get’s a revised 2.0-liter boxer engine with direct fuel injection. This is the same change when the Impreza was redesigned last year, where the power increased to 154 HP and 145 lb-ft of torque. The Boxer engine is backed by a six-speed manual transmission or a continuously variable transmission (CVT) with paddle shifters and offers seven ratio steps to mimic a normal automatic gears. The CVT-equipped model also adds “X mode”, which optimizes torque delivery to 18-inch wheels during less than optimal driving conditions. The three-pedal addict has to forgo the Limited trim, because the manual transmission is only available on the base and the Premium trim.
The 2018 Subaru Crosstrek fuel economy not released yet, but the changes on the Impreza led to 1 extra mpg combined and 2 mpg on the highway. If the same here, the 2018 Crosstrek fuel economy rating perhaps at 26 mpg city/35 mpg highway and 30 mpg combined.
It can be said with certainty that the new wheelbase gives more leg room, especially on the back if a short test indicates, and the cabin feels more open. The telescopic steering range is quite generous, and there is a higher interior trim level with comfortable front seat covered with a coarse fabric that’s handsome in a rugged sort of way. The dashboard has an 8-inch touch screen that supposedly supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Subaru is very serious in terms of safety, and the 2018 Crosstrek will be equipped with adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking and EyeSight system lane keeping assistance. Steerable headlights and automatic high-beam dimming will also available. Finally, the rear end get’s blind-spot monitoring and a cross-traffic alerts system.
The 2018 Subaru Crosstrek will available in dealer showrooms late this summer with a starting price of $22,710 for the base model and an extra $1,000 if you choose the CVT models. The Premium models prices start at $23,510 with the manual transmission and $24,510 with the CVT. At the top is the Limited trim, which prices start from $27,210.