Following the warm welcome directed towards the 2017 Subaru Crosstrek, it seems like the company doesn’t wish to take too much risk as the arrival of the 2018 Subaru Crosstrek is getting closer. In general, there are so many to love about this crossover SUV: an all-wheel drive offered as standard, fuel efficient engine, and spacious interior. In general, the Crosstrek remains a great choice if you need a vehicle to deal with the snowy winter weather but do not prefer tall SUV or truck.
2018 Subaru Crosstrek Interior
A decent amount of legroom and headroom is offered inside the 2018 Subaru Crosstrek , both front and back. The cockpit can be adjusted easily so the driver can settle into his preferred comfortable driving position for a good outside view—the slightly higher diving position actually helps. The materials quality is impressive, inside and out, even inside the lower trim level. Most controls can be operated easily, especially the three knobs used to control the climate. The display screen of audio system is pretty useful, although the interface for navigation feels awkward. Plus, unfortunately, the control buttons mounted to the steering wheel are smaller and irritating to use.
In terms of cabin comfort, the 2018 Subaru Crosstrek will still remain as one of the options offering comfortable cabin. This allows for a smoother ride, unlike what its high stance indicates, and the seats are accommodating reasonably—they are shaped nicely, yet the absence of power adjustment may be a turn down. Even so, Subaru Crosstrek isn’t known to be a quiet car—the engine noise during accelerating, along with the road and wind noise as you’re cruising, is easily noticed inside the cabin.
2018 Subaru Crosstrek Engine
Regardless of the trim level—2.0i, 2.0i Premium, 2.0i Premium Special Edition, or 2.0i Limited—all Subaru Crosstrek 2018 models are available with the standard all-wheel drive, in addition to a 2.0L 4-cylinder engine good for 148 horsepower and 145 lb.-ft. of torque. The base 2.0i is equipped with a 5-speed manual transmission, so is the 2.0i Premium, which is also offered with an optional CVT. The 2.0i Limited is also offered with a CVT. Acceleration, however, is poor—the 2017 Crosstrek took 9.9 seconds to accelerate to 60 mph. The braking and steering are not as satisfying either, although they’re adequate. On the other hand, handling and off-road capabilities are impressive.
2018 Subaru Crosstrek Price
The release date, although it is yet to announce, is probably some times during the mid of 2017, but it will not be any later than the last quarter. The MSRP is still unknown as well, although we can refer to that of the 2017 model year to see how much the 2018 Subaru Crosstrek will be sold at.
The all-weather and off-road capability form the selling point of 2018 Subaru Crosstrek to attract buyers. However, there are still better options out there worth considering, especially if you spend your time mostly to drive on urban or suburban roads—Honda HR-V, Mazda CX-3, and Jeep Renegade, for instance.