Reviews 2018 Subaru Crosstrek Review: Go Off The Beaten Path

02:43  11 november  2017
02:43  11 november  2017 Source:   motor1

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Go on, get the stick. Most buyers will opt for the continuously variable transmission, but those who want to shift for themselves aren’t out of luck. 2018 subaru crosstrek 2.0i premium. Engine 2.0-Liter H4. Output 152 Horsepower / 148 Pound-Feet.

2018 Subaru Crosstrek Review . Improved All Around. The transition was very fast. Felt as though as soon as your foot is off the brake, it’d be ready to go .

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2018 Subaru Crosstrek Consumer Reviews . Subaru 's legendary AWD system and good ground clearance enable the Crosstrek to get off the beaten path , with the fuel range, and dependablity to get back to civilization without a toolbox, it even has M+S rated tires.

The 2018 Subaru Crosstrek is the second generation of the small off -roader. For just over ,000 in a comfortable configuration, buyers will find a capable crossover that should go anywhere, with anyone, easily. Be the first one to write a review on 2018 Subaru Crosstrek .

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There’s a sweet spot in the crowded crossover class reserved for the Subaru Crosstrek. It’s a charming, butch little thing, with standard all-wheel drive, lots of room inside, and a “who cares if it gets dirty?” attitude. Rather than rethink the Crosstrek’s existence, Subaru has instead embraced its niche status for its 2018 model year refresh. It’s got the same attitude, but has improvements in key areas that make it more pleasant to drive and nicer to use day to day.

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The 2018 Subaru Crosstrek is a small SUV with a strong showing in our rankings. It has superb ground clearance to get off the beaten path , comes with standard all-wheel drive, and offers lots of room for your gear.

Better to live with. Because the 2018 Crosstrek is essentially a lifted version of the redesigned Impreza, it benefits from all the same improvements in overall refinement. That means it’s quieter inside, with better materials used throughout the cabin. It’s no superstar of comfort or luxury – maybe class-average at best. But if you’ve spent a lot of time in the old Crosstrek, you’ll definitely notice – and appreciate – the big interior upgrade.

Better to drive (mostly). The Crosstrek rides on a completely new architecture, which pays dividends in the ride-and-handling department. Even on the smaller 17-inch wheels, the Crosstrek is composed in the corners, with responsive steering that’s quick to respond and light in overall action. On the highway, the Crosstrek rides with planted confidence, and even on rough pavement – or dirt roads, where the Subie loves to play – the high-riding Impreza is solid and stable. And fun to slide around a gravely corner. The powertrain itself, however… well, I’ll get to that in a minute.

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The 2018 Subaru Crosstrek is all new, and it’s fantastic. Our review uncovers an an excellent vehicle at a bargain price. The new suspension also gives the 2018 Crosstrek 8.7 inches of ground clearance, which is great for going off -pavement.

The Subaru Crosstrek is a crossover with genuine off -road chops. The all-new 2018 Subaru Crosstrek – Subaru . By. Rather than the smooth curves typical of crossovers, the Crosstrek is bold with a more sculpted body. It looks ready to go off the beaten path .

Go on, get the stick. Most buyers will opt for the continuously variable transmission, but those who want to shift for themselves aren’t out of luck. In fact, Subaru offers the six-speed manual transmission on both the base model and the volume Premium trim seen here. In other words, you don’t have to sacrifice niceties like heated seats, auto headlights, and a touchscreen infotainment system if you want to row your own gears. Of course, if you want to get Subaru’s EyeSight suite of safety tech, you’re locked into the CVT experience.

Priced right. Not only does this 2.0i Premium model come nicely equipped, it does so at a very reasonable price point. As tested, this Crosstrek costs $23,510, which feels like a total bargain. A smaller, dumpier-looking, similarly equipped Chevy Trax costs a few grand more.

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Cons

Gutless. Good as the Crosstrek is from a ride-and-handling perspective, its engine is a weak point. Subaru’s 2.0-liter naturally aspirated boxer four is found underhood, with 152 horsepower and 148 pound-feet of torque. Below about 3,000 rpm, this thing struggles, and on several uphill climbs, I found myself downshifting a gear or two just to eke out some oomph. For a vehicle that will spend the majority of its life running around cities and traversing highways and country roads, more low-end power would be great. (You know, a Crosstrek WRX sure sounds fun…)

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2018 Subaru Crosstrek Review : Go off the beaten path . 2018 Subaru Impreza: What You Need to Know. U.S. News & World Report - Cars. Subaru WRX STI Final Edition Coming to U.K.

2018 Subaru Crosstrek : Review . By Philip Van der Vossen on. So we weren’t surprised when Subaru invited us to go camping glamping in the Black Hills of South Dakota for the press While the Crosstrek isn’t really a serious off -roading rig, it is capable of more than you would expect and more

Is this the new one? While I don’t think the 2018 Crosstrek looks bad, it doesn’t really look new, either. If you told me this was a 2013 model, I’d believe you. If you want a crossover with fresh, modern styling, you’ll need to look elsewhere.

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Competitors

Chevy Trax

Honda HR-V

Kia Soul

Mazda CX-3

Nissan Rogue Sport

Toyota C-HR

Photos: Michael Shaffer / Subaru

2018 SUBARU CROSSTREK 2.0i PREMIUM
Engine2.0-Liter H4
Output152 Horsepower / 148 Pound-Feet
Transmission6-Speed Manual
Fuel Economy23 City / 29 Highway / 25 Combined
Drive TypeAll-Wheel Drive
Weight3,113 Pounds
Seating Capacity5
Cargo Volume20.8 / 55.3 Cubic Feet
Base Price$21,795
As-Tested Price$23,510

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