The 2018 Subaru Crosstrek is the carbine of crossovers. Built on the brand’s new Global Platform architecture, the sturdy bones of this year’s Crosstrek offer greater rigidity, which means enhanced handling and reassuring crash-test performance. Not only is it tougher, but the new Crosstrek gets more room inside and more power under the hood.
The Perfect Ride for…
Those of us who want to be able to drive anywhere without needing a monster truck. The 2018 Crosstrek offers versatility without the hefty price tag of a large gas-guzzler. The brand’s legendary symmetrical all-wheel drive comes standard this year; add that to the revolutionary Lineartronic® Continuously Variable Transmission, and you have a road warrior with 8.7 inches of ground clearance that can drive like an SUV but save gas like a compact. This year’s Subaru Crosstrek starts at just $21,795.*
Drive and Handling
Subaru fans know the name BOXER, because for years it has delivered impressive performance. Built on over 50 years of automotive engineering excellence, the latest-generation SUBARU BOXER engine features direct injection for increased output as well as efficiency. And that new frame mentioned above uses more high-strength steel to deliver a ride that’s quieter, smoother, and longer lasting, as well as 70% more rigid. Adventurous drivers will enjoy the high output BOXER engine and the stronger frame as they combine with brand-exclusive Vehicle Dynamics Control with Active Torque Vectoring. These standard features mean a more responsive and more stable ride.
On the 2018 Crosstrek, the 2.0-liter SUBARU BOXER® 4-cylinder engine puts out a more-than-capable 152 hp and 145 lb-ft of torque. Combined with the Lineartronic® CVT, fuel economy reaches an enviously conservative EPA-estimated 33 mpg highway and 27 mpg city.**
Quantity has a quality all its own, and accessing endless music and podcasts is easy with the 2018 Crosstrek. You can easily enjoy content on your smartphone or tablet using the standard Bluetooth® or USB connection, or sync your device to stream more than 30 million songs available on Pandora®, Spotify, Apple Music, or any other streaming service. If you want to really kick your soundtrack up a notch, upgrade to the available 8-speaker, 432-watt-equivalent premium sound system from harman/kardon®.
Standard Subaru safety equipment on the 2018 Crosstrek includes anti-lock brakes, stability and traction controls, a rearview camera, and a full array of airbags. Optional features include the Subaru EyeSight® system that bundles adaptive cruise control, automatic pre-collision braking, lane departure and sway warning, and lane keep assist. The 2.0i Premium and 2.0i Limited add blind spot detection and rear cross traffic alert. Reverse pre-collision braking and an upgraded tire pressure monitoring system are available as well.
Thanks to Subaru’s standard STARLINK app, you can access a wealth of amenities with the swipe of your finger. With the STARLINK app, you can receive vehicle diagnostic alerts, maintenance notifications, vehicle security alarms, and live assistance for both emergency and non-emergency roadside needs. In addition, STARLINK connects your 2018 Crosstrek to in-vehicle apps, including iHeartRadio, Best Parking, and Yelp, all accessible through your paired smartphone.
If you're ready for the Crosstrek or even looking for something a little different, we have many new options in our showroom that will fit your specific needs. If you love the versatility and fuel-savings of the Crosstrek but want something a little more spacious on the inside, then consider the Forester. It’s just as capable off-road as it is on city streets, and it starts at only $22,795.* Want even more space than the Forester? The Outback may be for you. It’s longer, better performing, and more substantial and starts at $25,895.*
* Manufacturer's suggested retail price does not include destination and delivery charges, tax, title and registration fees. Destination and delivery includes handling and inland freight fees and may vary in some states. Prices, specifications, options, features and models subject to change without notice.
** EPA-estimated fuel economy. Actual mileage may vary.
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