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Reviews 2018 Subaru Crosstrek Review: Go Off The Beaten Path

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

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Because the 2018 Crosstrek is essentially a lifted version of the redesigned Impreza, it benefits from all the same improvements in overall refinement. 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.

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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

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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.

Related Video: 2018 Subaru Crosstrek Quick Drive(Provided by Consumer Reports)

Pros

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Rather than rethink the Crosstrek ’s existence, Subaru has instead embraced its niche status for its 2018 model year refresh. 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.

The 2018 Subaru Crosstrek is all-new for 2018 . It rides on a new chassis, gets an upgraded version of Off -roading is where the Crosstrek shines thanks to the 8.7 inches of ground clearance and But the engine is raucous and unpleasant when you go full throttle, which is pretty much every time you

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.

2018 Subaru Crosstrek

  2018 Subaru Crosstrek Subaru's newest Crosstrek shines in every fashion . . . almost.The second-generation Crosstrek once again is essentially a jacked-up Impreza hatchback, and its exterior shares much with its lower-riding sibling. Front and rear fascias, along with the wheel arches and rocker panels, receive plastic cladding to give the Crosstrek a more rugged look. Like the Impreza, the Crosstrek rides on Subaru’s new Global Platform. It features a refined front-strut suspension with bracing for additional lateral support, as well as strengthened mounting points. The rear multilink suspension has been revised as well and bolts to a beefier rear subframe.

SUBARU INTRODUCES COMPLETELY REDESIGNED 2018 CROSSTREK WITH ALL-NEW STYLING, PERFORMANCE, SAFETY, CAPABILITY AND COMFORT Sporty Yet Rugged Styling The system helps reduce understeer and keeps the vehicle on the driver’s intended cornering path .

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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. 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.

2018 Subaru Crosstrek: Review© Motor1.com 2018 Subaru Crosstrek: Review

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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Rather than rethink the Crosstrek ’s existence, Subaru has instead embraced its niche status for its 2018 model year refresh. 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

Read expert reviews on the 2018 Subaru Crosstrek from the sources you trust. Request a dealer quote or view used cars at MSN Autos. 2018 Subaru Crosstrek Review : Go Off The Beaten Path . Subaru ’s Crosstrek is a fun alternative to your traditional CUV.

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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