Some people might say that Subaru is limited by its mediocrity but isn’t true at all. Subaru is rather a manufacturer that is confident about its products and is capable of producing marvels in the long run. The 2018 Subaru Crosstrek is a perfect instance for that. Introduced in ’96, this vehicle started off as a rather unconventional looking outback with a rather rugged engine. Over the years Subaru fine-tuned things in terms of performance and started working on innovative and useful designs. As a result, numerous changes were made and the results were certainly not disappointing.
2018 Subaru Crosstrek – Design Updates:
On a scale of 1 to 10, in terms of desirability, this SUV is already somewhere in the above average range. To add that the changes due are certainly going to be responsible for making it reach the top. Changes/Upgrades specific to 2018 Subaru Crosstrek are as follows:
- A bunch of technological features is to be integrated that will be responsible for the car’s safety.
- The improved engine that provides comparatively higher outputs for their capacity.
- Upgraded and luxurious cabin integrated with Subaru’s premium StarLink System.
- New Platform and a lot more.
However, the best part is that the company is offering all of these changes for a price that almost remains unchanged. The 2018 Subaru Crosstrek’s design upgrades include a new standard wheelbase that has Subaru has designed for all new variants. Interior changes are only restricted to the console with the exception of the new luxurious and spacious interiors. Exterior changes include a lot of new changes. For starters, this variant boasts new ‘hawk-eye’ headlight and silver hexagonal grills and bumpers. It also features fancier wheels and a bolder look. 2015. Leather wrapped multifunction steering wheel and efficient brakes give a new taste of drive. Other than that general safety features have been added as well which include ‘Eyesight’ which is basically a combination many other safety features. Last but not the least it also comes with Starlink that enables features such as smartphone integration. Other than that, Apple car play is available as well.
2018 Subaru Crosstrek – Engine Options and Specs:
Subaru really wants this vehicle to do well, therefore, they are pretty much reaching out every way they can. 2018 Subaru Crosstrek will be offered in a total of three engine options and people can choose according to theirs. The first two engine options include a 2.0-liter unit. One of them is petrol variant whereas the other one is a diesel variant. The other engine option is 2.0-liter DOHC gasoline unit. This is certainly the best of the lot with superior power output and torque figures. As far as the power output of the other two engines is concerned, they will increase by a little bit and the new output will be around 148 hp. Further details regarding the exact figures will be available soon. That’s not all regarding the powertrain; transmission and EPA ratings will be revealed but before that little unique functionality have been described. Under its hood, the Subaru Crosstrek 2018 uses a cooling technique rather air suspension to keep the unit cooling and running better. To add to that it has been mated with a six paced gear unit and is to use all-wheel driving option.
EPA ratings of the 2018 Subaru Crosstrek are to increase as well and they are pretty impressive compared to most other vehicles. Offering an average mileage of 28 mpg, this car is able to provide 26 mpg on city roads and 32 mpg when on highways.
2018 Subaru Crosstrek – Cost, Competitions, and Availability:
It has been stated that the price of 2018 Subaru Crosstrek won’t vary much from its predecessor. For all the features and improvements that have been implemented on this vehicle, the cost is surprisingly nominal and it certainly gives this vehicle an edge over its competitors. The base variant of this sports utility vehicle is to be offered for a price tag of $22.5k. This figure increases up to $30k for the superior variants. There are lots of cars available in the small SUV segment and therefore competition is unavoidable. Nevertheless, if any manufacturer has got the market’s demands right then it does have some edge over its contemporaries. Such is the case for 2018 Crosstrek and some of its competitors include:
- Hyundai Tucson
- Fiat 500x
- Nissan Juke
- Honda HR-V
- Mazda CX-3
Although 2018 Subaru Crosstrek is scheduled to release by the end of next year i.e. 2017 it is most likely that it won’t hit the showrooms until 2018. Making good cars takes time and after they are done taking their time, the 2018 Subaru Crosstrek will unveil their marvelous creation at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show.