Ever since, Subaru has made many car buyers happy by offering rough wagons and hatchbacks. The latest offering for hatchback is the redesign Subaru Crosstrek. Based on the Impreza hatchback, the Crosstrek has an elevated suspension to handle rough terrain, and its body cladding is thick enough to fend off branches and rocks. Sure, the hatchback design frees up a lot of space for your stuff. Acceleration is not a strong point, but the fuel economy is very good and the price is competitive. It’s the right choice if you want to roam off-road but does not require the full capability of a truck-based SUV.
The 2018 Subaru Crosstrek is a compact crossover SUV sold in three levels of trim: 2.0i, 2.0i Premium and 2.0i Limited.
The 2018 Subaru Crosstrek is powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 152 horsepower and 145 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed manual transmission is standard on the 2.0i and 2.0i Premium trims, but a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) is optional and standard on the Limited. Unlike many of its competitors, the Crosstrek comes with Subaru Symmetrical all-wheel drive as standard.
In performance testing, the 2018 Subaru Crosstrek Limited accelerates from zero to 60 mph in slow 9.0 seconds. EPA fuel economy is excellent at 29 mpg combined (27 city/33 highway for automatic and (25/23/29) the manual.