The interior gets a new audio system with an improved interface, and EyeSight is available for the first time in the XV Crosstrek. There's also a new base model, the XV Crosstrek 2.0i, for budget shoppers. A rearview camera is now standard across the board.
A new hybrid model joins the lineup. Using the same 2.0-liter engine only with slightly higher compression and an electric motor assist, the XV Crosstrek Hybrid delivers 12 additional horsepower and 18 more lb-ft of torque, plus an additional 4 mpg in city driving. Models equipped with navigation now feature the Aha infotainment app.
About Subaru XV Crosstrek
The 2016 Subaru Crosstrek SUV’s additional ground clearance allows it to venture over rock-strewn trails and snow-covered back roads, places no Ford Focus or VW Golf dare set foot. The Crosstrek straddles the line between a compact-crossover SUV like the Nissan Juke and an efficient compact car. While you won’t find such options as power seats or a panoramic moonroof (you’ll have to look to the Hyundai Tucson for those), the Crosstrek is still a nicely equipped vehicle with a very attractive price. Of course, this being a Subaru, safety is paramount, which is why the Crosstrek can be equipped with Subaru’s EyeSight driver-assist technology. While we applaud the effort, the Crosstrek Hybrid doesn’t offer any real advantage in power or fuel economy.