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2018 Subaru Crosstrek Unveiled in U.S. Trim

By Bob Nagy on April 4, 2017 12:00 PM

Presented globally as the XV in Geneva, the all-new 2018 Subaru Crosstrek bows in U.S.-spec at the New York Auto Show. This subcompact crossover SUV hits showrooms this summer to take on Jeep Renegade, Honda HR-V and Mazda CX-3.

To be offered in 2.0i base, Premium, and leather-lined Limited trims, the new Crosstrek is just 0.6-inch longer than the outgoing model but has a 1.2-inch longer wheelbase, which improves ride and according to Subaru gives it class-leading interior volume. The more aggressive bodywork adds new curb appeal and also brings a larger rear liftgate to ease cargo-loading. All Crosstreks will be fitted with a new, direct-injected naturally aspirated 2.0-liter boxer 4-cylinder making 152 horsepower. It will be backed by a new 6-speed manual transmission in base and Premium models and a 7-step Lineartronic CVT with paddle shifters standard in the Limited but optional on the other two.

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All Crosstreks offer a generous 8.7 inches of ground clearance and have standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive abetted by new Active Torque Vectoring. CVT-equipped models also come with Subaru’s driver-selectable X-Mode that adds an extra measure of confidence on slick surfaces and when traversing steep inclines. In addition its far stronger and more rigid Subaru Global Platform, the 2018 Crosstrek boasts a more capable, comfortable and better-controlled suspension.

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The 2018 Crosstrek also will come with or offer loads of advanced technology including the latest Subaru Starlink Multimedia and Connected Services, Harman/Kardon premium audio, support for Android Auto/Apple CarPlay and the automaker’s award-winning EyeSight system that includes adaptive cruise control, automatic pre-collision braking and lane departure warning. Blind spot detection with lane keep assist and rear cross traffic alert, steering responsive headlights and high beam assist are optional. Pricing for the 2018 Subaru Crosstrek will be announced closer to its on-sale date.

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