This year, the new Subaru Crosstrek range comprises five trims: Base, Premium, Sport, Limited, and Hybrid. The lower two trims come with a 2.0-liter Boxer four-cylinder engine with 152 hp and a six-speed manual transmission, but can be equipped with the CVT optionally. A larger 2.5-liter engine with 182 hp powers the Sport and Limited; here, only a CVT is offered. Finally, the CVT-equipped CrossTrek Hybrid uses a 2.0-liter engine and two electric motors to make a combined 148 hp. All models use the brand’s AWD system.
Starting with the entry-level Crosstrek, the base price buys you 17-inch alloy wheels, multi-reflector halogen headlights, a roof spoiler, and black folding side mirrors. The front seats are manually adjustable and you can have the cloth upholstery in any color you want as long as it’s black. Automatic climate control, a 6.5-inch touchscreen display, and a four-speaker sound system are standard.
The Premium adds two speakers to the sound system, SiriusXM, a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, another color choice for the cloth seats (along with orange stitching), a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and heated front seats.
The Sport is a new trim with an even more rugged approach and is the cheapest model to use the bigger 2.5-liter engine. It’s more capable thanks to X-Mode (improving traction in slippery or snowy conditions) and hill descent control. It also has a sport grille, a Gunmetal finish for the side mirrors, unique wheel arch cladding, and StarTex water-repellent upholstery. The EyeSight suite with adaptive cruise control is introduced at this level.
A more luxurious offering is the Limited. This one boasts leather seats, a folding rear center armrest, a larger eight-inch touchscreen interface, high beam assist, blind-spot detection, and reverse automatic braking.
Finally, there is the economical Hybrid, equipped to a similar standard as the Limited. It differs with its low-profile roof rails, navy leather seats with blue contrast stitching, and a unique LCD display with a power meter.