Ask anyone in the market for a pre-owned vehicle and they will tell you how difficult it is to find a used Subaru. These vehicles are a rarity because Subaru owners tend to hold onto their rides for as long as possible, ridding themselves of these vehicles at a much less frequent rate than buyers of other cars. One reason for that is due to the long-lasting dependability and incredible utility of the Subaru lineup.
Few Subaru models are as adaptable and dependable as the Subaru Crosstrek. Not only is the Crosstrek a roomy ride, but it is also a powerful vehicle can take on any terrain. Subaru seems to have perfected its small SUV, with capabilities and features that will have new buyers holding onto it well into the next decade.
A performance you can trust
If Subarus are known for one thing above all else, it’s their dependability. While other vehicles might falter and fail in the face of inclement weather, Subaru’s standard all-wheel drive faces these challenges head on. As with nearly all Subaru’s vehicles, the 2018 Crosstrek comes standard with this all-wheel drive system. However, that’s not the only component that provides the Crosstrek with reliable performance.
Under the hood of each Crosstrek is a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder BOXER® engine, producing 152 horsepower and 145 lb-ft of torque. When equipped with the available Lineartronic® Continuously Variable Transmission, the Crosstrek becomes an efficient ride as well. With this powertrain, the Subaru Crosstrek is able to achieve 27 mpg in the city, 33 mpg on the highway and 30 mpg combined.*
An interior that adjusts
As impressive as the features under its hood are, the 2018 Subaru Crosstrek’s interior cabin might be the area that contains the most utility. The Crosstrek’s interior is packed with plenty of useful and convenient features, such as 60/40-split flat-folding rear seatbacks that allow drivers to customize their Crosstrek to best address cargo needs. When properly adjusted, the Crosstrek’s interior provides up to 51.9 cubic feet of cargo space.
Standard features for the Subaru Crosstrek are focused on practicality, with cargo-area grocery bag and tie-down hooks and manually adjusting air conditioning among the lineup. Still, if you’re after added comfort and convenience, upgrading trim levels will provide you with heated front seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and steering-responsive LED headlights.
A standard rear vision camera makes navigating out of tough parking spaces a breeze, while the Subaru Crosstrek 2.0i Limited trim includes STARLINK™ 8-inch multimedia navigation, designed to help you find your way as you blaze across the trails.
Both under the hood and within the cabin, the 2018 Subaru Crosstrek proves to be a vehicle that places utility first. Visit your local dealership to test drive one today.
* EPA-estimated fuel economy. Actual mileage may vary.
This article is presented by CitySide Subaru in Belmont, Massachusetts.