2018 Subaru Crosstrek Review
What makes the crossover class so special is that is truly bridges the gap between sedan comfort and SUV handling and capability—and few crossovers blend these qualities quite as adeptly as the Subaru Crosstrek.
If you need a new crossover to help you tackle those Pittsburgh, Wexford, and Butler roads, this may just be the one. Read this 2018 Subaru Crosstrek review by the Baierl Automotive team to learn more.
2018 Subaru Crosstrek Specs
The 2018 Subaru Crosstrek is a vehicle of precision. This much is obvious when you pop open the hood to look at its powertrain. The Subaru BOXER® engine is a wholly unique outfit in that it’s horizontally-opposed. This allows for a smoother, more efficient transfer of power within.
The 2.0L 4-cylinder BOXER® found in the Crosstrek can generate 152 horsepower and 145 lb-ft of torque. Of course, it also features an available Lineartronic® Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) to help improve efficiency.
With the smooth and quiet CVT thrown into the mix, the Crosstrek is able to maintain an EPA-estimated 33 MPG highway and 27 MPG city.
Subaru Crosstrek Towing Capacity
So, now that you know how much power you have in the Crosstrek, you might be wondering how you can put it to use.
The Subaru Crosstrek is capable of towing 1,500 pounds of cargo, which is perfect if you’re heading off-road and need to carry a trailer or some equipment with you.
Also, those loose or rocky roads shouldn’t be much of a problem, especially with Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive in the Crosstrek. It greatly improves handling and maneuverability on uneven terrain.
Of course, you’ll have a few other features to aid in these feats, including X-MODE. This feature optimizes engine output and the transmission ratio. This helps to increase AWD engagement, thus reducing individual wheelspin on low friction surfaces.
You’ll also have Vehicle Dynamics Control and the Traction Control System backing up X-MODE. These naturally ought to improve your stability when the roads get to be a bit rough.
Subaru Crosstrek Safety Features
Those traction features are the only smart safety gadgets that you’ll have in your Crosstrek. In addition to these, you can add in the EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology suite.
Within EyeSight®, you’ll find numerous features that use cameras and sensors to monitor the road around you. If they determine that a collision is imminent at any point, then can either send warning or act autonomously to prevent the accident from happening.
Among the EyeSight® features, you’ll find:
- Adaptive Cruise Control
- Pre-Collision Braking
- Lane Keep Assist
Review the 2018 Subaru Crosstrek in Person
From its safety and handling to its efficient engine performance, the 2018 Subaru Crosstrek is certainly one enticing crossover vehicle. Pittsburgh, Wexford, and Butler drivers with a thirst for adventure should find it particularly appealing.
If you’re interested in learning more about this car, why not get behind the wheel? Contact Baierl Day Automotive today to schedule your test drive!