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The 2018 Subaru Crosstrek

The 2018 Subaru Crosstrek

Automaatic
June 6, 2017


One area that the Japanese have really excelled in is in technology, especially in the automobile industry. Adding to their large assortment of excellent vehicles is the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek. Judging by their track record, you don’t need rocket science to know that this will be a state of the art automobile. To put your curiosity to rest, this Subaru model is a mild upgrade of its successful predecessor. It has remained pretty much the same. Just like the Golden States Warriors’ locker room and so we expect it to continue winning like its predecessor. It has been slightly lifted to achieve more ground clearance, and it has an all-wheel drive. Other than that, it still has all the standard features of the previous generation. Although categorized as an SUV, this Crosstrek model shares a strong resemblance to the Impreza hatchback in terms of design and off-road performance.

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Which upgrades are on offer?

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Subaru has stuck to the previous model, and only limited modifications have been incorporated on this new model. The 2019 Crosstrek will have driver-assistance features such as pre-collision mitigation, lane switch warnings, lane maintenance assist and adaptive cruise control. It will come in three different trims, 2.0i Limited, 2.0i and 2.0i Premium- each with its unique features, although they all adhere to the same basic design of the Crosstrek.

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What about Fuel Consumption?

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The Crosstrek comes with a 152 hp flat-4 rated engine with a capacity of 2.0 liters; it offers 145 lb.-feet of torque. With a 6-speed manual transmission in 2.0i and 2.0i Premium trims, the fuel consumption rate is 29 miles per gallon on the highway and 23 mpg in the city. As for the CVT in 2.0i Limited, the rate is 27 mpg city and 33 mpg highway.

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What makes the trims stand apart?

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All the models are quite similar to each other, aside from the unique modifications and price. If the trims were celebrities then they would have to be the Olsen sisters. The 2.0i Limited Crosstrek costs slightly more at $28,170 because it comes with CVT automatic transmission. It also includes the X-mode, which assists during a hill descent. Other great features include automatic reverse braking, keyless start button, automatic climate controls, blind spot mitigation, and traffic alert system on the rear end. The Crosstrek 2.0i Premium costs $23,870 and is equipped with all-weather functionalities, such as front seats with heating features, fog lights, heated side mirrors and windshield wiper with de-icing properties. The Crosstrek 2.0i is the cheapest at $22,870 and is installed with a 6-speed manual transmission. It lacks all the added advantages of the two but functions equally well.

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Which safety measures should I look forward to?

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The Subaru Crosstrek is designed with precautionary measures to avoid collision and instability, especially on rough terrains. These precautionary features are like a helmet on an NFL player. It is equipped with seven airbags to cushion impact on all sides. It is also fitted with electronic tractions, stability control features, and anti-lock brakes. The driver assistant feature, EyeSight, has lane departure monitoring, lane maintenance assist, automatic pre-collision braking, and adaptive cruise control.

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Anything I should know about the Interior?

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For a subcompact-crossover SUV, it has decent space for passengers and cargo. It can accommodate five passengers comfortably, and the rear seats fold completely to double the space from 20.8 to 55.3 cubic feet. The dashboard includes a state of the art entertainment station to make the driving experience as fun as possible. It has an updated infotainment system that includes a 6.5 inch touch screen that supports smartphone integration, Bluetooth and audio streaming services, such as Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Aha and Pandora internet radio. The Starlink system features security measures like emergency assistance, stolen vehicle recovery, remote lock/unlock and collision notification.

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Any added changes to the exterior?

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Aside from 8 inches of added ground clearance and a tailgate that is four inches wider, there aren’t many noticeable differences between this model and its predecessor. It also has 17-inch alloy wheel and roof rails. This design is a clear indication that Subaru does not fret much about its outward design, but instead concentrates more on performance, which is the reason why Subaru automobiles are very popular.

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Is there anything else?

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This is the best part. With the X-Mode Hill Descent Control feature, a driver can navigate through steep and slippery slopes with ease. Once the button has been activated, the driver is only required to concentrate on the steering wheel, and no pedaling is required. The X-Mode system is however found in CVT models only.

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