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2018 Subaru Crosstrek Overview

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All-new and improved for the 2018 model year, the Subaru Crosstrek stands out in the compact SUV segment.


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2018 Subaru Crosstrek

What’s New for the 2018 Subaru Crosstrek?

The Subaru Crosstrek has been completely redesigned for the 2018 model year. This overhaul includes adjustments of the exterior and interior, additional technology features, and powertrain changes. The Crosstrek is now built on the Subaru Global Platform and sports a 2.0-liter BOXER® engine with direct injection under the hood. Handling has been improved with active torque vectoring, and you can take the Crosstrek off the beaten path with the available off-roading X-Mode. Added technologies to the Crosstrek include driver-assist features and an improved multimedia system.

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2018 Subaru Crosstrek Exterior

Strength and definition help distinguish the 2018 Crosstrek from any of its previous model years. The signature Subaru hexagonal grille and hawk-eye headlights give the Crosstrek a dramatic entrance, while the prominent wheels give it a strong, determined stance. The base trim of the Crosstrek offers 17-inch black alloy wheels with a machine finish, while the upgraded 2.0i Limited trim offers slightly larger, 18-inch black alloy wheels with a similar machine finish.

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Exterior features available on the 2018 Subaru Crosstrek 2.0i

  • Black folding side mirrors, Multi-reflector halogen headlights, Body-color door handles, Rear spoiler, Variable intermittent windshield wipers, Wheel arch cladding, Raised black finish roof rails, Rear window wiper, 17-inch black alloy wheels with machine finish

Exterior features available on the 2018 Subaru Crosstrek 2.0i Premium
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  • Windshield wiper de-icer and heated side mirrors, Automatic on/off headlights, Body-color folding side mirrors, Fog lights

Exterior features available on the 2018 Subaru Crosstrek 2.0i Limited
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  • Body-color folding side mirrors with integrated turn signals, LED steering-responsive headlights, 18-inch black alloy wheels with machine finish

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2018 Subaru Crosstrek Performance

This year’s Subaru Crosstrek comes with an all-new powertrain: a 2.0-liter four-cylinder BOXER® engine paired to a six-speed manual transmission. This transmission is upgraded on the 2.0i Limited trim to a Lineartronic® Continously Variable Transmission. Both powertrains produce 152 horsepower and 145 lb-ft of torque and all trim levels are available in front- and all-wheel drive configurations.

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2018 Subaru Crosstrek Efficiency

Efficiency in the 2018 Subaru Crosstrek depends primarily on your choice of transmission (based on trim level). The lower two trim levels are paired to a six-speed manual, earning an estimated 23 mpg in the city, 29 mpg on the highway, and 26 mpg combined. When paired with the Lineartronic® Continously Variable Transmission on the 2.0i Limited trim, you can expect an estimated 27 mpg in the city, 33 mpg on the highway, and 30 mpg combined.

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2018 Subaru Crosstrek Interior

In-vehicle technology has been upgraded for this Crosstrek model year. New driver-assist technologies, such as Reverse Automatic Braking and a rear vision camera with steering lines are available to help simplify the driving process. You can choose your seating materials by trim level; the base offers cloth upholstery, the middle trim adds orange stitching and a leather-wrapped steering wheel, while the range-topping trim includes leather-trimmed upholstery for a premier comfort ride.

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Interior features available on the 2018 Subaru Crosstrek 2.0i

  • Interior: Manually-adjustable air conditioning, Cargo-area grocery bag and tie-down hooks, Steering-wheel-integrated controls, Cloth upholstery, 60/40-split flat-folding rear seatbacks
  • Radio and Technology: 12-volt power outlet, 6.5-inch STARLINK™ multimedia, Four speakers

Interior features available on the 2018 Subaru Crosstrek 2.0i Premium
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  • Interior: Cloth upholstery with orange stitching, Heated front seats, Retractable and removable cargo-area cover, Rear cargo tray, Leather-wrapped steering wheel with orange stitching, Sun visors with concealed illuminated vanity mirrors
  • Radio and Technology: Six speakers

Interior features available on the 2018 Subaru Crosstrek 2.0i Limited
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  • Interior: Shifter handle with leather booth and orange stitching, Power driver’s seat, Folding rear seat armrest with dual cup holders, Lineartronic® CVT paddle shifters, Automatic climate control system, Leather-wrapped automatic transmission handle with orange stitching, Leather-trimmed upholstery with orange stitching
  • Radio and Technology: STARLINK™ 8-inch multimedia navigation, Keyless Access with Push-Button Start and PIN-code vehicle access

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2018 Subaru Crosstrek Safety

Driver-assist technologies increase safety behind the wheel of the 2018 Subaru Crosstrek, but this compact SUV sports some tried-and-true passive and active safety features too. The 2018 Crosstrek includes Daytime Running Lights and a rear-vision camera for increased visibility, a Vehicle Dynamics Control system with traction control for improved handling, and a whole host of airbags to help protect you in the event of an accident.

Standard Safety Features on the 2018 Subaru Crosstrek

  • Rollover sensor
  • Side-curtain airbags protecting front and rear outboard occupants
  • Driver’s knee airbag
  • Brake Assist
  • Four-wheel anti-lock braking system
  • LATCH system
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Seat-mounted front seat side pelvis/torso airbags
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Brake Override System
  • Vehicle Dynamics Control with Traction Control System
  • Rear-Vision Camera
  • Dual-stage deployment driver and front-passenger front airbags

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