When you buy a 2018 Subaru Crosstrek, you’ll get the same great fuel economy, all-wheel-drive system and generous ground clearance that Subaru is famous for. You’ll also get a host of new features that make this reliable SUV-alternative feel a little more luxurious than previous generations.
Subaru is known for their fairly utilitarian interiors, but with the new Crosstrek, that could be changing. Constructed with higher quality materials, buttons and switches look and feel more luxe. The dashboard now has handsome cross-stitching that gives the whole interior a more modern, updated look. An increased wheel-base means you also get an extra inch of legroom in the back seat for a more comfortable ride. Even the shifter on the automatic transmission has gotten a make-over, with the manufacturer replacing the cheap, silver plastic on earlier models with a proper shift boot.
An all-new touchscreen interface in the Crosstrek gives you faster response times, modern graphics and a more intuitive user interface than ever before. Whether you opt for the six-and-a-half-inch or eight-inch screen, a backup camera, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto come standard. If you do choose the larger screen, it comes with an extra USB port and satellite radio. An $800 upgrade will also get you a six-speaker audio system, heated seats and automatic headlights.
The Crosstrek was also received top marks from The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the non-profit Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, with the latter awarding it a Top Safety Pick designation. In addition to the standard airbags, child seat anchors and high performing automated forward-collision-braking system, you can also opt for the EyeSight Package for a host of extra safety features, like automatic high beams and forward collision warning.
If you’re thinking about buying a new Subaru, don’t take our word for it. At Gemini Motors you can test drive a 2018 Crosstrek and explore some of its new features for yourself. We think you’ll be impressed.