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2018 Subaru CrosstrekConvenience (M6) 4dr All-wheel Drive

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The second-generation Subaru Crosstrek is a 5-passenger compact SUV, offering all-weather versatility with a distinctive styling that sets it apart from other vehicles in its segment.

The Crosstrek features Subaru's venerated Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system and a raised suspension with impressive ground clearance; new for 2018, Active Torque Vectoring is standard on every Crosstrek, helping to reduce understeer for improved cornering control. Power is supplied by a 152-hp 2.0-liter horizontally opposed four-cylinder 'boxer' engine, paired with a new six-speed manual transmission; a continuously variable transmission (CVT) with paddle shifters is also offered. Trim-dependent standard equipment includes: steering responsive LED headlights, front fog lights, 18-inch aluminum wheels, passive entry/start, heated front seats, leather upholstery, automatic climate control, HD/satellite radio, smartphone integration, voice-activated navigation and an 8-inch LCD touchscreen display. Safety features include 4-wheel anti-lock brakes with brake assist, electronic stability/traction control systems and a rear-vision camera, as well as seven airbags; Blind Spot Detection, Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Subaru's EyeSight driver assist technology are also available.

The Subaru Crosstrek gets a significant overhaul for the 2018 model year. Notable changes include an all-new design language, increased power, a reengineered chassis, and enhanced cargo capacity.


Redesigned for 2018, Subaru Crosstrek is the second generation of the diminutive crossover five-passenger hatch.With its superb all-wheel-drive system, a raised suspension, and Subaru's rally experience, the Crosstrek is a good car for gravel roads, primitive two-tracks and nasty weather.

Based on the Subaru Impreza, the 2018 Crosstrek improves on the first-generation model, while retaining the basic formula of a rugged compact five-door wagon.

In fact, the 2018 Crosstrek boasts a new platform, slightly longer wheelbase, and raised suspension.Refinement has improved, and creature comforts are more appealing.Maximum cargo capacity has grown a bit, helped by a slightly wider hatch opening.More sound-deadening material has been added, helping to ease the Crosstrek toward the mainstream small-crossover/wagon category.

At a glance, the reworked Crosstrek doesn't look much different, however.And our first impression is of an old-fashioned car, with a traditional key, traditional handbrake lever, and a traditional clutch pedal to go with a traditional manual gearbox.The suspension feels soft, with lots of travel.It leans in corners, the nose dives under braking, the rear squats under acceleration.We like it and would choose it for wicked conditions or unpaved roads.

Three trim levels are offered: base 2.0i, Premium, and top-of-the-line Limited.Though the Crosstrek shares its basic structure and many body panels with the Impreza, it rides higher, with a ground clearance of 8.7 inches.

Subaru's direct-injected 2.0-liter, horizontally opposed four-cylinder engine has gained 4 horsepower, now rated at 152.The flat-4 layout of the engine results in a lower center of gravity and a lower hoodline than is possible with a conventional, upright inline-4.

Most Crosstreks use a continuously variable transmission (CVT), now available in base trim.Crosstrek 2.0 and Crosstrek Premium models offer a 6-speed manual gearbox (previously 5-speed).

New Active Torque Vectoring helps control understeer when cornering.

CVT-equipped models include driver-selectable X-Mode for improved control on slippery surfaces.

A new multimedia system has gained Android Auto and Apple CarPlay capabilities.

In addition to a solid foundation, the Crosstrek may be equipped with Subaru's EyeSight suite of advanced safety features.Optional for Premium and Limited trim levels with the CVT, the EyeSight group uses a forward-facing camera and includes forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, active lane control, adaptive cruise control, and individual tire-pressure monitoring.Limited models include blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert.Newly-available steering-responsive headlights can illuminate curves ahead.

Crash-testing of the 2018 Crosstrek by IIHS resulted in Good ratings for driver's small overlap, moderate overlap, and side-impact testing.


Crosstrek 2.0i ($21,795) comes with manual gearbox or CVT ($22,795), plus 17-inch alloy wheels, cloth upholstery, a 60/40-split folding rear seat, rearview camera, roof rails, and a 6.5-inch infotainment touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability.(Prices are MSRP and do not include $915 destination charge.)

Crosstrek Premium offers manual ($22,595) or CVT ($23,595) and adds heated front seats and mirrors, sound-insulated front windows and windshield, automatic headlights, and leather-wrapped steering wheel.More options are available, including the EyeSight safety suite and a moonroof.

Crosstrek Limited ($26,295) comes only with CVT and includes leather upholstery, Harman Kardon premium audio, pushbutton start, automatic climate control, power driver's seat, an 8-inch display, steering-responsive LED headlights, and 18-inch wheels.


Quiet and ergonomically improved, compared to its predecessor, the 2018 Crosstrek cabin ranks average for the small-crossover class.The interior cannot be called stylish or stimulating or upscale.It's functional.

Horizontally laid-out, the dashboard reaches down toward the central console.Notable touches include contrast stitching and aluminum accents, offsetting the relatively dark interior.

Comfort isn't really the Crosstrek's principal mission, either, but in conjunction with greater refinement, it's improved dramatically in the second generation.Front seats promise comfort for occupants of various body types.

Rear passengers can expect an extra inch of legroom, compared to the prior Crosstrek.Expanding body width by nearly an inch should help ease shoulder space, too.

Cargo capacity has grown to 55.3 cubic feet with the seats folded down (an increase of 3.4 cubic feet).With the rear seatbacks upright, it has shrunk slightly, to 20.8 cubic feet.

Driving Impression

Despite its new form, the Crosstrek's overall purpose hasn't changed a bit.Subaru carries on with its familiar flat-four engine, capable transmissions, and proficient standard all-wheel drive system, all tucked into a five-door hatchback body.

Performance is sluggish.Acceleration from 0 to 60 mph takes something like 11 seconds, putting Crosstrek near the bottom of any performance chart.The engine feels low on energy.Highway passing can be a challenge, requiring patience and pre-planning, likely more so at higher altitudes.Throttle response is relatively quick, suggesting strong takeoffs, but actual acceleration is not.

Picking a manual transmission over the CVT doesn't make an appreciable difference.Constant shifting of the 6-speed manual is needed, to keep the Crosstrek moving adequately.Clutch-pedal travel is long and shifting manually is not sporty in this car.

The CVT seems better at extracting the most from the 2.0-liter engine.Premium and Limited CVTs incorporate a 7-ratio manual mode, with simulated gears selected by paddle shifters.

All-wheel drive helps make the Crosstrek impressively sure-footed, augmented when cornering by the brake-based torque-vectoring system.Ground clearance of 8.7 inches makes the Crosstrek's off-road prowess possible, as does hill-descent control with the CVT.

Ride quality has improved dramatically over the first-generation Crosstrek, helped by softer springs and damping.There is head-toss in corners, however.

Steering is quicker than it used to be.A dead spot in the center of the steering-wheel range likely helps highway stability, but some drivers might be annoyed by the need to make numerous minor corrections to stay on course.

Crosstrek is moderately fuel-efficient, notable given its all-wheel drive.With CVT, the Crosstrek is EPA-rated at 27/33 mpg City/Highway, or 29 mpg Combined.Manual shift drops the estimate to only 23/29 mpg City/Highway, or 25 mpg Combined.


Subaru has moved well ahead in available technology and passenger comfort, to rival the class-leaders.The base Crosstrek may offer the best value, but even a fully equipped model is priced sensibly.Not everyone needs the higher ground clearance, go-anywhere capability, but the rugged-look Crosstrek comes across as a step above ordinary small crossovers.This is a basic car for buyers who are looking for utility and value in a vehicle that can handle rugged roads.

James M.Flammang contributed to this report; New Car Test Drive editor Mitch McCullough reported from New Jersey, with staff reports.


Although the rugged stance and profile of the Crosstrek haven't changed much, its beltline is slightly higher.More black cladding covers the prominent wheel arches, as well as rocker panels and roof rails.

Most revisions are noticeable up front, with more hawklike headlights reaching into the fenders.Below Subaru's signature hexagonal grille, the lower bumper contains more black plastic.Front pillars reach farther forward than before, improving visibility.

Subaru has integrated taillight assemblies into the hatch, widening the separation by some four inches.A concealed exhaust outlet accurately implies that Crosstreks don't focus on performance.

ABS Brakes
Air Conditioning
Air filtrationInterior air filtration
Front air conditioningManual
Driver AirbagYes
Head airbagsCurtain 1st and 2nd row
Knee airbagsDriver
Passenger AirbagYes
Audio System
Antenna TypeIntegrated roof
Digital Audio InputYes
Memory Card SlotYes
RadioAM/FM stereo
Radio Data SystemYes
Speed Sensitive Volume ControlYes
Total Number of Speakers4
Braking assistBraking assist
Front brakesVentilated disc
Child Safety
Child safety locksManual
Fabric TypeCloth
Fabric Type 2Cloth
Fabric Type 3Cloth
Fabric Type 4Carpet
Roof typeFixed roof
Comfort Features
Cargo area floor matVinyl/rubber
Cargo area lightCargo area light
Dash trimSimulated carbon fibre
Door trimSimulated carbon fibre
Floor matsCarpet front and rear
Reading lightsFront
Shift knob trimUrethane
Steering wheel trimUrethane
Convenience Features
12V DC power outlet2
Audio controls on steering wheelAudio controls
Cargo Grocery Bag HolderYes
Center ConsoleFull with covered storage
Cruise controlCruise control
Cruise controls on steering wheelCruise controls
CupholdersFront and rear
Door pocketsDriver and passenger
Multi-function remoteTrunk/hatch/door/tailgate
Power steeringSpeed-proportional electric power steering
Remote trunk releasePower
Seatback storage1
Steering wheelTilt and telescopic
Aerodynamic Drag (CD).35 cD
Angle of Approach18.0 degrees
Angle of Departure29.0 degrees
Front Head Room1,010 mm
Front Hip Room1,399 mm
Front Leg Room1,095 mm
Front Shoulder Room1,441 mm
Front track1,550 mm
Overall height1,615 mm
Overall Length4,465 mm
Overall Width1,800 mm
Rear Head Room966 mm
Rear Hip Room1,401 mm
Rear Leg Room926 mm
Rear Shoulder Room1,411 mm
Rear track1,555 mm
Wheelbase2,665 mm
left rear passenger door typeConventional
Rear door typeLiftgate
right rear passenger door typeConventional
Driver Seat
Height AdjustableManual
Manual Adjustments6
4WD TypeFull-time
Axle ratio4.44
Driven WheelsAll-wheel drive
Limited slip differentialBrake actuated
Locking HubsPermanent
Compression Ratio12.50 : 1
Displacement122 cm^3
Engine ConfigurationFlat
Fuel TypeRegular unleaded
Horse Power152 hp
Max RPM6,000 RPM
Max Torque RPM4,000 RPM
Size2.0 L
Torque197 Nm
Total Valves16
TypeRegular unleaded
Valve GearDOHC
Variable Valve TimingVariable valve timing
Vehicle EmissionsPZEV
Exterior Features
GrilleBlack w/metal-look accents
Rear spoilerLip
Fuel Consumption
City10.5 L/100 km
Combined9.4L/100 km
Highway8.1 L/100 km
Driven WheelsAll-wheel drive
Engine Size2.0 L
Fuel TypeRegular unleaded
Number of CylindersH-4
Trans Speeds - VA6
Trans Type - VAManual
Adjustable Front HeadrestsManual w/tilt
Adjustable rear headrestsManual adjustable
Number of rear headrests3
External tempExternal temperature display
Low fuel levelLow fuel level
Rear View CameraYes
Trip computerTrip computer
Daytime running lightsDaytime running lights
2-Stage unlocking2-stage unlocking
Power door locksRemote power door locks
Driver mirror adjustmentPower remote
Heated driver mirrorHeated
Heated passenger mirrorHeated
Passenger mirror adjustmentPower remote
Vanity mirrorsDual vanity mirrors
Passenger Seat
Manual Adjustments4
Rear Seats
FoldingFold forward seatback
Roof rackRails only
Safety and Performance for CarsProd
Antilock Brakes4-wheel
Four-wheel antilock brakesFour-wheel antilock brakes
Head airbagHead airbag
Side airbagSide airbag
Stability controlStability control
Traction controlTraction control
Rear center seatbelt3-point belt
Seatbelt pretensionersFront
Front seat typeBucket
seating capacity5
Total Seating Capacity5
Anti-theft alarm systemYes
engine immobilizerEngine immobilizer
Spare Tire
Mount LocationInside under cargo
Spare Wheel
Rim typeSteel
Stability and Traction
Stability controlYes
Traction controlABS and driveline
Front Spring TypeCoil
Front Stabilizer BarRegular
Front Suspension ClassificationIndependent
Front suspension typeStrut
Rear Spring TypeCoil
Rear Stabilizer BarRegular
Rear Suspension ClassificationIndependent
Rear Suspension TypeDouble wishbone
stabilizer barFront and rear
smart device integrationApple CarPlay/Android Auto
wireless phone connectivityBluetooth
Speed RatingH
Width225 mm
Towing and Hauling
Cargo tie downsCargo tie downs
Manual / automaticManual
Number of speeds6
Transmission Hill HolderTransmission hill holder
Truck Features
Door reinforcementSide-impact door beam
Video System
Primary Video Monitor Size6.5"
Video Monitor LocationFront
basic distance60,000 km
basic months36 months
drivetrain distance100,000 km
drivetrain months60 months
roadside distanceUnlimited km
roadside months36 months
rust distanceUnlimited km
rust months60 months
Weights and Capacities
Cargo capacity, all seats in place588 L
Cargo capacity, rear seat down or removed1,565 L
Curb weight1,413 kg
EPA interior volume2,856 L
Fuel Capacity63 L
Gross vehicle weight1,970 kg
Ground clearance220 mm
Max cargo capacity1,565 L
Towing Capacity680 kg
Turning radius5 m
Rim TypeMachined w/painted accents aluminum
Front wipers - intermittentVariable intermittent
One-touch windows2
Power windowsPower windows
Privacy glassDeep
Rear defoggerRear defogger
Rear wiperFixed interval
Body ExteriorStd.Opt.
Heated door mirrors
Power door mirrors
Convenience FeaturesStd.Opt.
1-touch down
1-touch up
Air conditioning
Driver door bin
Driver vanity mirror
Front beverage holders
Illuminated entry
Passenger door bin
Passenger vanity mirror
Power windows
Rear beverage holders
Remote keyless entry
Speed control
Telescoping steering wheel
Tilt steering wheel
Entertainment FeaturesStd.Opt.
AM/FM radio
Radio data system
Steering wheel mounted audio controls
Lighting, Visibility and InstrumentationStd.Opt.
Exterior parking camera rear
Front reading lights
Outside temperature display
Rear window defroster
Rear window wiper
Trip computer
Variably intermittent wipers
Limited slip differential
Variable valve control
Safety and SecurityStd.Opt.
4 wheel disc brakes
ABS brakes
Brake assist
Dual front impact airbags
Dual front side impact airbags
Electronic stability
Ignition disable
Knee airbag
Occupant sensing airbag
Overhead airbag
Panic alarm
Security system
Traction control
Seats and TrimStd.Opt.
Front centre armrest
Split folding rear seat
Alloy wheels
Four wheel independent suspension
Front anti-roll bar
Power steering
Rear anti-roll bar
Speed-sensing steering

Cash Incentives

Subaru CA Alternate Cash Credit
$500 Apr 2, 2018
Subaru CA Alternate Cash Credit
$500 Apr 2, 2018

Finance Incentives

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Subaru CA Standard Finance Rates
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Lease Incentives

Incentive 24 mths 36 mths 48 mths 60 mths 72 mths 84 mths Expires
Subaru CA Standard Lease Rates
All SUVs
7.55% 7.55% 7.55% 7.85% N/A N/A Apr 2, 2018
Subaru CA Lease Rates
0.5% 0.99% 1.99% N/A N/A N/A Apr 2, 2018
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0.5% 0.99% 1.99% N/A N/A N/A Apr 2, 2018
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0.5% 0.99% 1.99% N/A N/A N/A Apr 2, 2018
Subaru CA Lease Rates
0.5% 0.99% 1.99% N/A N/A N/A Apr 2, 2018
Subaru CA Lease Residuals
Crosstrek 2.0i Convenience MT (JX1CP)
62% 56% 47% N/A N/A N/A Apr 30, 2018

2018 Subaru Crosstrek Convenience (M6) 4dr All-wheel Drive, Kitchener, Ontario

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