The 2018 Subaru Crosstrek is the brand’s rugged compact hatchback, based off of the Impreza underpinnings. Equipped with Subaru’s symmetrical all-wheel-drive, the Crosstreck is essentially the Impreza hatchback with a raised suspension and rugged styling details. Prices start at a very reasonable $21,795. The Crosstrek is sensible, capable and efficient, making it a great choice for shoppers looking for a practical option.
Pros: Comfortable, Efficient, Roomy Interior, Top Safety Ratings
Cons: Impreza Hatch Gets Higher MPG’s And Costs Less, Slow
Looks Best In: Venetian Red exterior/Black interior
Coolest Feature: Available Harman Kardon stereo brings the beats.
Competition: Toyota CH-R, Honda H-RV, Mazda CX-3
Summary: The 2018 Subaru Crosstrek is a solid choice for shoppers in the compact not-quite-an-SUV segment. For better MPG’s look to Subaru’s Impreza, however for some shoppers the increased ground clearance and visability will be worth the efficiency trade off. Just don’t expect much performance from the engine, which was designed to prioritize efficiency over fun.
Did You Know? The 2018 Subaru Crosstrek beat out rivals in a recent Motor Trend comparison test, earning it a first place finish. Also, did you know that “Subaru” is pronounced /zoo-buh-rue/ in some regions of the U.S.?
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