Subaru has provided full details about its 2018 Crosstrek ahead of the vehicle's unveiling at the New York International Auto Show later this month for a vehicle that will be the company's second to roll out on the new global platform.
The 2018 Crosstrek will follow the 2017 Impreza sedan and hatchback that arrived on the new platform, which improves driving dynamics and reduces NVH.
The 2018 Crosstrek arrives with improved styling inside and out, a modestly more powerful direct-injected 2.0-liter Boxer engine, active torque vectoring, an available off-road mode (X-Mode), new driver assitive technologies, and a revamped multimedia system that adds Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Dimensions shift a bit. The 2018 Crosstrek increases its wheelbase by 1.2 inches to 104.9 inches. It's also longer (by 0.6 inch) and wider (0.9 inch) than the outgoing model. It provides 8.7 inches of road clearance.
The new 2.0-liter engine boosts performance to 152 hp (from 148 hp).
The 2018 Crosstrek is available in three trim grades, including base, Limited and Premium. The base and Premium trims come standard with a 6-speed manual transmission and optional CVT (continuously variable transmission). Limited comes standard with the CVT.
The Premium trim adds leather wrapped steering wheel and shifter; shark fin antenna; Starlink safety and security features; the All-Weather Package with heated front seats, windshield, and exterior mirrors; and automatic headlights. The Premium trim adds an available power moonroof and driver assist technology systems.