The new 2016 Subaru Crosstrek is expected to hit U.S dealerships sometime before this fall. The vehicle has managed to grab the attention of many in its segment with its wide array of powerplants including a gas-electric hybrid. The vehicle compares similarly to Subaru’s Impreza wagon, but with a higher riding height, beefed-up suspension and aggressive styling.
The 2015 Crosstrek’s suspension tuning enabled the vehicle’s all-wheel-drive to offer remarkable performance, however, we couldn’t say the same for the non-hybrid Crosstrek. The downside started from the largely lackluster 2L 4-cyl engine and the CVT system. Fortunately, for 2016, the vehicle returns with sober performance specs.
As for the Hybrid, expect a bump in fuel economy ratings and horsepower, so it might actually turn out to be your favorite. Sadly, though, the vehicle returns with more weight than previously, therefore, you should also anticipate a power injection negation. Additionally, rumors allege that the vehicle will not save you much at the pump as you only get a meagre 2mpg win over the regular Crosstrek.
Personally, I would find it difficult to recommend the 2016 Subaru Crosstrek to anyone from practical standpoint. Fortunately, though, the segment has lots of many alternatives to offer including the Nissan Juke, Ford Escape, Subaru Forester, and the Mini Countryman. However, if your priority is versatility and cost, you might find the Crosstrek rather fitting.
Exterior Photos & Interior Changes – 2016 Subaru Crosstrek
Speculations allege that the small crossover will be available in a whopping five trims: the base 2.0i, mid-trims 2.0i Premium, 2.0i Limited, and Hybrid, and the top-of-the-line Hybrid Touring.
Standard equipment available on the base 2016 Subaru Crosstrek 2.0i should include telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, smartphone integration, auxiliary input jack, roof rails, 17” alloy wheels, 60/40-split folding rear seat, 6.2” touchscreen display, CD player, premium audio system, rear privacy glass, USB port, cruise control, and automatic wipers.
On top of the base features, the 2016 Subaru Crosstrek 2.0i Premium ads a cargo cover, heated mirrors, premium audio system, adjustable center armrests, and removable cargo tray.
As for the 2016 Subaru Crosstrek Limited, expect hands-free text messaging, automatic headlights, 7” touchscreen display, leather upholstery, dual USB ports, ambient interior lighting, satellite radio, automatic climate control, and upgraded instrumentation.
Moving up the trim is the 2016 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid that comes fitted with keyless ignition and entry, leather upholstery, hybrid-specific display, 17” wheels, LCD display, pedestrian alert system, and leather wrapped steering wheel.
The top-of-the-line 2016 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid Touring adds a navigation system, keyless entry and ignition, a sunroof/moonroof, an infotainment system, exterior heated mirrors, leather-wrapped steering wheel, and automatic wipers.
Engine Specs – 2016 Subaru Crosstrek
Under the hood of the base 2016 Subaru Crosstrek should be a 2L horizontally opposed 4-cyl powerplant good for 148 hp and 145 pounds of torque. Standard on the 2.0i and 2.0i Premium is the 5-speed manual transmission system and an AWD with 50/50 rear/front torque distribution.
The 2016 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid, on the other hand, comes with the same engine, but adds an electric motor that pushes the combined output to 160 horsepower and 163 pounds of torque. Since the 2016 model hasn’t debuted yet, we will use 2015 Crosstrek’s details as the basis of our argument. The 2015 Subaru Crosstrek whilst using a CVT was able to accelerate to 60 mph from naught in 9.9 seconds, and 10 seconds for the Hybrid.
As per 2015 Subaru Crosstrek’s ratings, the fuel economy ratings stood at 26/34/29 mpg in the city/highway/combined with a Continuous Variable Transmission system, while a manual transmission system dims them to 23/31/26 mpg. For the Hybrid – 30/34/31 mpg.
2016 Subaru Crosstrek Safety Equipment
The new vehicle should be expected to come standard with side curtain airbags, a rearview camera, stability control, a driver knee bag, active front restraints, a rearview camera, and traction control. The Hybrid should come exclusively with EyeSight safety (adaptive cruise control, steering responsive foglights, forward collision warning, and lane departure warning), and audible pedestrian alert system.
Date Of Release & Price – 2016 Subaru Crosstrek
The 2016 Subaru Crosstrek release date should be expected before this fall, according to credible rumors. The price details haven’t been released by Subaru yet, but we expect them in the coming weeks, so keep checking our site for any updates.