2017 Subaru XV Crosstrek
March 09 2016
The Subaru Crosstrek is unique on the road, and gets noticed immediately.
It used to be called the XV Crosstrek, but after a refresh that saw its features improve and its design become more refined, we simply know it as the 2016 Subaru Crosstrek. It may have lost a part of its name, but the 2016 Subaru Crosstrek is still the perfect mix of versatility and urban agility that we have come to love. The new Crosstrek is simply the perfect choice for those who want a spacious and accommodating vehicle without turning to a large sport utility vehicle.
The Subaru Crosstrek is unique on the road, and gets noticed immediately. In the middle where sport utility vehicles, station wagons and hatchbacks meet, the 2016 Crosstrek offers the best of these three segments, but with better agility and impressive fuel economy numbers.
The 2016 Subaru Crosstrek has gotten a refresh this year starting with exterior enhancements that include a new bright blue color, darkened headlights, new wheels and a modified bumper. Inside, there are also a host of improvements that make the cabin more luxurious and refined. The center console and steering wheel have been redesigned, and every 2016 Crosstrek now gets orange stitching, a nod to the model’s popular orange launch color.
The engine remains the same, although that was to be expected. No need to change up winning formula, and the Crosstrek’s 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that delivers 148 horsepower and 145 lb-ft of torque proves quite capable at moving the crossover with confidence. Better yet, fuel economy is a highlight regardless of whether you opt for the continuously variable automatic transmission, or you turn to the popular five-speed manual.
Starting at less than $25,000, the Crosstrek comes standard with all-wheel drive making it one of the most affordable AWD vehicles on the road. Its fuel economy numbers reach 7.0 liters per 100 kilometers even in real-world driving, meaning that you do not need to sacrifice efficiency for the added safety of Subaru’s symmetrical all-wheel drive.
Speaking of safety, the 2016 Subaru Crosstrek now offers EyeSight, which includes a host of active safety systems that can automatically brake the vehicle to prevent a collision if the driver fails to react, or if a pedestrian is crossing the street, as well as automatically maintain a safe distance from other vehicles when cruise control is activated. Those are just some of the features of the EyeSight system that have allowed the Crosstrek to be on its way receiving yet another (for Subaru) perfect five-star safety rating of the NHTSA, and a Top Safety Pick + award from the IIHS.
To learn more about the 2016 Subaru Crosstrek, contact us today at Subaru City!