It?s amazing what a suspension lift, some body cladding and new wheels can do for a car. Those changes are essentially the differences between the 2017 Subaru Crosstrek and the hatchback variant of the Subaru Impreza, yet they manage to make the Crosstrek an appealing choice in an entirely new segment. For the Crosstrek, that means the increasingly competitive world of subcompact SUVs, and although it?s not exactly an SUV, it has enough crossover chops to match or better many of its rivals.
For those seeking an affordable, fuel-efficient vehicle for outdoorsy adventures, the Crosstrek is a smart choice. It has the same 8.7 inches of ground clearance as Subaru?s other crossovers, which is more than what virtually every other compact SUV on the market offers. At the same time, its roof is much lower than those of most crossovers. Owners not only almost never have to worry about vehicle height restrictions, but they can easily load items into roof racks or roof-mounted gear carriers. We see an inordinate number of Crosstrek buyers utilizing such accessories, which are a great way to make up for the more limited cargo capacity of this segment versus larger SUVs.
The Subaru Crosstrek is also tied for best-in-class mileage. Fuel economy is 29 mpg combined (26 city/33 highway) with the continuously variable automatic transmission fitted to most vehicles you?ll find on a lot. A five-speed manual is standard on all but the Limited trim, but it reduces fuel economy by 3 mpg combined. That efficiency comes at the expense of power: The Crosstrek?s 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine produces 148 horsepower. Though the Crosstrek is perfectly capable of handling adverse conditions and light off-roading, acceleration is not its strength.
The Crosstrek is getting older and approaching a full redesign, but it?s nevertheless available with most of the same features as its competitors. That?s especially true of its accident avoidance tech, as blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert, lane departure warning and forward collision mitigation can be fitted to all but the base 2.0i trim level. Each higher trim level — including the new-for-2017 2.0i Platinum Special Edition — adds additional comfort, convenience and luxury features. The Crosstrek isn't meant to be especially luxurious or tech-heavy, but leather upholstery and a 7-inch touchscreen with app integration are available.
The beauty of the 2017 Subaru Crosstrek is that it?s an honest automotive tool — undeniably capable, practical and efficient. Basically, it?s the Patagonia hiking jacket of cars. If that sounds like the perfect addition to your outdoor essentials, check out local inventory on Edmunds and make sure to use our pricing tools to get the best possible deal.
2017 Subaru Crosstrek Overview
The 2017 Subaru Crosstrek is offered in the following submodels: SUV. Available styles include 2.0i Premium PZEV 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT), 2.0i Limited PZEV 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT), and 2.0i Premium PZEV 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl 5M). Crosstrek models are available with a 0-liter gas engine, with output up to 0 hp, depending on engine type. The 2017 Crosstrek comes with all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: continuously variable-speed automatic, 5-speed manual. The 2017 Crosstrek comes with a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. basic warranty, a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. powertrain warranty.
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Vehicle 2.0i Premium PZEV 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT)
Review The Crosstrek is a very nice crossover. The interior is well finished and laid out. There are no blind spots. The exterior is pleasing and well finished. It could, however, use more storage areas both in the cabin and in the cargo area. The transmission shifts very well for the most part but, is not great. The engine has enough power for my needs but, in my opinion, under-powered by most peoples standards and it's a bit noisy. Based on prior Subaru ownership, the Crosstrek should be exceptionally reliable. Coming from a KIA Soul it's a step up in respect, feel and most things but, if the Soul was available in all wheel drive, I would have purchased another one.
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Is the 2017 Subaru Crosstrek safe? The 2017 Subaru Crosstrek earned a 5-star overall safety rating from NHTSA and "GOOD" ratings from the IIHS in the following caregories: Side Impact Test, Roof Strength Test, Rear Crash Protection/Head Restraint, IIHS Small Overlap Front Test Results, Moderate Overlap Front Test Results, and a JD POWER overall quality rating of 3.0 out of 5. Among Edmunds' many tools and resources for finding your perfect car are detailed safety ratings and analysis from NHTSA, IIHS, and JD Power, including overall ratings, frontal barrier crash ratings, side impact tests and crash ratings, rollover test results, roof strength tests, rear crash protection and head restraint ratings, side barrier ratings, combined side barrier and pole ratings, and more.
Exterior Colors: Crystal White Pearl, Dark Gray Metallic, Sunshine Orange, Crystal Black Silica, Ice Silver Metallic, Quartz Blue Pearl, Venetian Red Pearl, Cool Gray Khaki, Desert Khaki, Hyper Blue, Jasmine Green Pearl, Pure Red
Interior Colors: Black Cloth with Orange Stitching cloth, Black Leather leather, Gray Cloth with Orange Stitching cloth, Gray Leather leather, Black cloth, Black Cloth cloth, Ivory cloth, Black leather, Gray Cloth cloth, Ivory leather
Popular Features: AWD/4WD, Alarm, Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel, Aux Audio Inputs, Back-up camera, Bluetooth, Fold Flat Rear Seats, Post-collision safety system, Rear Bench Seats, Stability Control, Tire Pressure Warning, Trip Computer, USB Inputs, Heated seats, Apple Carplay/Android Auto, Blind Spot Monitoring, Auto Climate Control, Leather Seats, Keyless Entry/Start, Power Driver Seat, Upgraded Headlights, Sunroof/Moonroof, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Departure Warning, Pre-collision safety system, Automatic Emergency Braking, Navigation, Remote Start, Towing Hitch
Engine/Mechanics: 4 cylinders
Transmission: AUTOMATIC, MANUAL
Fuel Types: regular unleaded
Drivetrains: all wheel drive
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