Though I was happy with my 2006 Subaru Outback, I didn't want to buy another one for a couple of reasons. One was cost and the other was that I thought the newer models were getting too big for me. I began researching the other Subaru models and I came across the 2018 Crosstrek. It looked like it ticked all my boxes, and its weaknesses weren't ones that would bother me much. However, I knew I had look at it in person and test drive it to make sure I could live with a step down from my previous model. I was relieved and surprised to see that the actual car met my needs even better than it had on paper. I've had my Crosstrek for a month, and I love all the new features and the comfort it provides me. So far, I'm very pleased with the car and I think I made a good choice.
We turned in our 2015 Crosstrek as the lease was coming up on it. We are VERY excited to move into the 2018 updated model. Not only does it look sharper and more aggressive but they made the inside wider and much more comfortable! They made the car much more quiet on the road and refined the steering. The car is fun to drive and feels planted to the road, as do all subarus. Our premium model has the eyesight system which is extremely safe and useful. The technology inside the car is wonderful. Android auto and apple car play are available as hands free phone options and the car's computer system handles them well and very speedy! The interior of the car is far superior than any Subaru I have been inside. Soft touch materials and perfect color choices make you feel like you are in a very refined vehicle.
First time Subie owners. Only a few complaints regarding interior- no place for my change or sunglasses! Seats aren't that comfy and at this price point they should all have power seats! And a safety question - shouldn't the heated seats time out? Well, they don't. I do wish I had a sunroof but that package made the car too expensive and at that point I could have afforded a Volkswagen alltrac. I like the fuel economy, eyesight, lane assist, back up camera and the tracking headlights! The instrument panel is a bit fussy for me- TMI. Overall; for under 26k, this car has been exactly what we needed in terms of all wheel drive and safety features the only BUT is that I do miss a little pampering.