All new Subaru Crosstrek now available

How good is the new Subaru Crosstrek

Subaru Crosstrek AWD 2.0R front qtr

Subaru Crosstrek – Subaru has just released the all new Crosstrek, to replace the ageing XV. The new Crosstrek is similar but better in every aspect.

The new model comes in a choice of three petrol engine and two mild hybrid models.

Both variants have the 2.0L boxer engine, with either a seven step CVT for the hybrid version or 8 step Lineartronic CVT for the normal version. Both have similar power and torque outputs.

All models come with the brilliant symmetrical AWD system that Subaru is famous for and the X-Mode functionality. Combine that with 220mm of ground clearance and its easy to see why they are so popular with the more adventurous buyers.

Crosstrek also has class leading safety features with the clever EyeSight® Driver Assist system standard in all models.

Other premium features include wireless smart phone charging and wireless connectivity for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. There is a huge 11.6-inch vertical multi zone central touch screen, first seen in the Outback. Little luxuries like driver monitoring, dusk sensing LED headlights, and Subaru Si dive are all standard.

Pricing is from a touch under $35,000 through to around $45,000 for the top hybrid model.

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What is good?

  • AWD Capability
  • Wireless Connectivity
  • Central touchscreen

What is not so good?

  • Can be a bit thirsty
  • No HUD
  • No turbo version

Subaru Crosstrek AWD 2.0R front qtr

Also look at.

Serious adventure AWD SUVs or even 4WD SUVs in the smaller size are few and far between.

Buyers could look at the Jeep Compass, Suzuki Jimny,  Toyota RAV4 Edge,

Other SUVs that aren’t quite as adventure focussed but worth a look at include: Nissan QASHQAI, Kia Seltos, Mazda MX-30, Audi Q2, Toyota Corolla Cross, Peugeot 2008 GT, Citroen C4, Haval Jolion HEV.

Subaru Crosstrek AWD 2.0R boxer engine

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Crosstrek 2.0S AWD

Model Price $41,490 MLP*
Engine 2.0L 4 Cyl Boxer Petrol Euro 6b
Drivetrain 8 Step Lineartronic CVT Symmetrical AWD
Power 115kW @ 6,000rpm
Torque 196Nm @ 4,000rpm
Safety TBC
0-100kmh / Top Speed 10.5 secs / 198km/h
CO2 Emissions 165g/km
Economy ADR 7.2L/100km / 63L capacity
Economy on test TBA
Max Range 1050km
Servicing 12Mth / 12,000km Capped Price
Warranty 5yr/ Unlimited km
Roadside Assist 5Yr. conditional roadside assist

*MLP Includes GST and LCT but excluding statutory charges, dealer costs and dealer delivery. See your dealer for RDAP. Does not include price of options. Some features mentioned in the article are options. RDAP means Recommended Drive Away Price (without options but including all other charges).

Subaru Crosstrek AWD 2.0S interior front

Overall Rating    


Behind the Wheel 9
Comfort 9
Equipment 9
Performance 8
Ride and Handling 9
Practicality 9
Fit for Purpose 9
AWD/Towing Capability* 10 (AWD 5/5 – Towing 5/5)
Technology/connectivity 9
Value for Money 9

*Towing and AWD capability is measured against similar vehicles in the same class. Subaru Crosstrek AWD 2.0R profile


Overall Length 4495mm
Wheelbase 2670mm
Width 1800mm
Height 1600mm
Wheels 18×7.0 Alloy
Tyres 225/55 R18
Max ground clearance Up to 220mm
Wading Depth TBA
Approach 18.0 degrees
Rampover 19.7 degrees
Departure angle 30.1 degrees
Turning Circle KTK 10.80m
Boot space min 291L
Boot space Max 883L
Tub Depth N/A
Kerb Weight 1556kg
Payload (kg) TBA
GVM (kg) TBA
Towing Capacity 1400kg
Tow Ball rating 140kg

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