Subaru Crosstrek AWD Hybrid S – Last week I drove a Subaru Crosstrek AWD SUV. The Crosstrek was released in mid-2023 and replaced the XV model.
It’s a smaller AWD SUV, that is aimed directly at buyers that want a true adventurous lifestyle.
It comes with a choice of a 2.0 litre petrol engine or a mild hybrid version.
The key to the Crosstrek is its Symmetrical AWD system, which has permanent AWD as well as X-Mode functionality for difficult terrain.
Combine that with 220mm of ground clearance and its easy to see why they are so popular with the more adventurous buyers.
The Crosstrek is ideal for weekend camping trips, towing a small trailer, ski trips or just the daily urban grind.
With a Crosstrek you can venture much further off road, to find that secluded camping spot, than you can in almost any other similar SUV.
It will happily go where some much larger 4WDs will go and maybe put a few to shame at times.
Its smooth and easy to drive and both engines are reasonably economical. The Crosstrek comes with a CVT rather than an automatic transmission.
Inside its comfortable and spacious for its size. It also comes with premium features like wireless Apple CarPlay and a large 11.6 inch vertical central touchscreen.
Other features include auto wipers and headlights and class leading safety features.
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