We drive the Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid 2023 review

Is the Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid worth it

Crosstrek Hybrid – Last week I drove the Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid in the top spec ‘S’ model. It’s a small to medium sized hatchback SUV style that looks ready for adventure.

Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid S front quarter exterior 1 Subaru released the Crosstrek earlier this year and it quickly became a standout in the segment.

Some of the thing I like most are:

  • the huge vertical central touch screen that is easy to use and has excellent clarity.
  • 360-degree cameras for better visibility both on and off road
  • Class leading safety features.
  • Symmetrical all-wheel drive with twin mode X-Mode and 220mm of ground clearance, and
  • Little things like heated front seats, electric sunroof, and steering responsive LED auto headlights.

The Crosstrek Hybrid comes with a 2.0L petrol boxer petrol engine with a 4.8 amp hour battery. It provides a little extra power and torque and improves economy by about 10%

Subaru Crosstrek gives buyers a choice of three different models with the normal boxer engine or two models with the hybrid e-boxer engine. Pricing is from a little under $40,000 through to about $50,000 drive away depending on the model.

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Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid S interior front dash 2

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More Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid S thoughts

Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid S central screen 2

What is good?

  • AWD capability
  • Technology and Infotainment connectivity
  • Comfortable to live with

What is not so good?

Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid S engine

Also look at.

Smaller Hybrid SUVs for the urban environment are becoming popular.

Buyers could look at: Toyota C-HR Hybrid, Kia Niro hybrid, Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid, Haval Jolion Hybrid, MG HS,

Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid S rear seats folded flat 2

Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid S final thoughts

I like the Subaru Crosstrek. Perfect size for an adventure based urban AWD SUV.

As this is a hybrid, I was looking for more fuel benefits, but its good for a mild hybrid.

The Crosstrek hybrid ‘S’ model is packed with features and is easy to drive and live with.

There is a hefty $3500 price premium over the petrol version. That’s a lot of fuel I could buy.

Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid S rear

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