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 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 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.
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