The new 2017 Subaru Crosstrek undergoes a number of changes to both its interiors and exteriors. However, these changes are minor and will make the car look like an improved Impreza hatchback. It has an SUV theme and in addition it has a reliable engine as well as a very attractive cabin. For those who have previously owned the Crosstrek, the new model will be 10 cm higher and in addition the body will be longer as well as more extensive. Its driving dynamics are also good though not the best in its class. The Crosstrek is designed to be a suitable city crossover that also handles off-road terrains with aplomb. Also one of the changes related to the name of this model. So far it was carried the label XV Crosstrek, but from now on mark XV will no longer be present in the name of the model.
2017 Subaru Crosstrek – Exterior and Interior Design
The new crossover also undergoes some changes that make it different to the earlier model. These changes may not be major but they do ensure a better quality of drive and improved performance. The thing that strikes you about this new offering from Subaru is its striking good looks. It is also constructed out of the very best quality materials and has an interior that has a wonderful finishing. The thing that distinguishes this car from its competitors is its excellent design philosophy. It is not designed to be very vibrantly packaged and nor is it very quaint. Instead, it combines masculinity with performance. Overall, the vehicle offers a very satisfying ride. The changes that have been made to the vehicle have had an effect on factors like convenience and reliability. The suspension on which the vehicle rides is different than the suspension on the earlier model. The 2017 Subaru Crosstrek rides on 17-inch aluminum wheels.
Inside the cabin, the carmaker has installed a new infotainment system, which comes with a 7-inches large touchscreen. The center console has also been upgraded and the shift knob is also new. There are plenty of metallic details within the cabin, which also looks nice with a black colored dashboard. Overall, the interiors look very attractive and sophisticated.
2017 Subaru Crosstrek – Engine Specs
Under the hood, the 2017 Subaru Crosstrek will have an unchanged drive unit. The first engine option to be offered to you is the 1.6-liter petrol engine. If you want a more powerful engine then you can opt for the 2.0-liter engine or you can also go with a 2.0-liter turbo diesel engine. The earlier model had a somewhat weak engine. So, the carmaker has decided to offer two engine options to these buyers. The first one is a petrol engine and the other is the diesel-powered engine. All the different variants are being offered as AWD vehicles that have a 6-speed automatic transmission.
2017 Subaru Crosstrek – Release Date and Price
The earliest that we will get to see the new 2017 Subaru Crosstrek is in the beginning of next year. The 2017 Subaru Crosstrek will probably cost you at least 26, 500 dollars for the base model. If you go for a higher-end trim then you could end up paying about 30, 000 dollars for the vehicle. The new model Crosstrek is certainly going to impress you. If you are looking for a good crossover then you will do well to wait for the launch of the new Crosstrek. It gets a number of updates and it also boasts of many new features that are sure to please its fans.