Sunroof, Bluetooth, Rearview Camera, Tilt/Telescoping Steering Wheel and Power Windows and Locks, Power Heated Side Mirrors and Windshield Wiper De-Icer (All-Weather Package), Cruise Control, 6-way manually adjustable driver’s seat, 4-way manually adjustable front-passenger’s seat, Heated front seats (All-Weather Package), 60/40-split flat-folding rear seatbacks, Multi-Function Display With Fuel-Economy Information, 6.0-Inch Starlink Infotainment System, Leather Steering Wheel And Shifter Handle, 6-Speaker Audio System, 2.0-Liter, 4-cylinder SUBARU BOXER® engine, 17” Alloy Wheels, Balance of Factory Warranty and only 43,480 kms
There’s a lot to like about the 2017 Subaru Crosstrek. It offers all-wheel drive, a fuel-efficient four-cylinder engine, and a roomy interior and cargo area. If you’re an outdoor person and you don’t like trucks or tall SUVs, or you live in snowy, slippery winter weather, it’s a compelling choice. At its core, the Crosstrek is a more rugged version of the Subaru Impreza, with a beefed-up suspension, higher ground clearance and trail-ready styling.
The Crosstrek is a sure-footed machine with coordinated steering, handling and brakes. It’s quite capable in snow and on dirt roads, too. Subaru’s 2017 Crosstrek may be based on the Impreza hatchback, but it takes things to a whole other level. With its raised ride height, it’s able to venture over much more rugged terrain where many subcompact SUVs like the Honda HR-V or Mazda CX-3 would never dare to go. Yet, it’s a Subaru, which means it’s nicely equipped and affordable.
Favorite Feature: STANDARD SYMMETRICAL ALL-WHEEL DRIVE – Subaru equips all of its cars with all-wheel drive, and its Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system is one of the best out there for when the going gets tough or slick. Permanently engaged, it routes power to the wheel or wheels with the best grip. It’s also lightweight, minimizing the fuel-economy impact.
The Crosstrek has a higher underbody ground clearance and more favorable front and rear bumper clearance than almost everything in its class. It’s uniquely capable among its peers thanks to power distribution to all four wheels based on traction needs and a well-calibrated stability control system.
This a “right-sized” vehicle for countless people. It forgoes the boxy, generic body of a crossover, even though that’s the segment it calls home, preferring to give owners welcome ground clearance and a higher seating position in a package that’s visually still a car.
Anyone who questions the reasons for the model’s popularity had best pack their bags, head north, and experience a month where it snowed at least every other day. Winter didn’t just come in like a lion — it came in dragging the bloody, desiccated corpse of a lamb in its jaws.
Without question, the Crosstrek comes alive while playing in the rough, but it masks its all-weather prowess with an attractive, well-laid-out interior. Few things feel out of place, minus the traction control button forever blocked from view by the steering wheel. (It’s a button you’ll want to leave in the off position for those dumb grins.) Kudos to Subaru for the blast furnace heater and its boot-melting BTUs. The word “refined” comes to mind. Maybe this explains why Subarus have replaced Volvos in the driveways of those most likely seen at neighborhood association meetings.
Touchy-feely marketing suggests that love is “what makes a Subaru a Subaru”, but the features that really define the brand are rugged styling and standard all-wheel drive.
Crosstrek. Love where it takes you.