2016 Subaru Crosstrek – Review, Turbo, Release Date, Hybrid

2016 Subaru Crosstrek

Subaru engineers have decided to improve one of its very popular small crossovers. We are talking about the brand new  and improved 2016 Subaru Crosstrek.

Changes and design of exterior

2016 Subaru Crosstrek will get many modifications and upgrades to the chassis, under the hood and inside. The new Subaru will be better to handle and more stable. The ride quality and aerodynamics will be generally improved.  According the rumors, new Subaru should be slimmer and more agile on the road. When it comes to exterior design, it will be slightly redesigned. The front and rear will undergo some small yet noticeable refreshments. The front fascia will feature slightly redesigned grille and bumper.  Headlamps will be nicely redesigned and equipped with LED lighting. With all these improvements, it will look very attractive and handsome from all the angles.

2016 Subaru Crosstrek front

2016 Subaru Crosstrek interior and technology

The interior of 2016 Subaru Crosstrek will be upgraded with new materials and modern technology. It will be more stylish and will get high-quality look. The cabin will be quieter than before thanks to better materials and because of new under-bonnet insulators. The comfort will be on the highest level. The dashboard, center console and steering wheel will be decorated with black and metallic accents. A new seven-inch touch screen will be placed on the center of the dash.  As for the equipment, it will get many new modern features. Some of them are: new navigation, audio system, USB, a rearview camera, Bluetooth, air conditioning, cruise control and so on.

2016 Subaru Crosstrek interior

Engine and performance

Under the hood of 2016 Subaru Crosstrek will be placed two engines. The one is a 2.0-liter four cylinder engine. This engine will be able to deliver up to 148 horsepower and 145 pound-feet of torque. As for the transmission, it will be mated to a five-speed manual transmission or CVT (continuously variable transmission). The other option is a hybrid version. It will be the same 2.0-liter combined with an electric motor. It will be able to produce around 150 horsepower and 221 pound-feet of torque.

2016 Subaru Crosstrek rear

Release date and price

It is still not confirmed when 2016 Subaru Crosstrek will hit the market. Some claim that it should be sometime in early 2016. As for the price, the base model is expected to be around $21,000. The hybrid version should be around $30,000.

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