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2016 Subaru Crosstrek: It’s Back

Published on December 29 2015

The 2016 Subaru Crosstrek offers perhaps the best compromise between comfort and sportiness in its segment.

Do not call it the XV Crosstrek. For 2016, Subaru withdrew two letters from the trunk lid of its subcompact crossover, and are now calling it just the Crosstrek. But that’s not the only thing that has changed on the smallest of Subaru SUVs this year. Although it retains its unique personality that has, as a matter of fact, made it a pioneer in the subcompact SUV segment that is now so popular, the 2016 Subaru Crosstrek is now better positioned to face the vast array of new vehicles in the segment.

Sportiness to the Max

Visually, the Crosstrek receives some changes including a new grille, new wheels, new bumpers, redesigned headlights and a new sky blue color called Hyper Blue, which is added to the catalog. Inside, the steering wheel gets a different design while orange stitching on every version adds a touch of modernism and sportiness to the Crosstrek’s cabin.

In 2015, Subaru added EyeSight technology to the Crosstrek. It remains available in 2016 and allows owners to benefit from increased security offered by a number of active safety systems, among others, one that can brake automatically if a pedestrian crosses the street, another that keeps a safe distance from the vehicle in front of us, and yet another that warns the driver if a collision is imminent. There is a lot more as well.

Under the hood, the same engine that powers the 2015 model is found in the 2016 version. That means a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that delivers 148 horsepower and 145 lb-ft of torque. Subaru’s Symmetrical AWD is standard, of course. A five-speed manual transmission is standard while a continuously variable automatic is optional. With a ground clearance of 220 mm and its refined and sophisticated all-wheel drive as standard, the Crosstrek is probably the most rugged and capable vehicle in its class, and can actually venture off the beaten path if needed. It can also tow up to 1,500 pounds, a clear advantage against the competition.

The Subcompact SUV for Everyone

The 2016 Subaru Crosstrek offers perhaps the best compromise between comfort and sportiness in its segment. On the road, it offers precise handling and always remains both predictable and solid, all the while reducing the impact of road imperfections on occupant comfort. It also happens to be quite silent and stable, and always seems to be in control. In the end, it certainly is one of the most comfortable choices in the segment while also being able to tackle a winding road with confidence.

For more information on the 2016 Crosstrek, contact us today at Ogilvie Subaru!

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