2017 Subaru Crosstrek for Sale

 

Introduction

There have been few vehicles ever made that are as versatile as the Subaru Crosstrek. The smallest crossover SUV from Subaru, it marries a number of automotive use cases into the ultimate small SUV. Although the Crosstrek originally took design cues from the Impreza but has since carved out its own niche with its go anywhere, do anything attitude.

Trim Levels and Features

2017 is an exciting year for the Subaru Crosstrek, with the addition of a Premium Special Edition trim level of the popular crossover.

Even at the 2.0i base level, which starts around $22,000, you can expect a 6.2-inch touchscreen, rearview camera, 17-inch wheels, and cloth upholstery. This beats the standard features of the Crosstrek's main rivals at this price point.

Move up to the Premium model and you'll get heated seats in the front, six speakers, and a leather steering wheel. The new Premium Special Edition includes some dark accents inside and out, and you get safety features like blind spot monitors and rear cross-traffic alerts.

Choose the top of the line Limited model and the CVT comes as standard, there's leather upholstery throughout, the touchscreen is 7 inches in size and includes navigation, there's auto climate control, and an acoustic windshield. All this in a car under $30,000.

Performance

The ride quality of the Subaru Crosstrek is above average for its class, and for 2017 all Crosstreks come with the most popular flat-4 2-liter engine that outputs 148 horsepower and 145 lb-ft of torque. The weight of the car remains low, for good handling prowess.

Every Crosstrek comes standard with all-wheel drive. You have the option of either manual or CVT automatic. The CVT comes standard on the Crosstrek Limited.

Fuel economy figures depend on the exact options chosen, but most models of the Subaru Crosstrek will get you 26 miles to the gallon in the city, 33 miles on the highway, for a combined rating of 29. This is excellent for any vehicle, never mind one with the size and versatility of the 2017 Subaru Crosstrek.

Styling

There's certainly a lot of Impreza in the Crosstrek. The Crosstrek is essentially a raised hatchback with masculine styling, and it comes in a number of exciting, youthful colors that go well with its "let's do anything" vibe. The 8.7 inches of ground clearance is a testament to the Crosstrek's off-roading abilities, and the overall look is a bit more strong and substantial than the other small crossovers in the sector.

Interior

The Crosstrek is simple and unadorned inside, maximizing the interior space and keeping it no-nonsense. The most impressive feature of the Crosstrek is its versatility as a rugged vehicle ready for any road condition you'll throw at it. Seating is good in the front and rear, and the cargo space is perfect for a family. Rear seats, in particular, are impressive, and they're easily split with the flick of a knob on top of the seats.

The Crosstrek's interior materials are better than you would expect from its price point. The dashboard has a nice soft-touch surface, and all of the seating surfaces and trim have a strong, durable feel to them.  The 2017 Subaru Crosstrek is ready to take all the wear and tear of countryside living and it's built to last inside and out.

There's 22.3 cubic feet of cargo space in the back, and there's a useful removable rubber tray that makes cleaning the back a breeze after you've taken the family for a muddy hike. Taking out some bikes is easy too, with a roof rack rated for carrying up to 150 pounds. After you've folded down the rear seats you'll get 51.9 cubic feet of storage space, more than most people will ever need.

Safety

The 2017 Subaru Crosstrek blows the competition out of the water with its exemplary safety scores and excellent active safety features.

The IIHS has awarded the Crosstrek with its Top Safety Pick award, thanks to its "Good" scores for every test performed except for the updated headlight test. Federal testers have given the 2017 Subaru Crosstrek a five-star award for safety.

The optional Subaru Eyesight active safety system is the best in the business. You get it as standard on the Limited and include automatic emergency braking, forward collision alert, adaptive cruise control, lane-departure warning, rear cross traffic alerts, and blind spot monitoring.

Overall, the 2017 Subaru Crosstrek for sale near Kansas is one of the most versatile and noteworthy vehicles of the 2017 line-up.