By Larry Lark, contributor
Subaru has made just a few tweaks to enhance the 2020 Crosstrek Sport compact SUV.
The largest change is the addition of a Sport trim stage, which is the one trim to function the dual-function X-MODE with Hill Descent Management, SNOW/DIRT and DEEP SNOW/MUD settings to optimize AWD efficiency for troublesome climate or highway situations.
New for all Crosstreks this 12 months are redesigned wheels and entrance fascia that features a new bumper and grille. Superior Adaptive Cruise Management is customary on trims with EyeSight/CVT and the two.5-liter engine is now accessible on Sport and Restricted fashions.
My tester was powered by the two.5-liter, four-cylinder, Subaru Boxer engine that generates 192 horsepower. The engine is paired with a Lineartronic CVT computerized transmission with an eight-speed handbook shift mode on the prepared by way of paddle shift management switches.
Like each Subaru, Crosstrek contains symmetrical all-wheel drive as customary working tools, making it a longtime favourite of Northwesterners with lively life that frequently drive in inclement climate and the mountains.
Crosstrek seats as much as 5 adults, with a beneficiant, rubber-lined cargo space on the prepared. The rear seats fold flat, which allowed me to maneuver a altering desk from the seashore to my storage. Per week’s price of principally freeway miles produced 32 miles per gallon gasoline economic system and greater than a 400 mile vary.
Sport trim affords distinctive exterior trim components that embrace particular wheel arch moldings, Sport-type 17-inch alloy wheels with darkish grey end, and gunmetal end for the entrance grille, aspect mirrors and badges.
The Sport inside provides new water-repellant, sturdy StarTex upholstery with yellow stitching to the seating, simulated leather-based door trim panel armrests, leather-wrapped steering wheel, shift boot, multifunction show visor, and heart console storage field lid. Carpeted flooring mats function the Sport brand and yellow stitching. The brand new Sport is offered in seven exterior colours, together with the brand new Plasma Yellow Pearl and Horizon Blue Pearl.
Creature comforts for plentiful, particularly for the value. Highlights embrace keyless entry and push-push-button begin, rear imaginative and prescient digital camera, two 12-volt energy retailers, twin USB charging ports, Bluetooth, six speaker audio system, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, all-weather bundle and extra.
Optionally available tools included an influence moonroof; blind-spot detection with lane change help, rear cross-traffic alert, and Starlink eight-inch multimedia plus system.
Crosstrek fashions geared up additionally include Subaru’s award-winning EyeSight Driver Help Expertise. The EyeSight system has been enhanced for 2021 with superior adaptive cruise management with lane centering. The suite of driver help applied sciences additionally contains computerized pre-collision braking; pre-collision throttle administration; lane departure prevention; and lead car begin alert.
The 2020 Subaru Crosstrek, when geared up with EyeSight, acquired the best attainable score of “Superior” for entrance crash prevention by the Insurance coverage Institute for Freeway Security (IIHS).
All 2021 Crosstrek trim ranges embrace seven airbags: driver and entrance passenger frontal airbags, aspect curtain airbags and aspect pelvis/torso airbags, in addition to a driver’s knee airbag. Crosstrek has been named an IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK for 9 years working (2012–2020).
A rear seat reminder alert is designed to assist forestall baby or pet entrapment by alerting the driving force to examine the rear seat earlier than exiting the car.
Base Value: $27,545
Value As Pushed: $29,145
Vacation spot cost is included in base value. Automobiles are offered by the producer. Record value might differ at native dealerships.
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