Planet-exclusive 2017 Crosstrek Gallery...click to enlarge
Planet's 2017 Crosstrek Introduction
We expect the first 2017 Crosstrek to arrive at Planet Subaru in November of this year. Don't expect many changes.
For 2013, Subaru introduced the first Crosstrek--an Impreza-based compact crossover with more ground clearance, off-road capability, standard equipment, and a tougher appearance than the Impreza. Subaru typically builds its high volume models on a five-year product cycle, and the 2017 Crosstrek will be the fifth and final year of this generation, when engineers are busy designing an all-new model rather than making changes to the previous one.
Subaru made some pretty significant changes to last year's model during the fourth-year refresh on the 2016 model. This fourth-year refresh is also humorously known as the BMC or "big minor change." Changes during this mid-cycle update included a new front end, modest interior changes, and new wheels. These changes will carry the car through until an all-new Crosstrek appears as a 2018 model on a new platform. If you want a sneak peak at the 2018 Crosstrek, check out the 2017 Impreza. The all-new Impreza precedes the Crosstrek by a year so you can get a preview of the Crosstrek because they share most components. Or you can see a few concept pictures of the 2018 Crosstrek.
Subaru did make some changes to the 2017 model line-up. They discontinued Hybrid models, and added a new Premium Special Edition which adds additional equipment and style to the standard Premium. Available exclusively with Pure Red or Crystal Black Silica exterior with black badging, the SE wears 5-spoke, dark gray aluminum-alloy 17" wheels. A distinctive interior features gloss black cabin trim appointments and red stitching on the cloth upholstery, leather-wrapped steering wheel, shifter and door trim. The red theme repeats for the illuminated front foot wells with aluminum-alloy pedal cover and driver footrest. Keyless Access with Push-Button Start, Blind Spot Detection / Rear Cross Traffic Alert and SiriusXM® All Access Radio (subscription required) come standard on the Special Edition.
2017 Crosstrek Special Edition shown in Pure Red. Note five-spoke wheels unique to SE.
2017 Crosstrek changes
2017 Crosstrek keeps current generation Eyesight.
The new Outback and Legacy offer the next generation, which includes many enhancements, including smaller color cameras and radar technology. Last year, Subaru introduced Blind Spot Detection and Rear Cross Traffic Alert as standard equipment on Crosstrek Limited and Hybrid Touring models. See them in action on an Outback. As these technologies proliferate across the Subaru line, reducing cost through volume, we are seeing more models get the fancy stuff.
When Subaru introduces new technologies, it usually offers them on its most expensive models, but then gradually equips the whole product line. For example, Subaru offered its Vehicle Dynamics Control in 2001 only on the most expensive trim level of the Outback. By 2009, it was standard on every Subaru.
Subaru discontinues Crosstrek Hybrid models.
Pictured right: standard 2.0 Liter Boxer four cylinder with 148 horsepower.
26 city, 33 highway
Five-Speed manual30 city, 34 highway
23 city, 31 highway
If you want a hybrid, you'll have to go for one of our lightly used 2014, 2015, or 2016 models.
Appearance doesn't change.
Last year's model got a whole new front end appearance, with new grill, bumper, fascia, and headlights. Many models got a new wheel design too. (See photo at top of page). It's too expensive to make these changes every year, so wait til 2018 for a new look.
Subaru typically makes some changes to the headlights and taillights during the mid-cycle refresh because they really change the look of the car without requiring expensive sheet metal redevelopment.
|Interior remains the same.|
Last year's model received an update...interiors of 2.0i Premium and higher received orange stitching on the door armrests, center console, shift lever handles as well as a redesigned steering wheel.
See Current Crosstrek Models and Pricing.
That's Blue behind the wheel.
Subaru typically makes small annual price increases, usually less than the rate of inflation.
The colors below are from the current palette. Most of them will carry over to 2017.
We will post the new 2017 color palette when it is released.