Crosstrek Hybrid and the "regular" Crosstrek?
Five Minute Video Comparing the Models
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All new Crosstreks purchased at Planet come standard with:
PLANET'S EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:
Subaru built the Crosstrek Hybrid from 2014 through 2016. You can no longer buy a new one, but we carry low-mileage used ones (scroll down to search our inventory). Both Crosstreks share the same height, width, length, ground clearance, and interior space. The hybrid gets ten percent better fuel economy, has 12 more horsepower, and has a variety of appearance upgrades to distinguish it from the regular Crosstrek. The Hybrid accelerates and handles even more responsively than the gasoline version. If you can swing the extra $3,000 for the Hybrid, you'll love it because it's quieter, smoother, and more substantial-feeling than the regular 2.0i.
(We are asked often when we expect a Subaru plug-in hybrid. California's demanding and complicated emissions laws will require all-electric vehicles starting in 2018, so we expect to see a low-volume electric or plug-in hybrid Subaru vehicle, perhaps a Crosstrek, available for sale in some states around that time, though nothing is official yet.)
Subaru retuned the Hybrid's suspension and revised the steering ratio to give the XV Crosstrek Hybrid sharper handling responses. Numerous enhancements that help to reduce noise include thicker floor sections, under-floor covers and additional sound insulation.
Hybrid model is $3,000 more but comes with a lot more standard equipment too.
Hybrid gets unique color called Plasma Green, and various visual cues to distinguish it from its sibling.
Hybrid gets LED's, which use less power than conventional incandescent bulbs.
Hybrid gets integrated turn signals. Both enjoy placement of the mirror that permits an extra window in the corner, giving incredible outward visibility in both Crosstreks.
Hybrid gets fancy chrome inserts.
Hybrid gets push button start.
Hybrid badges abound.
Cargo covers have been removed so you can see how Hybrid's nickel metal hydride battery consumes space where spare tire sits in the gas model. Hybrid gives you inflator kit for small leaks.
Visit our exclusive hybrid powertrain page to learn all about what makes the Hybrid's engine so special.
Hybrid shines in the city, which is typical of hybrid models. Depending on the year, you will see the EPA highway figure on both cars at 33 or 34 because they vary their testing procedures year to year.
26 city, 34 highway
23 city, 30 highway
Fuel tank: 15.9 gallons