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There were no major changes to 2017 Crosstrek, but they made quite a few last year: 

Crosstrek in One Sentence:
Go for the Crosstrek if you like a smaller sport utility vehicle that's nimble, easy to park, and sacrifices nothing on utility or style. 


Crosstrek has the underpinnings of an Impreza 2.0i Sport, so it shares the Impreza's basic dimensions.  Subaru gave the Crosstrek:
  • Unique bumpers and grill;
  • Aggressive 17-inch silver/black alloys;
  • Wheel arch cladding;
  • Black rocker spoiler;
  • Privacy glass;
  • Optional HyperBlue paint (as if the styling didn't already attract enough attention!)

With almost nine inches of ground clearance, think of it as a mini-monster truck that gets 33 mph highway. 

They are priced in the low to mid $20's.

What's new for 2017?
  • Compare 2017 Crosstrek with 2016 Crosstrek


  • Watch Scott's Three Favorite Things about the XV Crosstrek. 
  • Peruse a fancy dynamic Crosstrek brochure. 

Crosstreks through the years:

Subaru technically introduced the XV Crosstrek name in 2013, but Subaru debuted its "mini-ute" as the Impreza Outback Sport in 1996.  Through four generations, the basic formula remains the same:  start with an Impreza hatchback, raise the suspension, and give it a rugged exterior.  Subaru dropped the "Outback Sport" moniker for 2012 after years of confusion with the larger Outback which is built on the mid-size Legacy platform.

2013 through 2017

Subaru hit a homerun with this most recent generation.  Introducing a continuously variable transmission and new 2.0 liter engine has lifted fuel economy to 33 mpg highway.  Other new features include the optional Eyesight driver assistance system. Subaru hit the styling bullseye, producing one of the coolest looking utility vehicles available.  Outward visibility remains outstanding.  Subaru's first hybrid powerplant appeared in the 2014 Crosstrek.

2008 through 2011

Subaru stretched the wheelbase on this generation, appealing to a much broader audience who required more room for people, dogs, and gear.    

2002 through 2007

The previous generation lacked refinement, so Subaru upped its game with a standard 2.5 liter engine, modern interior, and side airbags.  Exterior styling went from weird to handsome.   

1996 through 2001

Subaru introduced the Impreza Outback Sport in 1996 with a 2.2 liter
Boxer engine by adding a long-travel suspension and styling we call "rugged whizbang."  Added equipment included crossbars, hood scoop, two tone paint, and phat fog lights.  It looks a little goofy today, but this car really pioneered the mini-ute craze in the industry that is just now coming into full bloom.

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