2017 Subaru Crosstrek changes – expected more, more traction, more maneuverability, more dynamics


Every owner of the Subaru car brand knows that it’s taken care of that there will be nothing unpredictable. Awesome traction in any season, torquey, powerful engine, precise control – this applies to 2017 Subaru Crosstrek Limited winter series.

2017 Subaru Crosstrek release date

2017 Subaru Crosstrek limited is expected to be unveiled in the winter of 2016.

Release date: late fall 2016

Also read about 2017 Honda CRV release date

2017 Subaru Crosstrek redesign

At first glance, you expect more from 2017 Subaru Crosstrek . More traction, more maneuverability, more dynamics. However, the CVT really does not give what models of this brand are usually able. Which is not true about the mechanics. Here, the car behaves very differently. After promotion to 3000 rpm all lack of power is forgotten, even the suspension starts to react differently. It becomes harder and more accurate to control.

2017 Subaru Crosstrek price

Most likely, the price on 2017 Subaru Crosstrek Limited to rise a little and will start with $22,700.

2017 Subaru Crosstrek specs

  • Price: from $22,700
  • 0-60 mph: 10.8 seconds
  • Maximum speed: 200 km/h
  • Engine: boxer, 2-liter, four-cylinder, DOHC, petrol
  • Power: 148 horsepower at 6500 rpm
  • Torque: 145 Nm at 4200 rpm
  • Fuel consumption (city/highway): 39-26 mpg
  • Drive: permanent front, link rear
  • Transmission: stepless variator
  • Brakes: disc with ABS
  • Tyre size: 225/55R17

Also read about 2017 Subaru Tribeca

2017 Subaru Crosstrek class

The problem of the brand is that the manufacturer no longer has representatives in this class, except for 2017 Subaru Crosstrek, while the leading brands, such as Audi or Mercedes-Benz can boast of a near four-wheel all-season crossovers. Well, companies such as Ford, Jaguar and Cadillac have very many suggestions for winter driving, but Subaru manages to compete with them due to the lower price on Subaru XV Crosstrek Limited.


Also read about 2017 Subaru Forester

2017 Subaru Crosstrek off-road

Ground clearance of 2017 Subaru Crosstrek Limited is 8,6 in. This is enough to go on nature or even run over a curb in the Parking lot, and fear for the front bumper does not occur. Front suspension is on struts, and the rear on the wishbone. There are also uphill and downhill start assistant systems.

2017 Subaru Crosstrek video review

2017 Subaru Crosstrek interior and equipment

The interior is characterized by leather upholstery, a soft plastic finish. Perhaps, that’s all. In the list of standard equipment will include xenon headlights, Bluetooth, 4.3-inch display on-board computer, 6.1-inch touchscreen navigation and multimedia, GPS navigation with voice activation, power sunroof, full power windows, mirrors and seats, heated windshield, and a roof spoiler.

2017 Subaru Crosstrek engine

The current generation of the crossover sold with one power unit: a 2.0-liter with 150 horsepower.

The Subaru has more tempting offers, which do not suffocate from lack of power, such as a Forester 2.0 XT. This option, of course, will cost more, but the hatchback Impreza can be a serious rival and outshine its fellow.

2017 Subaru Crosstrek model history

Twenty years ago, Japanese companies have managed to put Outback on off-road platform, then the marketers came up with to advertise the model with the help of “Crocodile Dundee”. Since then, Outback has become a symbol of easy terrain. Further, the engineers at Subaru decided to cross the reliability and patency of Impreza Outback with the wayward, resulting in and get Subaru XV Crosstrek Limited in the form in which it is now.

2017 Subaru Crosstrek pictures

2017 Subaru Crosstrek
Engine type DOHC 16V B4, direct fuel injection
Displacement 2.0L
Power/torque 148 hp; 145 lb-ft @4700 rpm
Transmission CVT
Wheelbase 103.7 in
Length 175.2 in
Height 63.6 in
Passenger volume 119.8 cu ft
Cargo volume 22.3 cu ft – 51.9 cu ft
0-60 8.1 sec
Top speed 118 mph
PRICE RANGE: $23,000 – $26,000 (est)
Competitors: Jeep Patriot, Jeep Compass, Mini Cooper Countryman

Editor's rating
4.5 overall
  • Safety4.5
  • Performance4.6
  • Design4.4
  • Features4.5
  • Fuel economy4.3

Subaru fans for the long time are expected a major redesign of compact Crosstrek crossover. However, the car producer making only minor updates for the model. 2017 might be the pivotal point.

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