2016 Subaru Crosstrek price, release date, engine – The Subaru Crosstrek is a funky little crossover which may be the perfect car for a young adult. It looks very cool on the outside, it is quite cheap to buy and maintain and on top of that, the car is very capable, both on and off the road. There are some drawbacks with the current model though. It is far too uninspired on the interior, the engines don’t offer too much power and the ride quality is poor, especially when compared with the Impreza which is pretty much the same. However, all of this is going to change with the new Subaru Crosstrek 2016 which is expected to be more than just a mid-life facelift.
2016 Subaru Crosstrek release date and price
Subaru announced that the car will receive a lot of updates, especially to its chassis which will get a few improvements starting with the materials and ending up with the rigidity and the NVH level which will decrease considerably. However, the new 2016 Subaru Crosstrek is not going to be lighter in any way which is fine for us considering the base Crosstrek offers one of the lowest centers of gravity among any other crossovers and on top of that, its ground clearance is higher than the average of its class which is a massive win for it. All of these changes will become available on the new model starting with the mid of 2016 when the car is likely going to be released on the market for roughly $22,500, a good price for what it will offer.
New Subaru Crosstrek 2016 review
Most problems with the current generation are inside the cabin. The new Subaru Crosstrek 2016 is expected to get an all new interior design which will be very similar to that of the new Impreza. This will make use of nicer materials such as soft touch plastics, premium cloth upholstery, leather wrapped steering wheel as well as a premium leather upholstery on the higher end models. There will be just as much space as before but this time the dashboard is going to offer a cleaner and nicer design which will be much better to feel and use than the older one which was just plain boring. As standard it will come with a lot of features such as climate control, a surround audio system with 6 speakers and even an LCD screen for the infotainment system.
The exterior design of the new 2016 Subaru Crosstrek will remain similar to that of the current generation. The front end is likely going to receive new headlights, a new grille as well as more color options which should make it quite easy to customize the perfect car for each individual buyer. The wheels are likely going to be carried over but a new trim level might be added. This could offer black bumpers that will be more resilient to scratches as well as a slightly higher ground clearance.
2016 Subaru Crosstrek engine specs
Engine wise, the new Subaru Crosstrek 2016 will likely continue to be offered with the same 2 liter naturally aspirated flat-4 engine from the current generation. This will make 148 horsepower and 145 lb-ft of torque and it should be more than enough for an adventure vehicle. The best part about it is that any model of the car will be available with a great CVT gearbox as well as an all wheel drive system, a feature which is otherwise optional on most other cars in its class. There have been rumors about a turbocharged version of this 2 liter engine which could provide up to 250 horsepower. While it is unlikely, it would finally allow the 2016 Subaru Crosstrek to compete with the Mini Countryman or even the Jeep Renegade, both of them being available with more powerful and efficient engines than the Crosstrek.