2020 Subaru Crosstrek

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The 2020 Subaru Crosstrek is an all-wheel-drive crossover with admirable ambition. It wants to look cool carrying its occupants into the forest by day, out to the symphony at night, and to the big-box store on Saturday, with each experience being comfortable and thrifty for them. Because it succeeds in these things, its virtue is value.

For 2020, it adds to the ambition with a new plug-in hybrid having 17 miles of all-electric range, available in the western ZEV states. It's better equipped than the base Crosstrek, and also quicker, thanks to a 118-hp electric motor mated to the flat-4 engine that boosts the output to a total of 137 horsepower and 134 pound-feet of torque. Unlike the previous Crosstrek PHEV, it's much more than a badge.

Also for 2020, automatic emergency braking, active lane control, and lane departure warnings come standard with all Crosstreks except those few that have a manual transmission.

The Crosstrek is basically an Impreza with more ground clearance and rugged cladding. It's powered by a 2.0-liter flat-4 engine making 152 horsepower, mated to an excellent continuously variable transmission (CVT), or the standard but rare 6-speed manual gearbox that lacks the active safety features. The acceleration is modest, but the CVT's stepped gearing and paddle shifters help a lot. The CVT has an X-Mode button that brings more traction choices when needed, and an SI-Drive mode that brings either maximum gas mileage or quicker throttle response.

The CVT-equipped Crosstrek gets an EPA-rated 27 mpg city, 33 highway, 30 combined. The 6-speed manual transmission drops mileage to 23/29/25 mpg. The plug-in hybrid gets an estimated 90 MPGe.

The 2020 Crosstrek earns a five-star overall rating from the NHTSA,with four stars in rollover and passenger-side frontal crash tests. The IIHS gave the Crosstrek a Top Safety Pick+ award, when equipped with the CVT and the LED projector headlights on Limited trim. Other trims without those headlights earn the Top Safety Pick award.
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The 2020 Subaru Crosstrek is an all-wheel-drive crossover with admirable ambition. It wants to look cool carrying its occupants into the forest by day, out to the symphony at night, and to the big-box store on Saturday, with each experience being comfortable and thrifty for them. Because it succeeds in these things, its virtue is value.

For 2020, it adds to the ambition with a new plug-in hybrid having 17 miles of all-electric range, available in the western ZEV states. It's better equipped than the base Crosstrek, and also quicker, thanks to a 118-hp electric motor mated to the flat-4 engine that boosts the output to a total of 137 horsepower and 134 pound-feet of torque. Unlike the previous Crosstrek PHEV, it's much more than a badge.

Also for 2020, automatic emergency braking, active lane control, and lane departure warnings come standard with all Crosstreks except those few that have a manual transmission.

The Crosstrek is basically an Impreza with more ground clearance and rugged cladding. It's powered by a 2.0-liter flat-4 engine making 152 horsepower, mated to an excellent continuously variable transmission (CVT), or the standard but rare 6-speed manual gearbox that lacks the active safety features. The acceleration is modest, but the CVT's stepped gearing and paddle shifters help a lot. The CVT has an X-Mode button that brings more traction choices when needed, and an SI-Drive mode that brings either maximum gas mileage or quicker throttle response.

The CVT-equipped Crosstrek gets an EPA-rated 27 mpg city, 33 highway, 30 combined. The 6-speed manual transmission drops mileage to 23/29/25 mpg. The plug-in hybrid gets an estimated 90 MPGe.

The 2020 Crosstrek earns a five-star overall rating from the NHTSA,with four stars in rollover and passenger-side frontal crash tests. The IIHS gave the Crosstrek a Top Safety Pick+ award, when equipped with the CVT and the LED projector headlights on Limited trim. Other trims without those headlights earn the Top Safety Pick award.
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$22,145 - $27,395 MSRP / Window Sticker Price

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Engine 2.0L H-4
MPG 22 City / 29 Hwy
Seating 5 Passengers
Transmission 6-spd man w/OD
Power 152 @ 6000 rpm
Drivetrain all wheel
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