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2019 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid First Drive Review | Finally, a Subie with a plug

The brand's first step into the world of plug-ins is a sure-footed one

The brand's first step into the world of plug-ins is a sure-footed one.

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2019 Subaru Crosstrek PHEV will be company's first plug-in hybrid

It uses Toyota hybrid tech

Subaru just announced its first-ever plug-in hybrid, and it comes in the form of its third-best-selling car, the Crosstrek. This is actually fitting in a couple of ways. First off, it's a quick-selling vehicle, but also because the Crosstrek was the model used for Subaru's first conventional hybrid, first introduced for the 2014 model year. Sadly, the company has yet to reveal photos of the new hybrid, hence our inclusion of photos of the old model.

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2018 Crosstrek propels Subaru to best-ever April sales

Next up is the Ascent, which hits showrooms in June

April was a dismal month for most automakers, with sales declines that ranged from 4.7 percent for Ford to a whopping 28 percent for Nissan. So here comes mighty little Subaru, which claimed the month as the best April in its history.

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Subaru of America sells its 9 millionth vehicle, a 2018 Crosstrek

Crosstrek sales were up 88.7 percent in March

Back in 1967, Malcolm Bricklin approached Subaru about bringing its cars to the United States. The first models made their way to customer hands sometime in 1968. After 50 years, Subaru of America announced that it has sold its 9 millionth vehicle, a 2018 Subaru Crosstrek, to a doctor and repeat customer in Arkansas. This comes just weeks after the automaker sold its 2 millionth Outback and marks another achievement in Subaru's long and continuously successful US operation.

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2018 Hyundai Kona vs other small crossovers: How they compare on paper

Kona vs HR-V vs Soul vs C-HR vs Crosstrek vs Renegade

The 2018 Hyundai Kona is the hottest new thing in the hottest new segment: subcompact crossovers. Or B-segment SUVs. Or whatever you might want to call this hodge-podge collection of vehicles of vaguely similar specs. Each is pretty much just a raised hatchback in some form (or literally in the case of one entry), skewing the increasingly vague line between car and SUV. If there was ever a segment that deserved the term "crossover" for more reasons than just its car-based unibody architecture, t

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2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross vs. small crossover SUVs: How they compare on paper

Eclipse Cross vs Toyota C-HR vs Subaru Crosstrek vs Nissan Rogue Sport

A battle of oddball small crossovers.

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Subaru PHEV coming later this year using Toyota Prius Prime tech

Plug-in hybrid hasn't been identified, but it could be Crosstrek or Forester

Subaru plans to release an all-wheel drive PHEV this year based on a current model, using some hybrid internals from the Toyota Prius Prime.

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Best. Year. Ever. Subaru breaks yearly and monthly sales records in 2017

Behold the power of this fully operational crossover company

All those driving dogs must've gone on a shopping spree last year.

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Best cars for $25,000

We chose a variety of sedans, SUVs, hybrids and even a sports car.

What's the best car for $25,000? We chose a variety of sedans, SUVs, hybrids and even a sports car to give you a good place to start your search.

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New York
2018 Subaru Crosstrek still gets a manual transmission in the US

On display next week at the New York auto show.

It's standard equipment on base and Premium trims.

Geneva
2018 Subaru Crosstrek improves on an already winning formula

It's called the XV in Europe.

The mini-crossover inherits all the benefits of the latest Impreza, including a stiff new chassis that promises drastically improved driving dynamics.

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Poor sales prompt Subaru to kill the Crosstrek Hybrid

Buyers were not interested in paying $4,800 more for just 7 extra MPG.

Slightly better fuel figures weren't enough to draw customers in.

Open Road
Subaru XV concept: Just more wishful thinking?

Will this new XV concept make it pretty much intact as a production car?

Subaru has shown it can design great concepts that haven't translated well once in the showroom. Is this about to change?

Geneva
Subaru XV Concept is our first glimpse at the next Crosstrek

The next-generation Subaru Crosstrek is previewed in the form of the XV Concept at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show.

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