2016 Subaru Crosstrek

The Subaru Crosstrek sported a more refined look for 2016, with a redesigned black grille and chrome accents, new headlights and front bumper and fog light covers with chrome accent trim. The 2016 Crosstrek also featured new interior refinements, including new STARLINK Cloud Applications to expand music and information sources.

Newly available STARLINK Safety & Security features technologies employ connected services to provide Crosstrek owners with the added peace of mind from such benefits as SOS Emergency Assistance, Automatic Collision Notification, Monthly Vehicle Health Report and Diagnostic Alerts, Remote Lock/Unlock and Stolen Vehicle Recovery Service.

The new safety technologies for 2016 followed on the heels of the brand’s award-winning EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology introduced for 2015. When equipped with EyeSight®, the Crosstrek earned the Top Safety Pick+ rating and a “Superior” rating for frontal crash prevention from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). EyeSight® includes Adaptive Cruise Control, Pre-Collision Braking and Vehicle Lane Departure Warning and is available for the 2.0i Premium and 2.0i Limited trims.
The versatile, fun-to-drive Crosstrek combined bold 5-door design, a highly capable chassis, high fuel economy and in-demand multimedia features. The Crosstrek models are powered by a 148-horsepower 2.0-liter BOXER engine, paired with a 5-speed manual transmission or the available Lineartronic® CVT (continuously variable transmission).

More Refinements for 2016
Subaru offered three versions of the gasoline Crosstrek: 2.0i base trim, 2.0i Premium and 2.0i Limited with additional amenities and user technology. Refinements for the 2016 2.0i base trim included new standard 17-inch alloy wheels, an illuminated front console storage tray, and steering wheel audio and Bluetooth® switches. The 2.0i Premium also gained interior refinements for 2016, including a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift handle (for manual or CVT), and orange stitching on both the steering wheel and cloth upholstery.

New Safety Technology
Both the 2.0i Premium and 2.0i Limited offer the Blind Spot Detection/Rear Cross-Traffic Alert system, which includes Lane Change Assist, as an additional option for 2016. That system is standard on the 2.0i Limited, which also exclusively offered the new STARLINK Connected Services. 

EyeSight® continues as an option for the Premium and Limited trims and also comes with Steering-Responsive Fog Lights. This feature, which works when the fog lights are turned off, activates the left or right fog light independently, depending on vehicle speed and steering angle, to provide enhanced illumination in the direction of the turn. The fog lights are pre-aimed for maximum coverage in corners. 

Built for Everyday Driving and Rugged Action
The Crosstrek looks the part of a rugged crossover and backs up its appearance with proven Subaru capability. Black side and wheel-arch cladding, rocker spoiler and roof rails provide a rugged contrast to the body colour. The raised ride height, body-colour roof spoiler and unique-design 17-inch wheels bolster the Subaru Crosstrek model’s go-anywhere stance and attitude. Dark-tint privacy glass is standard.

With raised four-wheel independent suspension, the model’s 8.7 inches of ground clearance is higher than for most other crossovers and even some dedicated SUVs, yet the Crosstrek offers a comfortably low step-in height. High-strength suspension components enhance agility, and hydraulic engine mounts (with CVT) help to damp out vibration. The double-wishbone rear suspension features pillow ball bushings for an optimal blend of ride comfort, straight-line stability, handling agility and vehicle response.

2.0-liter DOHC BOXER Engine
The 2.0-liter Subaru BOXER engine’s long-stroke configuration enhances torque across the engine speed range. A dual overhead camshaft (DOHC) configuration features Dual Active Valve Control System (DAVCS) – variable valve control for both intake and exhaust valves – that also optimizing torque delivery. The engine produces 148 hp at 6,200 rpm and 145 lb-ft of peak torque at 4,200 rpm. Electric power steering reduces draw on engine power and features a quick steering ratio for 2.8 turns lock to lock.

- Subaru Media

CarAndTruck.caSept. 22, 2017