Giant auto-maker Subaru has continued charting its own way as it has done for decades, making and selling AWD passenger vehicles when others have kept off. The 2016 Subaru Crosstrek has received mild front-end styling revisions, losing the "XV" tag that came at the beginning of the vehicle’s name. Even better, it combines the maneuverability of a compact hatchback with AWD off-road talents.
Power Trains and Performance
You can get the 2016 Subaru Crosstrek in 5 trim levels: Hybrid, Hybrid Touring, 2.0i Limited, 2.0i, and 2.0i Premium. The standard non-hybrid Crosstrek comes with a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine capable of generating 148 horsepower and a formidable 145 lb-ft of torque.
Combined with a hybrid electric drive system, the 2.0-liter engine gives you efficient power. The low center of gravity is excellent for quick handling and gives a fine response. A 5-speed manual transmission comes standard on both the 2.0i and the 2.0i Premium. Similar to all AWD system, the Crosstrek has a 50/50 front/rear power distribution.
The Crosstrek’s seats offer good lower-torso support for all-day comfort. The seats feature nylon-like, grippy upholstery. Similar to all Imprezas, the controls and gauges of the Subaru Crosstrek’s gauges are straightforward and simple.
Thanks to small front-quarter windows, thin A-pillars, and pedestal-mounted mirrors, outward visibility is excellent. A backup camera comes standard. The raised roof rails that combine with a flexible cargo offer commendable cargo-carrying flexibility.
If you love taking those spins in the countryside with a powerful car, a Crosstrek from Subaru Dealerships in Baton Rouge is a perfect choice.