The third-generation 2020 Subaru Crosstrek will deliver many changes. Thanks to the plenty of standard equipment and its compact look, Japanese manufacturers expect great sales. Subaru has been sold 15,860 Crosstrek in August according to the latest report. However, if we look at the same time last year the numbers are significantly less 11,900. So, the strategy is simple, to refresh the new model and conquered the middle-size crossover segment.
What we can expect from the next generation Crosstrek? The exterior design will be refreshed and the upcoming model will be more modern. Also, some updates will happen inside. The cabin will be better arranged and will be available with many new techs and plenty of driver assistance features. The Crosstrek is an SUV that comes with the two-row/five-seat configuration and offers decent cargo space. The hybrid model is also on the offer and it delivers great mileage and performance.
2020 Subaru Crosstrek Design Updates
The exterior design of the new 2020 Subaru Crosstrek is compact and attractive thanks to the small dimensions. The new model looks similar to the hatchback model. From the images that we got, the new SUV will get some changes and updates, but it will not drastically depart from the current model.
The front of this SUV will get the most of the updates. From the images that we got, the changes are evident and the new headlights are present as the fog light system. The manufacturer also added more additional chrome accents to the body and make this SUV more sporty. The rear will get minimal changes. The taillights will use the LED lighting and shape is almost the same as on the current one
Cabin Appearance and Techs
The interior of the 2020 Subaru Crosstrek will be improved. As we already wrote, Subaru will transfer more features from the higher trims and make it standard. There will be more quality materials. Features that come standard are a 6.5-inch touch screen infotainment system, a rearview camera, Bluetooth phone, and audio streaming, smartphone integration, driver-knee airbag and so on. The upcoming model like before will come with a two-row/five-seat configuration.
The cargo area is decent and is rated at 20.8 cubic feet. However, folding the rear seats will double space 55.3 cubic feet. Safety will be also better and we can expect adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assistance, and forward-collision mitigation as standard.
2020 Subaru Crosstrek Powertrain
Like before, the newest 2020 Subaru Crosstrek will be unfortunately available only with one engine option. Under the hood of this model is lying the same 2.0-liter engine that powers the current one model. However, there will be some improvements and 2020 Crosstrek with this engine will be able to deliver 152 horses and 145 ft-lb of torque. 6-speed manual transmission is connected to this engine. Also, the same transmission is available on the Premium trim.
However, CVT automatic is optional on lower trims and standard on the Limited. Furthermore, the all-wheel-drive system is standard on all trims. As before, the Crosstrek crossover is able to tow up to 1,500 pounds.
A hybrid variant will be once more available. The 2020 Subaru Crosstrek hybrid combines a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine with an 8.8-kWh battery. This combination makes 148 horsepower. The battery charging using the 120-volt household outlet needs around five hours to complete 100 percent. However, with a more powerful 240-volt system two hours are needed. According to the officials, the hybrid model can travel 17 miles with a fully charged battery.
2020 Subaru Crosstrek Price and Arrival
The price of the 2020 Subaru Crosstrek will remain the same as before. The forthcoming model will start at $23,000. However, choosing the optional CVT transmission the customers need to pay an additional $1,000.
Limited trim costs $29,000, while the hybrid variant may reach $36,000. The Crosstrek will be soon available for purchase. Nissan Kicks, Mazda CX-4 and Jeep Renegade will compete with this model.