The upcoming 2023 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid will hit the markets in the second half of 2022. The price will slightly increase this time as the Crosstrek model is getting some major upgrades. This includes both the exterior and the interior refreshments. The subcompact crossover has so much to offer, but its hybrid powertrain is the highlight.
As always before, all trim levels will offer a standard AWD system. On top of that, we expect to see more standard features, especially inside the cabin. We already have some spy shots available, so here’s everything you need to know about this new model.
Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid Spy Shots
For a start, the new 2023 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid will look like the regular gasoline-powered model. The overall dimensions and shape of this SUV will remain intact. However, a new batch of spy shots shows a new front fascia with reshaped grille and thinner headlamps. Similar treatment can be found on the current Subaru Forester SUV. Once the camouflage comes off, we expect to see a cleaner exterior design with more dramatic lines and new exterior paints.
This will be the next-gen model, so changes on the front fascia are not the only ones. The grille will sport a trapezoidal pattern and the side profile will look sharper with a sharper rear pillar. The rear section will host new taillights with a more distinctive look and a new rear bumper. We don’t know if Subaru plans to deliver new wheels.
The interior upgrades are not available yet. The next-gen 2023 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid will surely provide a lot of cabin updates. Whatsoever, Subaru’s complete lineup of crossovers and SUVs is getting the same treatment, so the Crosstrek model will be no exception. We expect the third-gen Crosstrek will introduce an updated Starlink multimedia system and updated EyeSight suite.
This means we should expect more driver-assistance features for improved safety ratings. The Crosstrek model will surely provide more upright materials, so the comfort will be better than ever before. Lastly, Subaru will surely offer a new portrait-oriented infotainment touchscreen.
Possible Engine Lineup
As we already said, the highlight of the new Crosstrek SUV will be the hybrid powertrain. The 2023 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid will reportedly deliver more power and improved efficiency. However, we don’t know the exact engine specs at the moment. A four-cylinder boxer engine will remain the standard choice, producing 152 horsepower. This unit is for the entry-level trim levels and for those who are looking for more affordable solutions.
Still, we don’t think the performances are that good. An optional four-cylinder with 182 horsepower is a much better choice. With the hybrid powertrain coming, this optional four-cylinder engine could become standard, while the hybrid will be a new optional drivetrain. Manual transmission could be removed from the offer, but the AWD system will be standard on every trim level you opt for.
2023 Subarru Crosstrek Hybrid Release Date, Price
New engine options and new Wilderness trim level will force Subaru to change the price of the new Crosstrek. We expect the base model will start at about $24,000. The 2023 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid will cost closer to $30,000. The sales will reportedly begin in the second half of 2022.