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Five years after the first Subaru Crosstrek hit the streets, the small Japanese automaker with a cult-like following has significantly updated its unexpectedly successful small crossover utility vehicle.
The 2018 Subaru Crosstrek will hit the streets later this year wearing a new exterior and an updated interior, although the mechanicals are nearly identical to the previous model.
Outward appearances haven’t changed dramatically for the new Subaru Crosstrek.
It’s still the same tall-riding hatchback, but with a little sharper styling along the sides and in front, that’s derived from the Impreza passenger car.
More black plastic cladding has been added to the front bumper and wheel wells, which has been textured in a way that surprisingly increases its visibility.
Unlike the last-generation Crosstrek, it’s unclear if this new version will receive an electrified powertrain.
Last time around, Subaru offered an optional mild-hybrid system that netted only marginal gains in fuel economy. The Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid was discontinued for 2017.
The 2018 Subaru Crosstrek will keep the same powertrain: a flat-4 that powers all four wheels via a 6-speed manual or a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT).
In our experience, the 152-horespower 2.0-liter flat-4 wasn’t exactly thrilling in the Impreza hatchback, but focuses instead on versatility and fuel efficiency despite its standard all-wheel drive—a Subaru hallmark.