2016 Subaru Crosstrek XV $27,000 – $33,900
The XV Crosstrek combines a five-door design with the functionality and versatility of an SUV. For 2016, the Crosstrek gets a mid-cycle refresh. Changes include a revised front end with new grille, bumper, and headlights. New blind-spot warning and rear cross-traffic alert are also now standard on the top-line Crosstrek Limited and Hybrid Touring models.
A 2.0-litre boxer engine that’s teamed to Subaru’s symmetrical full-time AWD via a five-speed manual or available Lineartronic CVT powers all models. A Hybrid model was added in 2014, using the same boxer engine, but integrating the CVT to a 13.5-horsepower electric motor. The chassis and suspension have also been re-engineered.
There are two different AWD systems available. With the manual transmission, the AWD system uses a viscous-coupling limited-slip centre differential to distribute power 50/50 front to rear. Models with the CVT feature an electronically controlled multi-plate transfer clutch AWD system, which actively manages power distribution based on acceleration, deceleration, and available traction.
Standard across the line, the Vehicle Dynamics Control system monitors and analyzes if the vehicle is following the driver’s intended course via an array of smart sensors.
- Seating Capacity: 5
- Drive train: All Wheel Drive
- Fuel Economy: City – 10.2 L/100km Highway – 7.7L/100km
- Transmission Options: 5-Speed Manual or CVT
- Engine Options: 2.0-Litre H4 (148 hp, 145 lb.-ft)