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2016 Subaru Crosstrek Overview (See Available Styles)

  • Rugged version of the Impreza hatchback, used to be called “XV Crosstrek”
  • Subaru’s EyeSight safety system is available
  • Updated front styling for 2016
The 2016 Subaru Crosstrek returns for 2016 with a new face and a new name.

Last year, the Crosstrek was known as the XV Crosstrek but Subaru saw those leading letters as extraneous and they have been dropped. Additional updates include changes to the front styling, where a new grille, bumper, and headlights have been added.

The Crosstrek is based off of Subaru’s Impreza, sharing a wheelbase and many parts with the compact hatchback. The two have essentially the same width and length, but the Crosstrek adds height and increases ground clearance to 8.7-inches, which offers increased capabilities when off-road. 17-inch alloy wheels come standard, as do roof rails and a fog lights. Running along the lower part of the car is unique black underbody cladding which helps to further differentiate the Crosstrek from the Impreza.

Under the hood there is one engine choice, a 148-hp, 2.0-liter four-cylinder that is mated to a five-speed manual transmission or an optional CVT. A symmetrical all-wheel drive system comes standard (par for the course for Subaru). Fuel economy ratings are better with the CVT, at 25/33 mpg city/highway while the 5MT returns an estimated 23/30 mpg.

Inside, the Crosstrek includes solid technology offerings, such as the STARLINK multimedia system with a standard 6.2-inch touchscreen. It also incorporates HD radio, internet radio streaming via a smartphone, Bluetooth connectivity, and a USB port. Higher trim levels receive a larger 7-inch screen with a navigation system that accepts voice commands optional. Cloth upholstery, a 60/40-split folding rear seat, and air conditioning are also standard.

Available safety features get a boost as well with Subaru’s EyeSight system offered on Premium and Limited trims. EyeSight utilizes forward facing cameras/sensors to power adaptive cruise control, pre-collision braking, and lane departure warnings. The system can also use the fog lights to provide extra illumination in the direction of a turn. Seven airbags, antilock brakes, a rearview camera, and an electronic stability system all come standard. Newly available for 2016 are a blind spot warning system and emergency communication services, such as automatic collision notification, stolen vehicle recovery, and remote locking/unlocking.

EPA Fuel Economy

  • City: 23 - 26 MPG
  • Highway: 31 - 34 MPG

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Safety Rating

  • Overall Safety: *****
  • Frontal Crash: ****
  • Side Crash: *****

Consumer Reviews Summary

Overall Rating:

35 of 38 (92%) consumers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.

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