Subaru is a rugged brand that focuses on adventure and durability over straight-up sex appeal, and this shows in its design philosophy. The lifted body of the Subaru Crosstrek speaks to its desire to tackle rough terrain, while its sturdy and unpretentious fascias prove that it means business. The grille is somewhat small, though, giving it a less imposing appearance that feels at home around town. This matches the 17-inch wheels that come standard on the Base. Only the top-tier Limited gets larger 18-inchers. The rugged appeal of the Crosstrek is further enhanced by the standard black roof rails and roof spoiler, showing that it doesn't mind doing some honest labor. A power moonroof is available, and LED headlights replace the standard halogen fare at Limited level. Foglights are standard on all but the Base, but they are only LEDs on the Limited and Hybrid.
The dimensions of the Subaru Crosstrek are mostly the same across the range. It measures 176.5 inches in length and has a 104.9-inch wheelbase. Counting the standard roof rails, it stands 63.6 inches tall in gas-fed variants while the Hybrid has a height of 62.8 inches. Width is set at 71 inches.
Thanks to 8.7 inches of ground clearance, the Subaru Crosstrek feels comfortable both on and off the pavement. Curb weight starts at 3,117 pounds for the manual Base, and tops out at 3,717 lbs on the automatic Hybrid.
|Subaru Crosstrek Trims||Base||Premium||Sport||Limited||Hybrid|
|Max Width||71 in.||71 in.||71 in.||71 in.||71 in.|
|Length||176.5 in.||176.5 in.||176.5 in.||176.5 in.||176.5 in.|
|Height||63.6 in.||63.6 in.||63.6 in.||63.6 in.||62.8 in.|
|Wheelbase||104.9 in.||104.9 in.||104.9 in.||104.9 in.||104.9 in.|
|Subaru Crosstrek Trims||Curb Weight|
|Base||3,117 - 3,188 lbs.|
|Premium||3,146 - 3,223 lbs.|
|Wheels Type||Aluminum Wheels|
|Front Wheel Size||17" x 7"|
|Rear Wheel Size||17" x 7"|
A total of nine paint colors are available to the various Subaru Crosstrek models, though Lagoon Blue Pearl is reserved for the Hybrid. The rest of the range can choose from Crystal Black Silica, Cool-Gray Khaki, Horizon Blue Pearl, Crystal White Pearl, Ice Silver Metallic, Magnetite Gray Metallic, Pure Red, and Plasma Yellow Pearl. Oddly, the Sport trim loses access to the lively Pure Red paint, and the Hybrid has a very limited palette than comprises just four choices, some of which require additional kit to be specified. Cool-Gray Khaki, for example, requires that you also add the $2,500 Optional Package, which includes the moonroof.