A slight increase is on the cards.
Subaru has just revealed the all-new Solterra EV in Japan, following on from the reveal of its WRX wagon a month earlier, but if neither of these practical family cars is to your liking, the Japanese automaker has plenty of other options for you to choose from. One such vehicle is the Subaru Crosstrek, which is available in regular and hybrid flavors. The 2022 model is set to go on sale soon, and Subaru has just released pricing for the new model year. Fortunately, you won't be paying much more for the latest version, as both hybrid and regular Crosstreks are getting only minor price increases.
The regular Crosstrek will now cost you $200 more, with a base MSRP of $22,445 while the hybrid model gets a slightly heftier increase of $300, bringing its base price to $35,645. This doesn't take into account the Crosstrek Hybrid's qualification for a $4,502 federal tax credit or the rebate of up to $1,500 offered in certain states.
The Crosstrek Premium - one trim up from the base model - starts at $23,595 while the Sport model will now cost $26,795. Then you get the Limited that costs $28,295 before any options. The Crosstrek Hybrid is a standalone model with only one trim level that offers features similar to those of the Crosstrek Limited. All models come with a CVT besides the regular Crosstrek in base or Premium forms.
As for powertrains, the base Crosstrek and its Premium sibling come with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder boxer engine developing 152 horsepower, while the Sport and Limited variants are a little peppier with a 2.5-liter boxer developing 182 hp. The hybrid reverts to a 2.0-liter motor but with two electric motors. Total output here is lower than on the base model with a rating of 148 hp, but at least you can do up to 17 miles of all-electric driving. Both versions offer great value, but with no changes for the new model year, buyers would do well to consider waiting for the all-new Solterra.