The 2016 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid gets mildly modified front-end styling and drops the “XV” from its name. Starlink telematics of Subaru suite with the emergency services categorizes its Crosstrek debut. There are also several other new safety technologies (lane-change assist, blind-spot monitoring, and the rear cross-traffic alert). Small interior trim tweaks and improvements round out the modifications are also noticeable changes to the Crosstrek.
2016 Crosstrek receives an entirely new front-end look, with the modern bumper, grill, fascia, and the headlights. Several models receive a modern wheel design as well. The 2016 model comes with multiple design changes. The rear end of the Crosstrek has seen some very noticeable modifications. Further, the bodywork is such that the SUV is very easy to identify with the majority of its elements being decreased to make it appear more slim and attractive. Also, it has 8.7 inches of ground clearance along with the standard 17″ alloy wheels. The fog light of this SUV is steering responsive that’s a safety feature which comes in helpful for rivers in the United States.
Interior Features/ Technology
Standard features include automatic climate control, and a rearview camera. There’s also keyless access, push-button start, and Starlink infotainment system of Subaru with a 6.2″ touch screen. There is a 6-speaker stereo, Bluetooth, a USB port, HD Radio as well as smartphone app integration. The Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid has 2 modern standard features for 2016: rear cross traffic alert and blind spot monitoring. The Touring trim includes the power moonroof and an improved Starlink system. The Touring also gets a 7″ touchscreen, satellite radio, and voice-activated navigation as standard. An up-front infotainment system on Subaru Hybrid is the center of technology in a Subaru mid-size SUV. This system comprises a navigation system, and a myriad of controls too.
Engine/ Fuel Efficiency
The Subaru Crosstrek is driven by a 2.0L 4-cylinder SUBARU BOXER engine (instead of the pistons moving up and down in the engine, they move side to side). This engine produces 148HP and 145 lb-ft of torque. With the standard 5-speed manual, EPA fuel-economy ratings stand at 23 MPG city and 31 MPG highway. The constantly variable automatic transmission (CVT) improves those figures to 26/34 MPG city/highway.
The 2016 Subaru Crosstrek currently comes standard with antilock disc brakes, and stability and traction control. The Crosstrek also has front side and side curtain airbags, a rearview camera, a driver knee airbag, and active front-head restraints. Also, Hybrid models come with the audible pedestrian alert system which plays a warning sound through the speaker behind the proper headlight when only the electric motor is used. Extra safety features such as the advanced EyeSight bundle, Starlink telematics, and rear-car detection technologies are detailed in Trim Levels, Body Styles, and choices.
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