2020 Subaru Crosstrek Price, Interior, Availability – With me today, I have the brand new 2020 Subaru Crosstrek. Now the Cross-track is already one of the best subcompact SUVs on the road today. Due to the way it looks, how comfortable the inside is, and that unique symmetrical all-wheel-drive system. But Subaru decided to make the Cross-track even better for this year by creating eyesight standard across all trims. And also adding more standard features overall. So is this the right subcompact SUV for you? while keep reading and find out.
2020 Subaru Crosstrek Changes
The Subaru Crosstrek is unlike any other subcompact SUV on the market today. Due to a profile, and it’s generous 8.7 inches of ground clearance. The front end has a Subaru look with a large grille in the middle and a large lower bumper opening that’s covered with cladding. Lower trims receive halogen headlights and fog lights. While the limited and hybrid trends receive LED steering responsive headlights and LED fog lights. On the side, you see big roof rails on top, and you can opt for crossbars.
All trims receive either 17-inch alloy wheels or 18-inch alloy wheels. Although the Hybrid receives lightweight wheels along with lower rolling resistance tires. There’s a lot of black cladding all around the wheel fenders and rocker panels. The back end has a low and wide profile, and there is a spoiler on top along with the large privacy glass. Now the trunk of the Cross-track is wide and has a low lift and height. However, that’s pretty much it. There’s no cubby holes or nets or hidden storage for your things. Underneath the bottom cover, you have a spare tire with tools, and on top, you have a privacy cover.
Inside a Cross-track, there’s a lot of contrast besides a base trim. The limited I’m reviewing today has leather seats and door panels. They have white and black leather along with orange stitching. There’s one set of car seat latches on each side. And in total, you get four cup holders in the second row. Unfortunately, though, there are no vents, no USB ports, or any ports of any kind. To fold down the seatback, simply pull on a knob on top. Even though the 2020 Subaru Crosstrek is a subcompact SUV, there is still a good amount of room in the second row.
I’m 5 feet 10, and I have a good 3 to 4 inches of legroom left and the same with Headroom. The seats, however, are not adjustable. Upfront, the seats have that same unique contrast and that sporty design carries into the door panels. And the orange stitching gets carried into the dash, steering wheel, and also the shifter. The steering wheel has a great modern look and is shared with the rest of the Subaru family. The leather feels great, and the overall thickness is just perfect. On the right side, you have buns for adaptive cruise control also buttons for the SI drive, which is new for 2020, which changes the throttle response.
On the left, you have buns to control the volume, to source your phone, and also an info button. Which allows you to scroll through the upper screen above the infotainment screen. Lastly, you have a few buns on the lower left side, which scrolls through the info screen within the gauge cluster.
2020 Subaru Crosstrek Engine
There is one engine to the 2020 Subaru Crosstrek for the non-hybrid trims. And that is a 2-liter, four-cylinder engine pushing 152 horsepower along with 145 pound-feet of torque. Now the hybrid Cross-track gets a pair of engines one gas of one electric.
For 2020 all CVT equipped Cross-track to get eyesight included. Eyesight includes pre-collision braking, lane departure, and sway warning, lane keeps assist, and adaptive cruise control. Under limited and hybrid trims, you also get blind-spot detection with rear cross-traffic alert along with reverse auto braking.
This Cross-track is doing a really good job as soaking up the bumps. So and turn the suspension, yeah, it’s really good. It’s really good in this Cross-track.k I’m actually really impressed. The CVT transmission is also doing a phenomenal job at simulating shifts. Which is kind of weird, but a lot of manufacturers do that, it kind of removes the drone. And it just makes it feel more natural. And I gotta say right now this Cross-track transmission is doing a really good job. I really can’t tell there’s a CVT.
As for brakes, they come on a tad strong. so about the first inch or so, you don’t get a lot of feedback. And then afterward, you’ll feel it quite a bit, and the car comes to a stop pretty fast. It’s not stiff or anything, but it just comes on really strong. So that’s something that you got to get used to, but overall, it’s not bad.
2020 Subaru Crosstrek Price and Release Date
As for trim levels and pricing, the 2020 Subaru Crosstrek base trim starts a tab above $22,000. But it comes with a 6-speed manual. For those of you guys who are looking for CVT transmission, the price gets bumped up about $1,300. Remember, all trims come with the same engine, the same symmetrical all-wheel-drive system, and auto climate control. Next, you have the premium trim, which adds on some niceties such as heated seats, leather wraps the steering wheel, more USB ports, and Wi-Fi.
After that, you have the limited trim, which is what I review today. You get leather, bigger wheels, bigger startling screen, and other things. Lastly, you have the hybrid, which has a different engine configuration, different wheels, and tires to improve fuel economy and a few other things on the inside. But the hybrid is limited, so you’re not gonna find much around at the dealerships.
Lastly, let’s look at the good and bad to this brand-new Crosstrek. Starting with a good, outside, it has a unique lifted wagon look. The all-wheel-drive and eyesight is standard. With the Cross-track, you get the great steering wheel and phenomenal steering feel. The Cross-track provides a quiet and very comfortable ride. The dual info screen setup works really well. And lastly, the Cross-track has a good-looking cabin and comfortable seats.
As for the bad, there are a few things there are no amenities whatsoever in the second row. There’s no hidden storage or cubby holes in the trunk. The rearview mirror could be hard to adjust, and finally, the CVT bumps up the price on the base and Premium trims. Overall I’m giving the brand-new Crosstrek a score of 91.