Meet the all-new 2018 Subaru Crosstrek!

Today Subaru released the all-new 2018 Subaru Crosstrek at the 2017 Geneva International Motor Show. The first redesign since its launch in 2012, the new Crosstrek uses the new Subaru Global Platform architecture that enhances the strength and rigidity of the body and chassis.

Other new additions include:

  • an improved 13:1 steering ratio versus 14:1 on the outgoing model
  • active torque vectoring added
  • X-Mode added as standard
  • latest version of EyeSight
  • Latest Starlink information system and eight-inch touchscreen


According to Car and Driver, the mechanical parking brake has been removed for an electric one, which is sad for us rally fans. It also must be noted that this world debut 2018 Subaru Crosstrek is the European model, a US-spec version will be debuted next month at the 2017 New York Auto Show. We may see some minor changes in that one.

A new exterior color has been added called Cool Gray Khaki, while the Crosstrek’s classic orange has remained as well.

The EU-spec version is offered with a 154-horsepower 2.0-liter BOXER engine. It’s being reported that the US-spec engine may lose two horsepower based on what happened to the EU and US versions of the 2017 Impreza. No word yet if a manual transmission will be offered.

What do you think of the all-new 2018 Subaru Crosstrek? Is it a step forward for Subaru, or more of the same? Let us know in the comments.

4 Comments on "Meet the all-new 2018 Subaru Crosstrek!"

  1. Disappointed on the specs, so much potential and nothing. I hoped for an STI version. This is weak.

  2. WasASubieFanboy | March 8, 2017 at 6:36 pm | Reply

    The Crosstrek is a weak car. The manual version couldn’t get out of its own way. Subaru is killing off their enthusiast base by making bland vehicles with no soul, and no guts. How hard would it be to swap the 2.0T into this? People already drop 4K for turbo kits after the fact. Give the people what they want!

  3. While I agree a turbo crosstrek would be awesome I’m just glad to see Orange returning, while it may not be the quickest subaru my 2013 saved the lives of my wife and children. Sure do miss that car

  4. Waiting for the 2.0T made me realize what I was missing. I traded my 2013 Crosstrek for a 2017 WRX bought a 2009 Forester and a 2015 Outback.

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