The 2023 Subaru Crosstek has some interesting upgrades and options available to its drivers. The standard 2.0-liter Boxer engine is the same as the one offered in the outgoing model, but you can also opt for a turbocharged 1.5-liter Boxer engine or a Lineartronic(r) CVT. However, the Limited trim level lacks any sort of flair.
2.0-liter or 2.5-liter Boxer engine
The new BOXER engine in the 2023 Subaru Crosstek 2.0-liter and 2.5-liter versions has been designed to meet the needs of today’s drivers, and it offers an impressive amount of power in a compact footprint. Its design includes dual AVCS to control intake and exhaust gases, as well as lighter pistons and cylinders that reduce friction. As a result, you’ll find that this new engine is more responsive and has lower emissions than ever.
The naturally aspirated engine is perfect for everyday driving, and it doesn’t complain even when it’s hauling five people. The 2.0-liter model takes 9.2 seconds to hit sixty mph, and the 2.5-liter engine is 1.4 seconds faster. Both engines offer decent fuel economy, too. They can go up to 27 miles per gallon in the city and up to 33 miles per gallon on the highway. Additionally, both engines are capable of towing up to 1,500 pounds.
The 2023 Subaru Crosstek comes standard with a 2.0-liter BOXER(r) engine that delivers 152 horsepower. The engine is paired with either a six-speed manual transmission or a Lineartronic(r) CVT. The engine also includes an eight-speed manual mode. The 2023 Crosstek is also available with a hybrid drivetrain. The hybrid version features a Lineartronic(r) transmission with two electric motors. This hybrid engine provides a total range of 480 miles.
1.5-liter turbocharged engine
The 2023 Subaru Crosstek is expected to replace the current 2.0-liter flat-four engine with a new 1.5-liter turbocharged engine. The engine is a downsized version of the engine that powers the Levorg overseas, and is expected to boost autonomous driving capability. In addition, the new engine is expected to be paired with the latest version of Subaru’s EyeSight safety technology, which enhances the autonomous driving capabilities of the car.
The base and premium trims will feature the 1.5-liter turbocharged engine, while hybrid models will have the 2.0-liter engine. The 1.5-liter turbocharged engine is expected to produce 152 horsepower, while the 2.0-liter engine will provide 148 horsepower.
Subaru is reportedly developing a new 1.5-liter turbocharged engine for the next-generation Crosstrek and Impreza. The Impreza currently runs on a 2.0-liter Boxer engine, and the company uses direct-injection turbocharged Boxer engines for 80 percent of its cars. The new 1.5-liter engine is likely to replace the 2.0-liter engine, which powers all Subaru models. The new engine is expected to deliver 148 horsepower, which is similar to the 2.0-liter Boxer engine. In the meantime, the Crosstrek will retain the 2.5-liter Boxer engine that powers the Crosstrek Sport and Limited trims.
The Lineartronic(r) CVT will be standard on the 2023 Subaru Crosstek. This CVT will offer a number of driving modes and features to help make the crossover easier to drive. Its standard features include pre-collision braking, automatic emergency braking, and lane departure and sway warning. Other features include an advanced adaptive cruise control with lane centering and the Subaru EyeSight system.
The CVT transmission offers excellent fuel economy. As a result, Subaru is able to offer excellent gas mileage while also offering responsive acceleration. Another benefit of a CVT gearbox is its lightweight design. It also works well with lighter vehicles because it reduces fuel consumption. The CVT transmission works well in a crossover or SUV because of its low weight and small size.
The Base trim for the 2023 Subaru Crosstek has a starting price of $23,645. This model comes equipped with a 6.5-inch multimedia system, automatic climate control, and a 60/40 split folding rear seat. It also comes with 18-inch alloy wheels and body-color exterior mirrors.
Limited trim level’s lack of flair
The 2023 Subaru Crosstek Limited trim level is not as attractive as the lower trim levels, but it’s not a complete failure. Despite the lack of flair, the Limited trim level offers a number of nice features. For instance, the interior is enhanced with faux carbon fiber trim and orange stitching on the seats. It also features a 60/40 split-folding rear seat that expands the cargo hold. Unfortunately, the split-folding seat doesn’t make the cargo hold flat, but it does make for a wider cargo hold.
For those looking for a more luxurious vehicle, the Limited trim level offers some features you won’t find on lower trim levels. It also offers a moonroof, standard fog lights, and an 8-speed manual transmission with paddle shifters. This trim level also has 4G LTE Wi-Fi.
As far as features go, the 2023 Subaru Crosstek Limited is largely similar to its predecessor, with a few notable differences. The base trim level is equipped with a 2.0-liter flat-four, while the Sport and Limited models come with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with 182 horsepower. The base and Premium trims are equipped with a six-speed manual transmission, while the Limited has an optional continuously variable automatic transmission.