After the great success with the current model, the new 2022 Subaru Crosstrek is coming. According to some reports and renderings, the forthcoming model will include some small improvements, keeping the aging SI-Drive system. This system comes standard on all Crosstreks and is fitted with a CVT. Moreover, if you didn’t know, SI-Drive is a driver-selectable powertrain management system and is available only on some Subaru models.
Generally, the exterior of the new Subaru Crosstrek looks better and is more aggressive. The cabin will also be redesigned, featuring Apple CarPlay and Android Auto standard on every trim.
2022 Subaru Crosstrek Design
The first-generation Crosstrek has been introduced in late 2012 and is called the XV Crosstrek. However, six years after, the Subaru released an all-new generation Crosstrek. Compared to the first generation, the Crosstrek received significant changes. It grew slightly in size and rides on an entirely new platform that is 40% stiffer. Meanwhile, the forthcoming 2022 Subaru Crosstrek features even more updates. This model will receive an updated grille and front fascia, accentuating its robust and athletic stance.
On top of that, Subaru added new 18-inch machine-finished wheels to showcase a new pattern to complete its styling. Generally, these small changes make Crosstrek a one-of-a-kind. The Crosstrek Sport will be also available, and it features unique design elements, including a more aggressive grille and dark gray wheels. This model is available in exclusive Plasma Yellow Pearl paint.
Interior Looks Impressive
The interior of the 2022 Subaru Crosstrek is impressive. This model comes with a generous front and rear headroom and a cargo area that can be expanded from 20.8 to 55.3 cubic feet. Unlike the current model, the new one features thinner roof pillars providing an excellent 360-degree outward view.
Besides, it also includes a 6.5-inch touchscreen, automatic climate control, and Subaru’s EyeSight safety suite. The Sport model is featuring more technology, including adventure-ready StarTex® water-repellent upholstery with yellow contrast stitching.
2022 Subaru Crosstrek Powertrain Specs
Like the predecessor, the same powertrains will probably power the forthcoming 2022 Subaru Crosstrek. That means we can see the same two engine options. The first one, 2.0-liter flat-4, is under the base and Premium models, and it develops 152 horsepower and 145 lb-ft of torque.
However, one can feel more power with Crosstrek Sport and Limited models. Both models come standard with a 2.5-liter flat-4 that produces 182 hp and 176lb-ft. of torque. If you didn’t know, this engine is also used in the larger Forester. However, unlike the 2.0-liter unit with a 6-speed manual transmission or a continuously variable automatic transmission optionally, the more potent 2.5 powertrain comes exclusively with a CVT.
Release date and Price
The 2022 Subaru Crosstrek is a very popular SUV that will host some improvements. From the latest news, this model will arrive next year as 2022YM. The price range begins with a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $23,295 (including a destination fee of $1,050).
Moving up for the models with more content, the Premium with the 6-speed manual starts at $24,345, while a Crosstrek Premium equipped with CVT begins at $26,695. The Crosstrek Sport model will also be available with a starting price of $27,545. The Limited is top ranging trim that costs a little less than $30,000. The most notable rivals are Honda HR-V, Mazda CX-3, Nissan Kicks, Chevrolet Trax, Jeep Renegade, and Fiat 500X.