Reviews SUV Review: 2018 Subaru Crosstrek

19:01  12 january  2018
19:01  12 january  2018 Source:   Driving.ca

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One of the very few times my father would show any hint of smugness was during the first decent snowfall of the season. Then, while other drivers were spinning their tires or sliding into ditches and snow banks, he would hop into his Jeep Wagoneer (he owned a bunch over the years), shift into four-wheel-drive mode and head off to wherever he was going, no muss or fuss. Yet, his generous nature also had him use the Jeep to pull many stuck cars from those aforementioned ditches and snow banks.

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That was in the era of rear-wheel-drive sedans and station wagons, when 4WD vehicles were a rarity – usually pickups and wagons that were more utility than sport. These days, all-wheel-drive SUVs and crossovers are as common as dirt — sales in Canada for the segment will exceed 800,000 for the 2017 calendar year. And snow doesn’t generate the same fear — or caution, unfortunately — as it used to.

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Still, I have to say I was feeling very confident during the first week of winter, despite the significant snowfalls and frigid temperatures that occurred. The reason was Subaru’s redesigned-for-2018 Crosstrek. Not all all-wheel drivetrains are created equal, but the “symmetrical” AWD system the company employs throughout its product line-up is one of the best. No, there wasn’t any yanking of cars from snow banks, but that said, the full-time system provides instantaneous traction in the snow and excellent communication with the road. Though not even a Subaru can immute the laws of physics; I always practice the “if it snows, go slow” approach to the drive. The only downside is also having to a practice patience with timid — as opposed to cautious — motorists.

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At first glance very similar to its predecessor, the second-generation Crosstrek is built on Subaru’s new Global Platform and rides on a 30-millimetre-longer wheelbase, with smaller increases in width and length. Interior room inside the compact-sized crossover gets a bump up as well. The exterior design does see some subtle revisions, with more prominent wheel arches and an overall more chiselled look. The black side and wheel arch cladding, lower rocker panels and roof rails carry over.

Under the hood is more seeming similarity — a 2.0-litre four-cylinder Boxer engine. However, Subaru says the FB-series direct-injection engine is new, with a little more oomph to it – 152 horsepower compared with 148 in its predecessor. Transmission choices include a new six-speed manual for the Convenience, Touring, and Sport trim levels, with the option of the Lineartronic CVT, now with driver-selectable X-Mode with hill descent control (the CVT is standard on the topline Limited trim). On all but the Convenience trim, the CVT comes with a seven-speed manual mode with steering wheel paddle shifters.

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Subaru 's Crosstrek SUV , now in its second generation, is based on the Impreza hatchback. The 2018 Crosstrek , built on Subaru 's New Global Platform, represents a complete update, and has a whole new look. All scored vehicle reviews are completed on our turf and on our terms.

Admittedly, I didn’t have the warmest of feelings toward the first Crosstrek iteration, which centred on the fact that despite its rugged looks that created the impression it was some sort of jacked-up sports car ready for adventure, the driving experience put me in deep slumber. More specifically, the crossover was bog slow.

OK, with the new engine putting out only four additional horsepower, the new Crosstrek isn’t going to scorch the tarmac, yet it does feel peppier around town. Put your foot into it and it will get to speed in a reasonable time, although it still sounds a little breathless doing so. So, yes, this Subaru would benefit from an extra 20 or 30 horsepower, something to lessen the impression it is something other than an Impreza hatchback with more ground clearance.

In other regards, though, the Crosstrek feel more substantial, a lot of which can be attributed to the new platform and its framework of cross-sections and highly stiffened joints, which has resulted in a structural rigidity improvement of more than 70 per cent over last year’s model. Subaru touts straight-line stability, agility, and ride comfort improvements. What I noticed was less noise, vibration, and harshness, making for a less tiring drive on longer trips.

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Progress was also made with revised suspension systems — especially the double-wishbone independent rear suspension, which now mounts its rear stabilizer bar directly to the body, improving body control and stability. The Crosstrek tracked reasonably well over rougher patches of pavement, and glided along stretches of highway feeling like a much larger vehicle. Full disclosure: My wife has been the happy owner of a five-door Impreza for the past several years. I’ve driven it enough to recognize where Subaru has put its R&D dollars to work.

The tester was the topline Limited with EyeSight Package ($33,195), which, along with all the features of the lesser trim levels, includes 18-inch alloy wheels, leather seating surfaces, a heated steering wheel, dual-zone automatic climate control, aneight-speaker Harman/Kardon audio system, and an eight-inch infotainment system with GPS navigation. Subaru is not exactly known for extravagant interiors, but the layout is ergonomically correct and the stitched leather seats and dash area are nice touches. A trip to Ikea to pick up a Klingsbo, a Kallax, a Gothem and a couple of other strangely named items highlighted the crossover’s generous cargo capacity — 588 litres behind the rear seats and 1,565 with the seats folded flat.

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For those who put vehicle safety at the top of their list, the EyeSight Package ($1,500 and offered with the Sport and Limited trims) might be a consideration. The comprehensive package includes pre-collision braking, brake assist and throttle management, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, lane sway warning, lead vehicle start alert, lane-keep assist, a proximity key with push-button start, high beam assist and reverse automatic braking. Subaru is very proud of the lane keep assist, which it says provides gentle steering inputs if the system senses the vehicle is departing its lane. I didn’t find the tug of the steering wheel all that gentle and it was more than a little disconcerting as it’s unexpected. Also, whether it was the frigid weather, snow on the road that obscured the lane markings, or glare, but occasionally the EyeSight system and the lane keep assist would switch off.

With the first-generation model, I wanted it be a genuinely sporting crossover, something with a WRX driving vibe to go with its looks. I can’t say I care as much about that with the new Crosstrek; I’m plenty satisfied that a thorough re-engineering has made it a skilled player in the compact crossover segment, one that will handily compete with the likes of the Honda HR-V, Mazda CX-3, Nissan Qashqai and others. Yes, other than less ground clearance, the Impreza Sport hatchback offers more or less the same looks, power and performance while saving a couple of thousand bucks in the process. But that’s your business.

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