By Devon Anderson and Edited by Ozzy Snyder
With the 2020 Subaru Crosstrek having a starting price of $22,145, vehicles with off-roading abilities have never been more affordable. The Crosstrek has options for nine different exterior colors that fit your outdoor lifestyle. Our favorite is the signature Quartz Blue Pearl that throws you back to the old-school Subaru Outback and Subaru Forester. This model exhibits a lot of classic Subi exterior designs that makes us want to go outside and play in the dirt. This classic off-roading style with updated features is what makes this new lineage of Subaru an instant favorite. Subaru knows outdoor lifestyle doesn’t mean you’re a lumberjack, this is why they provide the perfect balance of city and country for the ultimate compact SUV. Some of our favorite outdoor features include:
The updated interior includes a STARLINK system that is user-friendly and connects to Apple CarPlay and Andriod Auto. The Harman Kardon Audio upgrade is a fantastic addition to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
The Crosstrek is standard with a 6.5-inch screen and an upgrade to 8-inches. Available with leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob with orange or blue stitching, you can feel and look at your best. The All-Weather Package includes a heated steering wheel and weather floor mats. These are the more simplistic features that are always asked for on SUVs.
The more unique features include the option for CVT paddle shifters available on some Premium or Limited models. People say the CVT is not engaging and that is why Subaru has made efforts to make it as engaging as possible. Dual front USB input ports and options for rear USB ports allow for your entire crew the capability of charging their phones.
The option for a 6-Speed Manual or CVT Transmission allows you to either be engaged or comfortable. The CVT is what helps the Crosstrek maintain a high gas mileage of 27 City and 33 Highway. Subaru also introduced more recently the option for a Hybrid that allows fuel flexibility and increased efficiency. The updated drivetrain options allow for the ultimate flexibility for your driving style.
There is no shortage of exterior accessories. We love the updated mesh grille with the power mirrors. Slap on some 18″ Black Rims and you have the best aesthetic. The option for a Thule Cargo Carrier and Thule Trunk Carrier provides the best experience by adding additional organization and space. If you want the ultimate Subaru feel, there is a footwell illumination kit that brights the interior a Subi Blue. Pair this with a 6-Speed Shift Knob and you will be a true Subaru enthusiast.
Located near the I-90 Overpass and near Lewis & Clark High School, Subaru of Spokane is a local culture scene. The Subaru of Spokane sales and service departments are filled with the most helpful staff. Test drive the Crosstrek today or find your dream Subaru at Subaru of Spokane! Located at 423 W. 3rd, Spokane WA 99201 or click to learn more.
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