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The 2023 Subaru Crosstrek is here. The Crosstrek has recently been working its way up subcompact SUV rankings. The new Crosstrek SUV comes with plenty of upgrades. Here’s what you need to know about the 2023 Crosstrek.

2023 Subaru Crosstrek updates

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The 2023 Subaru Crosstrek is taking things up a notch. The new Crosstrek features redesigned seats, sound-deadening materials, and a new Special Edition option.

The new Crosstrek isn’t a redesign. Its updates are mild, but they could be enough to help the Crosstrek overtake some of its main competitors. The Crosstrek will compete with models like the Hyundai Kona, Mazda CX-30, and the redesigned 2023 Honda HR-V.

The 2023 Crosstrek comes standard with all-wheel drive. It has 8.7 inches of ground clearance. Some trims come standard with Subaru’s X-Mode terrain management system. The Sport trim comes standard with Dual-function X-Mode. The Crosstrek is one of the best small off-road SUVs on the market. It may not be able to tackle tough off-road obstacles, but it should perform well on most mild trails.

The Subaru Crosstrek Special Edition comes in Desert Khaki. It features Crystal Black Silica finish accents. The interior includes black and red upholstery with red stitching. The Special Edition is a 2023 Subaru Crosstrek Premium package option. Ultimately, the Crosstrek didn’t change enough to make a significant impact, but it’s still competitive enough to stay in the game.

Will the 2023 Crosstrek have a turbo?

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The 2023 Subaru Crosstrek | Subaru

The 2023 Subaru Crosstrek comes standard with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 137 horsepower and 134 lb-ft of torque. The Sport and Limited models come standard with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine that makes 182 horsepower and 176 lb-ft of torque.

The Sport starts at $27,995, and the Limited starts at $29,495. The Crosstrek Sport is the best trim for drivers that want a turbocharged engine but don’t need all the creature comforts of the more expensive Limited trim.

The 2023 Subaru Crosstrek comes in five different trims: the Base, Premium, Sport, Limited, and Hybrid. The Crosstrek Hybrid starts at a whopping $36,845, but it gets 35 miles per gallon combined and can travel for 17 miles on just electricity.

What’s the best subcompact SUV on the market?

The Hyundai Kona is currently considered the best subcompact SUV on the market. The Kona is affordable and fun to drive. It starts at just $21,990.

The Hyundai Kona uses a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine to make 147 horsepower. It achieves 30 miles per gallon in the city and 35 miles per gallon on the highway. The subcompact SUV’s unique design and driving dynamics keep it at the top of its vehicle segment. Kelley Blue Book praises the Kona’s standard features, fuel economy, and pricing.

Read more about the Hyundai Kona in the next article below.


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