Since, after all, it is just a jacked up Impreza hatchback with a few "faux SUV" plastic trims here and there.
Now the Impreza hatchback looks nicer than before. And the transformation to the new 2018 Crosstrek works even better.
This looks cool and actually quirky in an old AMC sort of way.
Plus it is fairly roomy while staying small.
And, as an added bonus, a 6 speed manual his available on both the base and premium models!
(The top of the line Limited only comes with a CVT)
So now you can get a manual AND a car that isn't a base model. As the premium comes with a choice of color inside, leather steering wheel and shifter, heated seats etc... And you can get a sunroof option.
This is actually pretty nice....