Monday, November 19, 2018

2019 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid





We all knew it was coming. So here it is.

The Hybrid version of the cute Crosstrek uses a Toyota System from the Prius Prime.
Which means only 17 miles of EV range. But average MPG jumps to 35, from 25 in the regular gas versions.
It still uses the Subaru 2.0 Liter engine. And the whole thing is now a second faster 0 to 60 than the regular Crosstrek.
This new Hybrid version is priced at $34 995 plus $975 destination.
A $2500 option package includes a sunroof, Harman Kardon stereo, 8-inch screen, and a heated steering wheel. 

The regular Crosstrek starts at around $22 000. But after incentives (At least here in California), the more powerful Hybrid model could end up being about $3000 more only.
17 miles EV isn't much at all. But you could end up actually saving money in the long term.

I have to say, I do like the Crosstrek, but was expecting a bit more from the Hybrid version.
More EV range. But and less of a price bump.
Plus, the cargo area is not compromised a bit by the battery pack that sticks out of the floor. 
( It looks like the rear seat now probably don't fold flat with the cargo floor anymore...)

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I assume though this is AWD which will cut in the EV range, besides it's not very aerodynamic to the Prius Prime (which is 25 mi).


Kia Niro PHEV may compete with this. Starts at much lower price but equals it at highest trim, 26 mile range. But probably doesn't have AWD.

Harry_Wild said...

For those who could not afford the Lexus models but like their look; the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek is the ticket! LOL!