Subaru has introduced the 2023 Crossstrake, which has a completely new special edition trim.
Dressed exclusively in desert khaki, the $ 26,745 Crossstrake Special Edition features an overland-inspired outdoor area with grille, door handles, side mirrors and antenna crystal black silica paint. Designers have also given the model 17-inch alloy wheels with low luster black badges and a dark gray finish.
Upon entering the cabin, drivers will find black and red upholstery with red contrast stitching, leather-wrapped steering wheels and shifters on the cloth seats. Elsewhere, there’s a “high-grade instrument cluster” with a low-luster black trim, an 8-inch infotainment system, and a 4.2-inch multi-information display. Since the model is based on a crossstreak premium, it is equipped with heated front seats and a six-speaker audio system.
Powered by a well-known 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 152 hp (113 kW / 154 PS) and 145 lb-ft (196 Nm) of torque. It is equipped with a lineartronic continuous variable transmission and a standard symmetrical all-wheel drive system.
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For the rest of the crossstrake lineup, this carrier seems untouchable. However, the price has increased because the model now starts at $ 23,645 which is an increase of $ 500. This applies to the range of price increases and even to the Crosstrek hybrid. Unfortunately, there is a warning that the destination fee will increase from $ 1,175 to $ 1,225 so we are looking at a total increase of $ 550.
In addition to the 2.0-liter engine mentioned above, the Crosstrek can be equipped with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder that produces 182 hp (136 kW / 185 PS) and 176 lb-ft (238 Nm) of torque. However, with gas prices exceeding 5 per gallon, the plug-in hybrid variant is even more attractive.
It has a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, two electric motors and an 8.8 kWh battery pack. This setup gives the crossstrake hybrid a combined output of 148 hp (110 kW / 150 PS) and an electric-only range of up to 17 miles (27 km).