Like we just saw with the new edition of the Impreza, the 2020 Subaru Crosstrek will be equipped with an upgraded list of standard features, while the company holds the line on pricing… or just about.
The asking price for the base version of the 2020 Crosstrek is set at $23,795 CAD, or $100 more than last year (and the year before that). But for that buyers will get a boosted roster of standard equipment, for instance automatic climate control and a rear seat verification system to ensure no passengers get inadvertently left behind in the back row.
Subaru’s EyeSight suite of drive-assist systems is now included with all versions of the Crosstrek that are equipped with the CVT (continuously variable transmission); it includes functions like adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist and a pile of others.
The default infotainment system is based around a 6.5-inch touchscreen and features Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. Other default components and systems included from the base version on up: aluminum hood, multifunction fuel-use display, telescopic steering wheel column, 17-inch alloy wheels, 60/40 split fold-down rear seats and automatic lock/unlock feature for the doors.
For 2020, the Crosstrek comes equipped once again with a 2.0L 4-cylinder Subaru Boxer engine wedded with either a 6-speed manual gearbox or a CVT Lineartronic automatic transmission, as well as - no surprise here - Suburu’s omnipresent symmetrical all-wheel drive system. When equipped with the CVT, the model also gets Subaru’s X-Mode engine management system that also regulates torque distribution and braking to help with manoeuvring over hostile terrain.
Subaru is offering two new colour choices for the Crosstrek in 2020, magnetic metallic grey and pure red.
The Touring version, meanwhile, makes itself an attractive upgrade via the addition of Subaru’s Starlink services, LED anti-fog lights and proximity key with push-button start, as well as heated front seats, premium upholstery, automatic high beams and a leather-wrapped steering wheel.
As for the Sport version, it comes with directional LED headlights, power sunroof, power-adjustable driver’s seat, aluminum pedals, premium sport seat covering and an 8-inch infotainment screen, blind spot monitor and rear transversal traffic alert.
At the top of the pile sits the Limited with its 18-inch alloy wheels, leather seating, heated steering wheel, dual-zone automatic climate control, harmon/kardon 8-speaker audio system and GPS.
Pricing for the 2020 Subaru Crosstrek:
|Convenience w/ EyeSight||CVT||$25,795|
|Touring w/ EyeSight||CVT||$28,095|
|Sport w/ EyeSight||CVT||$31,295|
|Limited w/ EyeSight||CVT||$33,895|