2018 Subaru Crosstrek 2.0i Base, Limited, Premium Explained – Video
The 2018 Subaru Crosstrek is offered in three trim levels: 2.0i base, Premium and Limited. The 2.0i base model starts with an extensive roster of standard features that includes a 6.5-in. multimedia touchscreen; Android Auto and Apple CarPlay; power windows with auto up/down on both driver and passenger sides; 60/40-split fold-down rear seat; power door locks and side mirrors; multi-function display with fuel economy information; tilt and telescoping steering column; security system with engine immobilizer; 17-in. machine finish alloy wheels; standard integrated roof rails; carpeted floor mats; and privacy glass. The 2.0i base and Premium come standard with a 6-speed manual transmission or available CVT equipped with X-Mode with HDC.
The Premium trim adds leather wrapped steering wheel and shifter, shark fin antenna, SUBARU STARLINK Safety and Security features, automatic headlights and the All-Weather Package featuring heated front seats, heated exterior mirrors and windshield wiper de-icer. Stepping up to the Premium trim also brings wider option availability, including a power moonroof and driver assist technology systems. The Premium’s interior is available in either black or new high-contrast gray cloth interior with orange double stitching.
The top of the line Limited trim looks more upscale with LED headlights, distinctive “Konoji” LED daytime running lights (DRL) and standard 18-in. machine finished alloy wheels. The Limited Crosstrek also has Steering Responsive Headlights, which can illuminate curves as the vehicle steers into them. The Limited also comes standard with the CVT equipped with X-Mode with HDC.
The Crosstrek Limited interior features black or new high-contrast gray leather with orange stitching on seats, door armrests and instrument panel. Standard amenities include an automatic climate control system, Keyless Access & Push-Button Start and 8-inch color display. A 6-way power driver’s seat, the first ever in a Crosstrek, is standard equipment for the Limited. The exclusive instrument panel features white gauge cluster illumination, and new Harman Kardon® premium audio is available in the Crosstrek for the first time. Limited models equipped with EyeSight also include High Beam Assist. The available navigation system now features maps by TomTom®.
A revised version of the FB 2.0-liter 4-cylinder SUBARU BOXER engine gains direct fuel injection and other enhancements to boost both performance (now 152-hp vs. 148 before) and drivability. The 2.0i base and Premium trims come standard with a new six-speed manual transmission and are available with the Lineartronic CVT. Standard for the Limited, and optional for the Premium, the CVT features a new 7-speed manual mode function with steering wheel paddle shift control switches that allow the driver to control the transmission via seven pre-set ratios.