The renamed successor to the Subaru XV, the Crosstrek, comes in April with more technology – but the same engines as the previous model and higher prices.
- 2023 Subaru Crosstrek Pricing and Specs
- New name for the latest small SUV Subaru XV
- Three model levels and petrol or hybrid drive
- Starting at $34,990 plus road costs
The new 2023 Subaru Cross Trek – the replacement for the Subaru XV – is due to hit Australian showrooms in April at up to $3,000 more than before.
The Crosstrek – a name offered for the XV in North America for a decade but now standard worldwide – gives Subaru’s smallest SUV a new look, more modern technology and improved safety systems.
But the petrol engines and hybrid systems were carried over from the previous model – and Prices have gone up between $1800 and $3000depending on the model class.
The entry price into the Subaru XV/Crosstrek lineup is $5,300 higher than a year ago – after the base XV 2.0i model was dropped and two price increases were applied to the discontinued XV lineup last year.
At the end of 2021, the entry-level XV 2.0i was priced at $29,690 plus roading costs – but its deletion made the better-equipped $31,990 2.0iL the cheapest model class before two price increases took it to $33,190 – road costs.
Five model variants – across three trim levels and two engine options – are available for the new Crosstrek, with pre-orders open now via the Subaru Australia website.
Engines are carried over from the XV: a 2.0-litre four-cylinder non-turbo petrol in most models, developing 115 kW and 196 Nm unchanged, or a 2.0-litre non-turbo petrol hybrid system developing 110 kW/ 196 Nm engine power.
All-wheel drive is standard across the range, along with a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) – but the CVT in petrol models has been upgraded with an eight-speed manual mode (vs. seven simulated gear ratios on the hybrid).
The specified fuel consumption in mixed driving remains unchanged at 6.5 l/100 km for the hybrid – but has actually increased for the petrol model from 7.0 to 7.2 l/100 km.
Previous check by drive found that Toyota hybrid cars use about half the fuel of regular petrol-powered variants — but any real-world fuel economy improvements from Subaru hybrid models have been marginal and difficult to measure.
Standard equipment for the entry-level Crosstrek AWD 2.0L includes LED headlights, 17-inch alloy wheels, an 11.6-inch touchscreen with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, cloth seats, proximity key entry and start, nine airbags and a full suite advanced security technology.
The 2.0R petrol model – replacing the 2.0i Premium in the outgoing XV range – adds features including 18-inch alloys, upgraded LED headlights, a power driver’s seat, heated front seats, leather steering wheel, 360-degree camera and auto high beam function.
The flagship 2.0S and Hybrid S come exclusively with leather seats, embedded satellite navigation, a premium 10-speaker Harman Kardon stereo and a power sunroof.
the 2023 Subaru Cross Trek is due in April in Australian showrooms. The related new generation Impreza hatchback is due by the end of this year.
2023 Subaru Crosstrek Australian Prices
- Crosstrek AWD 2.0L – $34,990 (up $1800 over XV 2.0iL)
- Crosstrek AWD 2.0R – $38,490 (up $2700 over XV 2.0i Premium)
- Crosstrek AWD 2.0S – $41,490 (up $3000 over XV 2.0iS)
- Crosstrek AWD Hybrid L – $38,590 (up $1800 over XV Hybrid L)
- Crosstrek AWD Hybrid S – $45,090 (up $3,000 over XV Hybrid S)
Note: All prices above are exclusive of road charges.
2023 Subaru Crosstrek AWD 2.0L and Hybrid L Standard Features:
- 2.0-liter boxer four-cylinder petrol engine or hybrid power
- Continuously variable automatic transmission with seven (hybrid) or eight (petrol) simulated gear ratios
- 17 inch alloy wheels
- LED headlights with twilight detection
- 11.6″ touchscreen with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
- backup camera
- USB-A and USB-C front connectors
- Sound system with six speakers
- Proximity key and push button start
- Wireless smartphone charger
- Seat covers in ‘Tricot’ fabric
- Air conditioning with dual zone automatic climate control
- Power folding exterior mirrors
- Black roof rails
- Nine airbags (including front center)
- Rear parking sensors
- Front radar system
- Autonomous emergency braking (forward) with collision warning
- Automatic rear emergency braking at low speed
- Lane Departure Warning
- Lane Centering Assist
- Adaptive cruise control
- Blind spot monitoring
- Rear Cross Traffic Alert
- Lane Change Warning
- Emergency steering to avoid collisions
- Speed sign recognition with limiter
- Driver monitoring system with facial recognition
- Departure alarm for leading vehicle
2023 Subaru Crosstrek 2.0R adds (above 2.0L):
- 18 inch alloy wheels
- Self-leveling LED headlights with cornering function
- Front cornering lights and LED fog lights
- Fabric seat cover “Premium”.
- Leather steering wheel and shifter
- Heatable front seats
- 10-way power driver’s seat with lumbar support
- Automatically dimming rear view mirror
- Aluminum sports pedals
- Front and side cameras
- 360 degree camera
- Automatic high beam
- USB-A and USB-C charging ports for rear passengers
- Dark gray roof rails
- Heated exterior mirrors
- De-icer for front and rear wipers
Add 2023 Subaru Crosstrek 2.0S and Hybrid S (above 2.0R):
- Seat covers with leather accents (black or gray)
- Harman Kardon premium sound system with 10 speakers
- satellite navigation
- Electric sunroof
Compared to the Hybrid L, the Hybrid S adds the features introduced with the 2.0R and 2.0S.
Available colors include:
- Crystal White Pearl
- Ice Silver Metallic
- Magnetite gray metallic
- Crystal Black Silicon Dioxide
- pure red
- Offshore Blue Metallic
- Sun Blaze bead
- Oasis Blue
- Sapphire Blue Pearl
- Horizon Blue Pearl