The Subaru Crosstrek: The family car that takes you anywhere




Are you looking for a practical, reliable car that can handle muddy terrain and harsh weather conditions? Look no further than the Subaru Crosstrek, writes Tim Barnes-Clay.

This vehicle is a cross between a hatchback and an SUV and blends style, comfort, and performance in one package, making it perfect for British roads and our changeable climate.

The Crosstrek’s bold front grille, sharp headlights, and distinctive body lines give it a modern and stylish look. The vehicle sits on 18-inch alloy wheels that provide a smooth, comfortable ride, even on bumpy, pothole-peppered roads.

The car’s all-wheel-drive system is one of its most significant selling points, especially in the often-wet UK. With this feature, you can motor along with confidence in any season. Additionally, the Crosstrek’s impressive 220mm of ground clearance allows it to handle rough, off-the-beaten-track surfaces easily.

Inside, the Subaru offers a spacious cabin accommodating up to five passengers. The seats are well-cushioned and supportive, making long journeys more comfortable. The interior has various tech features, such as a touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay/ Android Auto and a rearview camera.

The Crosstrek’s 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine combined with hybrid power provides a decent balance of clout with 136PS and 184Nm of torque. What’s more, the engine is paired with a single-speed auto continuously variable transmission (CVT). The ‘Scooby’ will achieve mid-30s mpg and zero to 62mph arrives in a seemingly leisurely 10.8 seconds. However, it feels quicker than that – and the maximum speed is 123mph.

Regarding safety, the Crosstrek comes loaded with tech such as Subaru’s first-class EyeSight kit. This feature helps prevent accidents and protects you and your passengers.

Overall, this Subaru is a good choice for anyone after a car that offers style, comfort, and mount-goat-like performance. With its all-wheel-drive system, notable ground clearance, and advanced safety features, the Crosstrek is an excellent vehicle for daily commutes, weekend getaways, and outdoor adventures.

Choose the Subaru Crosstrek and drive it on any road, muddy rural trail, or in any weather with confidence.

Fast Facts – Subaru Crosstrek 2.0i e-Boxer Touring as tested:

  • Max speed: 123 mph
  • 0-62 mph: 10.8 secs
  • MPG: 36.8
  • Engine layout: 1,995cc four-cylinder petrol hybrid
  • Max. power (PS): 136
  • CO2: 174 g/km
  • Price: £36,290

All Photos courtesy of Subaru Crosstrek

Tim Barnes-Clay

Tim Barnes-Clay is Sorted Magazine’s Motoring Editor. He test-drives the latest cars and attends new vehicle press launches around the world. The dad-of-three has a postgraduate diploma in broadcast journalism and has been a presenter and producer at ITV Central. He has also worked as a radio reporter and undertakes video and voiceover work. You can follow and interact with Tim on Instagram @tbarnesclay

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