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Subaru Crosstrek: The Family Car That Takes You Anywhere

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Written by Tim Barnes-Clay

Are you looking for a practical and reliable family car that can handle any terrain and weather condition? 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 seasons.

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

The Subaru’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, particularly during cold snaps. Additionally, the Japanese car’s 220mm of ground clearance allows it to handle rough terrains and uneven roads with ease, as we discovered on grounds at Rudding Park Estate.

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

The Subaru’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 unit is paired with a single-speed auto continuously variable transmission (CVT).

The Scooby will achieve real-world 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 safety kit. This gadgetry helps prevent accidents and ensures you and your family are always safe on and off the beaten track.

Overall, the Crosstrek is a solid choice for anyone after a car that offers style, comfort, and performance. With its all-wheel-drive system, impressive ground clearance, and advanced safety features, the Crosstrek is the perfect vehicle for daily commutes, weekend getaways, and outdoor adventures in the UK.

Choose the Subaru Crosstrek and take on any road, muddy rural trail, or weather condition 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

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