2020 Subaru Crosstrek XTI, Hybrid, Colors

This small crossover has been introduced a few years ago and it looks like the company already prepares some interesting changes for the next year. It won’t be a facelift but there is definitely a lot of interesting things to come. Allegedly, the 2020 Subaru Crosstrek is about to come with a new engine.

The current model is great in many ways and its single engine choice is probably the only thing that stops it to become a class leader. It comes with an attractive styling, upscale interior and lots of standard equipment. However, the current engine is a little bit uninspiring.

Therefore, a new unit has been rumored and it looks like amazing things are coming. Other than a new engine, the 2020 Subaru Crosstrek should continue in the same way, featuring familiar styling and overall design characteristics.

2020 Subaru Crosstrek

2020 Subaru Crosstrek Redesign

As we’ve just mentioned, there won’t be more important changes in terms of base design characteristics. This is still a pretty fresh crossover, which came just a few years ago. Like other new models from Subaru, it switched to a new highly-modular Global platform, which brings benefits in so many ways. This particular model has most things in common with the new Impreza.

In terms of the styling, it is entirely fitted to the brand’s newest design language, which seems like a big step up compared what Subaru models looked like in the past. You will easily notice that most styling solutions are shared with the legendary Outback. Two models feature quite a similar shape. Of course, the Crosstrek is a little bit smaller. Given the recent launch, we are pretty sure that the 2020 Subaru Crosstrek won’t suffer too much. The best we could get is a couple of new color options and similar things.

2020 Subaru Crosstrek rear view

2020 Subaru Crosstrek Interior

Once again, don’t expect bigger changes for the 2020 Subaru Crosstrek. This crossover is characterized by a very upscale interior, which looks better compared to most rivals in the class. You can count on lots of hi-quality materials, while the overall design is pretty stylish. Both rows of seats offer plenty of leg and headroom, so this crossover can easily accommodate five adult passengers. That’s not the end when it comes to the functionality and practicality. This crossover also features pretty amazing 21 cubic feet behind rear seats. The overall capacity goes around 55 cubic feet. There aren’t many models in the class that can match these numbers. Finally, there is a pretty long list of standard equipment in the offer.

2020 Subaru Crosstrek interior

2020 Subaru Crosstrek Features

The 2020 Subaru Crosstrek will continue as one of the best-equipped models in the class and we could see even some additions for the next year. In terms of tech features, All models feature things like 6.5-inch touch screen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, a USB port, Bluetooth. In higher trims, you can also get features like a bigger 8-inch touchscreen, satellite radio, two additional USB ports, a Wi-Fi hot spot, navigation etc.

When it comes safety features, a rearview camera is the only standard feature in base models. However, a list of available systems is pretty impressive and includes things like automatic high beams, adaptive cruise control, lane departure and sway warning, lane keep assist, pre-collision braking, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert and many more. Another important thing to mention is that this small crossover gained impressive five starts on the crash test of National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

2020 Subaru Crosstrek Engine

The current model comes with only one engine in the offer and that is considered as the only big drawback of this great crossover. It comes with a 2.0-liter atmospheric engine, which is a quite unimpressive amount of power. On the other side, fuel economy goes around 27 mpg in the city and 33 on the highway. These are pretty much average numbers for the class.

Allegedly, the 2020 Subaru Crosstrek will come with one more engine in the offer. According to some reports, it will be a new 2.4-liter turbo-four, which features impressive efficiency. However, we are still waiting for the official confirmation.

2020 Subaru Crosstrek engine


Besides gasoline engine, this small crossover is also available with a hybrid powertrain. It is a typical plug-in hybrid that combines a 2.0-liter gasoline engine with a couple of electric motors. A max power goes up to 148 horsepower, but the best thing about this powertrain is amazing fuel economy, which goes around 90 mpg in a combined ride. The Crosstrek Hybrid also features an all-electric range of 17 miles.

2020 Subaru Crosstrek Release Date and Price

Despite the potential changes, the 2020 Subaru Crosstrek probably won’t come earlier than usual. When it comes to the price, it shouldn’t change. Base models should go around 22.000 dollars. On the other side, hybrid models cost around 34.000 dollars but keep in mind that these models come with a full load of standard equipment.

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  1. Looks very promising. I’m not a big fan of the orange trim, though. The 2019’s still have a CD player. I really hope they keep that in the 2020 model. Improved engine should offer a more spirited drive. Not sure what the impact will be on EPA mileage. Any ideas?

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