The Subaru Crosstrek has a remarkably interesting evolution. It started out as the Subaru Outback Sport and was based off the Impreza compact car models. After the first three generations of the Outback Sport, Subaru changed the name to the XV Crosstrek in 2011(the XV was later dropped and it became the Subaru Crosstrek). One of the features that set the 2016 XV Crosstrek apart from the previous models of the Outback Sport was an increase in suspension lift. This gave the Crosstrek a little over 8 inches of ground clearance. It helped to boost the popularity of the vehicle, especially for drivers in Shelby, Charlotte, and surrounding areas.

Each year the Crosstrek gained new features that continued to impress the market. Here are some of the features for each year:

  • 2016: blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert

  • 2017: new special edition trim introduced

  • 2018: complete redesign, eyesight collision warning, 4-cylinder boxer engine, extra cargo space

  • 2019: redesigned inside, generous cargo space, updated infotainment center

  • 2020: some models come with a stop/start function, automatic climate control comes standard, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto now standard, plug-in hybrid version available

  • 2021: redesigned inside and outside, standard Subaru EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology, new 2.5-liter direct-injection Subaru Boxer engine, 182 hp

Over the years, the Subaru has become more powerful with upgraded engines, more spacious with larger cargo areas, safer with additional assisted driving features, and more technologically advanced. It is a true definition of a crossover, being the perfect vehicle for a family car or for more rugged purposes. If you are interested in more information about the Subaru Crosstrek, or to add one to your life, visit us, Tindol Subaru in Gastonia, NC today!

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