Subaru Crosstreks have been selling like wildfire the past few years.
In 2021 alone, the highly capable vehicle sold nearly 120,000 models.
But with changes coming to the 2022 model, can you still expect the same stellar performance previous owners have enjoyed? Can the Crosstrek still deliver on its performance claims, cutting through tough weather and trailblazing uneven terrain?
In this article, we take a deep dive into the new features of the 2022 Subaru Crosstrek. We’ll leave you with our final thoughts on this staple vehicle.
The Subaru Crosstrek Development Cycle
Subaru operates on a five-year development cycle for its flagship models like the Crosstrek.
A major refresh occurs during the fourth year of the cycle. The fifth-year model usually doesn’t change significantly. Then another redesign occurs the following year and the cycle repeats.
With the Crosstrek entering its fifth year, most Subaru followers didn’t expect too many feature updates. But the 2022 Crosstrek does offer some surprises and excellent upgrades from the prior year’s model.
What Are the Crosstrek’s Key Features?
Key features from last year’s 2021 Subaru Crosstrek Sport continue to be refined.
A 2.5 liter engine now deals out 182 horsepower effortlessly. This is an upgrade over 2L engines in prior models and is perfect for customers in remote, rugged regions.
The StarTex interior equipped on all Sport models has become a very popular leather alternative.
Every year the Crosstrek improves on its safety profile. The most notable safety feature on the 2022 model is EyeSight Driver Assist Technology. This safety feature now comes standard on every vehicle.
It works by automating braking capacity in life-threatening situations before an impact occurs. It can reduce front-end collisions by 85%.
Last year, the Crosstrek added Adaptive Cruise Control Lane Centering. This technology automatically keeps a safe distance between you and the car ahead of you.
Other safety features on premium models include blind-spot monitors and rear cross-traffic alerts.
There is an updated grille and trim on the front end, giving the vehicle a rugged, capable look. The wheels are machine finished and leave the appearance of a touch of class to mix with its power.
It is clear Subaru wanted the Crosstrek to appear at home when in a suburban neighborhood just as much as when cutting through a mountain blizzard.
Premium models are outfitted with a sunroof and heated seating.
Our Final Verdict
In short, the Crosstrek is an adaptable, capable vehicle with more than adequate power. The 2022 Crosstrek maintains a refined look styled to both city and mountain life. It carries a lot of weight for the Subaru reputation, and it’s no surprise that its sales have skyrocketed over the last several years.
We are proud to offer the 2022 Subaru Crosstrek available in-store. We would love to answer any questions you may have about this all-weather vehicle.
Please contact us today to learn more about availability and pricing for Base, Premium, Sport, and Limited models.