The Crosstrek Hybrid features the same engine as the non-hybrid models, but adds two electric motors to the mix. A 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine handles the majority of the grunt, while the one of the motors acts as an engine starter and the other powers the vehicle when it acts as a hybrid. Shifts are handled by a continuously variable transmission, while power is routed through an all-wheel-drive system as standard. Total output is rated at 137 horsepower and 134 pound-feet of torque.
While Subaru refers to the Crosstrek Hybrid as just a hybrid, the vehicle is a plug-in hybrid and can travel 17 miles on nothing but electricity. That gives the vehicle a total range of 480 miles. When running on electricity, the Crosstrek Hybrid can get up to 90 miles per gallon of gasoline equivalent (MPGe), according to the EPA. It gets up to 35 mpg combined when running on gas.
In addition to having 8.7 inches of ground clearance, the Crosstrek Hybrid has a few features that make it even more versatile. The model can swallow up to 43.1 cubic feet of cargo and comes with Subaru's all-wheel-drive system as standard. Helping the Crosstrek Hybrid cover rough terrain, the vehicle has X-Mode and Hill Descent Control, which aids the vehicle in finding traction on roads other than asphalt.
Pricing for the Crosstrek Hybrid starts at $35,970, including the $975 destination fee. Standard exterior features on the model include 18-inch wheels, low-profile roof rails, automatic headlights, LED steering responsive headlights, fog lights, heated side mirrors, body-color door handles, and a roof spoiler.
On the inside, the Crosstrek Hybrid comes with a power driver's seat, heated front seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, leather upholstery, keyless entry, a manually adjustable tilt-and-telescopic steering column, automatic climate control, an eight-inch touchscreen, WiFi hot spot capability, and a six-speaker audio system.
The Crosstrek Hybrid is fitted with Subaru's EyeSight driver assist technology as standard, which includes adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, lane departure and sway warning, and lane keeping assist. Other safety features that are included are high beam assist, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, reverse automatic emergency braking, and a rearview camera.
Subaru only offers one package for the model, which adds a power moonroof, navigation, a Harman Kardon audio system, and a heated steering wheel for $2,500.