The 2020 Subaru Crosstrek XTI is a compact crossover that offers premium amenities both inside and outside. The current model looks upscale and attractive. While there won’t be that significant changes, Crosstrek XTI will get a new engine. A lot of standard equipment is available and we expect huge things from this model.
Subaru is willing to offer amazing upholstery which includes Alcantara materials. The exterior will get minor upgrades and it will look slightly sharper than its predecessor. The 2.5-liter and manual transmission will be the biggest upgrade. Thanks to that, the 2020 Crosstrek XTI will deliver more power. Unfortunately, this is the only engine option.
2020 Subaru Crosstrek XTI Front End Looks Sporty, Especially The Bumper
As we mentioned, the 2020 Subaru Crosstrek XTI won’t come with significant exterior changes. The design is still fresh and this small crossover will ride on a modular Global platform. The same platform underpins the current Subaru Impreza. Styling is very modern and attractive. Six-star brand deployed a recognizable design language so you can see that some cues are almost the same as on the Outback model.
Whatsoever, two models will arrive in almost the same shape but Crosstrek will be slightly smaller. Speculations are saying Subaru could introduce new exterior colors. The front end looks sporty, especially the bumper. Air intakes are slightly larger, just like the lower grille. Headlights are the same, and taillights will also stay intact. The side profile will introduce slightly sharper lines and creases.
2020 Subaru Crosstrek XTI Interior Use High-Quality Materials
The same story continues from the inside. The 2020 Subaru Crosstrek XTI will host slight upgrades only. However, the interior already looks premium and it easily bits most of its rivals when it comes to comfort. The interior is very modern and the use of high-quality materials is amazing.
The overall cabin design of the 2020 Subaru Crosstrek XTI is more than stylish and both rows will offer ample legroom and headroom. That is a huge advantage for the small crossover as five adults can fit inside with no problems at all. On top of that, the functional and practical interior also offers 21 cubic feet of cargo space. Folding the rear seats opens up to 55 cubic feet. Subaru will also offer more Alcantara materials and more real leather. The list of standard equipment is long but some premium features will be optional.
2020 Subaru Crosstrek XTI Powertrain and Acceleration Time
The real upgrades will happen under the hood. The 2020 Subaru Crosstrek XTI will get a new engine. The 2.0-liter four-cylinder unit will be replaced by the iconic 2.5-liter turbo boxer. The same engine can be found in the WRX STI model. It can produce up to 305 horses and 290 lb-ft of torque. While the CVT transmission is available, many fans and customers like the fact the manual gearbox will be standard. New engine means more innovative systems.
For an instance, electric center differential is now available, along with the DCCD (Driver Controlled Center Differential). Thanks to that, you can adapt your vehicle to the various types of terrains. Even the auto driving mode is in the offer. Can you imagine a Subaru without the all-wheel-drive system? Whatsoever, the 2020 Crosstrek XTI comes with the famous symmetrical all-wheel-drive configuration. Thanks to all these innovations, small crossover sprints from 0 to 60 mph in 5.0-seconds. Top speed will be rated at 140 mph.
As per the latest news, the new 2020 Subaru Crosstrek model will also get a hybrid engine. The plug-in hybrid will combine a 2.0-liter gasoline engine with a pair of electric motors. The total output of this version will be around 150 horsepower. Also, if you need a crossover that provides great fuel economy, this model is made for you. It gives amazing 90 mpg in a combined drive. Furthermore, on the all-electric, this model is able to travel 17 miles.
2020 Subaru Crosstrek XTI Price and Release Date
The small crossover segment is getting more and more expensive. However, the 2020 Subaru Crosstrek XTI is available for $30,000. Just to compare, standard Crosstrek is priced at $22,500. However, the hybrid model may start at a price of $35,000. You may like it or not, but if you want a fast and premium crossover, you’ll have to pay. Crosstrek XTI will rival established competitors such as Mercedes GLA45 AMG and Audi RS Q3. Subaru’s newest crossover will hit the dealerships at the beginning of 2020.