The current generation of Subaru’s subcompact crossover has been around for a while, so it’s no wonder that we recently saw a mid-cycle refresh that included a lot of interesting novelties. This was a typical facelift, with numerous styling changes. Also, we saw a new, more powerful engine option in the offer. All this clearly indicates that the 2022 Subaru Crosstrek shouldn’t feature too many changes. We expect the same design, specs and features, though some smaller tweaks are always possible.
This means you may count on a small crossover that comes standard with Subaru’s excellent AWD system and which offers pretty amazing driving characteristics for an SUV. The interior is well built and comes with lots of standard and optional equipment. When it comes to things we don’t like, we should mention a lethargic base engine, as well as a cargo area that is smaller compared to most competitors.
2022 Subaru Crosstrek Redesign
In terms of base design characteristics, we definitely won’t see more important changes for the 2022 Subaru Crosstrek. The recent update has brought several interesting novelties but the overall design has remained the same. This model rides on Subaru’s new modular architecture and offers pretty good driving characteristics for an SUV. You won’t find too much of a body roll, while handling is pretty direct. At his same time, the ride is pretty smooth and comfortable, so we could say this is a well-balanced vehicle.
Visually, the recent refresh has brought a couple of novelties. Typically for Subaru, they were petty modest, but we saw some slight revisions to the grille and front bumper, while the rest of the vehicle has remained pretty much the same. All in all, the 2022 Subaru Crosstrek is about to carry on in the same way, though there is always a chance to see new color options and similar things.
Interior changes are not expected either. Simply, Subaru doesn’t practice interior changes during production cycles. Also, the current cabin already looks pretty good. It is attractive and utilizes quality materials, so there is really nothing to complain about in terms of build quality. Also, the list of standard and available equipment is pretty generous, and it makes this crossover look even better. We like the driving position, as well as the visibility, which is great in all directions.
When it comes to the passenger space, both rows are pretty generous and even the second row can accommodate adults, which isn’t always the case in this segment. The Crosstrek is also pretty good in terms of cargo space. You may count on 20.8 cubic feet of space behind the rear seats, while the total volume goes over 55 cubic feet. Those are some of the highest ratings in the class.
As we already mentioned, there is always a chance to see a couple of novelties in terms of features. However, most of the things will certainly remain the same. Therefore, all models should come standard with goodies like automatic climate control, 6.5-inch touch screen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, a four-speaker stereo, Bluetooth etc. In higher models, you can also get features like keyless entry, push-button start, moonroof, an 8-inch touch screen, navigation, a Wi-Fi hot spot, three additional USB ports, HD Radio, satellite radio and more.
Base models come with a rearview camera only, but there is a lot of option that are standard already in mid-range models. We are talking about safety features like adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, lane departure warning, blind spot monitoring, automatic emergency braking, automatic high beams, traffic sign recognition and many more.
2022 Subaru Crosstrek Powertrain
Once again, there are no bigger changes to come. The 2022 Subaru Crosstrek will carry on in three familiar variants. Base models will continue with a familiar 2.0-liter engine, which delivers 152 horsepower and feels a little bit lethargic in terms of acceleration and overall dynamics. On the other side, it is pretty efficient, as it returns around 28 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway.
The recent refresh has brought an optional 2.5-liter engine with 182 horsepower. It comes in pair with a CVT gearbox and offers notably better performances. For those who care more about fuel economy than performances, there is also a hybrid version in the offer.
2022 Subaru Crosstrek Release Date and Price
Considering that there are no bigger changes to come, we expect that the 2022 Subaru Crosstrek will hit the market in the last quarter of 2021. Base models should go around 23.000 dollars. Key competitors are models like Hyundai Kona, Mazda CX-30, Toyota C-HR etc.