The 2022 Subaru Crosstrek remains unchanged from last year’s model. It’s a high-riding Impreza hatchback with reinforced underpinnings, 8.7 inches of ground clearance, and standard all-wheel drive. You can think of the Crosstrek as a smaller Outback with decent off-road capabilities and with just the right sprinkling of ruggedness to take you farther than the usual sandy beaches and grassy outlands.
The 2022 Subaru Crosstrek has two engine choices depending on the trim level. The Base and Premium have a 2.0-liter four-cylinder Boxer engine pumping out 152 horsepower, while the Sport and Limited have a more potent 2.5-liter (also a Boxer engine) with 182 horsepower. The Crosstrek Base and Premium are available with a six-speed manual gearbox, while the others have a standard CVT automatic.
The larger 2.5-liter engine with the CVT achieves an EPA-estimated 27/34 city/highway mpg, but the 2.0-liter engine with the CVT is close at 28/33 city/highway. If we have to choose, we’ll take the 2.5-liter Boxer unit with more horsepower any day. Although the six-speed manual would be fun to drive, you will lose gas mileage versus the CVT. Crosstrek models with a manual transmission are rated at 22/29 city/highway.
All 2022 Subaru Crosstrek variants have black-finish alloy wheels, roof rails, black side cladding, and a gloss black roof-mounted rear spoiler. Meanwhile, CVT variants have standard EyeSight Driver Assist Technology with automatic pre-collision braking, pre-collision throttle management, lane-keeping assist, lane departure warning, and adaptive cruise control with lane centering.
2022 Subaru Crosstrek: Pricing & Trim Levels
The 2022 Crosstrek is available in four trim models: Base, Premium, Sport, and Limited. Here’s a breakdown of each trim and the standard features for each. The MSRP figures are inclusive of the $1,125 destination fee. The Crosstrek Hybrid is also available in a single but well-equipped trim level.
The base 2022 Subaru Crosstrek starts at $23,570 (M/T) and $24,920 (CVT). It has auto up/down power windows, automatic climate control, a 6.5-inch infotainment system, keyless entry, a tilt/telescoping steering wheel, a security system with an engine immobilizer, and carpeted floor mats. Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Bluetooth connectivity are also standard.
The Premium starts at $24,720 (M/T) and $26,070 (CVT). It has a larger 6.5-inch infotainment touchscreen, a six-speaker audio system, fog lights, dual USB ports, automatic on/off headlights, a leather-wrapped steering wheel/shift knob, a cargo cover, a cargo tray, and welcome lighting. In addition, Crosstrek Premium comes standard with the All-Weather Package that includes heating functions for the front seats, windshield, and side mirrors.
With base prices starting at $27,920, the Crosstrek Sport has the larger 2.5-liter Boxer engine and other goodies like water-repellant StarTex upholstery with yellow stitching, carbon fiber accents, and an LED rear gate light.
Style-wise, Crosstrek Sport has unique wheels and gunmetal-finish exterior trim like the front grille, badges, and wing mirrors. Additionally, the Sport (and all CVT variants) have Subaru’s X-Mode with hill descent control. X-Mode adds Snow/Dirt and Deep Snow/Mud driving modes that optimize the vehicle’s off-road performance.
The range-topping Limited starts at $29,420. It has 18-inch machine-finished black alloy wheels, body-color wing mirrors with integrated turn signals, steering-responsive LED headlights with automatic height adjustments, LED daytime running lights, and LED fog lights.
Meanwhile, the cabin has black or gray leather upholstery with orange stitching, a six-way power driver’s seat, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and an eight-inch infotainment touchscreen, to name a few. Optional features include a moonroof, navigation, and a Harman Kardon audio system.
Subaru Factory Warranty
The 2022 Subaru Crosstrek leaves the factory with a three-year/36,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty and a five-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty. An extended warranty may benefit you if you drive more miles than the average person. This comprehensive guide will help you discern whether a Subaru extended warranty is worth considering.
Getting The Best Deal
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Alvin Reyes is an Automoblog feature columnist and an expert in sports and performance cars. He studied civil aviation, aeronautics, and accountancy in his younger years and is still very much smitten to his former Lancer GSR and Galant SS. He also likes fried chicken, music, and herbal medicine.
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