14 Live-Life-Large Subaru Crosstrek Accessories For Adventure Seekers
If you are into outdoor adventures, Subaru has you covered. Subaru knows that 30 percent of the new 2018 Crosstrek buyers will take their vehicle off-pavement, and it’s why it now comes standard with the X-Mode off-road feature. They also know the new Crosstrek attacks the youngest buyer of all their vehicles to the brand, and this younger demographic is all about using their vehicle for weekend adventures.
Crosstrek owners will want to live-life-large and use their vehicle for back-country adventures like camping, mountain climbing, trail biking, kayaking and snowboarding. Here’s a list of accessories you can get on the new all-wheel-drive vehicle so you can upgrade, accessorize and personalize your 2018 Subaru Crosstrek. We counted at least 14 accessories specifically for adventure seekers, and there’s more for those who want to keep their vehicle looking good. And they are all covered by the vehicle’s 3 year/36,000 mile warranty.
Before you head out to the high country in the winter, you can warm up your Crosstrek. The Remote Engine Starter ($369.95) lets you warm up the engine and cabin before you get in. The key fob lets you start the vehicle from up to 400 feet away by pushing a button. The Rock ford Fosgate Audio Upgrade ($382) enhances sound quality on the journey and includes an amplifier and additional speakers and a digital signal processor tuned to align the listeners preference.
Cargo, Mountain Bike, Kayak, Paddle Board and Snowboard accessories
If you carrying passengers, you’ll need the extra space inside, and Subaru/Thule accessories are a good solution for the trip. The Crossbar Aero Set ($199.95) increases cargo-carrying capabilities and is compatible with Subaru roof attachments and the Thule cargo carriers. They come in 13 cubic feet ($469.95), and larger 17 cu. ft. ($529.95) of lockable storage capacity, and features side opening. The Thule brand also offers the Extended Crossbar set ($459.85) for multiple accessories to be mounted to the roof, a Heavy Duty Roof Cargo Basket ($369.95), Hitch mounted Bike Carrier ($369.95), Roof Bike Carrier ($199.95) and Fork-mounted Bike Carrier ($179.95) for mountain bikes with up to 2.6-inch wide tires.
For those who are into water adventures, Subaru offers the Thule Kayak Carrier ($219.95) or Paddle Board Carrier ($279.95). For winter sports enthusiasts, Thule offers the the Ski and Snowboard Carrier ($199.95) that holds up to six pairs of skis or four snowboards.
If you need to pull a small trailer, the Crosstrek Trailer Hitch ($469.85) has a 176 lbs. tongue weight and 1,500 lbs. towing capacity. You can tow a small motorcycle trailer, boat or cargo trailer behind to handle your extra gear.
You can personalize the Crosstrek with Subaru Tecnica International accessories. They give the Crosstrek a stylish edge and you can get the Sport Package that includes the STI leather shift Knob (CVT $179.95), STI 17-inch or 18-inch alloy wheel set ($333.95/$349.95), and STI roof spoiler ($399.95). The flush-mounted rear STI Roof Spoiler comes in dark grey and includes the STI logo. Subaru says the wheels improve handling performance and steering precision due to the reduced weight of the alloy wheels over the stock wheels. They get a black finish and they’re capped off with STI-branded center caps.
Other Crosstrek accessories
The Auto-Dimming Mirror with Compass and Homelink ($329.95) detects glare, darkens automatically, operates most garage doors, security gates and home lighting. It can also be programmed to provide garage door status, so you know when it’s been opened.
The Auto-Dimming Exterior Mirror with Approach Light ($199.95) casts light down from all four doors, automatically reduces headlight glare, and works in conjunction with the auto-dimming interior mirror. The LED upgrade for the Map and Dome Lights ($76.92) provides a high lumen output for better visibility.
You can also get Body Side Molding ($249.95), Door Edge Guards ($115), Splash Guards (set of 4 / $119.98), Side Window Deflector ($119.95 / roll down windows and keep the weather out), Cargo Tray (79.95), Rear Seat Back Protector ($71.65), Cargo Cover ($169.95 / pull-out to keep items out of site), Rear Bumper Cover ($79.99 / protects bumper when loading cargo), and All-Weather Floor Mats ($79.95).
We had fun adding up all the accessories if you are into all outdoor sports and you outfit your new 2018 Subaru Crosstrek with everything. It comes to $5,674.54. Fortunately, you can get the accessories you need to live-life-large and leave the rest.
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