2016 Subaru Crosstrek drops XV adds new color and safety upgrades
Many will not notice the difference in the new 2016 Subaru Crosstrek, but Subaru of America (SOA) is dropping the XV from the small crossover’s name plate. In most other global markets the crossover goes by just XV, In the U.S., XV (crossover vehicle) will be dropped and now it will just be called Crosstrek.
What new for 2016?
The 2016 Subaru Crosstrek gets a mild refresh inside and out with the front end of both the gas variant and hybrid model getting a new grille, bumper and headlights with the hybrid featuring a gloss black finish with chrome accents on the grille. Gas models get new 17-inch dark grey with machine finish alloy wheels. 2016 Crosstrek will also now be available in a new Hyper Blue exterior color like the 2016 WRX STI and BRZ Hyper.Blue models.
Inside, 2.0i Premium and Limited Crosstrek feature orange stitching on the door armrests, center console, shift lever handles as well as getting a redesigned steering wheel. 2.0i Limited and Hybrid Touring models add gloss black and silver dash trim. All models will now feature nighttime LED illumination to the center console under the radio. On models equipped with Keyless Access with Push Button start, PIN Code Access is included. Blind Spot Detection and Rear Cross Traffic Alert are now standard on Limited and Hybrid Touring models.
New safety and security capabilities
2016 Crosstrek gets new safety and security tech with two optional STARLINK packages for Premium and Limited trims. The STARLINK Safety Plus package includes Automatic Collision Notification, SOS Emergency Assistance, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Maintenance Notifications, Monthly Vehicle Health Report and Diagnostic Alerts.
Owners can chose to subscribe to the STARLINK Safety Plus & Security Plus Package, which adds Stolen Vehicle Recovery Service, Vehicle Security Alarm Notification, Remote Lock/Unlock, Remote Horn and Lights and Remote Vehicle Locator.
The Crosstrek received suspension upgrades in 2015 that you can read about here.
2016 Subaru Crosstrek 2.0i holds the same pricing and starts at $21,595, 2.0i Premium gets a $100 price bump and starts at $22,395, 2.0i Limited starts at $25,095 up $300, Hybrid $26,395 up $400 and Hybrid Touring $29,995 up $700. Prices do not include destination ($850). The 2016 Subaru Crosstrek minus the XV will arrive in Subaru showrooms in late fall. Get more info here.
Media source: Subaru of America