2017 Subaru Crosstrek Gets Small Price Bump, a Special Edition and One Model Gets Axed from the Lineup
The 2017 Subaru Crosstrek gets a small price increase, a new special edition variant and one model gets axed from the lineup. Subaru of America announced pricing and the 2017 Crosstrek gets a modest $100 price bump across the board. No real changes are coming, except for a new Special Edition Pure Red model, and the Crosstrek Hybrid model gets axed from the lineup.
Why does Hybrid get the boot?
As TN reported a few weeks ago, it’s likely gone because of slow sales. At a $4800 premium over the gas model, most buyers weren’t willing to pay the extra dollars for the 3 mpg increase in fuel mileage. With gasoline prices hovering slightly above $2.00 a gallon, compact crossover buyers aren’t going to shell out nearly $5000 extra over the standard Crosstrek.
A new Special Edition Pure Red model
About the only thing new to the Crosstrek lineup for 2017 is a new Special Edition Pure Red model. It’s a limited edition Subaru Crosstrek crossover and only 1500 will be available in the U.S. It’s based on the 2.0i Premium. If you like red, it comes splashed with the “Pure Red” color all over the exterior. It also comes with matching foldable mirrors with integrated turn signals.
Inside, this new Subaru crossover gets more red accents with red stitching accents on the leather-wrapped shift lever handle, steering wheel and door panels. Other features unique to this model includes red interior dash trim with a black inlay. Also, red interior ambient lighting creating a soft red glow onto the front floor area and storage space below the climate control greets you upon entering the cabin.
The 2017 Crosstrek models gets a small price bump of $100, a new Special Edition variant, and the Hybrid Crosstrek is axed from the lineup. The 2017 Subaru Crosstrek will arrive at showrooms November 2016.