2022 Subaru Crosstrek features, upgrades, specs, pricing
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4X4 Mag Says Subaru Crosstrek Is Best Crossover Of The Year For Third Time

The refreshed 2022 Subaru Crosstrek is picking up more global awards. See why it wins Crossover Of The Year 2022 from 4X4 Magazine for the third time.

The newly-refreshed Subaru Crosstrek is a hot model and just finished 2021 with the highest percentage of increase of all Subaru’s SUVs. The popular subcompact SUV just picked up its third Crossover Of The Year Award from 4X4 Magazine. Crosstrek also scored the award in 2019 and 2021.

What sets the Crosstrek apart from other small SUVs?

4X4 Magazine, the market leader in automotive off-roading, gives four reasons for Crosstrek’s win. They cite its eye-catching design, true off-road all-wheel-drive capability, class-leading safety, and superior entertainment technology.

2022 Subaru Crosstrek features, upgrades, specs, pricing

Alan Kidd, Editor of 4x4 Magazine, said: “The Crosstrek had already won its class last year, so with a revised model having just been introduced, it’s perhaps not a huge shock that it’s still on top. It’s not the biggest facelift in the world, but it hardly needed to be.”

Crosstrek gets off-pavement upgrades

Subaru upgraded the Crosstrek’s off-road capabilities by bringing a new Sport trim with dual-function X-Mode. The Limited top trim level also gets the off-pavement technology. Both models also come with a new 2.5-liter Boxer engine with 30 more horsepower than the standard 2.0-liter Boxer engine.

2022 Subaru Crosstrek features, upgrades, specs, pricing

Deep Snow/Mud Mode

If you travel over a high mountain pass for snowboarding at a local ski resort, you can encounter blizzard conditions and wet, heavy, deep snow. Dual-function X-Mode brings Crosstrek a deep snow mode for the first time. This setting will get you to your destination safely.

How does Crosstrek’s dual-function X-Mode work? The system allows a wheel to spin to help in potentially dangerous and slick conditions. When faced with deep snow conditions, selecting this setting allows some wheel spin, when required, to prevent the vehicle from becoming stuck.

A knob on Crosstrek’s console controls dual-function X-Mode, allowing you to switch from Snow and Dirt mode to the new Deep Snow and Deep Mud Mode. This mode enables the compact SUV to maintain momentum when you get off the beaten path in more extreme deep snow and mud situations.

The 2021 Subaru Crosstrek also comes with 8.7-inches of ground clearance, allowing the compact SUV to quickly power through deep snow.

When does the 2022 Subaru Crosstrek arrive in the U.S.? The 2022 Subaru Crosstrek and Crosstrek Hybrid are carryovers with no changes and will begin arriving at Subaru showrooms in the first quarter of 2022. There is no advantage for customers to wait for 2022 models if you find a 2021 model.

What is the price of the 2022 Subaru Crosstrek?

The 2022 Subaru Crosstrek comes in five trim levels for customers. The base trim is priced from $23,570, Premium ($24,720), Sport ($27,920), Limited ($29,420) and Crosstrek Hybrid ($37,895). Prices include destination and delivery fees that increase +$75 ($1,125).

The Crosstrek just picked up 4x4 Magazine’s Best Crossover Of The Year 2022 Award for the third time. Check out the 2022 Subaru Crosstrek model guide in the link below and find the best trim level for your lifestyle. You can build your new Crosstrek on the online website here.

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Denis Flierl has invested over 30 years in the automotive industry in a consulting role working with every major car brand. He is an accredited member of the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press. Check out Subaru Report where he covers all of the Japanese automaker's models. More stories can be found on the Torque News Subaru page. Follow Denis on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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Some other reasons I think the Crosstrek is outselling a lot of other tiny CUVs: - Aftermarket support. I can find a winchmount, rear diff-locker, 2" receiver hitch, skids, rockers, a turbo kit, exhaust, high-flow airfilters, AT or MT tires, etc. - Hauling. The Crosstrek has sturdy roofrails, sturdy aftermarket hitch options, and 1500lb of towing capacity. This means that the Crosstrek has no trouble hauling a family of 4-5 ppl and their stuff, even though it's a tiny 5dr that can top 40MPG at 55-60MPH. Some of the CUV competition doesn't have AWD, sturdy roofrails, or even any tow rating. - The ride. It's no luxury car, but 3000+ lb can dampen a lot of roughness. The hefty little Crosstrek actually rides pretty decent for as crisp as it feels behind the wheel. - Character. It has a boxer motor and symmetrical AWD. It's not like every other FWD-based CUV. The little boxers are smooth too, for being 4cyls.