Subaru discontinued its first Crosstrek hybrid model in 2017 because subcompact SUV shoppers weren’t willing to pay an extra $4800 premium for the 3 mpg increase in fuel mileage over the standard Crosstrek. Subaru solved the problem by bringing out a new Crosstrek plug-in hybrid last year. What sets it apart is you can drive up to 17 miles on electric power. It also offers a combined city/highway 35 mpg while the standard model gets 30 combined mpg.
The 2020 Subaru Crosstrek plug-in hybrid ($36,155) just scored a new award. Last year the Crosstrek won the 2020 Green Car Product of Excellence award from Green Car Journal. Now the new Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid wins Kelly Blue Book’s 10-Best Plug-In Hybrid under $40,000 award.
2020 Subaru Crosstrek plug-in hybrid offers all-terrain capability
There are lots of choices for plug-in hybrid vehicles and if you just need an urban commuter, there are better options if you want more all-electric range and better fuel economy. What sets the Subaru Crosstrek apart from the rest is its all-weather “go-anywhere” capability. The Crosstrek PHEV comes standard with Symmetrical all-wheel-drive, 8.7-inches of ground clearance, and X-Mode for all-terrain capability.
If you have an active lifestyle, the Crosstrek Plug-In Hybrid is the best choice. If you will be using the subcompact SUV for weekend excursions out of the city, this is a model that will get you far away from civilization without any modifications. You just throw in your gear and camping equipment and you are ready to go.
2020 Crosstrek Hybrid has limited availability
The problem with the 2020 Subaru Crosstrek Plug-In Hybrid? It has limited availability. Subaru of America is only offering “limited quantities” of the new 2020 Crosstrek with electric technology. The Crosstrek Plug-In Hybrid is sold in every state but customers wanting a new hybrid vehicle will have to wait in most states after it’s ordered. You won’t find any sitting in dealer showrooms unless you live in California or some Northeast coast states. Instead of waiting, most customers are opting for the standard model.
It’s hard to argue with customers who are buying record numbers of the standard 2020 Subaru Crosstrek. You can get a Crosstrek Premium trim for around $12,000 less starting at $24,205 including destination and delivery.
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