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Old 08-16-2017, 11:40 AM   #1
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Default 2018 Subaru Crosstrek Reviewed

For 2018 Subaru drops the XV name and piles on the features. We take a look at the loaded Limited CVT model, as well as the more affordable Premium 6MT edition in this complete review, shot in South Dakota.
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Old 08-16-2017, 02:38 PM   #2
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I liked that review; good job guys !
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Old 08-17-2017, 12:05 PM   #3
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FB16DIT please!
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Old 08-17-2017, 09:07 PM   #4
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So more or less..Don't buy it..and if you do, get the 6speed..

CVT high end trim is bordering Outback Price territory..
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Old 01-06-2018, 07:50 PM   #5
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I have a 2011 WRX Hatch running Stage 3 AP.

My mods are

Cobb Accesport V3
Cobb SF Intake
Grimmspeed EBCS
Grimmspeed TMIC W/Perrin Throttle Body to Intercooler Coupler
Perrin Turbo Inlet Pipe
Stock BOV
Invidia Catless Divided Wastegate Downpipe
Invidia Catless Catback Exhaust W/1 O2 sensor

I'm currently running the cobb stage 2+sf 93 mt v331 LWG Map:

I did a data log and took a picture of my parameters. I am still over boosting in every gear. I'm boosting up to 20.1 PSI and once I hit 3rd hear an at 5500RPM it throws a code and puts my car into limp mode. The code of course is the overboost code. The check engine light comes on, the cruise control flashes, the brake light comes on.

Here is what my AP readings are in 1st-4th
gear 120mph 11 degrees out and I'm in the
Boost. mountains high altitude

Feedback Knock

Fine Knock Learn

Dyn. Adv. Mult.

Dynamic Adv. Len

Dynamic Adv.

So first off is that a bad knock reading? And second how the hell do I stop over boosting before I blow something up?? [
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Old 01-08-2018, 11:32 AM   #6
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what the hell does that have to do with the 2018 Crosstrek review? Wrong thread
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Old 01-08-2018, 12:10 PM   #7
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decent review. Some key points you were wrong on based on the Crosstrek Training given to Subaru Ambassadors:

1. The 2018 has more hp than previous models. Now has 152hp @ 6,000rpm [email protected],000

2. 2018 0.6inc longer, 0.9inc wider. Same height as previous.

3. 2018 now has 55.3 cu ft cargo space with the rear seats folded down.

4. 2018 is only in CVT for Limited, all other models offer both

5.Cannot engage X-Mode at speeds above 12mph, only available on CVT models.

6. 2018 has new Raised StableX Suspension, wider track, 8.7inc ground clearance. Faster responding Electronic Power Assisted Steering (EPAS). StableX has larger diameter struts and upgraded shock absorbers with heavier duty internal valving.

7. 6-way power driver seat only on Limited

8. 27/33 mpg CVT
23/29 6 Speed
new larger 16.6 gallon fuel tank
estimated 500 mile range

9. LED Steering responsive headlights standard on Limited only with High Beam Assist, Eyesight driver assist, and lane departure on both premium and limited.

10. Manual A/C on base and premium, Automatic on Limited

11. 2018 Has Sound Insulation Windshield only on Premium and Limited

12. New Harman head units, 8.0" only for Limited.

13. 2018 has new colors, Sunshine Orange and Cool Gray Khaki

14. 17" wheels on base and Premium, 18" on Limited.

15. 80% new engine components, new 2.0 direct fuel injection.

16. New structure based on Subaru Global Platform, less welds.

17. Generation 3 Starlink

18. 6MT has incline Start Assist when rolling back or starting on a hill

19. CVT more efficient torque converter.

20. The 2018 Crosstrek has more revamped than the previous models.
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Old 03-13-2018, 06:46 AM   #8
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appreciate the synopsis. i cant view videos at work but wanted to know more. appreciate it
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Old 03-20-2018, 08:32 PM   #9
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it was a tough decision and I REALLY debated on a crosstrek over my WRX and tossing a lift and some All Terrains on it...

but at the end of the day, the WRX looks and performance swayed it for me (despite the fact that it's not as efficient as the Crosstrek)

I'll likely pick one up as a daily commuter in a couple years when I get the WRX paid off

great info!
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Old 04-21-2018, 05:41 PM   #10
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Very helpful. Looking to buy a Subaru soon.
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