What's to Love in the new 2019 Subaru Crosstrek? Just Ask Autotrader

The automotive research and valuation experts had plenty to say about the latest Subaru compact crossover. What do orienteers in search of a new SUV here in the St. James, NY area have to look forward to?

For one, said Autotrader in a recent review, true capability for the off-road. 2019 Crosstrek features a spirited 152-horsepower, 2.0-liter SUBARU BOXER engine, a flat-four versus in-line by design, meaning that it has a lower center of gravity, great balance, and can deliver power more effectively. Factor in our automaker's permanent, always-on AWD system, Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, which comes standard, as well as an available X-MODE® and active Active Torque Vectoring, and the results for your trip are clear. Crosstrek has the oversteer and understeer compensation, wheel slip-reducing abilities, and turning precision to take you anywhere adventure calls.

Secondly, the SUV gets great fuel economy. In fact, it's at the head of the pack, making possible an EPA-estimated 27 mpg city and 33 mpg highway with an available Lineartronic® CVT. That's plenty for every prospect from a Long Island road trip to heading into the Big Apple.

Next, Crosstrek receives excellent safety scores. It gets five stars overall from the NHTSA for its crash-resistance abilities. Plus, the previous-model-year crossover was a 2018 TOP SAFETY PICK+, the highest rating form the IIHS, and we can expect that it may be much the same this year.

Of course, it's also got an excellent slate of available EyeSight® driver-assistance features, too. From Cruise Control that can adapt to traffic for safe distancing to warnings for lane departure and sway, a lane keep assist to help heap you on track, and even a pre-collision braking system to stave off collisions.

The pros at Autotrader.com even appreciated the improved infotainment system. Crosstrek offers four STARLINK options to choose from: a 6.5-inch base model with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for smartphone integration, a step-up 6.5-inch screen with cloud-based app access support, a huge 8.0-inch display, and an 8.0-inch variant with integrated navigation at the top of the line.

Furthermore, ample seating appears in the rear. In your choice of cloth or leather accommodations, the Crosstrek compartment offers a whopping 36.5 inches of legroom and 55.6 inches of shoulder room -- the complement of a spacious cabin measuring up to 100.9 cubic feet.

Finally, Crosstrek is expertly customizable. Count on seven different packages and 11 individual components and accessories, from utilities to entertainment elements and more, to personalize your ride.

Needless to say, the new 2019 Subaru Crosstrek strikes quite the pose among its fellow new Subaru cars and SUVs here at Competition Subaru of Smithtown, and Autotrader's favorite aspects aren't all you have to look forward to. See for yourself what it can do for your excursions right here at 601 Middle Country Road in St. James. Stop by and take the model that's caught your eye for a spin today!

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