Harold chats up the Subaru Crosstrek


(August 31, 2016) Harold Gunn of the Automotive Reporter outlines the many attributes of Subaru's popular small crossover, the Crosstrek, which includes such desirable features as all-wheel drive, excellent fuel economy and plenty of room for passengers.

Of course, all Subarus have all-wheel drive and it makes the Crosstrek a good bet for navigating off-road destinations. While the Crosstrek drives like a car — it's based on the compact Impreza hatchback — but it has a higher ride height and beefed-up suspension components.

If there's a downside, it's with the small 2.0-liter engine with just 148 horsepower and 145 pound-feet of torque, which is adequate, but won't win any races as Harold points out.