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Subaru Crosstrek XV has Landed

Subaru have rebadged their popular XV small SUV

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January 2023: Crosstrek pricing & features

  • 2023 Subaru Crosstrek priced: $34,990 to $45,090 plus on-roads
  • Updated small SUV set to launch in April
  • Carry-over engines; new technology; hefty price rises

The new Subaru Crosstrek, formerly the XV, has finally touched down in Australia.

Pricing for the new small SUV was first announced in January, but it’s taken the Crosstrek some months to arrive. And now we’ve driven it!

While the small SUV is familiar to locals as the XV – and also in other markets, including Japan – it has been badged Crosstrek in North America since 2012, with Subaru deciding to take the name global for its third generation.

It features a significant boost in standard equipment, but this is accompanied by price rises of up to $3000, with the Crosstrek starting from $34,990 before on-road costs.

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Under the skin, the Crosstrek retains the current XV’s Subaru Global Platform, but with a new design, slim full-LED headlights and WRX Sportswagon-like tail-lights.

Like the WRX sedan, the Crosstrek features angular plastic body cladding with vents behind the front wheels, while 10 exterior colours and 17-inch or 19-inch alloy wheels are available.

Inside, the new small SUV looks familiar to the current XV, but gains the same portrait-orientated 11.6-inch infotainment system found in the WRX and Outback, with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, satellite navigation and touch-based climate controls.

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This setup replaces the current 8-inch infotainment system and 6.3-inch multi-function display.

However, unlike the Japanese-market WRX sedan and Levorg wagon (known as WRX Sportswagon in Australia), the Crosstrek does not feature a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, with a small 4.2-inch instrument cluster display carrying over.

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2023 Subaru Crosstrek pricing

Prices exclude on-road costs.

Model Pricing Change (vs. MY22 XV)
AWD 2.0L $34,990 up $1800
AWD 2.0R $38,490 up $2700 (vs. 2.0i Premium)
AWD 2.0S $41,490 up $3000
AWD Hybrid L $38,590 up $1800
AWD Hybrid S $45,090 up $3000

2023 Subaru Crosstrek features

AWD 2.0L

17-inch alloy wheels Cloth upholstery
11.6-inch portrait-orientated infotainment system LED headlights
Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Halogen daytime running lamps
DAB+ digital radio Power-folding side mirrors
USB ports (1x USB-A, 1x USB-C) Black roof rails
Wireless phone charger X-Mode with hill descent control
Six-speaker audio system Dual-zone climate control
4.2-inch instrument cluster display Facial recognition
Rain-sensing wipers Paddle shifters.
Keyless entry and push button start

AWD 2.0R

In addition to AWD 2.0L
18-inch alloy wheels Leather-appointed steering wheel and gear shifter
Two-mode X-Mode Auto-dimming rear-view mirror
Front wiper de-icer Eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with lumbar support
Self-levelling adaptive LED headlights Heated front seats
LED daytime running lamps Alloy pedals
Heated side mirrors Rear USB ports (1x USB-A, 1x USB-C)
LED fog lamps Front and side view monitor
Dark grey roof rails High beam assist
Premium cloth upholstery 360-degree camera system.

AWD 2.0S

In addition to AWD 2.0R
Electric sunroof Satellite navigation
Leather-accented upholstery 10-speaker Harmon Kardon audio system.

AWD Hybrid L

In addition to 2.0L
2.0-litre hybrid powertrain Pedestrian alert system.
e-Active Shift Control

AWD Hybrid S

In addition to AWD Hybrid L
18-inch alloy wheels Heated front seats
Two-mode X-Mode Alloy pedals
Front wiper de-icer Rear USB ports (1x USB-A, 1x USB-C)
Self-levelling adaptive LED headlights Front and side view monitor
Heated side mirrors High beam assist
LED fog lamps 360-degree camera system
Dark grey roof rails Electric sunroof
Premium cloth upholstery Leather-accented upholstery
Leather-appointed steering wheel and gear shifter Satellite navigation
Auto-dimming rear-view mirror 10-speaker Harmon Kardon audio system.
Eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with lumbar support


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Crystal white Crystal black
Ice silver Pure red
Magnetite grey Offshore blue
Sun blaze orange Oasis blue
Sapphire blue Horizon blue.


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Engine, drivetrain, and fuel economy

Under the bonnet, the 2023 Subaru Crosstrek is powered by a carry-over 2.0-litre naturally-aspirated four-cylinder petrol engine.

The current ‘e-Boxer’ hybrid system, which features a 2.0-litre naturally-aspirated four-cylinder and an electric motor, also carries across without change.

As with the outgoing XV, the standard petrol outputs 115kW and 196Nm. It is matched with a continuously-variable automatic transmission (CVT).

Meanwhile, the e-Boxer hybrid version produces 110kW/196Nm, with a 12.3kW electric motor and a CVT automatic.

The hybrid shaves around 10 per cent from the 2.0-litre’s fuel efficiency figure, returning 6.5L/100km in the ADR 81/02 cycle. Both engines now meet the stricter Euro 6b emissions standard.

2023 Subaru Crosstrek combined fuel economy
2.0-litre petrol AWD 7.2L/100km 165g/km
2.0-litre hybrid AWD 6.5L/100km 147g/km


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The 2023 Subaru Crosstrek has yet to be tested by ANCAP or Euro NCAP. The related previous XV received a five-star rating in 2017.

Nine airbags (dual front, side, curtain, far-side, and front passenger seat cushion) are fitted across the Crosstrek range.

2023 Subaru Crosstrek active safety features
Autonomous emergency braking (vehicle, pedestrian, cyclist, junction-turning, reverse) Leadvehicle departure alert
Lane-keep assist Blind-spot alert
Lane departure warning Rear cross-traffic alert
Autonomous emergency steering Driver distraction warning
Brake light recognition Traffic sign recognition
Adaptive cruise control Pre-collision throttle management.


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The latest Subaru Crosstrek is 4495mm long, 1800mm wide and 1600mm tall, with a 2670mm wheelbase. This is 10mm longer and 5mm lower than the outgoing XV, with a 5mm longer wheelbase.

2023 Subaru Crosstrek boot space

The 2023 Subaru Crosstrek petrol has a 291-litre boot capacity, while the hybrid version is listed at 315 litres due to the tyre puncture repair kit, in place of a space-saver spare wheel.

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Warranty and servicing

As per the wider Subaru range, the Crosstrek is covered by the brand’s five-year/unlimited-kilometre warranty.

Servicing for the Crosstrek is required every 12 months or 12,500 kilometres, whichever comes first.

Capped-price servicing is available for five years, with costs dependent on the service interval. Subaru has yet to detail maintenance pricing for the Crosstrek.