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Subaru Crosstrek 2023: Australian price and release date confirmed for XV replacement


The Subaru Crosstrek – the brand’s small SUV that replaces the XV – will have five variants, including two hybrid grades when it launches in April

Subaru will release its new Crosstrek small SUV in Australia in April 2023 with a five-strong range priced from $34,990 before on-road costs.

The model is a replacement for the XV, which has long been badged as the Crosstrek in the American market. Australian pre-orders opened today, Subaru said.

2023 Subaru Crosstrek side profile white car
Subaru has confirmed that the Crosstrek will start from $34,990 before on-road costs in Australia

Five Crosstrek variants will be offered, with three petrol-only trims and two hybrid grades. The range is tightly spread with just $10,100 separating the base 2.0L ($34,990) from the top-shelf Hybrid S trim ($45,090).

The Crosstrek uses an evolution of the outgoing XV model’s platform, and both of that car’s engines carry over here. Australian buyers will again be offered a choice of a 115kW/196Nm 2.0-litre non-turbo petrol engine, or a petrol-electric hybrid with equal power.

The changes go beyond a facelift and name change, though, with the Crosstrek picking up an upgraded CVT automatic transmission. The car is said to be 10 percent stiffer than the XV thanks to new mounting of the standard AWD system directly to the chassis.

2023 Subaru Crosstrek blue and red duo with water splash
A total of five grades will be offered across the lineup

Some of the most important features of the new Subaru Crosstrek include a new 11.6-inch infotainment touchscreen, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and both USB-A and USB-C outlets. 

The new Crosstrek small SUV will compete with AWD-equipped small SUV rivals like the Toyota C-HR, Hyundai Kona, Mazda CX-3 and the Kia Seltos.

Subaru Crosstrek Australian prices and features by grade

All Crosstrek models in Australia are equipped with the following features as standard:

  • CVT automatic transmission
  • Symmetrical AWD system with X-mode
  • Drive modes
  • Automatic LED headlights
  • LED tail lights
  • Power-folding door mirrors
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • 11.6-inch touchscreen
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Wireless device charging
  • EyeSight and Vision Assist safety suites – see below for inclusions
2023 Subaru Crosstrek interior wide shot
A huge 11.6-inch screen is fitted as standard

The Australian range will kick off with the $34,990 Crosstrek 2.0L, which scores the above rangewide items, plus the following:

  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Black roof rails
  • Tricot cloth seat trim in chargoal
  • Six-speaker stereo

Replacing the 2.0i-Premium grade, it’s then a $3500 step up to the newly-named Crosstrek 2.0R model. This adds:

  • 18-inch wheels
  • Dark grey roof railos
  • Self-levelling and cornering functions for the LED headlights
  • Automatic high beam
  • Second mode for the X-mode system
  • Heated door mirrors
  • Premium cloth seat upholstery in charcoal or grey
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Leather gear shifter
  • Sports pedals
  • Auto-dimming rear view mirror
  • 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat
  • Rear USB ports
  • 360-degree camera with particular front and side views
2023 Subaru Crosstrek side profile wireless phone charger
A wireless phone charger is also standard

In the petrol models, it is then a $3000 step to the flagship Crosstrek 2.0S trim that nabs:

  • Electric sunroof
  • Leather seat upholstery in black or grey
  • Satellite navigation
  • 10-speaker Harman-Kardon premium stereo 

Specification for the two hybrid models – the $38,590 Hybrid L and $45,090 Hybrid S – broadly mirrors their similarly-named petrol counterparts, the 2.0L and 2.0S grades.

2023 Subaru Crosstrek windscreen safety sensors
Subaru has upgrades its Eyesight safety technology in the Crosstrek

Crosstrek Eyesight and Vision Assist suite inclusions

All Subaru Crosstrek grades come with a pretty generous level of adaptive safety equipment, split between two packages.

The Eyesight package uses a new stereo camera system, and has been widened to include:

  • Forwards AEB
  • Lane centring and emergency lane-keeping
  • Autonomous emergency steering
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Speed sign recognition and speed limiter
  • Brake light recognition

Meanwhile, the vision assist suite adds:

  • Reversing AEB
  • Blind spot monitoring
  • Driver monitoring
  • Rear cross traffic alert
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Front side radar

Additionally, a driver monitoring system provides distraction and drowsiness warnings, plus facial recognition to restore personal climate and infotainment settings.

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Four different shades of blue will be offered

Crosstrek colours for 2023

Subaru will offer the Crosstrek in a very broad palette of 10 colours in Australia, with no extra charge for any of the shades.

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

R and S models offer a choice of black or grey interiors, too.

Subaru Crosstrek 2023: prices in Australia

All prices listed are before on-road costs.

  • AWD 2.0L: $34,990
  • AWD 2.0R: $38,490
  • AWD 2.0S: $41,490
  • AWD Hybrid L: $38,590
  • AWD Hybrid S: $45,090