2018 Subaru Crosstrek Brings an All-New Off-Road Experience to the Everyday Charlottesville, VA Drive

The celebrated Subaru subcompact SUV is back in our neck of the Virginia woods and better than ever for the latest model year, all-new from bumper to bumper. And take it from a long-time Subaru Crosstrek dealer that knows the Charlottesville area and what its all-terrain travelers prefer: our automaker's definition of "all" promises to be an exciting one for that extended getaway into nature you've got coming up.

For one, taking a nod from its Impreza sibling, 2018 Crosstrek comes built on a new platform, bringing together a high-strength steel construction 70 percent more rigid and 40 percent more crash energy-absorbent than the last. The new Crosstrek interior also got a fresh upgrade for both style and comfort, now incorporating premium trim materials like perforated leather as well as an acoustic-dampening windshield.

Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive still comes standard, to be sure, just as it does throughout the new Subaru lineup save the rear-wheel-drive BRZ performance coupe. Bring an updated 152-horsepower, 2.0-liter, four-cylinder SUBARU BOXER engine into the mix, of that celebrated horizontal layout and power-delivery efficiency. Factor in a tall 8.7 inches of ground clearance and rugged 18-inch alloy wheels, newly available. The result's clear: the smoothness of ride, dependable balance, and operational quietude enthusiasts the world over as well as those from our Charlottesville neighbor continue to love.

Mechanics aren't all to which you can look forward either. A small SUV from Subaru ought to showcase driver-assistance upgrades aplenty, and our latest is no different. Among them, you can expect the cutting-edge EyeSight® suite, adding a Lane Keep Assist feature for safe directional tracking with feedback as well as the new availability of LED Steering Responsive Headlights, which simplify peering around corners before you turn when visibility's low. Crosstrek also makes gains in cargo space, up to 51.9 cubic feet behind its rear seating -- sizable for a compact SUV. Of course, that's assisted by a wider rear gate, excellent for packing plenty of swag for the trip out of Charlottesville.

Speaking of your latest adventures, SUBARU STARLINK Multimedia got an update, too. Alongside standard Pandora, iHeartRadio, Yelp, Magellan, and SiriusXM radio support, the infotainment system now features standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, letting you extend smartphone access and control to the dash. An all-new 8-inch touchscreen variant also offers voice-activated navigation powered by TomTom for directional convenience as well as a newly available Harman Kardon premium audio system putting out 432 watts of power via eight speakers to make your Charlottesville road trip an anthem.

We're sure you'll find plenty more to appreciate in the all-new 2018 Subaru Crosstrek -- after all, these advancements are just the beginning. Visit us here at Reynolds Subaru, and we'll take you for a spin.

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