The 2018 Subaru Crosstrek is one of those crossovers that just gets it right: from its appealing style to its impeccable safety features, to its crossover charm. If you’re in the Fort Myers and greater Naples, FL area and in need of a family-friendly crossover, you can’t go wrong with the new Subaru Crosstrek.

Perhaps it’s because this is such a sturdy and reliable vehicle that we have such a fondness for it here at O’Brien Subaru of Fort Myers. And that’s why we’re excited to share new details on the this latest iteration. The biggest update for the 2018 model is that the small crossover sits on a new platform, the recent Subaru Global Platform which all future Subaru models for sale are to be built on.

With a new platform comes several welcome upgrades that are sure to enhance your daily driving experience. The most notable being improvements to both suspension and overall power. The 2018 Subaru Crosstrek gets a 2.0-liter four-cylinder boxer engine which puts out 152 horsepower. While the base model comes standard with a six-speed manual transmission, a CVT option is available for the first time.

Standard features also include a 6.5-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto® compatibility, 60/40-split fold-down rear seat, and 17-inch alloy wheels. Notable features in the 2018 Subaru Crosstrek Premium trim include auto headlights linked to windshield wiper operation, a new sound-insulated windshield to block out exterior noise, and welcome lighting. The top of the line Limited trim features a standard CVT transmission, 8-inch multimedia system, steering-responsive headlights, and blind-spot monitoring with lane changing assist.

The 2018 Subaru Crosstrek is the second vehicle to adopt the new global platform after the 2017 Subaru Impreza. This platform boasts a more rigid architecture which enhances stability and ride comfort, as well as improves crash energy absorption by 40 percent.

Stop by our dealership to see the 2018 Subaru Crosstrek in person!