Subaru is making some interesting vehicles these days and the new Crosstrek is one of them.

The Crosstrek is a brand-new model for Subaru.  It’s a five-door hatchback based upon their new Impreza but jacked up to give it 8.7 inches of ground clearance.

And like all Subarus, except for their new BRZ sports car, the Crosstrek comes standard with all-wheel drive.  If you drive in snow, or down muddy roads, the Crosstrek could be your new best friend.  Here in Atlanta, the all-wheel drive will give you a little extra security during our heavy rains.

As for lifestyle, the Crosstrek just looks like it should have a couple of mountain bikes strapped to the rear or kayaks on the roof or a back-end full of rock-climbing gear.  And those that do that sort of thing and those who just want to look like they do those sorts of things are probably the target market for the Crosstrek.  It’s a capable, versatile machine.

Reliable, too.  Subarus have reliability ratings right up there with all the “brand-name” vehicles these days and Consumer Reports says that the Impreza is the most reliable of all of the Subarus.

Crosstreks start at $22,790 including destination fees. That’ll get you a 5-speed stick shift, roof rails, 17” alloys, power locks, mirrors and windows, remote keyless entry and more.

Our $27,290 test vehicle was a “Limited” model, with leather, a CVT automatic transmission, moonroof, 4.3” display, rear-vision camera and more.

It was rated at 25 MPG city and 33 highway, which is a lot of MPG’s for an all-wheel drive vehicle.

If you’re looking for a economical “do-anything” vehicle, you may want to put Subaru’s new Crosstrek on your list.

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