Subaru's second-generation Crosstrek, expected at dealerships later this summer, will be priced closely to the outgoing model.
The 2018 Crosstrek 2.0i with a six-speed manual transmission will start at $22,710, including shipping, up just $140 from the 2017 base model, which had a five-speed manual. The continuously variable transmission option, available for the first time on the base trim, tacks on an extra $1,000.
In the middle of the Crosstrek lineup is the Premium trim, which starts at $23,510 for the manual or $24,510 for the CVT. Both prices include shipping.
The top-of-the line Limited trim starts at $27,210, including shipping. Available with only a CVT , the top trim comes with a host of upgrades including a standard 8-inch Starlink multimedia system, 18-inch wheels and steering responsive headlights, among other safety-focused features.
Subaru of America has high hopes for the redesigned Crosstrek as the automaker marches toward a ninth year of record sales and subcompact crossover sales remain hot.
U.S. sales of the current model totaled 35,706 this year through May, up 0.2 percent, good for third place in the brand's lineup.
The Crosstrek is the second model to be built on Subaru's stiffer global platform, following the Impreza, and features smoother and more aerodynamic styling.
One engine is available on the all-wheel-drive crossover, an updated 2.0-liter boxer engine that gets direct injection for 2018.
The redesigned Crosstrek, with 8.7-inches of ground clearance, rides higher than the outgoing version, enabling it to be driven off-road on more rugged terrain.