Subaru has unveiled the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid, its first plug-in hybrid model. On the outside, the Crosstrek Hybrid looks almost identical to the standard Crosstrek, but under the hood it’s powered by a plug-in hybrid powertrain that gives the SUV a 17 mile EV driving range.
The 2019 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid is powered by a 2.0L four-cylinder boxer engine with two electric motors. The Subaru StarDrive technology features one electric motor that acts as an engine starter, while the second motor powers the Crosstrek in its hybrid and electric driving modes. The second electric motor also charges the hybrid battery during regenerative braking. The Crosstrek Hybrid’s powertrain sends the power to all four-wheels via a CVT transmission.
The EPA has certified the Crosstrek Hybrid with a 17 mile electric driving range. The Crosstrek Hybrid can drive at speeds up to 65 mph in full electric mode and is a full second faster from 0-60 mph than the standard Crosstrek. The new powertrain is rated up to 90 MPGe with a total range of 480 miles.
The 2019 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid starts at $35,970.