New 2016 Subaru Crosstrek Release Date, Review and Specs

2016 Subaru Crosstrek Release Date, Price, Engine, Specs – Subaru lovers have been waiting with baited breadth for the unveiling of the new 2016 Subaru Crosstrek, and the news for its imminent unmasking couldn’t have come at a better date. We can all reminisce how the 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek made headlines with its new novelties which included a new base trim level, a 7” touchscreen, and 6.2” touchscreen with smartphone-app connectivity.

2016 Subaru Crosstrek 
2016 Subaru Crosstrek

Also, it came with tons of safety features key among them was adaptive cruise control, a forward collision mitigation system with automatic braking, and lane-departure warning. The new 2016 Subaru Crosstrek will surely not take a lot to attract attention in the compact crossover class. For one thing, the vehicle is the only type in its segment that will boast of a gas-electric hybrid and more so a standard gas powered base model.

2016 Subaru Crosstrek side view, yellow color, exterior, alloy wheels

It’s hard for us to fully recommend the Crosstrek especially from a practical point of view. Subaru’s own Forester is costly, for instance, but on the upside it offers more power, added interior space without compromising the fuel economy, and more importantly has a solid off-road ability.

2016 Subaru Crosstrek rear view, orangr color, taillights and tailpipe

Other small crossovers like the Ford Escape compensate their incapability in the dirt with superior interior space and on-road handling, and a well-equipped cabin. Also, in case you prefer more compact body like the 2015 Mini Countryman and 2015 Nissan Juke. But in case you like an inexpensive and versatile runabout you should therefore consider the new XV Crosstrek.

2016 Subaru Crosstrek XV front angle, exterior, headlights and grille

Exterior Colors & Interior Updates – Subaru Crosstrek For 2016

As most would expect, the new 2016 Subaru Crosstrek by our very own assumptions will debut in five trim levels: 2.0i, 2.0i Premium, 2.0i Limited, Hybrid and the range topping model known as the Hybrid Touring.

2016 Subaru Crosstrek  interior
2016 Subaru Crosstrek  interior

Some of the standard equipment to be featured in the base model will include roof rails, 17-inch alloy wheels, rear privacy glass, cruise control, air-conditioning, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, a 60/40-split-folding rear seat, , smartphone integration (Aha, iHeartRadio and Pandora ), a CD player, a USB port and an auxiliary input jack, and a rearview camera and a 4-speaker audio system with a 6.2-inch touchscreen display.

2016 Subaru Crosstrek  front
2016 Subaru Crosstrek  front

The 2.0i Premium will also likely add heated mirrors, an adjustable center armrest, heated front seats, a removable cargo tray, a cargo cover and a 6-speaker audio system.

The 2.0i Limited also will certainly feature automatic headlights, upgraded instrumentation, ambient interior lighting, automatic climate control, a rear seat fold-down armrest, leather upholstery and an upgraded infotainment system with dual USB ports, satellite radio, hands-free text messaging and a 7” touchscreen display.

2016 Subaru Crosstrek interior, rear leather seats

The forthcoming Hybrid will also include among others a unique 17-inch wheels, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, keyless entry and ignition, an LCD display in the gauge cluster, a pedestrian alert system that emits a sound and a hybrid-specific energy display atop the center stack.

2016 Subaru Crosstrek  back
2016 Subaru Crosstrek  back

The top of the range Hybrid Touring will most likely add a sunroof, the 2.0i Limited’s infotainment system, leather upholstery and a navigation system. The Premium and Limited might both be equipped with Subaru’s EyeSight safety package, which adds adaptive cruise control, steering-responsive foglights, a forward collision mitigation system with automatic braking, and lane-departure warning.

2016 Subaru Crosstrek trunk, cargo space

Engine Specs – 2016 Subaru Crosstrek

Since the Japanese automaker hasn’t made all the facts known to the public concerning what to expect in the new Crosstrek, the new vehicle will most certainly feature a 2.0L horizontally opposed 4-cylinder engine capable of making around 148 hp and 145 pounds of torque.

A 5-speed manual transmission will be provided standard but tweaked for improved performance on both the 2.0i and 2.0i Premium; it’s mated to an AWD system with 50/50 front/aft power distribution. Just like in the 2015 Subaru Crosstrek, we should also look forward to an optionally provided Continuous Variable Transmission system on both the Premium and Limited models.

2016 Subaru Crosstrek engine

The hybrid, according to well-placed sources, will debut with the same engine running through the Continuous Variable Transmission and AWD systems, but adds an electric motor capable of making upwards of 160 horsepower and 163 pounds of torque.

According to our own assumptions of the expected vehicle, the XV Crosstrek whilst making use of the CVT system should return around 26/34/29 mpg in the city/highway/combined, while the manual transmission should reduce those figures to 23/31/26 mpg in the city/highway/combined.

Some of the safety features we should expect once the Crosstrek hits dealerships include  stability and traction control, front side airbags and side curtain airbags, antilock disc brakes, a driver knee airbag, active front head restraints, and a rearview camera.

Specifications

Wheelbase: 8 ft. 7.7 in. (103.7 in.)
Length: 14 ft. 7.2 in. (175.2 in.)
Width: 5 ft. 10.1 in. (70.1 in.)
Passenger volume: 94 ft³
Cargo volume: 22 ft³
Curb weight: 3109 lbs
Top Speed: 118 mph
0-60: 8,1 sec
MPG: 26/34 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Crystal Black Silica, Crystal White Pearl, Dark Gray Metallic, Desert Khaki, Hyper Blue, Ice Silver Metallic, Quartz Blue Pearl and Venetian Red Pearl
Towing Capacity: 1500 lbs

Price & Release Date for the New 2016 Subaru Crosstrek

The vehicle is scheduled to hit dealerships later this year as no exact details have been diverged to the public yet. Its price shouldn’t deviate much from that of the current vehicle, therefore, we should expect the price to revolve around 30,000 USD.

2016 Subaru Crosstrek  release date
2016 Subaru Crosstrek  release date

2016 Subaru Outback Release Date, Review and Specs

2016 Subaru Outback  Release Date, Colors, Specs, Price – The new 2016 Subaru Outback comes back with some additional equipment having been refreshed the previous year. Many might ask what the Japanese have brought as new for the 2016 model pending its release, well, the optionally provided Subaru Starlink system will be offered with a couple of packages, therefore adding such functionality as stolen vehicle recovery and crash alert, and some cool apps for instance Stitcher.

2016 Subaru Outback rear view, alloy wheels taillights and tailpipe

Subarus are widely perceived as eccentric vehicles, and you would probably say the same for the upcoming new Subaru Outback 2016. It comes with an improved ground clearance and an all-wheel-drive system.

2016 Subaru Outback side view, silver color, exterior, alloy wheels

The above features by today’s standards might be considered classic. However, the redesigned Outback comes with several improvements which include a spacious seating, relatively low load-height roof, and generous cargo bay.

2016 Subaru Outback 
2016 Subaru Outback

Few cars should be able to offer rivalry with the new Outback, but coming closest would likely be the Volvo XC70. It comes with every luxury tidbit but would probably set you back by its price tag. Other cars would be the Volvo V60 and Audi Allroad which have similar concept, however, they can afford to match the refreshed Subaru Outback’s cabin space.

Exterior Changes & Interior Review – 2016 Subaru Outback

For starters, the new Subaru Outback 2016 is a 5-seater crossover wagon availed in four variants: base 2.5i, mid-trim 2.5i Premium, and top-of-the-line 2.5i Limited and 3.6R Limited. The base 2016 Subaru Outback 2.5i model debuts with 17-inch steel wheels, full power accessories, a rearview camera, a 6.2-inch touchscreen, a USB interface, smartphone integration, Aha audio streaming, Pandora and HD radio.

2016 Subaru Outback front
2016 Subaru Outback  front

Climbing up the trim ladder is the 2016 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium model which comes with all of the base’s features and equipment and adds a leather-wrapped steering wheel, 17” wheels, and a 7-inch touchscreen display.

2016 Subaru Outback  back
2016 Subaru Outback  back

Several options will be provided for the Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium model exist and includes a sunroof, a power rear liftgate, power folding side mirrors, a navigation system, and additional Starlink Safety Plus and Security Plus services.

2016 Subaru Outback  interior
2016 Subaru Outback  interior

Stepping a bit higher is the 2016 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited should add a four-way power passenger seat, 18” wheels, rear cross-traffic alert, heated rear seats, premium audio system, Bluetooth connectivity and heated exterior mirrors. Offered options are similar to those of the 2.5i Premium, with the only addition being keyless ignition and entry.

2016 Subaru Outback interior, leather back seats

The interior of the vehicle has received significant alterations, as is the rest of the vehicle. For the 2016 year, the Outback comes with subtle interior changes but more functionality when compared to the previous model. A case in point is the infotainment system, which comes with lots of features commonly found in top-rated cars like the Audi and Mercedes-Benz.

2016 Subaru Outback trunk

The cabin is also equipped with soft to touch materials that make it cozy for anyone who loves a comfortable driving experience. Admittedly, the overall cabin quality is high and there are lots of wood-tone and faux metallic accents used. The cargo compartment allows you to carry a lot of items whenever you are heading for a long safari with your family. In overall, the redesigned suspension and steering tuning make the Subaru outback 2016, a competent wagon unmatched by few in its segment.

2016 Subaru Outback exterior, white color, side view, headlights and alloy wheels

Engine Specs – Subaru Outback 2016

The standard powertrain offered exclusively for all trims is the 2.5L horizontally opposed 4-cylinder capable of generating 175 hp and 174 pounds of torque. The vehicle will use the 4WD system through the CVT (Continuous Variable Transmission) system. Also provided alongside the CVT is the steering buttons that emulate a 6-speed manually shiftable transmission system whenever the driver wishes.

2016 Subaru Outback engine

In our own test drive, a 2016 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited was able to reach 60 miles per hour from standstill in a dreary 9.6 sec. Other compact rivals within its segment are significantly faster. According to EPA, the Outback has a fuel return of 25/33/28 mpg in the city/highway/combined.

The 6-cyl 2016 Subaru Outback 3.6R has an output of 256 horsepower and 247 pounds of torque, however, the extra output jeopardizes the fuel consumption. EPA estimates the values to be 20/27/22 mpg in the city/highway/combined.

Specifications

Wheelbase: 9 ft. 0.1 in. (108.1 in.)
Length: 15 ft. 9.6 in. (189.6 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 0.4 in. (72.4 in.)
Passenger volume: 104,5 cu ft
Cargo volume: 35,5 cu ft
Curb weight: 3593 lbs
Top Speed: 126 mph
0-60: 9,1 sec
MPG: 25/33 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Crystal White Pearl, Ice Silver Metallic, Lapis Blue Pearl, Tungsten Metallic, Twilight Blue Metallic, Venetian Red Pearl, Venetian Red Pearl…
Towing Capacity: 2700 lbs

Price & Release Date – Subaru Outback 2016

The new 2016 Subaru Outback’s updates and changes will set you back by an MSRP of $24,995. Expect the vehicle to hit dealership stores this summer. Models that are also considered as some that need to be watched out for are the 2016 Ford Explorer and Jeep Grand Cherokee for 2017, which are going to compete in the same segment.

2016 Subaru Outback  release date
2016 Subaru Outback  release date

2016 Subaru Legacy Release Date and Review

2016 Subaru Legacy Release Date, Specs, Engine, Price – The new 2016 Subaru Legacy comes with some few updates meant for a comfortable ride and better performance. The stering system has been revised for the 2016 year model for a better feel. Coming back with the Legacy are the shock absorbers for a smoother ride. In case you are itching to see a lot of Subarus (and who isn’t) before the release of the new Legacy, it would be advisable to go where it snows and rains.

2016 Subaru Legacy
2016 Subaru Legacy

AWD, standard on all Subaru models except the BRZ sport coupe, has made the Subarus very popular in places like the Pacific Northwest and New England. But Subarus have always had a quirky nature, and whilst bossting the sales in Oregon, it has ended up being a major player within the mid-size sedan market.

2016 Subaru Legacy front view, grille and headlights

Subaru has tried its best in trying to broaden the Legacy’s appeal in the recent past by making it feel like a mainstream car. The previous year saw improved cargo volume and passenger space along with a major upgrade to its cabin equipment and materials. Also, Subaru boosted the vehicle’s fuel economy, which had been a major flaw for the car.

2016 Subaru Legacy rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

Exterior Changes & Interior Colors – 2016 Subaru Legacy

For starters, the new Subaru Legacy is a 5-passenger sedan available in 4 trims: base 2.5i, mid-trims 2.5i Premium and top-of-the-line 2.5i Limited and 3.6R Limited models. The base 2.5i model will come with automatic headlights, 17″ wheels, cruise control, traction control, climate control, stability control, air conditioning, an adjustable driver seat, electronic accessories, a telescoping steering wheel, a reclining and foldable aft seat, Bluetooth connectivity, heated mirrors, power lumbar, cloth upholstery, a rearview camera, a HD and satellite radio, CD/DVD player, an iPod/USB interface, smartphone connectivity. A 6.2-inch touchscreen display controls most phone and entertainment functions.

2016 Subaru Legacy front
2016 Subaru Legacy front

The 2016 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Premium should throw in adds 17″ alloy wheels, heated exterior mirrors, leather upholstery, de-icer, an 8-way electronic driver seat, dual-zone automatic climate control, power lumbar, heated front seats, upgraded gauges, Starlink connectivity, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a telematics system, and an upgraded audio system with a satellite radio, 7″ touchscreen display, dual USB ports, six speakers, voice commands news and weather applications, and Internet-connected music.

2016 Subaru Legacy back
2016 Subaru Legacy back

Available options for the 2.5i Premium include a navigation system, sunroof, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, rear cross-traffic and blind spot warning systems, adaptive foglights, Subaru’s EyeSight system and additional connected services. The former combines lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control, lane departure intervention, forward collision mitigation and forward collision warning with brake intervention.

2016 Subaru Legacy interior
2016 Subaru Legacy interior

Upgrading to the 2016 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Limited variant adds a comfort-tuned suspension, 18″ alloy wheels, rear cross traffic alert, leather upholstery, driver memory settings, inclining passenger seat, leather-wrapped steering wheel, rear heated seats, a blind spot warning, reclining side mirrors, and a premium audio system.

2016 Subaru Legacy steering wheel and leather seats

Standard and optional equipment for the 2016 Subaru Legacy 3.6R Limited are similar to those of the 2016 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Limited, but adds xenon headlights and six-cylinder engine.

2016 Subaru Legacy exterior, blue color

Engine Specs – Subaru Legacy 2016

Under the hood of the new 2016 Subaru Legacy are two engines available: a 2.5L 4-cylinder and a 3.6L 6-cylinder. The base 2.5L 4-cylinder powerplant generates 175 hp and 174 pounds of torque whereas the six-cylinder cranks out 256 hp and 247 pounds of torque. The engines come mated with the solely available Continuous Variable Transmission system. The AWD is standard.

2016 Subaru Legacy engine

In our own testing, a Legacy 2.5i Premium ran from 0-60 miles per hour in 9.4 seconds. That’s rather lackluster by conventional standards, as most competitors accomplish the same dash in less than 8 sec.
The EPA ratings put the 4-cylinder Legacy at 26 city/36 highway/30 mpg combined, an impressive result within its class especially considering that AWD normally drags the fuel economy down a point or two. The 6-cylinder Legacy, on the other hand, returns 20 city/29 highway/23 mpg combined, which is a bit less than the fuel economy of a couple of rivals with improved engines. It is without a doubt that the new vehicle has been built to impress even its critics.

Specifications

Wheelbase: 9 ft. 0.3 in. (108.3 in.)
Length: 15 ft. 8.8 in. (188.8 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 0.4 in. (72.4 in.)
Passenger volume: 119.6 cu.ft.
Cargo volume: 15.0 cu.ft.
Curb weight: 3468 lbs.
Top Speed: 130 mph
0-60: 9.4 sec
MPG: 20/29 mpg(city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Carbide Gray Metallic, Crystal Black Silica, Crystal White Pearl, Ice Silver Metallic, Lapis Blue Pearl, Tungsten Metallic, Twilight Blue Metallic, Venetian Red …
Towing Capacity: N/A

Price & Release Date – 2016 Subaru Legacy

The new Subaru Legacy is expected to hit showrooms anytime from now with a price tag of around $40,000 for the base model. With the Honda Accord and the Chevy Malibu already out with their offers the Legacy has a long way to make up for with their 2016 model.

2016 Subaru Legacy release date
2016 Subaru Legacy release date

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