Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid S 2024 Review

Is the Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid any good

Subaru Crosstrek AWD Hybrid S profile

Crosstrek Hybrid – Last week I drove the Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid in the top spec ‘S’ model. It’s a small to medium sized hatchback SUV style that looks ready for adventure.

Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid S front quarter exterior 1 Subaru released the Crosstrek earlier this year and it quickly became a standout in the segment.

Some of the thing I like most are:

  • the huge vertical central touch screen that is easy to use and has excellent clarity.
  • 360-degree cameras for better visibility both on and off road
  • Class leading safety features.
  • Symmetrical all-wheel drive with twin mode X-Mode and 220mm of ground clearance, and
  • Little things like heated front seats, electric sunroof, and steering responsive LED auto headlights.

The Crosstrek Hybrid comes with a 2.0L petrol boxer petrol engine with a 4.8 amp hour battery. It provides a little extra power and torque and improves economy by about 10%

Subaru Crosstrek gives buyers a choice of three different models with the normal boxer engine or two models with the hybrid e-boxer engine. Pricing is from a little under $40,000 through to about $50,000 drive away depending on the model.

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Subaru Crosstrek AWD Hybrid S profile

Readers can find full details of the Crosstrek Hybrid HERE 


More Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid details

e-Boxer mild hybrid system and transmission

Hybrid Crosstrek variants feature Subaru’s hybrid electric power unit system that combines Motor Assist with two of Subaru’s core technologies – Boxer engine and Symmetrical AWD.

The electric motor is placed near the vehicle’s centre of gravity, while the battery and other components are placed above the rear axle, allowing the lowest possible centre of gravity and balanced front/rear vehicle weight distribution.

The system includes a 2.0-litre direct injection petrol Boxer engine, an electric motor inbuilt in the rear of the CVT, and a 118.4-volt battery placed under the rear cargo floor.

A prime benefit of an electric motor is its ability to produce elevated levels of torque instantaneously, providing enhanced driveability and engagement. Motor Assist helps enhance X-Mode’s rough road capability, for example, by enabling easy torque control at low speeds over tough terrain.

All-new Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid variants, which feature the e-Boxer engine, are equipped with the TH580 Lineartronic® CVT with 7-speed manual mode.

Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid S interior front drivers instruments 1

Subaru Crosstrek S Hybrid specific features

Crosstrek AWD Hybrid L


  • Horizontally-opposed e-Boxer 4-cylinder, petrol engine
  • Lineartronic® CVT with 7-speed manual mode
  • Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive
  • Auto Stop Start
  • Subaru Intelligent Drive (SI-Drive)
  • X-Mode will hill decent control.


  • 17-inch alloy wheels (new design)
  • LED headlights
  • Dusk-sensing headlights
  • Rear combination lights with LED brake lights
  • SUBARU letter badge
  • Roof rails – black


  • Tricot (Tetra Embossing) cloth seat trim
  • Dual-zone, climate-control air-conditioning

Entertainment, Technology and Safety

  • Central information display with 11.6-inch touchscreen
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ connectivity
  • USB ports – USB-A and USB-C connection
  • Wireless Qi charger
  • 6-speaker audio
  • SRS airbags – dual front, dual front side, dual curtain, driver’s knee, far side, and front passenger seat cushion
  • E-Active Shift Control
  • EyeSight® Driver Assist system featuring:
    • Adaptive Cruise Control
    • Emergency Lane Keep Assist
    • Lane Centring Function
    • Lane Departure Prevention
    • Lane Departure Warning
    • Lane Sway Warning
    • Lead Vehicle Start Alert
    • Pre-Collision Braking System
    • Pre-Collision Throttle Management
    • Autonomous Emergency Steering
    • Brake Light Recognition
    • Intelligent Speed Limiter
    • Speed Limiter
    • Speed Sign Recognition
    • Wide-angle Monocular Camera
  • Subaru Vision Assist featuring:
    • Blind Sport Monitor (BSM)
    • EyeSight® Assist Monitor
    • Lane Change Assist (LCA)
    • Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)
    • Front Side Radar
    • Rear parking sensors
    • Reverse Automatic Braking
  • Driver Monitoring System – Driver Focus featuring:
    • Distraction warning
    • Drowsiness warning
    • Facial recognition
    • Climate control setting (last used)
    • MID display (last used)

Subaru Crosstrek AWD Hybrid S wheel tyre

Crosstrek AWD Hybrid S adds:


  • X-Mode (2 mode)


  • Electric sunroof
  • Door mirrors – heated
  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Roof rails – dark grey
  • Front fog light – LED
  • Self-levelling LED headlights with auto off
  • Front cornering lamps


  • Leather accented seat trim
  • 10-way power seat with lumbar support – driver
  • Heated seats – driver and front passenger
  • Leather steering wheel and gear shift
  • Auto-dimming rear-view mirror
  • Aluminium sports pedals

Entertainment, Technology and Safety

  • Satellite navigation
  • 10 speak audio system with Harman Kardon® amplifier.
  • Subaru Vision Assist:
    • High Beam Assist (HBA)
    • Panoramic 360-degree View Monitor
    • Side View Monitor (SVM)
    • Side View Monitor (SVM)

Subaru Crosstrek AWD Hybrid S central screen

More Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid S thoughts

What is good?

  • AWD capability
  • Technology and Infotainment connectivity
  • Comfortable to live with

What is not so good?

Subaru Crosstrek AWD Hybrid S front seats

Also look at.

Smaller Hybrid SUVs for the urban environment are becoming popular.

Buyers could look at: Toyota C-HR Hybrid, Kia Niro hybrid, Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid, Haval Jolion Hybrid, MG HS,

Subaru Crosstrek AWD Hybrid S rear quarter

Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid S final thoughts

I like the Subaru Crosstrek. Perfect size for an adventure based urban AWD SUV.

As this is a hybrid, I was looking for more fuel benefits, but its good for a mild hybrid.

The Crosstrek hybrid ‘S’ model is packed with features and is easy to drive and live with.

There is a hefty $3500 price premium over the petrol version. That’s a lot of fuel I could buy.

Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid S engine

Subaru Crosstrek


Crosstrek Hybrid S

Model Price $45.090 MLP*
Engine 2.0L 4 Cyl e-boxer petrol hybrid
Drivetrain 7 Step Lineartronic CVT AWD
Battery Capacity / type 4.8ah
Power 110Kw @ 5,800 – 6,000 rpm
Torque 199Nm @ 4,000 rpm 66Nm EV
Fuel ADR 6.5L/100km Euro 6
Fuel on Test 7.2 L/100k
Fuel capacity 48L
Range (WLTP) / efficiency 800km Max
Realistic range 725km on test
Fast Charge / Home (240V) N/A
Safety N/A
CO2 Emissions 147g/km
0-100kmh/Top Speed 10.5 secs / 199km/h
Servicing 12 Mth / 15,000km – Capped
Warranty 5yr/ Unlimited km
Roadside Assist 5Yr. conditional roadside assist

*MLP Includes GST and LCT but excluding statutory charges, dealer costs and dealer delivery. See your dealer for RDAP. Does not include price of options. Some features mentioned in the article are options. RDAP means Recommended Drive Away Price (without options but including all other charges)

Subaru Crosstrek AWD Hybrid S interior front

Overall Rating    


Behind the Wheel 9
Comfort 9
Equipment 9
Performance 8
Ride and Handling 9
Practicality 10
Fit for Purpose 9
Style / appeal 8
Technology/connectivity 10
Value for Money 8

Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid S interior space compilation


 Crosstrek hybrid S

Overall Length 4495mm
Wheelbase 2670mm
Width 1800mm
Height 1600mm
Wheels 18 X 7.0 Alloy
Tyres 225/55 R18
Max ground clearance Up to 220mm
Wading Depth N/A
Approach N/A
Rampover N/A
Departure angle N/A
Turning Circle KTK 10.8m
Boot Capacity Min 315L
Boot capacity Max 1270L
Battery Weight N/A
Kerb Weight 1614kg
Payload (kg) TBA
GVM (kg) TBA
Towing Capacity 1,270kg
Tow Ball rating 127kg

Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid S rear quarter 1

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Overall Rating


I like the Subaru Crosstrek. Perfect size for an adventure based urban AWD SUV.

As this is a hybrid, I was looking for more fuel benefits, but its good for a mild hybrid.

The Crosstrek hybrid ‘S’ model is packed with features and is easy to drive and live with.

There is a hefty $2500 price premium over the petrol version. That’s a lot of fuel I could buy.

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