Properly, except for the engine — which I will get to in a second — the Crosstrek Sport is most clearly set aside by its yellow exterior accents. They give the impression of being neat, particularly with my tester’s $395 Alpine Inexperienced paint. The entire look could be very apt; that is the, uh, most Crosstrek-y Crosstrek.
Sport and Restricted fashions trip on 18-inch wheels, versus the Base and Premium’s 17-inch alloys, wrapped in 255/50 Falken Ziex all-season tires. The Sport additionally has a dual-mode model of Subaru’s X-Mode off-road tech, which provides Snow/Filth and Deep Snow/Mud packages that alter the throttle response, all-wheel-drive system, and traction management.
The Crosstrek Sport begins at $30,290, together with $1,295 for vacation spot, making it $2,850 costlier than the two.0-liter Premium, however solely $1,900 cheaper than the top-trim Restricted. With the aforementioned paint job and a $1,920 package deal that features blind-spot detection, rear cross-traffic alert, a moonroof and energy driver’s seat, my tester comes out to $32,605 all-in. That is not a foul worth for this little man.