We’re not quite done with the 2016 model announcements yet, and today Subaru has a few of its own. It has revealed pricing and updates to the 2016 Crosstrek and Impreza, and while nothing has dramatically changed, the updates to the Crosstrek were unexpected.
For the 2016 model year, the Crosstrek gets a mild visual upgrade. Its grille is bolder, thanks to a thicker strikethrough, its fascia has a new look, its front bumper has revised fog light surrounds, the headlights are shapelier and slightly stretched, and it has new 17-inch dark-grey wheels. The 2.0i Premium and higher trim levels are also treated to orange stitching on the door armrests, center console, shift-lever handle, and its new steering wheel.
On the Crosstrek Hybrid and Hybrid Touring, specifically, Subaru adds in a gloss-black grille with chrome accents.
Also new for the 2016 Crosstrek are a few safety items. These include available blind-spot detection, rear cross-traffic alert, and two new optional STARLINK safety packages on Premium and Limited trims. The STARLINK Safety Plus package adds automatic collision notification, SOS emergency service, enhanced roadside assistance, and more. The STARLINK Safety Plus & Security Plus package adds in stolen vehicle recovery service, vehicle security alarm notification, remote lock and unlock, remote horn, and a remote vehicle locator.
Inside the cabin, the 2016 Crosstrek gains nighttime illumination under the radio and PIN code access on keyless access models with push button start.
As for the 2016 Impreza, it gains the same two optional STARLINK safety packages as the Crosstrek. Otherwise, the Impreza carries into 2016 unchanged.
As for pricing, the 2016 Crosstrek starts from $21,595 in its 2.0i trim, which is the same starting price as the 2015 model. The rest of the 2016 Crosstrek pricing is as followed:
• 2.0i Premium w/ manual transmission $22,395
• 2.0i Premium w/ CVT $23,395
• 2.0i Limited w/ CVT $25,095
• Hybrid $26,395
• Hybrid Touring $29,995
Buyers looking for the Impreza can expect the 2016 model to start from $18,295 for the four-door model – a $100 increase over the 2015 model — with the five-door model requiring an extra $500. The rest of the 2016 Impreza line is priced as follows (five-door models are $500 more):
• 2.0i w/ manual transmission $18,295
• 2.0i w/ CVT $19,295
• 2.0i Premium w/ CVT $21,095
• 2.0i Limited w/ CVT $22,595
There are three trim levels that are exclusively available in five-door models, and those are the 2.0i Sport Premium with a manual transmission or CVT, and the 2.0i Limited. Respectively, these models run $21,095, $22,095, and $23,595.