Definitely the 2023 for me.
Won't matter, because when the US-market engine and transmission options are announced you guys will inevitably hate it anyway.That's when we get to SEE the car. Not when we get to BUY it.
It got to be the hybrid model, the battery takes up the trunk spare tire room, and it needs to drop a bit too + heavier.According to the galaxyconcerns website... [Converted from metric for your convenience!]
"The new Crosstrek measures 176.37" long, 70.86" wide and 62.20" tall, riding on a 105.11" wheelbase. It's 0.59" longer overall, no wider, 1.18" taller and 0.19" longer in wheelbase than the outgoing model.
There’s 7.87" of quoted ground clearance – 0.78" less than the current model in Australia – while the car weighs 3395 lbs to 3571 lbs, depending on variant. Independent suspension features front and rear."
How reliable those numbers are - I don't know. [I converted them from metric]
And I find it hard to believe that Subaru would give it less ground clearance. UNLESS of course this hybrid only Japanese model doesn't have as much ground clearance. That could be. Those numbers are a bit confusing.
I don't know if that's true. My plug-in hybrid has the same ground clearance and is 500lb heavier. They put different springs in the hybrid to maintain the ground clearance. If it's only for the eboxer and they didn't adjust the suspension, then that's likely why ground clearance is affected. I'm guessing the standard ICE crosstreks maintain the ground clearance. I can't see Subaru making the Crosstrek lower for the NA market.It got to be the hybrid model, the battery takes up the trunk spare tire room, and it needs to drop a bit too + heavier.
I think the issue we're all seeing is that this was a Subaru worldwide release and everything I've seen is a global right hand drive car with an eboxer motor. I think once we get around to I believe its release at the LA show, we'll have the info we're all looking for the North American model. Outside not much will change and it's definitely got a lot of cues from the new Legacy. Even if they lower the clearance, is it really that big of a deal to most of us, no.FWIW, today's Torque News (I know many here hate it) is reporting a reduction in ground clearance for the 2024:
The All-New Subaru Crosstrek- Further Analysis Reveals One Surprise Flaw