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i went from a focus ST to a 2016 crosstrek. definitely noticed the 100 hp difference
How are you liking the Crosstrek given the stark difference - have you done any sort of mods to help open up throttle response and power?

FWIW, after a few quick part searches I'm pretty sure there aren't many performance options for the Crosstrek. Intake is about the only things I've seen :/
 

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How are you liking the Crosstrek given the stark difference - have you done any sort of mods to help open up throttle response and power?

FWIW, after a few quick part searches I'm pretty sure there aren't many performance options for the Crosstrek. Intake is about the only things I've seen :/
i drove the 2016 for five years and 110k miles. it was an underpowered car but i adapted

frankly the ST had more power than i needed and tho i did adjust to the 2.0L crosstrek my first impression was the car needed 25-30 more hp. previous to the ST i had a 2012 focus and it had plenty of power and was a blast to drive -- but it also had the faulty dual clutch so i traded it in to a ford dealership for an ST

i sold my 2016 crosstrek a couple of years ago and bought a 21 sport. the 2.5L has plenty of power for my needs and is a blast to drive

the only performance mods i've done on my crosstreks are tires and wheels. i don't think there's much you could do to the 2.0L powerwise but spend a buncha money and then realize you should have bought a different car if you want something faster
 

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i went from a focus ST to a 2016 crosstrek. definitely noticed the 100 hp difference
I did the same thing but kept the Focus ST as my summer track toy. The crosstrek is slow but really fun in winter with the 6MT! If I had to keep only one car, I would probably have bought a WRX. But loving the extra clearance when I go camping.
 

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I traded in my 2005 WRX for a 22 Crosstrek about 6 months ago, I am very happy with my purchase. I was worried about the power difference, but the 2.5L has enough power for me. Living in the Sierras I wanted the extra clearance as I do have to bomb through some deep snow, and my WRX got stuck a few times. Also i have a 2004 WRX in the garage if I need some manual fun.
 
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