The 2018 Subaru Crosstrek will get a manual transmission in the US

After revealing the next generation Crosstrek at the Geneva Motor Show, Subaru only announced the inclusion of a CVT. American Crosstrek buyers will still have the option to operate a clutch and shifter for themselves. It even comes with an extra gear compared with the previous generation, for a total of six cogs. The 6-speed manual will be standard equipment on base and Premium Crosstrek 2.0i models.

Subaru’s offering of a manual will also allow drivers to make the most of the 152 horsepower the direct-injected 2.0-liter engine makes. However, if you do still desire an automatic option, the European CVT is available as an option on base and Premium trim. It’s also standard on the Limited model. The CVT can be manually shifted, too, with seven set ratios to choose from. Only the CVT is available with Subaru‘s “X-Mode“, that incorporates hill-descent control. Read more


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