Natural Resources Canada has published the fuel economy and EV driving range figures for the plug-in 2020 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid ahead of its on-sale date.
The plug-in 2020 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid will soon go on sale in Canada, and we have fuel economy as well as full EV driving range numbers for you.
The Crosstrek Hybrid is equipped with a direct-injected, 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine matched to two electric motors—one acts as a starter and generator, the other is connected to the wheels—and an 8.8-kWh battery pack, all managed by a continuously variable automatic transmission.
Combined output is rated at 148 horsepower, four ponies less than in the regular Crosstrek, but the hybrid variant is claimed to be quicker from 0 to 100 km/h by a full second. As usual, the PHEV version will be equipped with all-wheel drive.
In Canada, the 2020 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid will boast city/highway ratings of 6.8 and 6.6 L/100 km, for a combined figure of 6.7 L/100 km. As for its electric-vehicle equivalent rating, which includes driving in EV-only mode, it stands at 2.6 Le/100 km.
In addition, electric-only driving range for the Crosstrek Hybrid is set at 27 kilometres, and at speeds of up to about 100 km/h, the PHEV can is able to run on electrons alone. On a 240-volt outlet, the car can be fully recharged in two hours.
In comparison, the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid boasts city/highway ratings of 5.7/6.3 L/100 km for combined score of 6.0 L/100 km, while the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV’s fuel economy equivalent rating is set at 3.2 L/100 km and its EV-only driving range reaches 35 km. However, the compact-sized RAV4 and Outlander are bigger and much more spacious than the subcompact Crosstrek.
Pricing hasn’t yet been set for the Canadian market, but the 2020 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid will likely start at about $40,000 before freight and delivery charges.