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Subaru is launching a 50th Anniversary Edition for each of its 2018 models, including the Crosstrek. No mechanical changes are included on the Anniversary Editions, but there are several key visual changes making the package worthwhile. Subaru is also limiting availability of the special edition.

The 50th Anniversary Edition is based on upper trim levels, which for the Crosstrek, means the 2.0i Limited. That means leather seats, the CVT, and Eyesight safety system comes standard. Like all 2018 Crosstreks, this model comes with Subaru’s 2.0-liter Boxer four-cylinder making 152 horsepower and 145 pound-feet of torque. Symmetrical AWD is standard, too, of course, and includes X-Mode and Hill Descent Control. Fuel economy is EPA-estimated at 27 mpg city and 33 mpg highway with regular 87 octane gasoline.

For everything that’s special about the Crosstrek 50th Anniversary Edition, keep reading.

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What Makes the 2018 Crosstrek 50th Anniversary Edition Special

2018 Subaru Crosstrek 50th Anniversary Edition Exterior
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The bright color adds character to the car while recalling Subaru’s of the past

First and most noticeable, the car is painted in Heritage Blue. The bright color adds character to the car while recalling Subaru’s of the past. The side mirrors, though, are accented in satin chrome. The standard wheels are painted a medium gray color rather than the glossy black normally seen on the Crosstrek Limited. Last but definitely not least, Subaru adds a 50th Anniversary badge to the front fenders.

2018 Subaru Crosstrek 50th Anniversary Edition Interior
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Inside, the Crosstrek 50th Anniversary Edition comes with black leather seats with contrasting silver stitching

Inside, the Crosstrek 50th Anniversary Edition comes with black leather seats with contrasting silver stitching and the 50th Anniversary logo embroidered on the front seats and carpeted floor mats. The stylized 50 includes a bright yellow star reminiscent of the stars seen in the Subaru logo. The star also adds a pop of color that’s appreciated on the otherwise dark seats Subaru also includes silver seatbelt that match other accents seen around the cabin.

The 2018 Crosstrek 50th Anniversary Edition is limited to 1,050 examples. Prices start at $30,955 with the destination fee and Subaru dealerships already have the 50th Anniversary Edition models on sale.

Model Trim Production MSRP* MSRP* + DD
Crosstrek 2.0i Limited 1,050 $30,040 $30,955

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Press Release

Subaru of America, Inc. debuts 50th Anniversary Edition for each vehicle in its 2018 line-up at the Chicago Auto Show. The limited edition models are based on a high-level trim and come in an all-new exclusive color with unique badging and exterior and interior accents.

  • Commemorates 50 years in the United States
  • Limited production of each model
  • New Heritage Blue exterior color
  • Based on high-level trim
  • 50th Anniversary badging for exterior and interior
  • Unique wheel finishes

Production quantities will be limited to 1,050 for Crosstrek, Forester, Impreza, Legacy and Outback, while WRX, STI and BRZ will have a combined total of 1,050.

The Anniversary editions celebrate the company’s 50 years in the United States and are immediately recognizable by the exclusive Heritage Blue exterior color; satin chrome exterior trim and badging; and SOA 50th anniversary emblem. They are further distinguished by unique alloy wheels (excludes BRZ). The exterior side mirrors are also finished in satin chrome (excludes BRZ, WRX, and STI). The cabin in each vehicle features black upholstery with contrasting silver stitching; silver seatbelts; and the 50th Anniversary logo embroidered on the front seats and carpeted floor mats. Each of these commemorative models is based on a high-level trim with an extensive list of standard features including EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology (where applicable). All models are on sale now at retailers across the country.

Subaru of America, which has experienced 10 consecutive years of sales growth, was founded on February 15th,1968, and operated for a short time from Balboa Park, CA, before moving to the Delaware Valley. Currently based in Cherry Hill, NJ, the company has grown substantially and will be moving to its new headquarters in Camden, NJ this spring.

*MSRP excludes Destination and Delivery (D&D) charges. Crosstrek, Forester, Outback D&D is $915. D&D for BRZ, Impreza, Legacy, WRX and WRX STI is $860. Retailers in Alaska are charged an additional $150.

Model Trim Production MSRP* MSRP* + DD
BRZ Limited 250 $29,940 $30,800
Crosstrek 2.0i Limited 1,050 $30,040 $30,955
Forester 2.5i Touring 800 $33,390 $34,305
Forester 2.0 XT Touring 250 $36,390 $37,305
Impreza 2.0i Limited (4dr) 500 $28,340 $29,200
Impreza 2.0i Limited (5dr) 550 $28,840 $29,700
Legacy 2.5i Limited 800 $35,080 $35,995
Legacy 3.6R Limited 250 $37,280 $38,195
Outback 2.5i Limited 800 $35,080 $35,995
Outback 3.6R Limited 250 $37,280 $38,195
WRX Limited 600 $35,495 $36,355
WRX STI Limited 200 $41,195 $42,055

About Subaru of America, Inc.
Subaru of America, Inc. (SOA) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Subaru Corporation of Japan. Headquartered at a zero-landfill office in Cherry Hill, N.J., the company markets and distributes Subaru vehicles, parts and accessories through a network of more than 620 retailers across the United States. All Subaru products are manufactured in zero-landfill production plants and Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc. is the only U.S. automobile production plant to be designated a backyard wildlife habitat by the National Wildlife Federation. SOA is guided by the Subaru Love Promise, which is the company’s vision to show love and respect to everyone, and to support its communities and customers nationwide. Over the past 20 years, SOA has donated more than $120 million to causes the Subaru family cares about, and its employees have logged more than 40,000 volunteer hours. As a company, Subaru believes it is important to do its part in making a positive impact in the world because it is the right thing to do.

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