The new Crosstrek reflects the improvements already seen on the redesigned Impreza, which means it is quieter and has a very comfortable ride. The infotainment system is very capable and quite user friendly. The 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine has been tweaked and given slightly more power, but it won't set your heart on fire. The continuously variable transmission has been tuned to mimic a conventional automatic. Handling is sound but not sporty. Subaru's EyeSight driver-assist technology is available, and includes automatic emergency braking and lane-departure warning with lane-keeping assist. Other available safety features include blind-spot warning and rear cross-traffic warning. The Crosstrek is a viable option for buyers who don't need to room of the Forester.