2019 Subaru Crosstrek PHEV!

Discussion in 'In the News' started by xcel, May 14, 2018.

  1. priusCpilot

    priusCpilot George

    You can tow and I tow with my Prius C but there is liability if they say towing caused the accident lol.
     
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  2. seftonm

    seftonm Veteran Staff Member

    I believe that European tow ratings usually require trailer brakes at a relatively low combined trailer + maximum trailer payload weight (maybe 1000-1500 pounds). Also, if the trailer's maximum combined weight exceeds 50% of tow vehicle's weight, brakes are required. European tow ratings may also use a lower assumed tongue weight than North American ratings.

    All of that could probably be worked into rated capacities for towing in North America. Surely most cars can handle more than 0 pounds of tongue weight and have the braking capacity for more than 0 extra pounds of trailer weight, or else people wouldn't be allowed to sit in the rear seats either. But it's easier to just say that the car isn't rated for towing. That way the car companies can sell more profitable crossovers.
     
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  3. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    That's exactly my understanding as well, Mike. I believe it's 5% tongue weight in EU and 10% here. The lower weight unloads the car's rear suspension, but at the expense of high speed stability. Since Americans are clearly allergic to slowing down, we have ratings built around the more stable front-heavy layout.

    And upselling.
     
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  4. BillLin

    BillLin PV solar, geothermal HVAC, hybrids and electrics

    I like the reasoning about why these vehicle ratings are the way they are, but they don't address the disparity in the US between hybrids/EVs and "similar" ICE cars.
     
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  5. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Amen. Car dealerships have been preparing for our arrival for over a century.
    Lots of people still fall for their tricks. I HATE HATE HATE the dealership experience.

    But I love getting a new car.
     
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  6. SI_Prius

    SI_Prius Well-Known Member

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  7. RedylC94

    RedylC94 Well-Known Member

    ... and most of all, our litigiousness.
     
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  8. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    There is a tow rating and the efficiency is impressive. The All-electric range is just the first step however. More after the embargo.

    Photos in a few as there are many to sort through. Not the ones that reveal some better than expected efficiency however. Those will come later. :)

    2019 Subaru Crosstrek PHEV

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    On top of the all-new 2019 Subaru Crosstrek PHEV is a TEPUI EXPLORER SERIES AUTANA 4 vehicle roof tent. Some of its details include the following:

    At $2,300.00, Tepui's exclusive patented Zipper Gimp technology allows you to change canopies based on conditions. Available wherever you see the Zipper Gimp badge. The massive Autana 4 is the company's largest roof top tent and comes with two built-in screened SKY panels which allow for a great view of the stars when the rainfly is removed. The Autana 4 Roof Top Tent has a 6ft x 8ft sleeping area, a 2-1/2” high density foam mattress, an 8ft-6in telescoping ladder, and a large removable annex for a comfortable camping experience.

    Wayne
     
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  9. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    2019 Subaru Crosstrek PHEV - Positioning

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  10. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    2019 Subaru Crosstrek PHEV - Key Points

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  11. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    2019 Subaru Crosstrek PHEV - Electrification

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  12. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    2019 Subaru Crosstrek PHEV - eCVT AWD Diagram

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    2019 Subaru Crosstrek PHEV - eCVT AWD Cutaway

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  13. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    2019 Subaru Crosstrek PHEV - Interior Changes

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  14. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    2019 Subaru Crosstrek PHEV - Structure

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  15. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    2019 Subaru Crosstrek PHEV - Drivetrain Differnces

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  16. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    2019 Subaru Crosstrek PHEV - Regenerative Braking

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  17. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    2019 Subaru Crosstrek PHEV - Sizing and Utility Comparison

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  18. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    2019 Subaru Crosstrek PHEV - Trim and Features

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  19. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    2019 Subaru Crosstrek PHEV - Charging

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  20. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    2019 Subaru Crosstrek PHEV - Engine Bay

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