The outgoing XV Subaru Crosstrek still looks great, and it’s plenty powerful-enough for the segment. But if you want to transform it into an all-out STI model – KBB estimates a used one will set you back no more than $15,000 – it will take some work. But it’s not impossible.
One XV Crosstrek owner in Vermont did exactly that. With the help of the shop Vermont SportsCar, he swapped a turbocharged WRX engine into the bay of his high-riding XV Crosstrek. STI brakes, 17-inch racing wheels, and HID headlights finished off the look. No word on how much a venture like that would cost, though.