We acquired a have a look at the 2024 Subaru Crosstrek back in September, however now the U.S.-spec model has been revealed, and it has some minor variations to the worldwide mannequin. Particularly, we get extra highly effective engine choices, similar to the U.S.-market Subaru Impreza with which it shares its metallic bones.
Two primary powertrain variants are supplied amongst 4 trim ranges. The bottom Crosstrek and Premium get the naturally aspirated 2.0-liter four-cylinder like in every single place else on the earth. It makes 152 horsepower and 145 pound-feet of torque, and it sends energy by means of an ordinary CVT to all 4 wheels. And sure, which means that the Crosstrek, similar to the Impreza, has misplaced its handbook transmission possibility. As with the earlier mannequin, the brand new Crosstrek has 8.7 inches of floor clearance, hill begin help, hill descent management, some stage of torque vectoring and X-Mode, Subaru’s off-road traction mode.
Transferring as much as Sport or Restricted provides the U.S.-only naturally aspirated 2.5-liter four-cylinder with 182 horsepower and 178 pound-feet of torque, similar to an Impreza RS. It nonetheless will get a CVT, all-wheel drive, and many of the similar off-road options described for the bottom fashions. However X-Mode positive aspects a second mode for higher-speed off-road driving. This dual-setting X-Mode is also offered on the Outback Wilderness and Forester Wilderness. The Sport mannequin, proven in these pictures, additionally will get distinctive lime yellow accents on the skin, and matching cloth accents inside. These higher-output Crosstreks get 18-inch wheels, too, as a substitute of the usual 17-inch models.
Subaru additionally touts nice chassis stiffness over the earlier Crosstrek. On account of extra adhesive and completely different welding, it is 10% stiffer. Subaru additionally added a model of the electrical energy steering system used within the WRX. We’re fairly happy with the WRX, so this may increasingly make the Crosstrek pretty enjoyable in corners.
What’s probably not completely different concerning the Crosstrek is the scale. It is mainly the identical dimension inside and outside, with solely negligible fluctuations. The excellent news is that the value is barely modified, too. The shortage of a handbook mannequin signifies that the beginning worth has gone up, however the MSRP of the outdated base mannequin with CVT is identical as the brand new one. Add within the barely greater vacation spot cost of $1,295, and the $26,290 worth for the bottom Crosstrek is simply $70 greater than the equal previous-gen automobile. Full pricing for the Crosstrek is under.
- Base: $26,290
- Premium: $27,440
- Sport: $30,290
- Restricted: $32,190
Normal comfort and luxury gear consists of steering LED headlights, dual-zone local weather management, twin 7-inch infotainment and local weather screens, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Normal security options embody computerized emergency braking with pedestrian and bike owner detection, lane-keep help, adaptive cruise management and rear-seat reminder.
Larger trims get an 11.6-inch infotainment and local weather display screen and may be geared up with different options similar to a wi-fi cellphone charging, push-button beginning, heated seats, heated mirrors and wipers and navigation. Security options obtainable optionally and on different trims embody rear computerized braking, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert and emergency steering avoidance beneath 50 mph.
The two.0-liter-equipped Crosstreks might be arriving first within the spring. They’re going to be in-built Japan like these for different markets. The two.5-liter vehicles will come in the summertime, and so they’ll be constructed at Subaru’s manufacturing unit in Lafayette, Ind.
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