The 2021 Crosstrek is available in 4 trim levels: Base, Premium, Limited and the new Sport. The new 2.5-liter flat-four has been lifted from the mid-size Legacy sedan and Outback station wagon and plopped under the hood of Sport and Limited models of the Crosstrek; It's the same horizontally opposed flat-4 engine found in the larger Forester, and its 182 horsepower represents a 30-horsepower gain over the 2.0-liter still used in the other 2021 Crosstreks.
When ordered with the 6-speed manual transmission, the Crosstrek comes with a conventional AWD system. With the CVT, the AWD system is more electronically advanced and has features such as X-Mode, which offers Hill Descent Control. HDC allows you to go down hills safely without need to touch the brake pedal.
Subaru makes sure the Crosstrek is well-equipped, with its Base model seeing a host of standard features: 2.0-liter flat-4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, 17-inch alloy wheels, automatic climate control, Android Auto & Apple CarPlay, and tilt/telescopic steering column.
With a small step up in price, the Premium model adds significantly to the list of standard equipment. The Premium adds: fog lights, heated front seats, wipers & side mirrors, 6-speaker sound system, on/off automatic headlights linked to wiper system, leather-wrapped steering wheel & shift handle and retractable cargo cover.
The Crosstreks newest trim level is next level excitement, featuring: 2.5-liter flat-4 engine w/CVT automatic, dual-function X-Mode (with deep dirt and snow modes), unique wheel arch moldings, gunmetal finish on grille, and water-repellent premium upholstery with yellow stitching.
Drivers looking at the top-of-the-line Limited model will get even more. The standard features of the Limited include: 2.5-liter flat-4 engine w/CVT automatic, active LED headlights and fog lights, black 18-inch alloy wheels, black or gray leather upholstery with orange stitching, power driver's seat and Blind-spot monitor/rear cross-traffic alert.
Subaru also offers several optional features that buyers will find desirable are the Si-Drive (with Intelligence and Sport modes), X-Mode AWD with Hill Descent Control, paddle shifters (Premium only), EyeSight driver-assist suite.
Subaru has taken particular care with the safety features of the Crosstrek. It has all the standard electronic safety features including traction control, anti-lock brakes, brake assist, rearview camera and stability control. A full suite of airbags come standard on all Crosstrek trims. The front airbags are dual-stage and include a mechanism to detect how close the driver is sitting to the steering wheel, delaying airbag deployment accordingly. With all the safety features Subaru has included in the Crosstrek, it has available options like, lane-keeping assist and adaptive cruise control.