Meet the Redesigned 2024 Subaru Crosstrek
In today's busy world, where multitasking is considered an art form, you need a vehicle that can handle as much as you. It needs to be safe and efficient to get you to work and back while also providing connectivity and comfort. In addition, when you're ready to work on the life part of the work-life balance aspect, your car needs to be ready to go whenever and wherever you want. That might seem like a lot to ask of a vehicle, but it's all in a day's work for the 2024 Subaru Crosstrek.
This dynamic SUV burst onto the scene in 2013 and has been turning heads ever since. Now, three generations in, its popularity is only increasing, especially with the addition of the Wilderness trim level. Continue reading to learn more about the history of this vehicle and what to expect for the 2024 model year. Then, head to our Ruge's Subaru car dealership and explore your options with one of our friendly and knowledgeable team members. With five trims to choose from, we're sure you'll find the right one for you.
The History of the Subaru Crosstrek
The Subaru Crosstrek can be traced back to the Subaru Outback Sport, a more rugged and off-road-capable form of the Impreza. It had a higher ground clearance, a unique look, and all-wheel drive. This made it popular for drivers who wanted to add a bit of adventure to their day. As the years passed, Subaru considered a shift in design, introducing the Subaru XV concept car in 2011. The XV had a stylish look and promised to blend the functionality of an SUV with Subaru's well-known all-wheel drive system.
In North America, this concept car became known as the Crosstrek. Put simply, it looked like a Subaru Impreza hatchback that had been lifted and given a rugged exterior. The first-generation Crosstrek had a 2.0-liter BOXER engine and all-wheel drive, allowing you to choose between a manual or a continuously variable transmission. It stood out from other vehicles in its class thanks to its 8.7 inches of ground clearance and could do some light off-roading. Excited about the buzz the Crosstrek generated, Subaru went back to the drawing board for the second generation, which came out in 2018.
The second version of the Subaru Crosstrek continued to be built on the Impreza platform. It offered features like Subaru's EyeSight Driver Assist Technology, which added Adaptive Cruise Control and a Pre-Collision Braking system. A year later, Subaru introduced a plug-in hybrid Crosstrek that combined the standard BOXER engine with an electric motor for better gas mileage and fewer emissions.
As interest in the Crosstrek grew, so did Subaru's dedication to improving it with advanced technologies and even better off-road capabilities. While still not quite ready to climb a mountain, the newest Crosstrek Wilderness trim can certainly give many off-road trails a run for the money. This ability, its history of reliability, and its high resale value are only three reasons why the Crosstrek continues to be a sought-after vehicle for drivers of all types. Like many Subaru models, the Crosstrek has quickly gained a loyal following, making it a great option if you're looking for a vehicle to keep up with your everyday needs and adventurous side.
An Overview of the 2024 Subaru Crosstrek
As mentioned, the 2024 Subaru Crosstrek is offered in five trim levels. Each one offers impressive fuel efficiency, with the base model providing an estimated 34 MPG on the highway and 27 MPG in the city. Also, many lower-end trims come with a standard 2.0L Subaru Boxer four-cylinder engine and standard symmetrical all-wheel drive. Higher-end trims offer the 2.5L BOXER engine, giving you 182 hp and 178 lb-ft of torque.
You will find Subaru's standout driver assistance features, called EyeSight Driver Assist Technology, at each level. For the 2024 model year, this means available features like Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Departure Warning, Pre-Collision Braking, and more. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has awarded Subaru for the technology, giving them the highest possible rating for front crash prevention. However, there are some differences between the trims, highlighted below.
The Subaru Crosstrek Base
The Base model Crosstrek has 17-inch aluminum alloy wheels, standard all-season tires, and LED Steering Responsive Headlights. On the inside, there is ample head and leg room for up to five passengers, as well as a maximum cargo space of 54.7 cu.ft. when the seats are lowered. Standard cloth upholstery, grocery bag and tie-down hooks in the cargo area, dual-zone automatic climate control, and connection to Subaru Starlink through the dual seven-inch multimedia system keep you and your passengers comfortable and connected throughout the drive.
This multimedia system offers a high-resolution LCD touch-screen that seamlessly connects to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, an AM/FM stereo, HD Radio, USB-A input port, Bluetooth audio streaming, and hands-free phone and text messaging connectivity with compatible phones.
The Subaru Crosstrek Premium
The next Crosstrek level is called Premium, and while it is similar to the Base model, it offers upgrades for many standard features. Also, the ground clearance for all but the Wilderness trim is 8.7 inches, allowing you to hit mild trails with any trim you choose. Something to consider for chilly winter mornings is that you can add the All-Weather package to the Premium level, which gives you a windshield wiper de-icer, heated front seats, and heated side mirrors. This package is standard on the Sport, Limited, and Wilderness models. Another option to enjoy when the weather is warmer is the power tilt/sliding moonroof.
You'll find premium cloth upholstery on the interior, illuminated USB-A and USB-C input ports in the front and rear, and an illuminated glove box. Additionally, the same advanced Subaru Starlink multimedia system the base model has is standard on the Premium version. The difference is that the Premium version has an 11.6-inch screen.
The Subaru Crosstrek Sport
The Subaru Sport has many of the same features as the previously discussed versions. However, drivers can enjoy 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, raised roof rails, an available power driver's seat, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter handle, plus trim-specific sport cloth upholstery with yellow accents and contrast stitching. This feature sets the Sport level apart, adding an aggressive touch to the Crosstrek. You'll also gain added security in the cargo area with a retractable and removable cargo-area cover.
The Subaru Crosstrek Limited
When choosing the Limited model, the first thing you might notice is the standard leather-trimmed upholstery with orange contrast stitching. It is the only model with this feature. Also, you'll find trim-specific 18-inch aluminum alloy wheels with a dark gray machine finish. As mentioned above, the All-Weather Package, as is the power driver's seat, is standard for this trim. Additionally, the Limited model is the only Crosstrek with available Subaru Starlink 11.6-inch Multimedia Navigation.
The Subaru Crosstrek Wilderness
The newest Crosstrek trim level is the wilderness, taking your off-road capabilities to another level. This is seen in the increased ground clearance of 9.3 inches and the all-terrain tires. The Wilderness trim is also the only Crosstrek with LED hexagonal-style fog lights, raised roof rails with Anodized Copper-finish accents, and StarTex water-repellent upholstery.
Check Out a Subaru Crosstrek Today
Stop by our dealership in Rhinebeck today to see which Crosstrek best meets your needs. We're open six days a week, but you can also shop from home with our easy-to-navigate website. You can choose your payment, apply for financing, and learn the value of your trade all from your couch. Whether you're drawn to the Crosstrek for its reliability and responsive handling or want to enjoy the great outdoors with increased confidence, our team can walk you through each trim level to help assess which is best for you. The 2024 Crosstrek has much to offer and is certainly a top contender for your next vehicle.