Subaru has never made the Crosstrek a true rock-crawler, but it is an affordable and fuel-efficient package that can handle more than your average Impreza hatchback. As we anticipate the 2024 model year release, you won’t be surprised to find that its styling has been tweaked however subtly; quite true to Subaru’s fashion! The interior will remain as roomy and practical as ever — just like the 2023 model.
Although there is a slight possibility additional modifications may be made, Subaru has yet to confirm updates specifically for the U.S.-market Crosstrek. What we do know is that the seating in the vehicle has been enhanced for improved comfort and reduced head-tossing, while EyeSight driver assistance bundle now features newly updated camera modules! We are expecting an official unveiling of this stunning 2024 model sometime soon with sales beginning early 2023.
Engine, Transmission, and Performance
In Japan, Subaru is providing the Crosstrek with an advanced e-Boxer hybrid powertrain that features a 2.0-liter four cylinder and electric motor – yet this setup has not been unveiled in North America. As opposed to what Japanese consumers are offered, American drivers can look forward to the same engine options as before: a 152 horsepower 2.0 liter four cylinder option or 182 horsepower of output from its 2.5 liter version; if you’re seeking out more efficiency then there’s also the 148 hp plug-in hybrid option! None of these choices however offer remarkable performance under the hood…
The outgoing version of the model was introduced with either a 6-speed stick or CVT, yet we expect that the manual gearbox will be removed this time. As usual in Subaru models, all-wheel drive is expected to come as standard. Soon after learning more details about the powertrains and testing them ourselves, we shall provide you with further data and our driving impressions on this story – so stay tuned!
Fuel Economy and Real-World MPG
While the EPA has yet to reveal its official fuel efficiency ratings for the new Crosstrek, we can make a good guess by looking at last year’s model. It boasted up to 28 MPG in city driving and 34 MPG on highways with its nonhybrid version. For more precise figures, be sure to check out the EPA’s website!
Interior, Comfort, and Cargo
Subaru has optimized the upcoming Crosstrek model by improving the seat design for greater comfort, as well as adding sound-deadening materials to reduce excess noise and vibrations. You can expect cloth upholstery on most trims with optional leather seating, while higher-end models will feature stylish patterned inserts complemented with silver stitching. Once we have further information about standard and optional features of this 2024 model, our story will be updated accordingly.
Safety and Driver-Assistance Features
The new Crosstrek will undoubtedly be offered with Subaru’s EyeSight driver-assistance feature bundle, but whether or not that will be standard is unknown. The last-generation Crosstrek offered this as standard only on models equipped with the automatic transmission, while manual-transmission models did without the package. For more information about the Crosstrek’s crash-test results, visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) websites.
Is the Subaru crosstrek a reliable car?
Of the ten cars that shine for reliability, the 2023 Subaru Crosstrek scores 80 out of 100 and is the eighth-best, most reliable new model you can buy today. Subaru made minimal changes to the 2023 models, and Consumer Reports says the 2023 models have a perfect 5/5 overall predicted reliability score.
Are Subaru Crosstreks a good buy?
Besides many safety and tech features, CrossTrek’s powerful engine options are one of its main selling points for buyers. The 2022 CrossTrek Hybrid offers a distinctive design and a smooth ride. On the other hand, the small crossover’s reputation and the affordable price tag make it a popular choice on the used market.
Why did Subaru discontinue Crosstrek?
Is Subaru Discontinuing the Crosstrek Hybrid? Subaru’s XV Crosstrek Hybrid was released for the 2013 model year. Unfortunately, the model didn’t gain much popularity, so Subaru discontinued it in 2016. In 2019, Subaru announced its new Crosstrek Hybrid.