Subaru Shares All-New Crosstrek

Subaru of America has debuted the all-new 2024 Crosstrek.

The 2024 Crosstrek offers improved performance, enhanced safety features and updated multimedia technology. The third-generation compact SUV also combines all-new exterior and interior designs with a new stiffer chassis to improve the driving experience both on and off-road, the company said.

The Crosstrek debuted 12 years ago and quickly became the fastest selling vehicle in history for Subaru of America, the company said, with more than a million units sold. In 2022, Crosstrek was the top performer by volume with 155,142 annual sales, achieving its best year ever.

The 2024 Crosstrek has been designed around the concept of utility and sportiness and features an 8.7-inch ground clearance for all models.

Standard across the model line is a revised Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system, Subaru said. Driver-selectable X-MODE with Hill Descent Control maximizes wheel control on slippery surfaces and steep inclines. Sport and Limited trims upgrade to dual-function X-MODE for increased capability in a wider range of conditions. All models feature Incline Start Assist.

The Crosstrek features 60:40 folding rear seatbacks, which can increase the cargo area to 54.7 cubic ft. of useable space, along with a 41.0-inch-wide rear gate opening. Standard fixed cross bar mounting points (and standard raised roof rails on Premium and higher) add more cargo-carrying options.

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The Base and Premium are equipped with a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder direct-injection SUBARU BOXER engine producing 152-hp and 145 lb.-ft. of torque. The Sport and Limited upgrade to a 2.5-liter BOXER engine delivering a responsive 182 hp and 178 lb.-ft. of torque. Standard on all trim levels is a Lineartronic CVT. The Premium, Sport and Limited trims feature a manual mode with steering wheel paddle shifters that allow the driver to control the transmission via eight pre-set ratios, Subaru engineers said.

The SUV’s drivetrain also comes standard with Active Torque Vectoring and the SI-Drive performance management system. The Base and Premium come standard with 17-inch alloy wheels and the Sport and Limited upgrade to 18-inch alloy wheels. The 2024 Crosstrek also receives a version of the WRX’s dual-pinion electronic power steering rack.

The new exterior design communicates a ready-for-adventure spirit with a frameless hexagonal grille, compact headlights, a more sculptural body, and a broad-shouldered stance, designers said, with black wheel arch cladding and rocker panels providing a contrast to the body color.

Several functional aerodynamic improvements enhance the SUV’s performance and stability, Subaru said. An air outlet at the trailing edge of the front wheel opening allows air to exit from the wheel well more freely, contributing to reduced lift on the front tires and improved driving stability. Another air outlet added at each side of rear bumper reduces body sway due to air trapped behind the bumper.

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Inside, a more supportive front seat design increases overall comfort and minimizes fatigue, while a focused effort on reducing sounds within particular frequency ranges results in a quieter and more comfortable cabin, Subaru designers said. The interior design features a prominent center information display with highly visual controls. Rear dark-tint privacy glass is standard.

The Subaru Global Platform for the 2024 Crosstrek has been enhanced with 10-percent higher torsional rigidity. A full inner frame construction with stronger welding techniques and additional structural adhesive (from 26.2 feet to 88.5 feet) contribute to better body rigidity and less weight, the automaker said.

Standard on all 2024 Crosstrek models is the latest version of the award-winning EyeSight Driver Assist Technology. Additional available active safety features include Reverse Automatic Braking and Blind-Spot Detection with Lane Change Assist and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert. Automatic Emergency Steering is now included on models equipped with Blind-Spot Detection with Lane Keep Assist and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert. Rear Seat Reminder is standard.

All trim levels feature Remote Keyless Access; Tire Pressure Monitoring System with Individual Wheel Display; Steering Responsive LED Headlights with Automatic High Beam; Welcome Lighting; and power door locks, windows and side mirrors, Subaru said.

The vehicle’s climate control system has been updated to focus on occupied seats (vs. entire cabin), for improved comfort and fuel economy. Dual-zone heating/cooling control is standard across the model line. Additional available comfort features include a wireless phone charger in the center console and all-weather package with heated seats, mirrors and wipers.

Standard on Crosstrek is a center information display with the SUBARU STARLINK dual 7.0-inch high-resolution touchscreens. The top screen controls smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay® Android Auto and Bluetooth hands-free phone and audio streaming connectivity; AM/FM stereo; Rear Vision Camera; SiriusXM All-Access Radio and Travel Link; and HD Radio. The bottom screen provides controls for climate and vehicle settings.

The SUBARU STARLINK 11.6-inch Multimedia Plus system is available for Crosstrek. The 11.6-inch high-resolution touchscreen is equipped with wireless Apple CarPlay and wireless Android Auto with full screen display. The multimedia system also works as a center information display with combination meter integration and on-screen controls for audio, climate and vehicle functions. Additional features include Bluetooth hands-free phone and audio streaming connectivity; AM/FM stereo; rear vision camera; SiriusXM All-Access Radio and SiriusXM Travel Link (4-month free Platinum Plan); HD Radio; and over-the-air updates.

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A.J. Hecht

A.J. Hecht is the managing editor of THE SHOP and host of the In Gear with THE SHOP podcast. Have an idea, a tip, or a question you’d like to see answered? Contact A.J. at ahecht@cahabamedia.com.

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