Subaru of America offers U.S. customers the 2024 Subaru Crosstrek in five trim levels. The next-generation Crosstrek gets upgraded power on its re-tuned engine, newly designed exterior styling, upgraded safety tech, entertainment technology, and an all-new outdoor-themed Wilderness trim level.
The next-generation Crosstrek is the automaker's most significant launch this year. The top-selling Crosstrek, with its complete remodel, will attract new small SUV buyers to the brand. Here is what small SUV shoppers will get in the newly-remodeled subcompact SUV.
Crosstrek’s new upgrades
Subaru says the third-generation Crosstrek comes with 10-percent stiffer chassis for improved dynamic performance and ride quality. In addition, an 11.6-inch Subaru Starlink center information display is available. EyeSight driver assist technology is now standard across all trim levels.
New power upgrade
Subaru announced the Crosstrek Sport, Limited, and Wilderness with the 2.5-liter engine gets a small bump in torque. The previous model had 182 horsepower and 176 lb. -ft. of torque. The 2024 Crosstrek now has 182 horsepower and 178 lb.-ft. of torque. The 2.0-liter engine stays with 152 hp and 145 lb-ft of torque.
The 2024 Crosstrek stays with 8.7 inches of ground clearance, X-Mode, and dual function X-Mode for all-terrain performance. The Wilderness has the additional ground clearance and upgrades. Keep reading for complete Wilderness details.
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What is the price of the 2024 Crosstrek?
For 2024, the Crosstrek will be available in Base, Premium, Sport, Limited, and Wilderness trim levels and has a starting price of $26,290 (the same MSRP as the 2023 Base model equipped with the Lineartronic CVT automatic transmission).
The 2024 Crosstrek Premium has a starting price of $27,440, Sport ($30,290), and Limited ($32,190). Pricing includes destination and delivery fees ($1,225). The Premium trim price increased by +$70, the Sport +$1,070, and Limited +$1,470.
What is the price of the Crosstrek Wilderness?
The 2024 Subaru Crosstrek Wilderness will be the most expensive Crosstrek trim level. The all-new Crosstrek Wilderness costs $33,290, including dealer destination and delivery fees ($1,295).
An available option package for Crosstrek Wilderness includes a power moonroof, a 10-way power driver seat with 2-way lumbar support, and a Harman Kardon 10-speaker system with a 432-watt equivalent amplifier for an MSRP of $2,270.
Subaru discontinued the Crosstrek Hybrid trim level. However, new Hybrid models are coming in 2025. Check out the report here. Subaru also discontinues the 6-speed manual transmission in Base and Premium trims.
2024 Crosstrek Wilderness details
The 2024 Crosstrek Wilderness joins the Outback and Forester Wilderness family of outdoor-themed models for active customers. The Crosstrek was the most likely model to join the group because nearly 33 percent of Crosstrek owners use their vehicle for off-road pursuits. The Crosstrek is ready to get further off the grid.
The Crosstrek Wilderness is powered by a 2.5-liter direct-injection Boxer engine with 182 horsepower and 176 lb-ft of torque. Subaru says they engineered the Crosstrek Wilderness drivetrain for better off-road performance by installing a revised differential gear ratio and retuned Lineartronic CVT automatic transmission.
"The 4.111 final drive ratio (vs. 3.700) improves the SUV's climbing ability, and the new tuning for the CVT optimizes traction at low speeds and on slippery surfaces. Additionally, maximum towing capacity more than doubles to 3,500 lb. thanks to the addition of a transmission oil cooler," says the Subaru announcement.
Outside, the Crosstrek Wilderness has new front and rear bumpers, a hexagonal front grille, more prominent wheel arch cladding, a metal front skid plate, unique hex-design LED fog lights, and an anti-glare hood decal in matte-black finish.
Crosstrek has the Wilderness badges on the front doors and rear gate, a body-color roof spoiler, and black side mirrors with integrated turn signals. In addition, the Crosstrek Wilderness is available in a new Geyser Blue exterior color, which is exclusive to the Wilderness family.
The Crosstrek Wilderness has a ladder-type roof rack system with a 176 lb. dynamic load capacity and a 700-lb. static load limit, allowing the safe use of larger roof-top tents.
Additional off-road capability
Exclusive suspension components give the 2024 Crosstrek Wilderness 9.3-inch ground clearance, more than a half-inch increase over the other Crosstrek models (8.7 inches). Longer coil springs and shock absorbers provide added ground clearance, and unique front and rear shocks tuning helps maintain the vehicle's stability on rough terrain. In addition, Subaru says a longer dampening compression stroke helps increase absorption on uneven road surfaces, providing a smoother ride.
Additional off-road upgrades include an approach angle that increased from 18.0 degrees in other Crosstrek models to 20.0 degrees on the Wilderness; the departure angle increased from 30.1 to 33.0 degrees, and the ramp break-over angle moved up from 19.7 to 21.1 degrees.
The Crosstrek Wilderness has Yokohama Geolander all-terrain tires for improved mud, gravel, or snow performance. They are mounted on 17-inch alloy wheels in a matte-black finish, and the tires have raised white letters.
Crosstrek Wilderness has dual-function X-Mode with Snow/Dirt and Deep Snow/Mud modes. In addition, the X-Mode display features a new roll-angle indicator to help the driver judge potentially hazardous situations.
Subaru says a low speed/low ratio gradient control is automatically put on standby to sense when the vehicle is traveling on a steep incline at low speed. When it does, the system shifts the CVT to its lowest ratio (4.066:1).
Inside, The Crosstrek Wilderness comes with water-resistant Subaru StarTex material, the Wilderness logo embossed in the front headrests, copper-colored contrast stitching, and anodized copper-finish accents on the shifter, gauge meter rings, and leather-wrapped steering wheel. And a Wilderness logo appears in the meter display at start-up.
The Wilderness has a removable water-resistant rear cargo tray protecting the load floor from wet, muddy gear tossed in the back. In addition, the rear gate comes equipped with an LED light for better nighttime visibility.
Where will the Crosstrek be manufactured?
The 2024 Crosstrek Sport, Limited, and Wilderness trims will be manufactured in the U.S. for the first time in Lafayette, Indiana. Subaru will continue to make the Crosstrek Base and Premium trim levels at its plant in Gunma, Japan.
When will the new Crosstrek be available for U.S. customers?
The Base and Premium trims will be available this spring; the Sport and Limited trim levels will come later this summer. In addition, Subaru says the all-new outdoor-themed 2024 Crosstrek Wilderness will be available for U.S. customers this fall.
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