5 Best Off-Road Vehicles - Subaru Crosstrek Scores Number One Most Affordable
For those with active lifestyles, which are the best affordable off-road vehicles this summer? It’s no surprise Edmunds picked the refreshed 2021 Subaru Crosstrek as the most affordable new small SUV for 2021.
Edmunds says what many adventurous Crosstrek customers already know. It’s a compact SUV that can handle going off-road yet still be an inexpensive, safe vehicle for daily transportation. The Crosstrek is also the most fuel-efficient on the list getting 27/34 city/highway mpg and 29 combined mpg with the 2.5-liter engine.
The five affordable off-road vehicles of 2021
Edmunds picked the five best vehicles for those with active lifestyles. The 2021 Subaru Crosstrek is the most affordable starting at $23,295. The Jeep Renegade is next ($26,365), Ford Bronco Sport ($28,155), Toyota Tacoma ($28,705), and Jeep Wrangler Sport $30,395.
Which is the best Subaru Crosstrek trim for off-road use and camping?
We would pick the 2021 Crosstrek Sport. Like all trims, the Sport comes with standard Subaru Symmetrical all-wheel-drive and 8.7-inches of ground clearance. But the Sport trim comes with Subaru’s new dual-function X-Mode for additional off-road capability. Sport also comes with a larger 2.5-liter engine. You can read the full report here.
What is the price of the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek?
The 2021 Crosstrek subcompact SUV comes in five trim levels for customers and gets a small price increase. The base trim is priced from $23,295, Premium ($24,345), all-new Sport ($27,545), and Limited ($29,045). Prices include destination and delivery ($1,050).
There is a potential issue with the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek. It’s one of the fastest-selling models for Subaru of America, and with the recent global microchip shortage, many retailers have run out of the popular compact SUV.
Sources close to Subaru told us, the 2021 Crosstrek inventory will not return to normal until August. The recent plant closure in Gunma, Japan, where the Crosstrek is manufactured, has limited shipments to U.S. retailers.
Edmunds says the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek is the best, most affordable off-road vehicle for those with active lifestyles this summer.
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