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The Hot New Crosstrek Tops All Subaru Nameplates Two Months In-A-Row

Before the 2022 Subaru Crosstrek arrives, the 2021 models are flying off retailers’ lots. Check out what the hot Crosstrek pulled off again.

Subaru of America reported a disappointing sales loss of 40.1 percent last month, but the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek is the shining star for the Camden, N.J. automaker again. The ongoing global microchip shortage hasn’t stopped customers from buying the refreshed 2021 Subaru Crosstrek subcompact SUV.

In September, the Subaru Crosstrek was the number-one-selling nameplate for Subaru of America, beating the Forester and Outback for the first time. In October, Crosstrek was the top performer by volume again.

2022 Subaru Crosstrek features, upgrades, specsSubaru Crosstrek Sport at an REI event

The Crosstrek, with 10,591 vehicle sales, topped the Forester, which had only 4,820 models delivered to customers because of the change from 2021 models to the refreshed 2022 compact SUV,

The hot Crosstrek also beat the popular Subaru Outback with 8,548 models delivered to customers. It is the second-month in-a-row Crosstrek has been the number one selling nameplate for Subaru.

2022 Subaru Crosstrek features, upgrades, specs
photo credit: Competition Subaru

The Crosstrek also leads the top three selling SUVs through the ten months of 2021. The 2021 Subaru Crosstrek is up 21.5 percent, with 111,658 models sold year-to-date, while the Outback is up 6.8 percent. The 2021 Subaru Forester is down -7.9 percent through ten months of the year.

What is next for the 2022 Subaru Crosstrek?

Should customers wait for the 2022 Crosstrek? The 2022 Crosstrek, in the fifth year of its model cycle, will receive few changes. The 2022 Crosstrek could get minor changes with a new exterior color, new wheels, a shuffling of option packages, and possibly a slight price increase.

There is no advantage for customers to wait. The 2023 Subaru Crosstrek will be the model to watch as it will get a complete remodel. The next-generation 2023 Crosstrek will also get a new Crosstrek Wilderness trim level. You can read the full report below.

Through ten months of 2021, the refreshed Subaru Crosstrek Sport is the hot model with the new 2.5-liter engine upgrade with 30 additional horsepower over the standard trim. It also gets the new dual-function X-Mode with more off-road capabilities.

Offering an all-new 2021 Crosstrek Sport with a 2.5-liter engine was a smart move by the Camden, N.J. automaker. The Crosstrek lands at the top of the lineup to lead all nameplates for the second month in a row. Stay tuned for an announcement by Subaru of America for the 2022 Crosstrek soon.

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Denis Flierl has invested over 30 years in the automotive industry in a consulting role working with every major car brand. He is an accredited member of the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press. Check out Subaru Report where he covers all of the Japanese automaker's models. More stories can be found on the Torque News Subaru page. Follow Denis on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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CARY RAFFLE (not verified)    November 5, 2021 - 8:21AM

Actually you cannot order either the 2021 or 2022 at this moment, only what's in dealer stock with a market premium added.

William Cox (not verified)    November 7, 2021 - 10:30AM

Why do you think Subaru is made in Camden, NJ? It makes everything else you say not worth listening to.