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The New 2022 Subaru Crosstrek Preview - What’s Next For Customers

When will the 2022 Subaru Crosstrek arrive for U.S. customers, and what upgrades will the subcompact SUV get? Check out the complete details here.


Why hasn't Subaru of America announced the 2022 Crosstrek model changes? New Crosstrek models should be arriving at retailers this summer, but where are the new all-wheel-drive vehicles? The 2022 Subaru Outback, Ascent, Impreza, and BRZ model changes have been released, but why is Subaru slow to reveal the recent 2022 Crosstrek subcompact SUV model changes?

It's due to the global microchip shortage affecting all automakers. The 2022 Crosstrek, in the fifth year of its model cycle, will receive few changes as the 2022 Impreza announced earlier by SOA.

2022 Subaru Crosstrek features, upgrades, specs

SOA recently announced the 2022 Subaru Impreza with no upgrades, and it reveals Subaru Corporation's intentions to launch the next-generation 2023 Crosstrek and Impreza together. The Impreza should have had its next-generation model change in 2022, but it will now come for the 2023 model year.

What upgrades will the 2022 Crosstrek get?

Like the Impreza, Subaru will bring the 2022 Crosstrek with few changes, if any, and possibly a slight price increase. There could be minor changes with a new exterior color and a shuffling of option packages.

2022 Subaru Crosstrek features, upgrades, specs

Why is Subaru running out of new Crosstrek models to sell?

Subaru was hit hard by the recent plant shutdowns in Japan, where the Crosstrek is manufactured. Now, the popular Crosstrek small SUV is wholly or nearly sold out in some regions.

We checked with a large Subaru retailer near Denver, and a source told us customers are now buying new Crosstrek SUVs that are still in transit from Japan because they have run out of new models to sell.

The 2021 Subaru Crosstrek and all-new Crosstrek Sport and Limited with the 2.5-liter engine upgrade have been a big success for Subaru of America. Customers who want a Sport trim will have to wait until August to get one.

When can customers buy a 2022 Subaru Crosstrek?

Subaru should announce the 2022 Subaru Crosstrek this summer, and it will likely arrive in late summer or early fall because of production slowdowns. There will be minor 2022 Crosstrek changes, and the 2023 Crosstrek will be the model to watch when the subcompact SUV gets a complete redesign.

Customers who want a 2022 Crosstrek will have to wait as Subaru Corporation has delayed production due to plant closures and global microchip shortages. The new models would usually arrive this summer, but this is far from a typical year. Stay tuned.

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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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Josh (not verified)    July 19, 2021 - 4:06PM

After contacting Subaru support, I've been getting some vague responses, as fall to be when the 2022 Crosstrek to be released. A few has also stated that it's been set to November.

Bill Koch (not verified)    July 19, 2021 - 5:23PM

I sell new Subarus and have been placing a lot of sold orders this year. Sold orders for certain 2021 Crosstrek models have a November ETA so don't expect the 2022s before November at the earliest.

Anne (not verified)    July 20, 2021 - 7:42AM

I was going to purchase the 2022 Crosstrek but it sounds like I should wait for the 2023. Would it behoove me to do so? Hard to tell from the article.

Art Dardeau (not verified)    July 20, 2021 - 12:03PM

I heard that 2022 wasn't even being produced, they'll wait till 2023 comes out before production will start again (in Japan).

Adam Welsch (not verified)    August 6, 2021 - 1:13AM

since the new generation of the crosstrek is coming out in 2023 Subaru generally for it's 5th and final year will just add one color and make 1 or 2 minor changes or correct defects from the 4th year so really they don't have to do alot it is basically the same car as the 22 so really the new generation most likely will not come out until November of 23 yet one thing I learned is "NEVER" "NEVER" buy the 1st year generation always go 4th and 5th year so they get all the kinks worked out just my opinion so I will have to wait to get a 5th year Crosstrek hopefully a new color for the 5th year