The Newly-Refreshed Crosstrek Is Subaru's New Secret Weapon
Subaru hit a home run with the newly-refreshed 2021 Crosstrek compact SUV without swinging that hard. Subaru Corporation released new production results today, and the Crosstrek is the star of its report card. The Crosstrek is now Subaru’s top-selling model in Japan and in the U.S., it's setting new records almost every month since the refresh.
The Japanese automaker swung for the fence and hit the ball right on the sweet spot. Subaru updated the small SUV with a new 2.5-liter engine with a power increase, and it has improved fuel mileage. It’s the right combination for a model that already had a lot of things going for it.
Subaru was a little lucky too. Because of COVID, Millennials are now buying more cars as the world feels the impacts on personal mobility. Automotive News reports there is a growing trend toward car ownership due to COVID, and people ages 24 to 39 are leading the push. This age group is the demographic that is buying the Crosstrek.
Consumer Reports ranks the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek as the number one compact SUV. CR says there are five reasons the Crosstrek is the top-rated compact SUV in its segment: excellent fuel economy, a roomy cabin, comfortable ride, superior reliability, and outstanding owner satisfaction.
The Crosstrek is the automaker’s most reliable model in the lineup. In a new report from Consumer Reports, Crosstrek now rates the brand’s highest reliability, and owners give it a perfect 5/5 in owner satisfaction.
The Crosstrek is also rated highest in resale value. The 2021 Subaru Crosstrek wins its segment in ALG residual value awards. The all-wheel-drive compact SUV model projects to retain the highest percentage of value after three years with an average trade-in price of $17,180 to $26,775 for the 2018-2020 model years.
What is the price of the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek?
The 2021 Subaru Crosstrek comes in five trim levels. The base trim is priced from $22,245, Premium ($23,295), all-new Sport ($26,495), Limited with the 2.5-liter engine ($27,995). Destination and delivery add $1,050.
The top trim 2021 Crosstrek Limited with the new 2.5-liter engine has an MSRP of $29,045, including destination. CR says the market average sales price is $26,964 as Subaru offers incentives to lower the cost.
Subaru hit a home run with the newly-refreshed 2021 Crosstrek compact SUV, and it could be the best value right now for shoppers.
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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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