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See Why The Subaru Crosstrek Is Now A One Of A Kind Small SUV

The Subaru Crosstrek pulled off a fantastic feat no automaker's subcompact SUV has ever accomplished. See why the Crosstrek is now one of a kind.

An impressive statistic is that the Subaru Crosstrek is the only subcompact SUV in America to lead any car brand's lineup in new model sales. "The Crosstrek, in particular, continues to impress with its best February ever, and the all-new 2024 Crosstrek started production last week," said Jeff Walters, Senior Vice President of Sales.

The Crosstrek is the surprise model.

The Subaru Crosstrek subcompact SUV was the surprise model in 2022. Subaru of America delivered a record 155,142 Crosstreks to customers in 2022 compared with 127,466 in 2021. The hot Crosstrek finished the year up 21.7 percent, leading all Subaru models in total sales. The Crosstrek gets better with age and beats the popular Outback and Forester compact SUVs in sales.

2023 Subaru Crosstrek
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The Crosstrek also had a record month in January to start the year. And Crosstrek was the top performer by volume, achieving its best February ever with 14,816 vehicle sales, surpassing its previous record set in February 2022 (14,476). The hot Crosstrek is up 14.7 percent for the first two months of the year, the most of any Subaru nameplate.

The Crosstrek is so popular that Subaru Corporation had to shift production of the Sport and Limited subcompact SUV trim levels from the manufacturing plant in Gunma, Japan, and will build the Crosstrek in the U.S. plant in Lafayette, Indiana. That's how much the Crosstrek is in demand now.

2023 Subaru Crosstrek
photo credit: Schumacher Subaru

What sets the Crosstrek apart?

The Subaru Crosstrek subcompact SUV rides higher with extra ground clearance (8.7 inches) than other small SUVs, and all trim levels come standard with Subaru's Symmetrical all-wheel-drive.

The Sport and Limited trims also have a new dual-function X-Mode for added off-pavement capabilities. In addition, the new system has settings for Snow and Dirt mode to the new Deep Snow/Deep Mud Mode and is best for sand where traction is compromised.

Crosstrek gets excellent fuel mileage.

The CVT models achieve EPA-estimated fuel economy of 28/33 city/highway and 30 combined mpg. The 6-speed manual models are rated 22/29 city/highway and 25 combined mpg. The 2.5-liter Boxer engine achieves an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 27/34 city/highway and 29 combined mpg.

The 2024 Crosstrek gets a remodel

The Crosstrek will only get more popular with the 2024 model change. The new Crosstrek gets upgraded power on its re-tuned 2.5-liter engine in Sport and Limited trims, newly designed exterior styling, and upgraded safety and entertainment technology. You can read the complete 2024 Crosstrek model guide below.

What is the price of the 2024 Crosstrek?

For 2024, the Crosstrek will be available in Base, Premium, Sport, and Limited 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 Subaru Crosstrek is doing what no automaker's subcompact SUV could do. It leads all other Subaru all-wheel-drive models in sales. The 2024 Crosstrek that arrives this spring and summer could be an even bigger success story.

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2024 Subaru CrosstrekDenis 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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