Subaru of America revealed the all-new outdoor-themed Wilderness vehicle from the New York Auto Show floor; it’s Subaru’s hottest model, the Crosstrek subcompact SUV. Of course, it’s unsurprising, as we have been discussing it here for months. Check out the new images, details, and specifications for the new rugged 2024 Crosstrek Wilderness.
The 2024 Crosstrek Wilderness joins the Outback and Forester Wilderness family of outdoor-themed models for active customers. The Crosstrek was the most likely model to join the group because nearly 33 percent of Crosstrek owners use their vehicle for off-road pursuits. The Crosstrek is ready to get further off the grid.
Meet the new 2024 Crosstrek Wilderness
Subaru of America revealed the all-new outdoor-themed Wilderness vehicle; it’s Subaru’s hottest model, the Crosstrek subcompact SUV. Of course, it’s not a surprise, as we have been discussing it here for months. Check out the new images, details, and specifications for the new rugged 2024 Crosstrek Wilderness.
Meet the new 2024 Crosstrek Wilderness.
The Crosstrek Wilderness is powered by a re-tuned 2.5-liter direct-injection Boxer engine with 182 horsepower and 178 lb-ft of torque. Subaru says they engineered the Crosstrek Wilderness drivetrain for better off-road performance by installing a revised differential gear ratio and retuned Lineartronic CVT automatic transmission.
“The 4.111 final drive ratio (vs. 3.700) improves the SUV’s climbing ability, and the new tuning for the CVT optimizes traction at low speeds and on slippery surfaces. Additionally, maximum towing capacity more than doubles to 3,500 lb. thanks to the addition of a transmission oil cooler,” says the Subaru announcement.
Outside, the Crosstrek Wilderness has new front and rear bumpers, a hexagonal front grille, more prominent wheel arch cladding, a metal front skid plate, unique hex-design LED fog lights, and an anti-glare hood decal in matte-black finish.
Crosstrek has the Wilderness badges on the front doors and rear gate, a body-color roof spoiler, and black side mirrors with integrated turn signals. In addition, the Crosstrek Wilderness is available in a new Geyser Blue exterior color, which is exclusive to the Wilderness family.
The Crosstrek Wilderness has a ladder-type roof rack system with a 176 lb. dynamic load capacity and a 700-lb. static load limit, allowing the safe use of larger roof-top tents.
Additional off-road capability
Exclusive suspension components give the 2024 Crosstrek Wilderness 9.3-inch ground clearance, more than a half-inch increase over the other Crosstrek models (8.7 inches). Longer coil springs and shock absorbers provide added ground clearance, and unique front and rear shocks tuning helps maintain the vehicle’s stability on rough terrain. In addition, Subaru says a longer dampening compression stroke helps increase absorption on uneven road surfaces, providing a smoother ride.
Additional off-road upgrades include an approach angle that increased from 18.0 degrees in other Crosstrek models to 20.0 degrees on the Wilderness; the departure angle increased from 30.1 to 33.0 degrees, and the ramp break-over angle moved up from 19.7 to 21.1 degrees.
The Crosstrek Wilderness has Yokohama Geolander all-terrain tires for improved mud, gravel, or snow performance. They are mounted on 17-inch alloy wheels in a matte-black finish, and the tires have raised white letters.
Crosstrek Wilderness has dual-function X-Mode with Snow / Dirt and Deep Snow / Mud modes. In addition, the X-Mode display features a new roll-angle indicator to help the driver judge potentially hazardous situations.
Subaru says a low speed / low ratio gradient control is automatically put on standby to sense when the vehicle is traveling on a steep incline at low speed. When it does, the system shifts the CVT to its lowest ratio (4.066:1).
Inside, The Crosstrek Wilderness comes with water-resistant Subaru StarTex material, the Wilderness logo embossed in the front headrests, copper-colored contrast stitching, and anodized copper-finish accents on the shifter, gauge meter rings, and leather-wrapped steering wheel. And a Wilderness logo appears in the meter display at start-up.
The Wilderness has a removable water-resistant rear cargo tray protecting the load floor from wet, muddy gear tossed in the back. In addition, the rear gate comes equipped with an LED light for better nighttime visibility.
What is the price of the Crosstrek Wilderness?
Subaru of America announced pricing for the new Wilderness. The 2024 Subaru Crosstrek Wilderness will be the most expensive Crosstrek trim level. The all-new Crosstrek Wilderness costs $33,290, including dealer destination and delivery fees.
An available option package for Crosstrek Wilderness includes a power moonroof, a 10-way power driver seat with 2-way lumbar support, and a Harman Kardon 10-speaker system with a 432-watt equivalent amplifier for an MSRP of $2,270.
Where will the Crosstrek Wilderness be manufactured?
Customers will be able to get the new Wilderness quicker now. The Crosstrek Wilderness will be built at Subaru of Indiana Automotive in Lafayette, Indiana, along with the Crosstrek Sport and Limited 2.5-liter trim levels.
When will it arrive for U.S. customers?
Subaru says the all-new outdoor-themed 2024 Crosstrek Wilderness will be available for U.S. customers this fall.
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