The new 2021 Subaru Crosstrek is a refreshed SUV that offers plenty of novelties. This model provides attractive design and best in the class interior like nowadays 5-door hatchbacks. The new generations will continue to underpin the same platform as the Subaru Impreza.
Besides a great styling and compact design, the upcoming 2021 Subaru Crosstrek also comes with a spacious and techy cabin. A hybrid model is confirmed, and according to officials, it will provide great fuel-efficient and millage.
2021 Subaru Crosstrek Changes and Updates
The exterior of 2021 Subaru Crosstrek looks compact and attractive. As we just mentioned, this SUV sits on the same platform as the Subaru Impreza model. Moreover, thanks primarily to its dimensions, this model offers excellent headling and even easy parking.
The new-generation will get some refreshments and we can confirm that it will be a minor visual change. Shape and dimensions remain the same. Generally, we like these refreshments and the new Crosstrek looks bolder. There will be more attractive grille and fog lights will get additional chrome accents around it.
Crosstrek Hybrid will be eye-catching because it comes with a gloss-black rear roof spoiler. On the back, the most visual changes include revised taillights and the lower bumper. Also, we like the chrome tailgate trunk door strip.
The interior is another department where 2021 Subaru Crosstrek dominates in its class. There will be modern and stylish touches all over the cabin. Furthermore, the manufacturer will add more quality materials, and techs inside will be updated. As you may have already known, the Crosstrek is an SUV that is offered with a two-row/five-seat configuration. The cargo area behind is 20.8 cubic feet and can be increased to 55.3 cubic feet folding rear bench. As a part of standard equipment, the new model comes with a 6.5-inch touch screen, a rearview camera, Bluetooth, automatic climate control, auto door locks, smartphone integration and more.
It also offers excellent driver assistance features like adaptive cruise control, pre-collision braking, high-beam assist, and lane-keep assist.
2021 Subaru Crosstrek Powertrain
The upcoming 2021 Subaru Crosstrek will be powered by the same engines as before. However, according to some rumors, we can expect some improvements in the mechanical department. The 2.0-liter engine power the current model and it produces 152 horses and 145 lb-ft of torque. This powertrain will be connected to a 6-speed manual transmission as standard on the Base and Premium models. Moreover, choosing Limited trim buyers will get a CVT automatic gearbox.
The all-wheel-drive system is standard and this is good news. The 2021 Subaru Crosstrek, thanks to its construction, can tow up to 1,500 pounds. As for the fuel economy, it will be improved for sure. The current model provides 23 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway with the manual gearbox. However, with the CVT, this model gives 27/33 mpg.
The hybrid version is still a real deal. This model, besides some exterior and interior changes, consists of a 2.0-liter flat-4 + 8.8-kWh lithium-ion combination. Thanks to that, it provides a total of 148 horsepower and is equipped with four wheels system and CVT transmission as standard. The battery charges in five hours with a 120-volt household outlet, and just two hours on the 240-volt system. Furthermore, with a full battery, this type of vehicle can go up to 17 miles on pure electric, keeping the speed on 65 mph.
2021 Subaru Crosstrek Price and Release Date
The next-gen 2021 Subaru Crosstrek will get minimal improvements if we compare it to the predecessor. So, we expect the same starting price. The current model costs $22,000 for the base version that comes with a 6-speed manual gearbox. However, buyers will also have the opportunity to go for a CVT transmission system that will cost an additional $1,000. Limited trim is the top trim that will provide more techs and premium features. This trim starts at $29,000.
The forthcoming 2021 Subaru Crosstrek will arrive in the first quarter of next year. Nissan Kicks, Mazda CX-3, and Jeep Renegade are the models in the same segment and we can assume great battle between them.