Advantages and Disadvantages of 2024 Subaru Crosstrek


The Subaru Crosstrek has never been the most extreme off-roader, yet it still offers a surprisingly rugged, economical package for those looking to take their adventure slightly further than an Impreza hatchback. As the 2024 model year arrives, you'll notice some tweaks in its styling; these are small changes - true to Subaru's style! - which won't drastically alter your journey of exploration.

The 2023 Subaru Crosstrek's interior is just as comfortable and spacious as its predecessor, with the added bonus of newly designed seats for improved comfort and reduced head tossing. Although subtle changes may be visible in other aspects, nothing has been explicitly announced by Subaru yet. Nonetheless, notable improvements have already been made to enhance your driving experience.

Engine, Transmission, and Performance

In Japan, Subaru has made the Crosstrek available with a hybrid powertrain comprised of a 2.0-liter four-cylinder and an electric motor—dubbed e-Boxer—that hasn't been offered yet in North America.

We anticipate that similar powertrains will be available in the U.S.-market Crosstreks as before: a 2.0-liter four with 152 horsepower, a 2.5-liter four with 182 horsepower, and a 148-horsepower plug-in hybrid engine – none providing impressive performance figures thus far. We believe the manual transmission option is likely to become discontinued for this model year; however, both six speed stick shift and continuously variable automatic transmissions (CVT) were offered previously on the outgoing models of Crosstrek vehicles

Equipping the Crosstrek with all-wheel drive is a standard for Subaru models, and we can't wait to learn more about its powertrains and test them out. Once we do, you'll be among the first to know as this story will be updated with new information along with our driving impressions!

Fuel Economy and Real-World MPG

Unfortunately, the EPA has yet to reveal fuel-economy ratings for the upcoming Crosstrek. Without knowing what powertrains will be available, it is hard to estimate its efficiency. The current model offers 28 mpg in urban areas and 34 mpg on highways when equipped with a nonhybrid drivetrain, so hopefully we can expect similar performance from this car's latest iteration! To find out more about the Crosstrek's anticipated gas mileage figures, visit the EPA's website at your earliest convenience.

Safety and Driver-Assistance Features

The new Crosstrek will undoubtedly be offered with Subaru's EyeSight driver-assistance feature bundle, but whether or not that will be standard is unknown. The last-generation Crosstrek offered this as standard only on models equipped with the automatic transmission, while manual-transmission models did without the package. For more information about the Crosstrek's crash-test results, visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) websites.

Is the Subaru crosstrek a reliable car?

Of the ten cars that shine for reliability, the 2023 Subaru Crosstrek scores 80 out of 100 and is the eighth-best, most reliable new model you can buy today. Subaru made minimal changes to the 2023 models, and Consumer Reports says the 2023 models have a perfect 5/5 overall predicted reliability score.

Why is Subaru discontinuing the Crosstrek?

Unfortunately, Crosstrek reviews aren't always positive or glowing. Therefore, if you've seen a bad review recently, you might be wondering if Subaru is discontinuing the Crosstrek in 2022. Fortunately, Subaru is not discontinuing the Crosstrek. Instead, the 2022 model hit dealerships earlier this year.

Is Subaru crosstrek good on gas?

In the base model, the Crosstrek gets 33 MPG highway and 28 city miles per gallon using the automatic Lineartronic® CVT. If drivers want the manual transmission, 29 MPG highway and 22 mpg city is what the 2022 Crosstrek should get.