Subaru of America, Inc. debuted the all-new 2024 Crosstrek on Feb. 9.
The third-generation compact SUV brings improved performance, enhanced safety features, updated multimedia technology, and new exterior and interior designs with a stiffer chassis.
- New exterior design has a frameless hexagonal grille, compact headlights, a more sculptural body, and a broad-shouldered stance.
- Several aerodynamic improvements: An air outlet at the trailing edge of the front wheel opening allows air to exit from the wheel well more freely, contributing to reduced lift on the front tires and improved driving stability. Another air outlet added at each side of rear bumper reduces body sway due to air trapped behind the bumper.
- Inside, a more supportive front seat design increases overall comfort and minimizes fatigue. A focused effort on reducing sounds within particular frequency ranges results in a quieter and more comfortable cabin.
- Standard across the model line is a revised Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system with faster response time, more agile handling, and better control both on- and off-road.
- Base and Premium are equipped with a 2.0L 4-cylinder direct-injection Subaru Boxer engine producing 152-hp and 145 lb.-ft. of torque. The Sport and Limited upgrade to a 2.5L Boxer engine delivering a responsive 182 hp and 178 lb.-ft. of torque.
- Standard on all trim levels is a Lineartronic CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) with smoother and quieter performance. The Premium, Sport and Limited trims feature a manual mode with steering wheel paddle shifters that allow the driver to control the transmission via eight pre-set ratios.
- 8.7-inch ground clearance for all Crosstrek models.
- 60:40 folding rear seatbacks, which can increase cargo space to 54.7 cubic ft.
- 41.0-inch-wide rear gate opening with low liftover height.
- The drivetrain is enhanced with standard Active Torque Vectoring and the SI-Drive performance management system.
- The Base and Premium come standard with 17-inch alloy wheels and the Sport and Limited upgrade to 18-inch alloy wheels.
- The 2024 Crosstrek receives a version of the WRX’s dual-pinion electronic power steering rack, providing a more direct and natural steering feel and greater responsiveness.
- 10% higher torsional rigidity and a full inner frame construction with stronger welding techniques and additional structural adhesive (from 26.2 feet to 88.5 feet) contribute to better body rigidity and less weight.
- EyeSight Driver Assist Technology is standard on all models. Additional available active safety features include Reverse Automatic Braking and Blind-Spot Detection with Lane Change Assist and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert.
- Automatic Emergency Steering is now included on models equipped with Blind-Spot Detection with Lane Keep Assist and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert. This safety feature works with EyeSight and Blind-Spot Detection to assist with steering control to help avoid a collision within a lane at speeds less than 50 mph.
- All trim levels feature Remote Keyless Access; Tire Pressure Monitoring System with Individual Wheel Display; Steering Responsive LED Headlights with Automatic High Beam; Welcome Lighting; and power door locks, windows, and side mirrors.
- A center information display with the Subaru Starlink dual 7.0-inch high-resolution touchscreens is standard. For the first time, the 11.6-inch Multimedia Plus system is available.
- 2022 IIHS Top Safety Pick with “Superior” rating for frontal crash prevention.
- 2.5L Sport and Limited arrive at retailers this summer; 2.0L Base and Premium will be available this spring.
- No change; base model starts at $24,995 (same as 2023 Crosstrek). Premium starts at $26,145.
For the first time, Crosstrek production will occur in the U.S. The 2.5L Sport and Limited will be produced at Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc. in Lafayette, Ind., and production of the 2.0L Base and Premium will continue at the Subaru plant in Gunma, Japan.
Originally posted on Automotive Fleet