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The Subaru Crosstrek has been a global staple of crossover automobiles since it was introduced in 2012. Continuously evolving the model with hybrid variations, the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek looks to push that innovation further by giving the line a considerable facelift. With a powerful new engine and a remarkably overhauled design, let us go over everything you need to know about Subaru’s aggressive updated entry in the crossover market.

The 2021 Subaru Crosstrek places power first

Subaru Crosstrek Sport

Almost directly acknowledging the criticisms of previous Subaru Crosstreks in regards to the power of the vehicles, the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek will tout a robust 2.5-liter engine standard on both the Sport and Limited variations. This 4-cylinder boxer engine will deliver 182 horsepower and 176 lb.-ft of torque. As for the Base and Premium models of the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek, a 2.0-liter engine will deliver 152 horsepower with 145 lb.-ft of torque.

Exclusive to the Sport trim of the vehicle, is the dual-function X-MODE feature. This feature will optimize the all-wheel-drive performance to make descents down hills (whether debilitated by snow or mud) much easier to navigate.

Stylishly rugged aesthetics adorn its exteriors

2021 Subaru Crosstrek Sport Trim

Retaining the SUV design of its predecessors— the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek touts 17-inch black alloy wheels, a chassis with a ground clearance of 8.7-inches (suitable for off-road driving), and a glossily dark rear roof spoiler.

Internally, Subaru’s multimedia STARLINK software is incorporated on a 6.5-inch touchscreen display (which can be fully realized with a 6-speaker sound system should you decide on the Premium trim). Should you value the aesthetics of your vehicle, the Sport trim is confirmed to have a cabin adorned with simulated carbon-fiber interior trim accents and a combination meter with colored LCD and yellow metallic finish trim rings.

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Is it too difficult to wait for the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek to go on sale? Then be sure to view our low-priced inventory of 2020 Subaru Crosstreks here to get a crossover that can suit your immediate needs.

Also, if you’re looking for something a little more “high performance,” read our piece on the 2020 Subaru WRX which prioritizes capability and technology.