2021 Subaru Crosstrek Gets More Powerful Engine

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A new engine option is making its way to the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek, the automaker announced.

For the next model year, the Crosstrek is getting an overdue update with a 2.5-liter boxer four-cylinder engine that delivers 182 horsepower, a 30-hp increase from the standard 2.0-liter engine.

The new powerful engine will be available on two trim levels: the range-topping Limited trim and the Sport trim, which is also launching in 2021. This Sport trim, aside from the new engine, also includes off-road features that will be arriving to the Crosstrek for the first time.

Some of the new features included in the Sport trim are dual-function X-Mode with Snow/Dirt and Deep Snow/Mud capability.

Closeup of 2020 Subaru Crosstrek grille
The new Crosstrek is scheduled to arrive at dealerships sometime this summer. | Source: Subaru

Moreover, Subaru is also giving the Crosstrek Sport trim a styling update that includes a Sport logo and unique interior with a yellow accent color for the stitching.

For the Sport trim, the continuously variable transmission (CVT) is standard equipment, while a six-speed manual transmission will be offered on the entry-level and Premium trims, with the CVT as an option.

Crosstrek units that have the CVT will also enjoy new driver-assistance features, lane centering, and adaptive cruise control. For the Limited trim, there will be an additional reverse automated emergency braking, cross-traffic alert, blind-spot detection with lane-change assist, and high-beam assist features. It will also get a classy leather interior with orange contrast stitching.

Subaru has not released the official pricing for the 2021 Crosstrek, but it’s expected to fall within the same price range as the current generation, which is $23,155. The model is scheduled to arrive at dealerships sometime this summer.

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