A few months in the past, we took our first drive within the all-new 2024 Subaru Crosstrek. Overall, we actually appreciated the little lifted hatchback, however there was one evident downside: the very fact it was “laughably slow.” That’s as a result of on the time of our check, the one automobiles obtainable have been outfitted with a 2.0-liter flat-four that pumped out 152 horsepower and 145 lb-ft of torque.
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That’s why, when Subaru invited us out to offer the quicker, 2.5-liter Crosstrek a go, we jumped on the alternative. But, earlier than I hit the open street with the two.5-liter Crosstrek’s 182 horsepower and 178 lb-ft of torque, I need to know what you need to learn about it.
Let’s discuss pricing. The larger engine is commonplace on Sport and Limited trims that begin at $30,290 and $32,190 (together with $1,295 for vacation spot), respectively. Base and Premium trims must make do with the smaller engine, however you’re saving a great deal of cash. Those two automobiles begin at $26,290 and $27,440, respectively.
No matter what engine or trim you go along with, your Crosstrek’s energy can be channeled by a CVT to all 4 wheels. All however the backside trim will provide you with paddle shifters, so that you is usually a weirdo who pretends to shift a CVT. Do take into account that these are all carryovers from the second-generation automotive.
Other than that, there isn’t an excessive amount of of a distinction between the automobiles apart from options. The Crosstrek Sport will get you the whole lot on the trims under plus dual-function X-Mode with Hill Descent Control and selectable SNOW/DIRT/DEEP SNOW/Mud modes. Sport trims additionally get yellow exterior accents across the automobile, 18-inch darkish grey wheels, gloss black finishes on the entrance grille, facet mirrors and roof spoiler. Inside, you’ll discover grey seats with yellow accents, yellow distinction stitching and pretend carbon fiber. You even get a yellow metallic end across the gauges. How beautiful. As commonplace you additionally get a wi-fi telephone charger, the all-weather bundle in addition to a leather-based steering wheel and shift lever.
If all that wasn’t sufficient for you, be happy so as to add an influence moonroof, blind-spot warning with lane change help and rear cross-traffic alert and a 10-way energy driver seat. That’ll all price you about $1,900.
But, I hear you. You need extra. Subaru heard you too, and that’s why there’s the Limited trim. With that, you get all of the goodies from the Sport in addition to blind-spot warning with lane change help and rear-cross site visitors alert, reverse computerized braking, upgraded headlights with LED entrance indicators, accent lighting, facet marker lights and a 10-way energy driver seat. Outside, the Limited will get 18-inch darkish grey alloy wheels with a machine end in addition to physique colour exterior mirrors with built-in flip indicators.
Inside, Crosstrek Limited patrons are handled to black or grey perforated leather-based seats with orange distinction stitching on the seats, shift lever boot, middle console led, door armrests and instrument panel. There’s additionally a slew of chrome throughout.
There are loads of choices obtainable for the Limited, together with an influence moonroof and upgraded stereo.
Anyway, that’s nearly the whole lot I do know in regards to the Subaru Crosstrek 2.5 up to now. Drop down under and let me know what you’re interested in or what I ought to look out for as I spend a pair days within the wet Hudson valley.