2024 Subaru Crosstrek First Drive Evaluate: A Lesson In Compromise

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Out of doors individuals have an affinity for Subaru, and the Crosstek has served the model and its clients for the final two generations as an entry-level crossover able to actual journey and off-road acumen. However with crossovers now within the mainstream, it is time for a large replace.

It is arduous to name the third era of the subcompact crossover all-new, because it’s constructed on the identical Subaru World Platform that underpinned the earlier mannequin and the variations of the Impreza Hatch upon which the Crosstrek is predicated. However regardless of this, the enhancements within the chassis and expertise qualify it for a brand new quantity quite than only a new chapter in the identical previous guide.

Subaru promised us higher steering, a stiffer physique, and a major improve to the Crosstrek’s normal symmetrical all-wheel-drive system, amongst different issues.

For the 2024 mannequin, Subaru is providing two four-cylinder boxer engine decisions break up evenly throughout 4 trim ranges. For the cheaper trim ranges, there is a 2.0-liter engine making 152 horsepower. For the Sport and Restricted trims, it is a 2.5-liter unit making 182 hp.

Often, automakers set us up with the upper trim fashions for first-drive occasions, however the 2.5-liter mannequin will not be accessible till the manufacturing unit making the brand new engine comes on-line. As an alternative, the automaker set us free in our acquainted California stomping floor protecting Palm Springs and Joshua Tree State Park within the Premium trim Crosstrek, which is second on the ladder.

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