2024 Crosstrek specs
Subaru revealed the updated 2024 Crosstrek on Thursday, though only in Japanese spec for now.
Why it matters
The updated Crosstrek has cleaner styling and upgraded cabin tech, including an 11.6-inch vertically oriented display.
The 2024 Subaru Crosstrek will go on sale in the US early next year.
Subaru will launch an updated Crosstrek in the US next year, and on Thursday, the automaker gave us an early glimpse at the restyled crossover in its Japanese spec. While Subaru currently calls this vehicle either Crosstrek or XV depending on the country, the new version will use the Crosstrek name globally.
The Crosstrek's redesign isn't too drastic, with a smoothed out front fascia and some extra plastic cladding, which totally works with this tall hatchback's butch-cute vibe. Subaru says the top-end models will continue to ride on 18-inch wheels, and a few new color choices will be offered, as well.
The new Crosstrek gets the same large touchscreen used in other Subarus.Subaru
Inside, the big news is a tech upgrade that includes the 11.6-inch portrait-oriented touchscreen used in other new Subarus. This display will run Subaru's latest Starlink infotainment software, which includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. Speaking of tech, expect Subaru's EyeSight driver-assistance suite to be standard on all models, and the 2024 Crosstrek has full LED exterior lighting, too.
We're still awaiting official US details, so it's unclear exactly what powertrains will be offered, but we don't expect Subaru to stray from the current setup. Right now, the 2023 Crosstrek is available with either a 152-horsepower 2.0-liter flat-4 engine or a more powerful 2.5-liter flat-4 with 182 hp. The former can be paired with either a six-speed manual or continuously variable transmission, while the larger engine is a CVT-only affair. All-wheel drive will continue to be standard.
Subaru says the 2024 Crosstrek will go on sale in Japan first before making its way to other countries. Look for the US-spec version to debut sometime early next year.
Subaru Corporation unveiled the all-new third-generation 2024 Subaru Crosstrek with a slightly new exterior design, upgrades to the interior, improved driving dynamics, and new safety upgrades. Subaru Corporation will now exclusively use the "Crosstrek" name and drop the "Crosstrek XV" nameplate around the globe.
No radical design changes
The exterior of the 2024 Crosstrek doesn't get a radical design change true to Subaru's design philosophy, which is less change is better. Subaru says two new colors will be offered; Offshore Blue Metallic and Oasis Blue.
The interior upgrades
The interior now comes with a new center console with additional storage, an 11.6-inch center information display, and an improved infotainment system with smartphone-integrated functionality.
Crosstrek gets new seats for better support for the driver, and they are now mounted to the vehicle's frame, reducing vibrations and improving driver comfort. Subaru says the cabin will be quieter with added sound-deadening materials between the roof panel and braces.
Subaru didn't change the interior dimensions, so Crosstrek has the same passenger space and cargo volume as before. The Crosstrek now offers 60/40 rear seats for added cargo space to load bulky or long items.
The new Crosstrek now offers newly-designed slip and scratch protection on the rear gate lower trim, and the side sill plates have also been optimized to bolster stability when stepping up onto the sills to load items onto the roof rails.
Improved driving dynamics
The next generation Crosstrek gets improvements to the Subaru Global Platform that should improve ride quality. Crosstrek utilizes a full-inner-frame construction Subaru first introduced on the new Levorg and WRX S4.
Crosstrek also comes with a new full-inner-frame body design which increases body rigidity and reduces the weight of the small SUV. This also improves road performance and driving dynamics. Subaru says the next-generation Crosstrek uses dual-pinion electric power steering, "which has almost no response lag during steering for a sporty, high-quality feel."
What engine will the next-generation Crosstrek have?
The new Crosstrek will have the 2.0-liter engine with the e-Boxer hybrid technology in Japan. Subaru says improvements to reduce vibrations and noise in the engine and Lineartronic CVT automatic transmission has also been made.
In the U.S., Crosstrek will likely continue with the 2.0-liter and 2.5-liter Boxer engines. Subaru could increase the horsepower and torque but needs to keep the fuel efficiency the same or improve it. We don't expect the Crosstrek to get the 2.4-liter turbocharged engine.
The new Crosstrek comes with the latest EyeSight safety technology
The 2024 Crosstrek will feature the next-gen EyeSight driver assist safety system. Crosstrek comes with a new digital multi-view monitor that uses four cameras to create a 360-degree, 3D top-down view, improving visibility on all sides of the vehicle. Larger and more detailed images are seen through a new center information display.
Crosstrek features a new stereo camera unit nearly doubling the angle view compared with the previous generation model. The unit enables the recognition of objects at wider angles and farther distances. The switch to a windshield-mounted installation and the addition of a lens hood prevents accidental contact with the camera lens.
Like the 2023 Subaru Outback, the new Crosstrek features a new wide-angle mono camera enabling recognition of motorcycles and pedestrians at an even wider angle when traveling at low speeds. Subaru says it can initiate pre-collision braking "in an even wider range of situations and provides the best EyeSight performance ever."
The electric brake booster upgrades improve pre-collision braking response. Subaru says, "this enhances responsiveness in dangerous situations, such as when bicycles dart into the road. The inclusion of all-speed adaptive cruise control enables a quick deceleration response when a car suddenly cuts into one's lane and in similar scenarios."
New Full-LED headlights
LED lights are now used for high and low beams, position lamps, and blinkers. Crosstrek features LED cornering lights for the first time in a Subaru vehicle, "which illuminates the road ahead when turning a corner at an intersection or other such location, improving nighttime visibility for the driver."
Improved collision safety
The Crosstrek's bumper beam has been enlarged to extend outside the vehicle, and a collision sub-frame has been added to absorb impacts further. In a collision with another car, "crash compatibility" improvements protect people riding in one's vehicle and occupants of the other vehicle.
Subaru says, "Like, in the Outback, new mobile progressive deformable barrier (MPDB) testing has been implemented to assess crash compatibility in head-on collisions."
When will the 2024 Crosstrek be available in the U.S.?
Subaru says they will launch the next-generation 2024 Crosstrek in Japan in 2023 (or later) and then introduce the new subcompact SUV in the U.S. and other global markets. Customers in the U.S. may have to wait until 2024 to get their hands on the all-new Crosstrek subcompact SUV.
Look for the third-generation 2024 Subaru Crosstrek to make its U.S. reveal at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November. Stay tuned.
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Will the 2023 Crosstrek have a turbo?
Will the 2023 Subaru Crosstrek have a turbo engine? Depending on your location, the Subaru Crosstrek will be equipped with a turbocharged engine, however, that does not seem to be the case for the North American market, where instead the Crosstrek comes loaded with either a 2.0-liter or 2.5-liter Boxer engine.
How much HP can you get out of a Crosstrek?
Ready for Adventure. Whatever adventures you have in mind, you can get there with the confidence of standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive. There's also a 2.5-liter direct-injection SUBARU BOXER engine available to give the 2023 Crosstrek up to 182 horsepower.
What can I expect from my 2023 Subaru Crosstrek?
2023 Subaru Crosstrek.
Highs Drives more like a car than an SUV, six-speed manual availability, plug-in hybrid model offers EV driving capability..
Lows Lethargic acceleration with standard engine, dull interior, don't follow any Jeeps off-road..
What is the difference between the 2022 and 2023 Subaru Crosstrek?
The only change to the 2023 Subaru Crosstrek is a Special Edition with an exclusive Desert Khaki, or sand, color and interior trim accents.