The Subaru Crosstrek Gets Even Better with New Look and Power

It seems to get better every year. The Subaru Crosstrek has long been the go-to crossover for drivers who love an adventurous ride across Chattanooga. With its off-road capabilities and its smooth sailing on the Chattanooga pavement, it is a perfect land cruising SUV, no matter your element. In 2020, the Subaru Crosstrek welcomed a host of changes. It might be easy for Subaru to stand pat with the 2021 version. But, the Crosstrek goes the extra mile in the new model year, by adding even more features, a power boost, and new safety features. It even adds a new trim level, in the form of the Crosstrek Sport.


Like its 2020 predecessor, the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek runs on a 152 horsepower 2.0-liter four-cylinder. When you want to save on the cost of fuel, a 2.0-liter plug-in hybrid powertrain. Unlike its prior version, you get another option. You also get to choose the all-new 2.5-liter Subaru Boxer engine. It is a 182-horsepower direct-injection engine that gives you more power for your off-road excursions.

The all-new Crosstrek Sport model adds the dual-function X-Mode with hill descent control. You'll also get selectable drive modes for Snow/Dirt and Deep Snow/Mud, so you won't find yourself stranded when the weather conditions or your environment changes. Isn't that what driving a Subaru is all about? Enjoying your excursions?

Go anywhere you want in the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek, with the standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive and Active Torque Vectoring. Many SUVs make you pay extra for all-wheel drive. Not only that, but the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek is also more fuel-efficient. The 2020 Crosstrek earned an EPA-estimates 27 mpg on the city streets and 33 mpg on the highways. In 2021 you get a slight bump to 28 mpg in the city and 34 on the highway. The hybrid option continues to impress with its 90 MPGe combined and 35 mpg on the highway.


The 2021 Subaru Crosstrek won't look substantially different from the 2020 version. What you will notice is a fresh new look for the iconic grille, redesigned front bumper with fog light inserts on the base level of the Crosstrek. Otherwise you still get the same great design that has made the Crosstrek the attractive and stylish option as drivers take on the challenges of the road. The legendary Subaru ground clearance of 8.7 inches remains the industry standard for active crossovers. Raised roof rails show you are ready for anything.

Inside, you'll discover a comfortable and welcoming cabin, filled with durable and premium materials. Its interior design isn't made to impress. Which might be the most impressive part about it. It is practical and functional while still feeling sophisticated. Even adults will appreciate the amount of head and legroom in the back row. The seats are supportive and built for the longer rides. When it comes to cargo room, it is tough to compete with the Crosstrek. 20.8 cubic feet of storage transforms into more than 55 cubic feet when you lower the 60/40split-folding seats. The wide rear liftgate and raised floor make loading easier than ever.


Subaru continues to be at the head of the class when it comes to standard technology in its Crosstrek. It starts with the Subaru EyeSight suite of driver-assist features. Advanced technology highlights the package designed to keep you and your family safe. The 2021 Subaru Crosstrek adds Advanced Adaptive Cruise Control with Lane Centering to the list of standard driver-assist technology. That is in addition to the already impressive collision avoidance technology, like Lane Departure Warning, Lead Vehicle Start Alert, and Auto Start-Stop.

Inside, you'll find even more sensational technological features as part of the infotainment system. A standard 6.5-inch infotainment touchscreen carries over into the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek. Each one comes with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Bluetooth connectivity. On the larger trims, you'll find the eight-inch touchscreen comes standard with SiriusXM satellite radio and available navigation.

You can't go wrong. Whether you select the 2020 Subaru Crosstrek or 2021 Crosstrek, each provides a great list of standard performance and technology features and a style that is sure to catch your eye. If you like the idea of additional power, the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek from Kelly Subaru is worth checking out.

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