2021 Subaru Crosstrek CVT

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  • 4WD Sport Utility Vehicles
  • All Wheel Drive
  • Base MSRP: $27,995.00
  • Invoice: $26,411.00
  • Hwy MPG: 34 mpg
  • City MPG: 27 mpg

pros

All-wheel drive standard; fuel efficient; quiet comfortable interior; extensive standard feature list; high safety standards; high ground clearance; carlike experience

model highlights

The 2021 Crosstrek is available in 4 trim levels: Base, Premium, Limited and the new Sport. The new 2.5-liter flat-four has been lifted from the mid-size Legacy sedan and Outback station wagon and plopped under the hood of Sport and Limited models of the Crosstrek; It's the same horizontally opposed flat-4 engine found in the larger Forester, and its 182 horsepower represents a 30-horsepower gain over the 2.0-liter still used in the other 2021 Crosstreks.

When ordered with the 6-speed manual transmission, the Crosstrek comes with a conventional AWD system. With the CVT, the AWD system is more electronically advanced and has features such as X-Mode, which offers Hill Descent Control. HDC allows you to go down hills safely without need to touch the brake pedal.

Subaru makes sure the Crosstrek is well-equipped, with its Base model seeing a host of standard features: 2.0-liter flat-4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, 17-inch alloy wheels, automatic climate control, Android Auto & Apple CarPlay, and tilt/telescopic steering column.

With a small step up in price, the Premium model adds significantly to the list of standard equipment. The Premium adds: fog lights, heated front seats, wipers & side mirrors, 6-speaker sound system, on/off automatic headlights linked to wiper system, leather-wrapped steering wheel & shift handle and retractable cargo cover.

The Crosstreks newest trim level is next level excitement, featuring: 2.5-liter flat-4 engine w/CVT automatic, dual-function X-Mode (with deep dirt and snow modes), unique wheel arch moldings, gunmetal finish on grille, and water-repellent premium upholstery with yellow stitching.

Drivers looking at the top-of-the-line Limited model will get even more. The standard features of the Limited include: 2.5-liter flat-4 engine w/CVT automatic, active LED headlights and fog lights, black 18-inch alloy wheels, black or gray leather upholstery with orange stitching, power driver's seat and Blind-spot monitor/rear cross-traffic alert.

Subaru also offers several optional features that buyers will find desirable are the Si-Drive (with Intelligence and Sport modes), X-Mode AWD with Hill Descent Control, paddle shifters (Premium only), EyeSight driver-assist suite.

Subaru has taken particular care with the safety features of the Crosstrek. It has all the standard electronic safety features including traction control, anti-lock brakes, brake assist, rearview camera and stability control. A full suite of airbags come standard on all Crosstrek trims. The front airbags are dual-stage and include a mechanism to detect how close the driver is sitting to the steering wheel, delaying airbag deployment accordingly. With all the safety features Subaru has included in the Crosstrek, it has available options like, lane-keeping assist and adaptive cruise control.

model news

The Subaru Crosstrek returns for 2021 with only a few additions. Two different gasoline-powered four-cylinder engines are offered both in Subaru's characteristic horizontally opposed four-cylinder arrangement and includes new front bumper and grille designs. The Crosstrek also gains a Sport model in that more powerful engine option. Subaru's SI-DRIVE system remains intact with this transmission allowing for adjustable drive modes and new safety features for all trims like automatic locking and a collision detection system that unlocks doors in the event of an incident have also been added.

value writeup

The 2021 Subaru Crosstrek blurs the distinction between a compact SUV and an economical 5-door hatchback. This SUV jumps in the compact crossover market, competing with other small crossovers such as the Toyota RAV4 and the Honda CR-V. With all-wheel drive standard & high ground clearance, the Crosstrek is an extremely capable vehicle, while providing the comfort and conveniences seen in some of its competition. Subaru continues it high safety standards, which are shown in the high ratings received from both IIHS and NHTSA. The Crosstrek achieves good fuel economy and does so without compromising Subaru's famed all-wheel-drive. With a Subaru's reputation for reliability, the Crosstrek becomes a strong option for buyers desiring a smaller SUV.

Exterior Color

Ice Silver Metallic
Manufacturer's Color Code: ISM

Interior Colors

  • Black

Exterior Color

Pure Red
Manufacturer's Color Code: PRD

Interior Colors

  • Black

Exterior Color

Crystal White Pearl
Manufacturer's Color Code: W2C

Interior Colors

  • Black
  • Gray

Exterior Color

Cool Gray Khaki
Manufacturer's Color Code: CGK

Interior Colors

  • Black

Exterior Color

Plasma Yellow Pearl
Manufacturer's Color Code: PYP

Interior Colors

  • Black

Exterior Color

Magnetite Gray Metallic
Manufacturer's Color Code: MG7

Interior Colors

  • Black
  • Gray

Exterior Color

Crystal Black Silica
Manufacturer's Color Code: CB3

Interior Colors

  • Black

Exterior Color

Horizon Blue Pearl
Manufacturer's Color Code: HB3

Interior Colors

  • Gray
  • Black

Vehicle

Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score N/A
Vehicle
EPA Classification Small SUV 4WD

Powertrain

Transmission
Drivetrain All Wheel
Trans Type 8
Trans Description Cont. CVT w/OD
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.07 - 0.91
Second Gear Ratio (:1) N/A
Third Gear Ratio (:1) N/A
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) N/A
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) N/A
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) N/A
Reverse Ratio (:1) 4.38
Clutch Size N/A
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.70
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High N/A
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low N/A
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.72
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.56
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy 34 MPG
Cruising Range - City 448.20 mi
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City 27 MPG
Fuel Economy Est-Combined 29 MPG
Cruising Range - Hwy 564.40 mi
EPA MPG Equivalent - City N/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy N/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined N/A
Engine
Engine Type Regular Unleaded H-4
Displacement 2.5 L/152
Fuel System Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 182 @ 5800
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 176 @ 4400
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) N/A
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity N/A

Dimensions

Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 5
Passenger Volume 100.9 ft³
Front Head Room 39.8 in
Front Leg Room 43.1 in
Front Shoulder Room 56.7 in
Front Hip Room 55.1 in
Second Head Room 38 in
Second Leg Room 36.5 in
Second Shoulder Room 55.6 in
Second Hip Room 55.2 in
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase 104.9 in
Length, Overall 176.5 in
Width, Max w/o mirrors 71 in
Height, Overall 63.6 in
Track Width, Front 61 in
Track Width, Rear 61.2 in
Min Ground Clearance 8.7 in
Rear Door Opening Height N/A
Rear Door Opening Width N/A
Liftover Height 30.9 in
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 64.2 in
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 32.3 in
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 N/A
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline N/A
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings 42.9 in
Cargo Box (Area) Height 29.8 in
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 55.3 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 20.8 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 20.8 ft³

Chassis

Weight Information
Base Curb Weight 3298 lbs
Curb Weight - Front N/A
Curb Weight - Rear N/A
Maximum Payload Capacity N/A
Curb Weight N/A
Total Option Weight 0.00 lbs
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. 1500 lbs
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. 150 lbs
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. 1500 lbs
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. 150 lbs
Maximum Trailering Capacity 1500 lbs
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front N/A
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear N/A
Tires
Front Tire Size P225/55HR18
Rear Tire Size P225/55HR18
Spare Tire Size Compact
Wheels
Front Wheel Size 18 X 7 in
Rear Wheel Size 18 X 7 in
Spare Wheel Size Compact in
Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel
Steering
Steering Type Rack-Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall N/A
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) N/A
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb 35.4 ft
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall N/A
Brakes
Brake Type 4-Wheel Disc
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Brake ABS System (Second Line) N/A
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness 11.6 in
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness 10.8 in
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx 16.6 gal
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx N/A

Warranty Information

Basic:
3 Years/36,000 Miles

Drivetrain:
5 Years/60,000 Miles

Corrosion:
5 Years/Unlimited Miles

Roadside Assistance:
3 Years/36,000 Miles

Crash Test Rating

US NHTSA CRASH TEST RESULTS:

Overall Rating: * * * * *

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating: * * * *
Driver: * * * * Passenger: * * * *

Overall Side Crash Rating: * * * * *

Side Barrier Rating: * * * * *
Driver: * * * * * Rear Passenger: * * * * *

Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat: * * * * *

Combined Side Barrier and Pole Ratings:
Front Seat Rating: * * * * * Rear Seat Rating: * * * * *

Overall Rollover Rating: * * * *
Dynamic Test Result: No Tip
Risk of Rollover: 15.60%

Note Regarding Driver Rating:

Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

Rollover Note: Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is.

Rebate Information

One of the following incentives may apply to this vehicle. Regional incentives may vary.

Financing Incentive: 0.9%

Expiration Date: 04/30/2021

Resource: subaru.com 04/05/2021