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2024 Subaru Crosstrek Loses Manual Transmission, Gains Features

2024 subaru crosstrek
2024 Subaru Crosstrek Loses Manual, Gains FeaturesSubaru
  • Subaru has revealed the U.S. version of the new 2024 Crosstrek.

  • It has a 152-hp 2.0-liter engine as standard and a 182-hp 2.5-liter engine as an option, just like the previous model. There's no more manual transmission.

  • Pricing starts at $26,290 and ranges up to $32,190, and it goes on sale this spring.

The third generation of Subaru's popular Crosstrek offers much of what we've come to expect from this lifted version of the Impreza hatchback. The 2024 model has carryover engines and maintains a similar aesthetic, but Subaru says it features a stiffer chassis, and its standard-features list grows. The only thing missing is the previous model's manual transmission, which is dropped for the lineup, leaving a CVT as the only transmission. As such, the base price rises from $24,870 to $26,290, although the equivalent automatic-transmission base model doesn't see a price increase.

Trim levels include base, Premium, Sport and Limited. Like the previous Crosstrek, the lower two trims have a 152-hp 2.0-liter flat-four, while the $30,290 Sport and $32,190 Limited have a more powerful 182-hp 2.5-liter flat-four. A CVT and all-wheel drive are standard across the board. Subaru says it has made improvements to the AWD system to make it quicker to respond, and the X-Mode off-road driving mode is said to offer increased capability.

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The Crosstrek has a similar shape but amps up the rugged look with even more black plastic body cladding; the Sport also has yellow accents inside and out for more color contrast. 17-inch wheels are standard, with 18-inchers optional, and the Crosstrek has 8.7 inches of ground clearance.

A 7.0-inch touchscreen is standard equipment, but all but the base model have Subaru's large vertically oriented 11.6-inch touchscreen. Subaru's EyeSight driver-assistance features are standard equipment on all trims.

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Crosstreks equipped with the 2.5L engine will now be built in the U.S., at Subaru's plant in Indiana, while 2.0L cars will still be built in Japan. There's no word yet on a new version of the Crosstrek plug-in hybrid. Subaru says the new 2024 Crosstrek will start arriving at dealerships this spring.

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