The Subaru Crosstrek, or Subaru XV, made it’s debut in 2013, and quickly developed a loyal fan base. Currently, the Crosstrek model is in the fourth phase of Subaru’s 5 year production cycle. In 2018 the Crosstrek entered its 2nd generation with an entire design revamp. Next came the 2019 and 2020 models, which were similar in design to the 2018. However, the 2021 Crosstrek is a different story, as it underwent a series of updates and improvements to both its interior and exterior. The 2021 Crosstrek builds on its second generation, 2018 revamp with the inclusion of a host of new features, including Automatic Reverse Braking, Dual X-Mode, and the brand new, rugged, limited edition Crossteck Sport model.
1. Subaru Crosstrek Sport Model
Subaru has provided fans of their Crosstrek a bit of a surprise, as they’ve created a limited edition, Sport version of their much loved little hauler. This is exciting news for those of you who want a bit more power out of your Subaru Crosstrek’s as you can now safely tow some camping equipment up to the mountains, or simply enjoy a long road trip. Both the interior and exterior of this version of the Crosstrek will host some fabulous and exclusive interior and exterior stylings.
2. The Little Engine That Could: The Crosstrek Sport’s New 2.5 Liter Engine
Looking for a Crosstrek that had a bit more power for towing some camping equipment? Well, look no more as the Sport model comes with a 2.5 liter, direct injection Subaru Boxer engine, a first for the Crosstrek series. Current Crosstrek models come equipped with a standard, 148 horsepower 2.0 liter engine. The new engine is designed for people who love their Crosstrek, but need more power, and supplies it with 182 horsepower and 176 pound feet of torque. This makes the Crosstrek Sport model a much more powerful, compact SUV.
3. EyeSight Driver Assist Technology
Ever wish that you had an extra set of eyes to help you watch the road? If so, then Subaru’s EyeSight Driver Assist Technology is the answer, as the upcoming 2021 Crosstrek will be equipped with Subaru’s very own EyeSight Driver Assist Technology. (https://www.subaru.com/2021-crosstrek#) Eyesight technology utilizes a set of color cameras, placed near the rearview mirror. If they spot anything, they immediately alert the driver. With EyeSight, you’ll get the peace of mind you crave, as it assists you in keeping track of traffic, and also alerts you if you’re accidentally swerving across lanes, plus it optimizes cruise control. In fact, the use of EyeSight technology has resulted in a decrease of rear-end accidents by 85 percent.
4. Advanced Adaptive Cruise Control with Lane Centering
The 2021 No matter how much you enjoy a nice, long drive, there are times when even the most pleasant drive can become a drag on your time. Subaru’s Advanced Adaptave Cruise Control, now on the 2021 Crosstrek, can give you a little help with that, by allowing you to cruise down streets, with cruise control keeping you inside the lane. This technology, will also keep you within safe distance from other vehicles, and keep your speed in check. So, if the car in front slows, so will your Crosstrek.
5. Updated Grille and Front Trim
If you take a look at the 2021 Crosstrek exterior, you’d be hard pressed not to notice the sharp, sporty and detailed gunmetal gray grill and front trim. The exterior refresh for this tough, little beast includes fog light insert covers, along with a redesigned, slick, aerodynamic bumper. This new design definitely compliments the new, more powerful 2.5 liter, 182 horse power engine that comes with the 2021 Crosstrek sport.
6. Dual-Mode X-Mode System
This is great news for those of you who reside in areas with frequent snowy conditions. The new, dual X mode is designed to not only find traction when it’s slick, but to get you out of snowy conditions fast by limiting slipping tires. With X-Mode, drivers of the 2021 Crosstrek sport model will have increased traction and control whether road conditions as snowy, icy or wet.
7. Rear Seat Reminders
Let’s face it, parked cars can get hot, and fast. Every year accidents occur where small children and/or pets are accidentally left in the vehicle as the driver goes into the store “just for a few minutes”, or simply forgets they have a child or pet passenger. The answer to this, is what is called, Rear Seat Reminder technology. Fortunately, Subaru decided to add this technology to their 2021 Crosstrek vehicles. Rear Seat Reminder tech doesn’t exactly detect passengers in the back seat. Instead, it keeps track of the rear doors. If a rear door is opened and closed before or after the engine starts, the computer assumes a passenger is in the back seat. So when you turn off the engine, you’ll get an alert.
8. Automatic Reverse Breaking
The 2021 Crosstrek will have in important safety upgrade: Automatic reverse braking. No matter how hard we try to ensure that the area is clear before we get into our car, sometimes, things happen. A neighbors dog may decide to sit down on the drive way, or perhaps a child has left their toy scooter behind, as they went off for lunch. In days past, there’d be no way to tell. However, automatic reverse braking detects objects as you backup, and sends alerts in the form of beeps and visual indicators if there is an object. That’s not all, if you refuse to stop, the Crosstrek will hit the brakes and collisions are avoided.
9. Blind Spot Detection
Driver visibility is of paramount importance, especially when it comes to dealing with blind spots. When driving, blind spots refer to any area that can’t be seen by the driver, and the traditional way to deal with blind spots have always been mirrors. But today, technology has given us another way: Blind Spot Detection technology. Blind spot detection is designed to detect and alert the driver of any vehicles which are aligned in their blind spot via radar. When the radar makes a detection, the system flips on the lights located in the mirror housing.
10. Updated Infotainment system
The new, 2021 Subaru Crosstrek will come with a detailed and user friendly infotainment system, one that offers drivers exceptional connectivity as well as high quality audio. The new infotainment system supports both AppleCarPlay and Android Auto. These then interface with Subaru’s own Starlink system. As for comfort, you’ll get power seats in the Crosstrek for the very first time so you can park, grab a sandwich and listen to some tunes. Other features include AM/FM/HD radio, rear vision camera, CD player, Bluetooth, USB ports and more.