What Does the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek Offer?

The Subaru Crosstrek has been a great solution to El Cajon, CA-area customers who want an all-weather vehicle without spending thousands more on an SUV. In its second generation of production with its 2021 edition, the Crosstrek welcomes a fourth trim level, the Sport. The trim levels now consist of, in ascending order, a base model, the Premium, the Sport, and the Limited. Also, the Crosstrek offers more power, thanks to a larger and more powerful engine.


Engine and Fuel Economy

Previous second-gen Crosstrek models were powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, which outputs 152 horsepower and 145 pound-feet of torque. However, this model year gets a 2.5-liter, standard on the Sport and Limited, with an output of 182 horsepower and 176 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed manual transmission is pinned to the 2.0-liter while a smoother-operating continuously variable transmission (CVT) goes with the 2.5-liter.

All-wheel drive is standard on the Crosstrek, just like all other Subaru vehicles. While all-wheel drive is great for tackling slippery surfaces, go with the Sport or Premium for enhanced off-road and cold-weather performance. Subaru adds hill descent control for safe driving down a hill and X-Mode for optimizing traction on these trims. Go with the base 2.0-liter engine and the optional CVT to maximize fuel economy at 28 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway.


A five-seater, the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek provides 100.9 cubic feet of passenger space. It shrinks to 97.5 cubic feet if you go with a moonroof on the Premium, Sport, or Limited. The cargo space is above average for a subcompact vehicle, with 20.8 cubic feet between the rear seats and liftgate and a maximum of 55.3 cubic feet if you fold down the rear seats.

The Premium trim gains front-seat heating, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and orange contrast stitching. The Sport gets exclusive water-repellant StarTex seat trim with yellow contrast stitching and accent adding to the racing-style. Unique to the Limited are leather upholstery and driver-side 6-way power adjustability.


The Crosstrek's Starlink multimedia system, anchored by a 6.5-inch touchscreen, brings together elements such as a four-speaker AM/FM stereo system, Bluetooth hands-free phone calling and audio streaming, a USB port and an audio jack for hooking up mobile devices, and Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone integration.

Infotainment is boosted at the Premium trim level, which gains two additional speakers, a single-disc CD player, a trial subscription to SiriusXM Radio, a Wi-Fi hotspot for 4G LTE Internet access, and a second USB port for charging mobile devices.

Ease of access and engine starting debuts at the Sport level with proximity keyless entry with push-button engine start, respectively. In addition, the Sport gets a pair of charging-only USB ports in the rear. Exclusive to the Limited are HD Radio and an 8-inch touchscreen.


The 2021 Subaru Crosstrek's standard safety features consist of daytime running lights, active torque vectoring, electronic vehicle stability and traction control, hill start assist, four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes with brake assist and override, a rearview camera, and a seven-airbag system.

Added at the Premium trim level is the Starlink Safety and Security suite of functions such as automatic collision control, emergency and roadside assistance, stolen vehicle locator, and vehicle health reporting.

For more driver assistance features, go with at least the Sport to get the EyeSight suite of technologies that comprise adaptive cruise control, pre-collision braking, lane departure warning, and lane keep assist, as well as high beam assist.

The Limited is the Crosstrek's driver-assistance peak, with additions that consist of reverse automatic braking, blind-spot detection, and rear cross-traffic alert.

Test Drive a Subaru Crosstrek

We welcome you at Subaru of El Cajon to test-drive any of our 2021 Subaru Crosstrek models we have in El Cajon, CA.

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