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The Subaru Crosstrek Wilderness just made its debut at the 2023 New York International Auto Show. The Crosstrek is the third Wilderness model from Subaru. Wilderness configurations include suspension upgrades and all-terrain tires that make the SUVs more capable off-road. The Crosstrek Wilderness’ standard features seem promising, but how much does the off-road subcompact SUV cost?

How much is a Subaru Crosstrek Wilderness?

The 2024 Subaru Crosstrek Wilderness starts at $31,995 before taxes and additional fees. It is the most affordable Wilderness model that Subaru has produced yet.

The new Crosstrek Wilderness is also the smallest Wilderness model that the brand has produced yet. So, the question is, why make a smaller Subaru Wilderness model if small and midsize Wilderness SUVs are already available?

Subaru’s Crosstrek Wilderness completes a set in a sense. The Crosstrek is one of the brand’s most popular SUV models, alongside the Forester and Outback. The creation of a Crosstrek Wilderness configuration brings extreme off-roading fun to thousands of drivers that were waiting for the variation to be available on a smaller SUV than the Forester. The Crosstrek Wilderness’ affordability is another factor that sets it apart from its relatives.

The Subaru Crosstrek Wilderness is a statement to the industry. The brand is telling the world that it’s making off-road adventures accessible to as many types of drivers as possible. Subaru’s new subcompact off-road SUV is one of the most affordable off-road SUVs in the industry. Several automakers are trying to create popular off-road configurations and capitalize on the wave of interest in off-roading as a hobby.

What does the 2024 Subaru Crosstrek Wilderness come standard with?

A blue 2024 Subaru Crosstrek Wilderness is parked at the New York International Auto Show.
The 2024 Subaru Crosstrek Wilderness | Subaru

The Subaru Crosstrek Wilderness comes standard with dual-function X-Mode with different driving modes, all-wheel drive, and all-terrain Yokohama Geolandar tires. It also includes hill-descent, roof rails that can hold up to 700 lbs, and a whopping 9.3 inches of ground clearance.

The Crosstrek Wilderness has a 3,500 lb towing capacity. It also has a front skid plate. The subcompact SUV is extremely capable for its size.

Subaru’s new off-road SUV could come with plenty of other standard features, but only a few were disclosed thus far. There should be many optional accessories and features that drivers can add as well.

What’s so great about the Subaru Crosstrek Wilderness?

A blue 2023 Subaru Crosstrek Wilderness is parked.
The 2023 Subaru Crosstrek Wilderness | Subaru

The Subaru Crosstrek Wilderness is special because it’s extremely affordable. The 2024 Subaru Crosstrek starts at $23,645. The Crosstrek Wilderness costs about $8,350 more than the 2023 Crosstrek. When you consider some of the SUV’s standard features like its 9.3 inches of ground clearance and all-terrain tires, it provides incredible value for the money.

The debut of the Subaru Crosstrek Wilderness was one of the highlights of the New York International Auto Show because consumers are excited about the prospect of a more affordable Wilderness model. Subaru is cornering the small off-road SUV niche market with this new addition to its lineup. Motor1 calls the Crosstrek Wilderness a Jeep Compass Trailhawk rival.


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