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Subaru is in the midst of a thorough turning over of its SUV model lineup, with popular nameplates getting robust redesigns for the 2024 model year. Here’s what we know so far about each 2024 Subaru SUV model. 

Which Subaru models are SUVs?

A blue 2024 Subaru Outback drives vigorously off-road. It's one of the new 2024 Subaru SUVs.
2024 Subaru Outback | Subaru

Subaru has four new SUV models, ranging from compact crossovers to full-size family haulers.

  • Subaru Crosstrek: Subcompact Crossover
  • Subaru Forester: Compact SUV
  • Subaru Outback: Midsize SUV
  • Subaru Ascent: Three-Row Midsize SUV 

2024 Subaru Crosstrek gets new looks, no stick shift 

A muddy 2024 Subaru Crosstrek sits on a road.
2024 Subaru Crosstrek | Subaru

The most significant update so far for the 2024 Subaru SUV model lineup is the new Crosstrek. The 2024 Crosstrek has been fully redesigned with a new appearance and new features. 

Just a quick glance shows how extensively Subaru has restyled the Crosstrek. It has an all-new front fascia, a redesigned rear end, a sleeker side profile, and plenty of black plastic cladding (in keeping with Subaru’s recent design trends).

Unfortunately, the arrival of the redesigned third-generation Crosstrek also means the loss of manual-transmission Crosstrek in America. 

Subaru hasn’t announced the 2024 Forester yet

We don’t have any details about the 2024 Forester yet, though rumors point to an expected redesign. 

Torque News reports that a complete visual update is expected for the 2024 Forester. Subaru last redesigned the popular Forester for the 2019 model year. It’s hard to believe it’s been almost five years since that announcement.  

2024 Subaru Outback gets more standard features 

The 2024 Outback will get only modes updates from the previous year, but those updates include an increase in value via more standard features across the board. 

All 2024 Outback models but the base trim now come standard with the 11.6-inch STARLINK Multimedia system. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are also standard for every trim level. 

2024 Subaru Ascent continues with last year’s updates 

A 2023 Subaru Ascent drives on the highway.
2024 Subaru Ascent | Subaru

Subaru just redesigned the Ascent for the 2023 model year, so the 2024 model will stay pretty much the same. 

The 2023 Ascent redesign included a major appearance refresh that met a mixed response from critics. Whether for good or not, the 2024 Ascent will keep its controversial looks.  

What’s the best Subaru SUV model?

The best Subaru SUV model depends heavily on each individual driver’s needs. 

For instance, the 2024 Crosstrek offers excellent value and well-rounded capabilities for those who want a more affordable Subaru SUV model. Meanwhile, the Outback and Forester each offer excellent blends of comfort and performance. And of course, those who need room for an expanding family may want to consider a 2024 Ascent. 


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