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The 2024 Subaru Crosstrek Wilderness is the most affordable Wilderness model yet. The Crosstrek Wilderness is on its way. Here’s why the subcompact off-road SUV is worth every penny.

The 2024 Subaru Crosstrek Wilderness has incredible ground clearance

The 2024 Subaru Crosstrek Wilderness | Subaru

The Subaru Crosstrek Wilderness has a whopping 9.3 inches of ground clearance. That’s a significant increase from the base Crosstrek’s 8.7 inches of ground clearance.

The Crosstrek Wilderness has more than enough ground clearance to deal with mild off-road trails and some off-road obstacles. In fact, the subcompact off-road SUV has more ground clearance than other SUVs known for their off-roading prowess, like the Ford Bronco.

Ground clearance plays a huge role in the capability of any great off-road vehicle because the more ground clearance you have, the easier it is to clear obstacles without damaging your vehicle. Subaru understands that any good off-road configuration needs a suspension upgrade and increased ground clearance.

The Crosstrek Wilderness is loaded with great standard features

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

Ground clearance isn’t the only thing that makes the 2024 Subaru Crosstrek Wilderness a great off-road SUV. It has plenty of standard features that provide tremendous value.

The 2024 Subaru Crosstrek Wilderness comes standard with symmetrical all-wheel drive, dual-function X-Mode (different driving modes) with hill descent, and a front skid plate. It also includes all-terrain Yokohama Geolandar tires and roof rails that can hold up to 700 pounds of weight. So, the Crosstrek Wilderness can hold roof tents for folks that enjoy overlanding.

According to Road and Track, the subcompact SUV uses a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine to make 182 horsepower and 176 lb-ft of torque. The Subaru Crosstrek Wilderness has plenty of great off-roading goodies that true off-roading enthusiasts will appreciate. It’s designed for taking the road less traveled and going where other vehicles can’t. As far as value goes, the Wilderness’ many standard features certainly help its value proposition for consumers.

The 2024 Subaru Crosstrek Wilderness doesn’t break the bank

The Crosstrek Wilderness starts at just $31,995 making it the most affordable Wilderness model in Subaru’s lineup. Subaru’s Wilderness configurations have gained plenty of attention in recent years thanks to their capabilities. Subaru knows how to produce a great off-road SUV. Its Wilderness models are the most capable vehicles that the brand has to offer.

The 2024 Subaru Crosstrek Wilderness is worth every penny because it’s much more affordable than the average new vehicle. The average new vehicle price is close to $50,000. Subaru’s Crosstrek Wilderness is affordable enough for the average consumer, yet its capabilities are anything but average. It’s the budget off-roader that’s accessible to most drivers with a knack for adventure.

Subaru’s latest version of the Crosstrek is more appealing than ever before to drivers that have wanted to experience the Wilderness configuration but found the Forester Wilderness and Outback Wilderness to be unsuitable to their needs.

The Japanese automaker has successfully excited thousands of fans as the 2024 Crosstrek’s release draws closer. Will the new Wilderness configuration become wildly popular for the subcompact SUV, or are there already enough Wilderness models out to satisfy consumers?


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