Safety First: What the 2024 Subaru Crosstrek Gets Right
One SUV brand that stands out in the crowd, and that is Subaru with its reliability and safety. Since the 2024 Subaru Crosstrek is hitting the market soon, how safe is this brand-new subcompact SUV? The good news is that not much has changed with the Crosstrek, except for some minor improvements that had a significant impact.
How much will the 2024 Subaru Crosstrek cost?
The good news is that the 2024 Subaru Crosstrek starts at only $24,995 for the base model. A fully loaded Crosstrek Wilderness is $31,995 and has many features. This year is the start of the third generation of Crosstrek, which means Subaru stepped up the safety features. On the 2023 Crosstrek, a rearview camera was the only standard driver-assistance feature.
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Like other models, all 2024 Crosstreks get Subaru’s Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system for better traction and handling. This makes the subcompact SUV safer for those in colder climates or who just appreciate all-wheel drive. The 8.7 inches of ground clearance also helps make this small SUV more capable.
Subaru offers two engine options for the 2024 Subaru Crosstrek. The base engine is a 2.0L flat-four with 152 horsepower and 145 pound-feet of torque. A 2.5L flat-four with 182 horsepower and 178 pound-feet of torque is provided on the higher trim levels. Some might feel the base engine is underpowered, but it does increase the latest Subaru Crosstrek price by $4,000.
How safe is the 2024 Subaru Crosstrek?
All 2024 Subaru Crosstrek models are safer than ever, thanks to Subaru’s EyeSight Driver Assist Technology. This includes a few critical systems that were previously only available options:
- Forward collision warning
- Automatic emergency braking
- Pedestrian and cyclist detection
- Lane-departure warning
- Evasive-steering assist
- Lane-keep assist
- Automatic high-beam headlights
- Adaptive headlights
Systems like reverse collision warning, automatic emergency braking, and blind-spot monitoring are available but not standard across all trim levels.
Even though the NHTSA has not yet rated the 2024 Subaru Crosstrek, the additional safety systems will certainly positively impact the score. The 2023 model earned a five-star overall safety rating from the NHTSA, a good sign for the newest version.
Additionally, the IIHS made the 2023 Crosstrek a Top Safety Pick with a few specifications. With the EyeSight Driver-Assist System and LED projector headlights, the Crosstrek was at its safest. Both of these additions should be standard on the 2024 Crosstrek, leading to the possibility of a Top Safety Pick award or the even more prestigious Top Safety Pick Plus award. Overall, we’d say that’s enough to call it a safe SUV.
Is the 2024 Crosstrek made in the US?
The 2024 Subaru Crosstrek Standard and Premium trims with the 2.0L engine are still built in Japan. Models with the 2.5L engine (Sport, Limited, and Wilderness) will be produced at the Subaru of Indiana Automotive plant in Lafayette, Indiana. All trim levels come better equipped than last year’s models, but the Sport, Limited, and Wilderness are made in the US and have better features across the board.
If you are interested in the 2024 Subaru Crosstrek and want the safest model, one of the higher trim levels is a good idea. The upgraded engine provides more power to move the compact SUV around town. Overall, some small improvements on the Crosstrek model have had positive impacts on safety. Testing is likely ongoing behind the scenes with both the NHTSA and IIHS, so keep your eyes peeled for that update. Will these improvements make the 2024 Crosstrek better in the eyes of shoppers?
Let us know in the comments if this capable model is on your shortlist, whether it’s because of typical Subaru safety, reliability, or for another reason.