The Subaru Crosstrek Wilderness Got Real Off-Roading Upgrades
There have been plenty of great Subaru Crosstrek features to brag about, but it just seemed to fall short regarding off-roading talent. Now rivals like the Jeep Renegade and Ford Bronco Sport should be nervous because the 2024 Subaru Crosstrek Wildnerness takes things to the next level.
What comes with the 2024 Subaru Crosstrek Wilderness?
The 2024 Subaru Crosstrek Wilderness starts the adventurous party with beefier looks. It has a black decal on the hood to block reflections, particularly while climbing steep inclines, more protective black cladding, and a metal skid plate.
Plus, it has a 0.6-inch suspension life to raise the ground clearance to 9.3 inches. The approach angle has been improved to 20.0 degrees, with a 33.0 departure angle and a 21.1-degree departure angle.
It rides on 17-inch alloy matte black wheels wrapped in a set of standard all-terrain Yokohama GEOLANDAR tires to enhance traction and grip. The symmetrical all-wheel drive system creates uniform stability to deliver the optimal distribution of power.
Striking copper accents complete the Wilderness look with unique badging. The interior features more copper accents, all-weather rubber floor mats, and water-resistant Star-Tex upholstery.
Does the 2024 Crosstrek Wilderness have more power?
Yes, the 2024 Subaru Crosstrek Wilderness gains a little extra muscle thanks to new engine gearing. The towing capacity has increased from 1,500 to 3,500 lbs, providing the ability to tow small campers and adventure crafts.
According to Subaru, it has an improved lower gear ratio for improved low-speed climbing at a 40% grade with a stronger rear differential.
It’s powered by the beefier 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with 182 hp and 176 lb-ft of torque. The standard engine is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with 158 hp and 145 lb-ft of torque.
The standard dual-function X-MODE system features settings to optimize traction for various terrain conditions such as mud, dirt, and deep snow.
Also, the standard roof rails can accommodate 700 lbs of static load for bikes, kayaks, and rooftop tents. There are extra tie-down points for more cargo versatility.
Feel safe and confident after a long day of adventuring with the EyeSight Driver Assist technology to optimize cruise control and alert you when you’re leaving your lane.
Does the Crosstrek Wilderness have tech upgrades?
Yes, the 2024 Subaru Crosstrek Wilderness features an 11.6-inch high-resolution touchscreen infotainment system with the STARLINK multimedia system. This is an increase over the 6.5- and 8.0-inch screens.
Wireless Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and a wireless charging pad are also standard. For $2,270, you can add a package that includes a moonroof, a power front passenger seat, and a Harmon Kardon 432-watt 10-speaker audio system.
The 2024 Crosstrek Wilderness starts at $33,290, while the 2023 Jeep Compass Trailhawk starts at $35,745. It will be available this fall, and we hope to put it to the test soon. The CVT transmission could be iffy, so stay tuned for the latest updates.