2021 Subaru Crosstrek Review - Dick Hannah Subaru | Portland Subaru Dealer in Vancouver, WA

2021 Subaru Crosstrek Review


The 2021 Subaru Crosstrek is the most powerful, most fun to drive, and safest Crosstrek Subaru has ever made. It features rugged new styling updates and easily looks the part of a get back to nature SUV. You’ll find STARLINK Multimedia and an entire suite of available safety technologies to help protect you and your passengers. Plus, all-wheel drive is standard on the Crosstrek which is rare in the small SUV marketplace.


  • Standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive
  • Standard raised roof rails
  • Standard automatic climate control system
  • Standard 3-spoke steering wheel with integrated controls
  • Standard STARLINK multimedia system
  • High ground clearance for enhanced off-road capability
  • Spacious cargo area


  • Crosstrek: Starting at $22,245
  • Crosstrek Premium: Starting at $23,295
  • Crosstrek Sport: Starting at $26,495
  • Crosstrek Limited: Starting at $27,995
  • Crosstrek Hybrid: Starting at $35,345


The 2021 Crosstrek features a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with 152 horsepower on its base and premium trims. New for 2021 is a 2.5-liter direct-injection SUBARU BOXER engine on the sport and limited trims which delivers more torque and increases output to 182 horsepower while still reaching up to 34 MPG. This gives you that extra power boost significantly increasing the Crosstrek’s acceleration and desirability.

The balanced design of Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive creates uniform stability and delivers an optimal distribution of power for maximum traction and makes for improved handling and a quicker response to road conditions. Thanks to its generous ground clearance the Crosstrek can travel farther off the beaten path than many car-based SUV’s.

Interior & Tech

The 2021 Subaru Crosstrek features a comfortable and modern interior. You’ll also find Subaru’s StarLink infotainment system which is clearly organized and offers plenty of connectivity features as standard.


  • Apple Carplay & Android Auto integration
  • Wireless pairing and hands-free smartphone operation
  • USB port
  • Available 8-inch touchscreen
  • Available built-in and voice-activated navigation system

Safety and Driver-Assistance

The 2021 Subaru Crosstrek is an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Pick with EyeSight and Steering Responsive Headlights. It also received the highest possible rating for front crash prevention from IIHS when equipped with EyeSight. From the NHTSA, the Crosstrek gets a five-star overall safety score, the highest possible rating.

Key Safety Features Include:

  • Automatic Pre-Collision Braking
  • Advanced Adaptive Cruise Control with Lane Centering
  • Rear-Vision Camera
  • Lane Keep Assist
  • Keyless Entry System
  • Available STARLINK Safety and Security


Subaru’s warranty coverage is exactly in line with that of most of its competitors, with bumper-to-bumper coverage for three years or 36,000 miles and powertrain coverage for five years or 60,000 miles.

  • New Car Limited Warranty covers 3 years or 36,000 miles
  • Powertrain Limited Warranty covers 5 years or 60,000 miles
  • Wear Item Limited Warranty covers 3 years or 36,000 miles
  • Rust Perforation Limited Warranty covers 5 years, unlimited mileage


With standard all-wheel drive, a comprehensive features list, a smooth ride, and a practical cabin, the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek is a class leader. The Subaru Crosstrek checks off most of what you’d want in a small SUV and it’s one of the most capable off-roaders in the class.

Check out the new 2021 Subaru Crosstrek here or call us to set up your test drive.

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