2024 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid MPG, Specs, Review – The possible third 2024 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid small SUV has been revealed after a useless mystery tease. Subaru has just shown off a model of the future Crosstrek, which is intended for the Japanese market; we’ll have to for a little more information on what will finally make it to the United States. The carmaker has stated that the new SUV may only be ready to be unveiled later in 2024. 2024 paint colors, far more body cladding, an expanded infotainment screen, and improved safety systems are just some of the highlights of the new Crosstrek, which otherwise retains its basic shape.
With the 2024 Crosstrek, Subaru is certainly playing it safe since there is no striking visual difference between the two versions. Like the recently released WRX sedan before this, the Outback’s outer bodywork is trimmed with more robust materials around wheels or the fog lights, but it retains the same small, wagon-like proportions. Subaru claims it aimed for a design that gave the impression of being both agile and rugged.
2024 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid Redesign
When the 2024 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid goes on sale, Subaru says it will be available in nine different colors, including two new ones, “Offshore Blue Metallic” or “Oasis Blue.” The higher versions will include 18-inch wheels. All models now come standard with LED headlights (with the cornering capability), and the cameras in the optional EyeSight safety system, which are positioned on the roof, have had their field of view widened and their image recognition software enhanced.
In contrast to the more conventional manner of assembling an upper and lower frame separately and then joining them, the new Crosstrek uses a full-inner-frame structure body design, as seen on the Levorg and the WRX before it. Subaru’s method is expected to result in a more solid and unified body, a marginal decrease in weight, and enhanced handling or ride quality. Subaru also claims it has improved frontal impact absorption by adding a new crash subframe to the chassis.
The dimensions supplied suggest that the Crosstrek’s overall size plus wheelbase have remained the same but that the vehicle’s ground clearance has decreased to 200 mm (about 7.9 inches) from the 8.7 inches recorded for the previous model. Subaru has only confirmed that the new Crosstrek will be offered in Japan with the e-Boxer hybrid powertrain, which consists of a 2.0-liter H-4 direct-injection engine mated to a motor-generator unit and a small battery pack typically mounted over the rear axle, and an auto continuously variable transmission (CVT).
The cabin of the 2024 Crosstrek is unremarkable, with a plain and uninspiring dashboard design that is at odds with the new 11.6-inch infotainment display (as seen in other models). The 60:40 split-folding rear seats remain, allowing for convenient and spacious cargo storage, while Subaru claims they have redesigned the inside storage compartments to be more user-friendly.
Seat rails are now directly attached to the vehicle’s structural system, doing away with the previous bracket mount, which caused seat sway but also increased vibrations, and the front seats were redesigned to “support or align the pelvis” to reduce rolling gestures and swaying of the human body like the vehicle navigates sides or uneven roads.
2024 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid Engine
Subaru’s Crosstrek hybrid has an advantage over its standard gas-powered sibling due to its 2.0-liter inline-4 engine and electric motor. The SUV benefits significantly from the added stability the all-wheel drive system provide while venturing off-road. There’s also the fact that the engine is ancient, and when coupled with a CVT transmission, it makes you want something with more power and greater efficiency. Despite this, the Crosstrek Hybrid benefits from the combination’s 152 horsepower & 145 lb-ft of torque with solid acceleration, sprinting from 0 to 60 mph in only 8.0 seconds.
A Toyota RAV4 Hybrid outperforms its Crosstrek Hybrid regarding quickness and horsepower, but it can’t keep up with its peak speed. Second place goes to the Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid, which has the highest peak speed and respectable acceleration compared to its rivals. Compared to the CR-V Hybrid, a Ford Escape Hybrid could have more excellent acceleration, but it has the lowest peak speed of all vehicles tested. Last but not least, the Honda CR-V Hybrid is the slowest SUV in acceleration, but it has a respectable peak speed, giving it a little edge over Ford Escape Hybrid.
2024 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid Release Date and Price
Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid is scheduled to go on sale in Europe sometime at the end of 2024. The price ranges from $23,645 for the base model to $29,495 for the top-tier Limited version. The pricing of a Crosstrek hybrid is set to start at $38,070.