The 2024 model of the Subaru Crosstrek car was recently revealed, and it has a special version called the Wilderness grade. This is not its first time—the Forester and Outback models already have this feature. It was featured in the 2023 New York auto show.
The Crosstrek Wilderness has more ground clearance than other types of Crosstreks – nine and a half inches! This is because it’s fitted with longer shock absorbers and coil springs. It also has special 17 inch wheels with Yokohama Geolandar all-terrain tires that have white lettering on them.
Subaru changed the style of their cars by adding a few features. The front of the car now has LED fog lights in a hexagonal pattern, bigger wheel arch cladding, a skid plate and a roof spoiler that matches the colour of the car. There’s also a black sticker on the hood to avoid glare and gold coloured accents inside the cabin. Plus, there’s a ladder-type roof rack which Subaru says can bear 176 pounds while driving or 700 pounds when parked – enough to put up a large rooftop tent!
Thanks to changes made to the suspension and front parts of the car, you get better angles when driving – 18 degrees for approaching things, 33 degrees for breaking over stuff, and 20 degrees when leaving.
The Subaru Crosstrek comes standard with a 2.5-liter flat-4 engine, which can produce up to 182 horsepower. This engine is connected to a special transmission and an all-wheel drive system that helps the vehicle climb better and gives it extra power when driving on slippery surfaces. What’s more, the Wilderness comes with a new oil cooler, which doubles its ability to tow – meaning it can now pull up to 3,500 pounds!
The Crosstrek Wilderness will be available in car dealerships for purchase starting this fall. The base price for the car is $33,290 (including a destination fee of $1,295). If you want some extra features like power moonroofs, adjustable driver’s seat and a 10-speaker audio system, you can pay an additional $2,270 and get that technology package too. This car is produced by Subaru at their factory in Indiana.