Fun you can feel in the new, more powerful
Subaru Crosstrek

More horsepower makes this the most fun-to-drive Crosstrek ever.

The most powerful Subaru Crosstrek ever is here, with extra horsepower to bring you more fun and adventure – both on-road and off. The 2021 Subaru Crosstrek features up to 20% more available horsepower and now every Crosstrek model offers the confidence of standard Subaru EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology[1],[2]. There’s also an all-new Crosstrek Sport model with a standard 2.5-liter direct-injection SUBARU BOXER® engine and exclusive new styling inside and out.


Includes these key features:
  • Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive
  • STARLINK® Multimedia with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration
  • 8.7 inches of ground clearance
  • Standard EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology (CVT models only)
  • 17-inch dark gray-finish alloy wheels
  • Available Lineartronic® Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)
  • Automatic Climate Control

Crosstrek Premium

Crosstrek Premium

Includes Crosstrek key features and adds:
  • Available power moonroof
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter handle
  • Fog lights
  • All-Weather Package with heated front seats
  • SUBARU STARLINK® Safety and Security
  • Available 6-way power adjustable driver's seat


Crosstrek Sport

Includes Crosstrek Premium key features and adds:
  • 182-hp 2.5-liter SUBARU BOXER® engine
  • StarTex® water-repellent upholstery
  • Dual-function X-MODE® w/ Hill Descent Control
  • Keyless Access with Push-Button Start
  • Gunmetal and yellow interior accent trim
  • Sport grill and wheel arch moldings
  • Unique dark gray wheel finish and gunmetal exterior accents

Crosstrek Limited

Crosstrek Limited

Includes Crosstrek Premium key features and adds:
  • Leather-trimmed upholstery
  • Keyless Access with Push-Button Start
  • SUBARU STARLINK® 8.0-inch Multimedia Plus
  • 182-hp 2.5-liter SUBARU BOXER® engine
  • 18-inch dark gray-finish alloy wheels
  • Blind-Spot Detection and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Lineartronic® Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)

Extra Power, Capability and Fun

A 2021 Subaru Crosstrek driving on a highway.

New, More Powerful 2.5-liter Direct-Injection SUBARU BOXER Engine

The 2021 Crosstrek features a newly available 2.5-liter direct-injection SUBARU BOXER engine that delivers more torque and increases output to 182 horsepower – extra power that makes all your trips more exciting and responsive.

Drawing on over 50 years of Subaru engineering experience, every SUBARU BOXER engine is designed with a unique horizontal layout that offers natural balance and a low center of gravity while delivering an efficient transfer of power.

Standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive and up to 34 MPG[3]

The balanced design of Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive creates uniform stability and delivers an optimal distribution of power for maximum traction. It makes for improved handling and a quicker response to road conditions. The 2021 Crosstrek also gives you impressive fuel efficiency with up to 34 MPG[3] and over 500 miles of driving range, which puts even more adventure within your reach.   

A 2021 Subaru Crosstrek Sport with mountain bikes on its standard raised roof rails driving on a dirt road.
The view looking out the rear cargo area of the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek.

Right-Sized Compact SUV with Spacious Cargo Area

The smartly designed 2021 Crosstrek provides a surprisingly spacious interior with up to 121.6 cubic feet of interior volume – more than Toyota C-HR, Hyundai Kona, or Nissan Rogue Sport – in a compact SUV that remains agile and conveniently sized. A wide rear gate opening makes bigger gear easier to load. With 60/40-split flat-folding rear seatbacks, you can fit three in the back with both rear seatbacks up, or fold a seat down for extra cargo space.

Standard on: All models

A close-up of the front wheel and 8.7 inches of ground clearance of the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek.

Ground Clearing Capability

With 8.7 inches of ground clearance and available X-MODE® with Hill Descent Control – which electronically optimizes the engine, transmission, and other systems for increased traction in slippery conditions – Crosstrek provides peace of mind on almost any road. A dual-function X-MODE with settings for snow, dirt, and mud is also available.

X-MODE standard on: Limited
X-MODE available on: Crosstrek and Premium
Dual-function X-MODE standard on: Sport

A close-up of the standard raised roof rails on the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek holding kayaks on a roof rack.

Raised Roof Rails

Standard raised roof rails and an extensive line of Thule® racking accessories provide cargo-carrying flexibility to help bring more gear wherever life takes you.

Standard on: All models

Built to Last

The journey goes on and on when you’re in a Crosstrek; 99% of Subaru vehicles sold in the last 5 years are still on the road today[5]. That legendary Subaru reliability is why Kelley Blue Book named the Crosstrek as the Best Resale Value in its class for 2020[6] and why Crosstrek has had the highest residual value in its class for four years running, according to ALG[7].

A 2021 Subaru Crosstrek driving on a highway overlaid with the ALG 2020 Residual Value Award and Kelley Blue Book 2020 Best Resale Value Awards logos. 

Unique Style. Adventurous Performance. 

A 2021 Subaru Crosstrek Sport driving on a dirt road.

All-New Crosstrek Sport

The all-new 2021 Crosstrek Sport is unlike anything else on – or off – the road. The standard 2.5-liter direct-injection SUBARU BOXER engine gives you extra performance so every drive is more exciting and the available Plasma Yellow Pearl color stands out in any crowd. The standard StarTex® water-repellent upholstery holds up to the elements and any four-legged passengers along for the ride.

Comfortable and Modern Interior

Inside the Crosstrek Sport, you’ll find a comfortable interior that combines modern style and durable high-tech materials – like its standard, adventure-ready StarTex® water-repellent upholstery with yellow contrast stitching and yellow accent trim.

The interior dashboard view of a 2021 Subaru Crosstrek Sport.
A close-up highlighting the exclusive exterior design of the grille, moldings, and wheels on the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek Sport.

Sporty Exterior Design

Crosstrek Sport features unique exterior design elements like its aggressively styled grille and wheel arch moldings, gunmetal finish exterior accents, and exclusive dark gray wheels. 

Safe, Convenient, and Entertaining

A close-up of the SUBARU STARLINK Multimedia touchscreen on the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek.


The 2021 Crosstrek features STARLINK Multimedia with standard Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration.[8] Wireless pairing and hands-free smartphone operation allow for safe and easy connection to your favorite apps and content. Access news, navigation, music, podcasts, and more through available cloud-based STARLINK apps and SiriusXM®[9]. An 8-inch touchscreen is available, as well as a built-in and voice-activated navigation system powered by TomTom®.

Standard on: All Models


A photo illustration showing the sensors for the standard EyeSight Driver Assist Technology on the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek.

Standard EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology
EyeSight has been found to reduce rear-end crashes with injuries by up to 85%[10].

Now standard on every 2021 Crosstrek[1], EyeSight monitors traffic movement, optimizes cruise control, and warns you when you’re swaying outside your lane[2]. The automatic Pre-Collision Braking feature can apply full braking force and bring you to a complete stop in emergency situations. Lane Keep Assist can even help you steer back into your lane[11]. Advanced Adaptive Cruise Control with Lane Centering, an all-new feature for 2021, can take some of the stress out of driving by helping with steering, braking, and throttle control — both in daily traffic and on long road trips.

Learn More About Eyesight

Standard on: All models

SUBARU STARLINK® Safety and Security

STARLINK Safety and Security[12] offers an array of connected services to help keep you and your Crosstrek safe whether you're in your vehicle, at your computer, or on your smartphone. Advanced Automatic Collision Notification will alert an operator in the event of an accident. SOS Emergency Assistance can get you roadside help at the push of a button. And there are even more features for added convenience and peace of mind, including Remote Services, Vehicle Alerts, and Stolen Vehicle Recovery. Also included is also STARLINK Concierge services for personal assistance with tasks like navigation, restaurant reservations, and scheduling service appointments.

Standard on: Premium, Sport and Limited

A close-up of the SUBARU STARLINK Safety and Security buttons on the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek.
A close-up of a smartphone showing the Remote Engine Start with Climate Control feature available on the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek. 

Remote Engine Start with Climate Control

Remote Engine Start with Climate Control[12], accessible via your smartphone, ensures your Crosstrek is always ready and comfortable.

Standard on: Premium, Sport and Limited

A close-up of the available Blind-Spot Detection visual indicator in the side mirror of the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek. 

All-Around Awareness

The 2021 Crosstrek features an entire suite of available safety technologies to help protect you and your passengers. The Blind-Spot Detection[13] system warns you with a visual indicator on each side mirror if it senses a vehicle in your blind spots. Rear Cross-Traffic Alert[13] helps warn you of traffic approaching from the side as you are backing up, and a standard Rear-Vision Camera enhances visibility when reversing. With available Reverse Automatic Braking, your vehicle can even stop itself to help avoid objects behind you[14].

Blind-Spot Detection and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert standard on: Limited
Available on: Premium and Sport
Rear-Vision Camera standard on: All models
Reverse Automatic Braking standard on: Limited

A close-up of one of the Harman Kardon Premium Audio speakers available on the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek.

Harman Kardon® Premium Audio

The Harman Kardon premium audio system captures detail-rich acoustics through enhanced sound control and superior high sound output. At the heart of the system lies a high-performance eight-channel, class-D amplifier pumping out 432 equivalent watts of power. The amplifier works to efficiently distribute clean audio signals to the vehicle’s eight-speaker sound system. Harman’s Clari-Fi Technology restores and corrects audio fidelity, resulting in musical reproduction that sounds clearer, crisper, and more dynamic.

Available on: Limited

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