Flash Drive

2024 Subaru Crosstrek

Model Tested: 2024 Subaru Crosstrek Wilderness and Crosstrek Sport

The 2024 Subaru Crosstrek Wilderness is the top trim level with many useful off-road upgrades.

Engine: 2.5-liter boxer 4-cylinder, 182 horsepower 178 lb.-ft torque

Transmission: CVT automatic transmission

EPA Rating: 25-mpg city, 29-mpg highway, 27-mpg combined

Base Price: $31,995

As Tested: $35,550


Excellent Subaru all-weather performance/confidence

AWD is standard on all Crosstrek models so they’re all very capable in challenging terrain and weather conditions.

Good size for tight trails

The 2024 Crosstrek Sport has the same engine as the Wilderness but is more highway oriented.

Great winter activity vehicle

Reasonable fuel economy–our best was 31.5-mpg highway

Smooth highway ride

Paddle shifters

Excellent size for commuting/city driving

Wilderness has extra off-road features


Stretch-out driver/passenger legroom

Two temperature heated front seats

Supportive comfortable seats

Nicely contoured steering wheel

Good auxiliary controls

Comfy back seat with good legroom

Tall floor hump

Adults hit roof in center position


Manual liftgate opens high for tall people

Good cargo capacity

Cargo capacity is good with the split folding rear seats.

Flat floor

Split folding seats

Slight height difference from cargo deck to seat backs

Small front and rear door bins

Medium glovebox no lock

Medium console bin

Roof rails for cargo accessories

WOW Factors:

Good size for city and trails/snow

Huge infotainment screen

The Crosstrek Wilderness has more aggressive styling and tires than other models.

Manual knobs for sound system

Excellent safety features

Standard AWD

Excellent value proposition and resale


Small sunroof

Engine noisy under hard acceleration

Small door bins

Hard plastic visors

Dim courtesy light in cargo area

Bottom Line:

Interior space and comfort is excellent in all Crosstrek models.

The redesigned 2024 Subaru Crosstrek comes in several trim levels with the new Crosstrek Wilderness being the top model. We tested both the Wilderness and the less aggressive Crosstrek Sport which is still a very agile and sure-footed off-road adventure vehicle. Both models have the 182-horsepower engine. The Wilderness has upgraded suspension, more ground clearance, additional off-road drive modes, a front skid plate, all-terrain tires, water-resistant upholstery, and higher approach, breakover, and departure angles. The Wilderness also has more aggressive visual cues. We liked both models and the choice

Back seat room and comfort are very good but the center position is tight for adults.

depends on how much off-road driving capabilities you truly need.