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News 2021 Subaru Crosstrek Starts At $23,795 in Canada

2021 Subaru Crosstrek Starts At $23,795 in Canada

A new Outdoor trim and the addition of the 2.5-litre engine are the big news stories for the refreshed 2021 Subaru Crosstrek


  • The new Outdoor and top-line Limited will get the 2.5-litre engine.

  • Subaru’s EyeSight driver-assist system gains Lane Centring Assist

  • All get a new front grille and wheel designs.


The Subaru Crosstrek strikes a perfect balance between an SUV and a compact car and has proven to be highly appreciated by the buying public. Launched for the 2018 model year, the current Crosstrek gets a subtle facelift and a coveted boost in power for 2021.

2021 Subaru Crosstrek | Photo: Subaru

Despite the mild upgrades, Subaru has not increased the 2021 Crosstrek’s base price. It is still powered by 2.0-litre 4-cylinder Subaru BOXER engine that develops 152 horsepower and 145 lb.-ft. of torque and includes Subaru’s Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive (AWD) system. This engine can be mated to a 6-speed manual or a Lineartronic CVT transmission. Two trims, the Outdoor and Limited, will be equipped with the more potent 2.5-litre direct-injection Subaru BOXER engine that provides 182 horsepower and 176 lb.-ft. of torque.

The Crosstrek has few, or many competitors. Among compact cars with AWD, there’s the Mazda3, and that’s about it. Among subcompact crossovers, we find the Ford Ecosport, the Mazda CX-3, the Honda HR-V, Chevrolet Trailblazer and Trax, Jeep Renegade, Nissan Qashqai, Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross and RVR, and that about covers it.

Here’s a look at the five versions of the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek.


2021 Subaru Crosstrek Convenience – $23,795

The car still features 17-inch wheels, automatic climate control, a 6.5-inch infotainment display, and more, and the 6-speed manual gearbox.

2021 Subaru Crosstrek | Photo: Subaru

With the optional CVT, pricing rises to $25,795 as it includes X-Mode and Subaru’s EyeSight Driver Assist Technology For 2021, the latter has gained Lane Centring Assist.


2021 Subaru Crosstrek Touring – $26,195

The Touring benefits from fog lights, heated front seats, a leather-wrapped heated steering wheel, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, SUBARU STARLINK Connected Services, and more.

Once more, with the CVT comes EyeSight and it is preiced from $28,195.


2021 Subaru Crosstrek Outdoor – $29,995

This trim is all-new for 2021. Along with all the Touring’s equipment, it receives the 2.5-litre Subaru BOXER engine and the CVT. Visually, it differs from the others with its gun metallic coloured front grille accent, exterior mirror caps, badging, fog light cover accents and a shark fin antenna. You’ll also noticed unique and aggressive side cladding, dark grey painted 17-inch wheels, and an optional and unique to the Outdoor Plasma Yellow Pearl exterior colour.

2021 Subaru Crosstrek | Photo: Subaru

The Outdoor’s interior gets yellow and gun metallic trim accents, yellow stitching and all-weather soft-touch seating surfaces.


2021 Subaru Crosstrek Sport – $28,795

Here, we return to the 2.0-litre and 6-speed manual transmission. It gets a sunroof, power driver’s seat, the heated steering wheel, an 8-inch touchscreen display and more.

With EyeSight and CVT, the price jumps to $31,395


2021 Subaru Crosstrek Limited – $34,495

The top-line Crosstrek earns the 2.5-litre Subaru BOXER engine and the CVT, and EyeSight. Furthermore, it also gets a proximity key with push-button start, leather seating surfaces, and more.

2021 Subaru Crosstrek
2021 Subaru Crosstrek | Photo: Subaru

 At an even $30,000 in Canada, the Outdoor trim has enormous potential. We suspect it will be very popular.

2021 Subaru Crosstrek | Photo: Subaru

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Matt St-Pierre
Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

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