More capable Crosstrek hits dealers
Extra capability comes with extra price
The Crosstrek Wilderness is the third model in Subaru’s even more off-road-focused lineup. That means it has more plastic cladding, but it also means more off-road capability.
It gets half an inch more ground clearance with longer springs and shocks to make sure that means more suspension travel and not just height. It has better approach and departure angles, so you’re less likely to take the nose off on a steep incline.
Wilderness comes with a transmission cooler for durability and a new final drive ratio for better off-road torque delivery. Plus brighter lamps and a stronger roof rack. Towing capacity is up as well, and there are other details like a plastic-covered rear seatback so you don’t have to worry when you shove a bike in there.
The 2024 Crosstrek Wilderness has Subaru’s full driver assist system except for distraction mitigation. It also has automatic emergency steering.
Its $37,995 starting price makes it the most expensive Crosstrek, but it is only $1,000 more than LImited. Like that model, it has the 2.5L flat-four instead of the 2.0L base engine. It also comes with all-weather floor mates and a rear load tray, all popular items that would otherwise be accessories.