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Subaru Teases Next Wilderness Model

With little doubt, a Crosstrek Wilderness will become another rugged hit for Subaru

  • It’ll be the Crosstrek.

  • It will be revealed at next week’s New York Auto Show.

Looking back over the last 15 years, Subaru’s made less than a handful of mistakes. According to us, killing the Legacy wagon was wrong, and removing a turbocharged engine from the Forester was nearsighted. That’s it. Among its best decisions were creating the Crosstrek (aka XV Crosstrek) and introducing the Wilderness trim.

2022 Subaru Outback Wilderness Review: The One that Could Have Changed Everything

The Wilderness trim heightens a Subaru’s off-road credibility with an increase in ride height, all-terrain tires on specific wheels, revised ratios for the CVT, transfer case, and differential, skid plates, extra cladding, and a whole bunch of attitude. In a word, it’s cool.

We are huge fans of the Outback Wilderness for all kinds of reasons including styling, stance, and off-road performance. The Forester Wilderness isn’t quite as attractive though it can do all the rest. Now, as far as the Crosstrek is concerned, short of the Outback, it is the brand’s most appealing vehicle.

Based on what we know and Subaru of America’s recent post on its Facebook page, they are about to introduce the Wilderness version of the Crosstrek. The teaser image reveals very little other than anodized copper bits on a Wilderness bumper.

If we were to make a few predictions about the new 2024 Subaru Crosstrek Wilderness, we’d guess that it won’t get the 2.4T, rather it’ll stick with the 2.5L coupled to the CVT, like the Forester, and get black 17-inch wheels, AT tires, and everything else. No matter what, however, it’ll be a popular option we think.

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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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