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NewsThe 2024 Subaru Crosstrek Wilderness Makes its Debut in New York

The 2024 Subaru Crosstrek Wilderness Makes its Debut in New York

Subaru will now have a Wilderness version of the 2024 Crosstrek, in addition to the Outback and the Forester.

  • Like the Forester and Outback Wilderness, this version is a more rugged and off-road focussed edition of the small SUV.

  • Increased ground clearance, all-terrain tires, and modified gear ratios combine with numerous appearance modifications.

  • The 2024 Crosstrek Wilderness will arrive at dealers this fall.

After the Outback and the Forester, it is the Crosstrek’s turn to receive a Wilderness edition for 2024.

Subaru unveiled a new version of the 2024 Crosstrek, which has been significantly reworked over the 2023 model, earlier this morning at the New York Auto Show.

As was expected, this new version is a Wilderness edition, which means it is focused on off-road driving and aimed at buyers with a more active lifestyle.

2024 Subaru Crosstrek Wilderness | Photo: Subaru

As with the other namesake models, the Crosstrek Wilderness benefits from a revised exterior appearance that identifies it as part of Subaru’s more rugged family.

These changes include additional black plastic cladding around the wheel arches, new front and rear bumpers, a unique hexagonal front grille, hex-pattern LED fog lamps, metal front skid plates, and a matte black hood decal.

An exclusive paint colour, Geyser Blue, can be ordered on this model, and numerous copper accents are found all around the vehicle, even at the base of the roof rack.

2024 Subaru Crosstrek Wilderness | Photo: Subaru

Speaking of which, the Crosstrek Wilderness receives a unique roof rack that can support up to 176 pounds when on the move and 700 pounds while stopped, which makes it capable of holding larger rooftop tents.

Inside, the copper accents carry over to items such as the gear shifter, the steering wheel, and the stitching on the upholstery while Wilderness logos are present on the headrests and in the instrument cluster at start-up.

The Crosstrek Wilderness comes standard with an 11.6-inch Subaru STARLINK multimedia system that includes wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, 4 months of Sirius XM Travel Link, and over-the-air updates.

2024 Subaru Crosstrek Wilderness | Photo: Subaru

All-weather floor mats and a waterproof rear cargo liner are also standard in order to protect the interior from water or mud.

Since Subaru is already known for the off-road capability of its regular vehicles thanks to the Symmetrical all-wheel drive system, it is not surprising that the Wilderness edition is more than just a cosmetics package.

Indeed, this version of the Crosstrek comes with matte black 17-inch wheels that wear white-letter all-terrain Yokohama tires, and a revised suspension that provides 9.3-inches of ground clearance, increased damping, and a longer travel for each wheel. This also makes for more favourable approach, break over, and departure angles than the base model Crosstrek.

2024 Subaru Crosstrek Wilderness | Photo: Subaru

In addition, Subaru revised the gearing of the CVT and the axle to provide better drivability at low speeds and an improved climbing performance on steep hills.

This means that the Crosstrek Wilderness benefits from a final drive ratio of 4.111 instead of the normal 3.700.

This transmission is paired exclusively with the 2.5L Boxer engine which delivers 182 horsepower and 176 lb-ft of torque.

2024 Subaru Crosstrek Wilderness | Photo: Subaru

The combination of the new gearing and the addition of a transmission oil cooler makes it possible to tow up to 3,500 pounds, which is more than double what any other Crosstrek is capable of.

When using the dual-function X-Mode system, the Crosstrek detects steep hills and automatically forces the transmission to downshift to its lowest ratio in order to maximize traction and performance.

When going slowly down hills, the standard hill descent control automatically applies the brakes on individual wheels in order to control the speed of the vehicle without the driver having to take any action.

2024 Subaru Crosstrek Wilderness | Photo: Subaru

The 2024 Subaru Crosstrek Wilderness will start at $31,995 in the United States when it arrives on the market this fall.

Buyers will be able to order an available $2,270 option package that will include a moonroof, a 10-way power driver’s seat, and a Harman Kardon 10-speaker audio system.

Canadian pricing information has yet to be released, but Subaru Canada also says the Crosstrek Wilderness will arrive this fall, which means details should be released this summer.

2024 Subaru Crosstrek Wilderness | Photo: Subaru
2024 Subaru Crosstrek Wilderness | Photo: Subaru
2024 Subaru Crosstrek Wilderness | Photo: Subaru
2024 Subaru Crosstrek Wilderness | Photo: Subaru
2024 Subaru Crosstrek Wilderness | Photo: Subaru
2024 Subaru Crosstrek Wilderness | Photo: Subaru
2024 Subaru Crosstrek | Photo: Charles Jolicoeur
2024 Subaru Crosstrek | Photo: Charles Jolicoeur
2024 Subaru Crosstrek | Photo: Charles Jolicoeur

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