Time to get to know one of our most recent long-terms, this 2021 Subaru Crosstrek Sport, a little better. 3-years into its 2nd generation, ’21 ushered in fresh styling and a new engine option.
New to Crosstrek anyway; it’s the Forester’s 182-horsepower 2.5-liter boxer-4, and comes standard with Sport and Limited trims, working with a CVT, naturally. We’ve averaged 28.1 miles-per-gallon during our initial 1,000-miles.
Ours is the Sport variety, meaning slightly more rugged-looking trim for the outside, and adventure-ready water-repellant StarTex upholstery inside.
We’re no strangers to the Crosstrek, as we’ve had several of them on our long term lot over the years and this refreshed Crosstrek feels familiar to us. We appreciate the extra power the new-to-the-model engine provides, and even though it’s still not the quickest thing, there’s a noticeable improvement over the 2.0L.