2024 Subaru Crosstrek Wilderness Closes The Winning Loop

The 2024 Subaru Crosstrek Wilderness is the breakout star for a carmaker that rose dramatically from modest beginnings and has become an industry powerhouse.

From a scrappy value player, since 2006 Subaru US sales grew from 200,000 to 700,000 units in 2019. And with 16.5% YTD sales increases the Camden NJ headquartered brand is back on its pre-pandemic sales pace.

Leading the charge is the all new $34,000 Crosstrek Wilderness. Based on our hair-raising off-road testing in the legendary wild environs of Zion, Utah, the Crosstrek may well be the most competent compact crossover utility vehicle ever.

On the most extreme hill climbs, the Crosstrek Wilderness scampered and powered over steep crests effortlessly, with its X Mode off-road system gripping and delivering power to all four wheels. On the road the Crosstrek is comfortable as a sedan.

Powered by a newly boosted 182 horsepower 2.5 liter boxer 4 cylinder engine, the Crosstrek does get some extra pep off the line with 0 – 60 times of 7.6 seconds but in the Wilderness edition thanks to a transmission cooling system the extra power raises towing weight to 3,500 lb.