The Crosstrek Sport’s tech package includes an 8.0-inch touchscreen, built-in navigation, and an eight-speaker Harman Kardon audio system. It's a noticeable improvement from the base model's 6.5-inch touchscreen. That said, the radio features the cheapest tuning knobs ever fitted to an automobile. Totally lacking in weight or heft when you turn them, they feel as delicate as crepe paper, and are sure to break. Bluetooth, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard.
Certainly the Crosstrek offers what any Subaru devotee would expect: a purposefully utilitarian vehicle with a few added frills, delivered in a fairly plain package. There’s nothing flashy here, just what you need to get the job done in an economical manner. Its fashion is its utter lack of it.
2021 Subaru Crosstrek Sport
Base price: $26,495
Engine: 2.5-liter horizontally-opposed four-cylinder
Horsepower/Torque: 182/176 pound-feet of torque
EPA fuel economy (city/highway): 27/34 mpg
Observed fuel economy: 31 mpg
Fuel required: 87 Octane
Length/Width/Height: 176.5/71/63.6 inches
Ground clearance: 8.7 inches
Cargo capacity: 20.8-55.3 cubic feet
Towing capacity: 1,500 pounds
Curb weight: 3,265 pounds©2021 Tribune Content Agency, LLC