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Eric's Autos: 2021 Subaru Crosstrek

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If you're thinking about a small crossover wagon and looking for a reason to favor one over another, Subaru's got something to show you that is hard-bordering-on-impossible to find in any other crossover: a pedal to the left of the brake pedal.

What It Is

The Crosstrek is a compact-sized, five-passenger crossover with standard all-wheel drive and a standard six-speed manual transmission.

Prices start at $22,245 for the base trim with the stick, a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine and all-wheel drive. If you prefer to let the car shift for itself, a CVT automatic is available; this bumps the price up to $23,595.

Sport ($26,495) and Limited ($27,995) models come standard with a larger and stronger 2.5-liter engine, also paired with standard all-wheel drive.

However, these versions of the Crosstrek are CVT automatic-only.

 

What's New

In addition to the new engine, all 2021 Crosstreks get a minor cosmetic refresh, the first change in external appearance since this model made its debut in 2018.

The Sport trim adds new luminous yellow accents for the interior and hunkier fender flares.

What's Good

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