2021 Subaru Crosstrek review

Find the built-to-last capability and quiet comfort you've been yearning for in the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek. To help you learn more about this versatile compact SUV, the experts at Grand Subaru of Bensenville, IL, have prepared the following 2021 Crosstrek review page, taking a closer look at everything it has to offer. To get in touch with the Grand Subaru team, please call (888) 840-3934 or send us a message online.

2021 Subaru Crosstrek Performance Specs & Towing Capacity

The 2021 Crosstrek engine lineup includes two capable powertrains. Standardly paired with symmetrical all-wheel drive, both engines will be adventure-ready from the moment you drive off our lot. Performance specs for both Crosstrek engines can be found below:


2.0L BOXER® 4-cylinder

2.5L BOXER® 4-cylinder


Six-speed manual or Lineartronic® CVT

Lineartronic® CVT


152 HP

182 HP


145 lb.-ft.

176 lb.-ft.

Fuel Economy

28 city / 33 hwy MPG

27 city / 34 hwy MPG

Max. Towing Capacity

1,500 lbs.

1,500 lbs.

Model Availability

Base, Premium

Sport, Limited

2021 Subaru Crosstrek Interior & Exterior

You're sure to make a strong first impression when you arrive behind the wheel of the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek. To accent the smooth bodylines and bold design of the Crosstrek, this SUV includes the following standard and available exterior refinements:

  • 17- or 18-in. wheels
  • LED steering responsive headlights
  • LED fog lights
  • Daytime running lights
  • Roof spoiler
  • Heated sideview mirrors with integrated turn signal indicators
  • Windshield wiper de-icer
  • Black raised roof rails
2021 Subaru Crosstrek exterior

The modern design continues when you step inside the 2021 Crosstrek. From comfort amenities to stylish features, the cabin of the Crosstrek has it all. Standard and available interior features include:

  • Automatic temperature control system
  • Cloth, StarTex® water-repellent, or leather-trimmed upholstery with available orange or yellow accent stitching
  • Four-, six-, or Harman Kardon® eight-speaker audio system
  • Heated front seats
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter handle
  • Lineartronic® CVT paddle shifters
  • Power tilt/slide moonroof
  • Push-button start
  • Retractable and removable cargo area cover
  • Six-way power-adjustable driver's seat
2021 Subaru Crosstrek Interior

2021 Subaru Crosstrek Safety Features and Rating

While 2021 reviews haven't been released yet, the 2020 Subaru Crosstrek received a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and was named a Top Safety Pick by Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). For the 2021 model year, the Crosstrek provides an added layer of peace of mind thanks to the following adaptive safety technologies:

  • Advanced adaptive cruise control with lane centering
  • Blind-spot detection with rear cross-traffic alert
  • High beam assist
  • Lane departure and sway warning
  • Pre-collision braking system and throttle management
  • Rear vision camera
  • Reverse automatic braking

2021 Subaru Crosstrek Infotainment & Connectivity Technology

Centered around a large touchscreen display, the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek is equipped with a well-connected suite of technologies. Drivers and passengers alike will stay entertained and informed with these standard and available tech features:

  • 6.5- or 8-in. touchscreen display
  • 2.4- or 4.2-in. color LCD display
  • 6.3-in. color multifunction display
  • GPS navigation system
  • Apple CarPlay® / Android Auto™ smartphone integration
  • Bluetooth® wireless connectivity
  • SiriusXM® Satellite Radio
  • HD Radio™
  • 4G LTE Wi-Fi® hotspot
2021 Subaru Crosstrek infotainment system

2021 Subaru Crosstrek Color Options

Express your personality by choosing the perfect 2021 Crosstrek exterior paint option. Depending on your preferred trim level, you can select from the following Crosstrek color options:

  • Crystal Black Silica
  • Cool-Gray Khaki
  • Horizon Blue Pearl
  • Ice Silver Metallic
  • Magnetite Gray Metallic
  • Pure Red
  • Plasma Yellow Pearl
  • Crystal White Pearl
  • Lagoon Blue Pearl

2021 Subaru Crosstrek Size & Cargo Space

Inside this Subaru SUV, you'll find seating for up to five passengers and plenty of cargo space for whatever you need. The 2021 Crosstrek measures in at 20.8 cubic feet behind the second row, and 55.3 cubic feet with the second row folded down. With this room, you'll have space for all the essential equipment for your next journey.

2021 Subaru Crosstrek 2021 Subaru Crosstrek Models for Sale near Chicago, IL

Grand Subaru is the place to go to find 2021 Subaru Crosstrek models for sale near Chicago, IL. Browse our Crosstrek inventory to see our current selection, and pair your favorite model with a monthly lease offer. To learn more or to schedule a test drive at our dealership in Bensenville, IL, call (888) 840-3934 or use our convenient online form.

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