2021 Subaru Crosstrek vs. 2020 Subaru Crosstrek | Interior, Performance, Technology, Features

Ready for commutes, adventures, and everything in between, the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek is a great option for drivers looking to upgrade to a new compact SUV. But before you drive home in this versatile vehicle, you may be curious how it compares to last year’s model. In the following 2021 Crosstrek vs. 2020 Crosstrek comparison, the team at Grand Subaru has looked at the similarities and differences, from the exterior and interior to the engines and safety systems.

After reading, head to our Crosstrek inventory to see what’s available at our dealership in Bensenville, IL. You can also take advantage of our Crosstrek lease and finance offers to secure a great monthly rate. To speak with a Grand Subaru representative, call (888) 840-3934 or chat with us online.

2021 vs 2020 Subaru Crosstrek Comparison

What’s New in the Subaru Crosstrek?

Given the success of the 2020 Crosstrek, Subaru decided to make small adjustments to the 2021 model year instead of sweeping changes. The 2021 Crosstrek offers a larger BOXER® engine configuration, as well as a new Sport Edition trim level. There are also slight improvements to the suite of Eyesight® driver assist technologies. Continue reading to learn exactly how the 2021 Crosstrek differs from the 2020 Crosstrek.

2021 Subaru Crosstrek vs. 2020 Subaru Crosstrek Engine Specs & Fuel Economy

While both the 2020 and 2021 Subaru Crosstrek are standard with a 2.0L BOXER engine and available with a capable hybrid option, only the 2021 Crosstrek offers the larger 2.5L BOXER configuration. Consult the following table to find the Crosstrek powertrain with the right blend of performance and fuel economy:

EngineHorsepowerTorqueFuel EconomyMax. Towing CapacityModel Availability
2.0L BOXER 4-cylinder152 HP145 lb.-ft.27 city / 33 hwy MPG1,500 lbs.2020, 2021
2.5L BOXER 4-cylinder182 HP176 lb.-ft.27 city / 34 hwy MPG1,500 lbs.2021
2.0L Hybrid148 net HP134 lb.-ft.90 combined MPGe1,000 lbs.2020, 2021

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