Auto123 tests for the first time the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek, now equipped with a larger engine.
Morin Heights, QC - This well-known Laurentian alpine ski resort was the setting for a much-anticipated first encounter with the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek. The Japanese automaker’s popular crossover has received a mild-to-medium makeover for the new year.
It should be noted that Subaru sold just over 15,000 units of this modified Impreza on stilts last year in Canada - a pre-COVID-19 year, needless to say. To give you an idea of the Crosstrek's success last year, the crossover was surpassed in its category only by the Nissan Qashqai and the small Nissan Kicks (yes I know, that small urban vehicle isn't quite a direct competitor to the Crosstrek).
New for 2021
Obviously, the Crosstrek is a pretty crucial model for Subaru, and that explains the series of improvements for the 2021 lineup. In addition to the usual overhaul (new colours, new standard equipment, etc.), the 2021 Crosstrek comes with a new 2.5L flat-four-cylinder engine, the same bolted under the hood of the Legacy, Outback and Forester.