The EPA website is now showing the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek with the bigger, more powerful 2.5L we’ve suspected for a few months. All the details for the 2010 Crosstrek engine aren’t available yet, but expect fuel economy comparable to the current 2.0L.
The engine produces 182 HP and 176 lb-ft of torque in the Forester, Outback, and Legacy. That’s a significant 30 HP and torque bump compared to the 2.0L engine currently offered in the Crosstrek!
The 2.5L is rated 27 mpg city, 34 high, 29 combined, and the 2.0L is rated 28 mpg city, 33 highway, and 30 combined. They’re minimal differences and the fuel economy bump on the highway is the result of the bigger engine working a bit less harder at higher speeds.
The 2.5L engine will be paired to only the CVT, and of course AWD will be standard. A sport trim will feature the engine and join the current base, premium, and limited trims. Limited is also likely to offer the bigger engine with an additional price increase.
Stay tuned for the latest info, and fingers crossed that the heated steering wheel option migrates to non-PHEV Crosstreks!