Live thread: One week with a 2024 Subaru Crosstrek Wilderness

David S.
By David S. Wallens
Nov 18, 2023 | Subaru, crosstrek, New Car Review, Live Thread

Wanna ride shotgun with the GRM crew?

Welcome to this week’s test vehicle, a 2024 Subaru Crosstrek Wilderness: more cladding, more ground clearance, more off-road bits.

How does it compare to the regular Crosstrek?

Keep an eye on this thread.

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David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
11/18/23 6:00 p.m.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
11/18/23 6:00 p.m.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
11/18/23 6:49 p.m.

First impressions: Pretty much feels like a Crosstrek but with knobbies. How so? More sidewall flex, a little more sway in the ride and, obviously, more ground clearance. 

You can see how the Wilderness package impacts fuel economy, too.

EPA numbers: city, highway, combined.

Crosstrek Wilderness: 25, 29, 27

Crosstrek Sport and Limited: 26,33, 29

Impreza RS: 26, 33, 29

All three have the 2.5L. 

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
11/18/23 6:51 p.m.

Some more photos because pics or it didn’t happen:

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
11/19/23 10:55 p.m.

Two 90-minute highway drives in it today. Totally comfortable, totally no issues. Go, get there, come home. Comfortable, quiet. Totally enjoying the latest Impreza chassis. 

DirtyBird222
DirtyBird222 PowerDork
11/20/23 10:01 a.m.

Cool color, not a huge fan of the center console and center stack area on these. Not really a good spot to fit a phone. I also still hate they killed the manual in these. I had a 2017 5-spd and even with a 150hp it was a blast to drive and take on trails. The CVT which both my ex-gf and ex-wife have equipped on their crosstreks is not my favorite. 

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
11/20/23 11:43 a.m.

I also love the color and, yeah, a stick would make this a slam dunk.

My phone fits fine in the cubby. 

Kreb (Forum Supporter)
Kreb (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
11/20/23 11:56 a.m.

I've found that faux carbon-fibre door and dashboard inserts allow me to take on much more radical terrain.

 

DirtyBird222
DirtyBird222 PowerDork
11/20/23 12:04 p.m.
David S. Wallens said:

I also love the color and, yeah, a stick would make this a slam dunk.

My phone fits fine in the cubby. 

I haven't been in the new crosstrek yet but the similar setup on the outback, I could not fit a pro max iphone in there. 

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
11/20/23 3:17 p.m.

Some pics of the phone cubby:

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