When automotive journalists talk about “fun” cars, we’re typically talking about how they drive. These are cars with beautifully precise handling or ferociously quick acceleration. But sometimes, the fun is less about the car itself — it’s about where the car can take you. And that’s where Subaru comes in.
Subaru offers famously capable vehicles with high ground clearances and standard all-wheel drive. Subarus are engineered to take you safely and comfortably where you need to go, whether you’re commuting to work or picking your way toward an isolated campground or trailhead. That focus trickles down into Subaru’s smallest and least expensive crossover, the Crosstrek. And to make the car more pleasant to drive by traditional auto-journalist metrics, the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek is now offered with a bigger engine as well as several other enhancements. Let’s go over the details on this newly updated subcompact crossover, which starts at $22,245.