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2024 Subaru Crosstrek Debuts As New Ford Bronco Sport Rival

The Ford Bronco Sport debuted for the 2021 model year and has earned its fair share of critical acclaim, but has found the hyper competitive space of mainstream compact crossovers to be what one might call “tough sledding.” In fact, Bronco Sport sales declined by 27 percent in Q4 2022 and eight percent year-over-year, placing the rugged crossover near the bottom of the segment with a four percent market share. Meanwhile, the Subaru Crosstrek ranked sixth, enjoying a 50 percent sales increase in Q4 and 21 percent year-over-year, accounting for seven percent of the market. Now, the all-new 2024 Subaru Crosstrek has been revealed as it aims to stay hot in a red hot segment.

2024 Subaru Crosstrek Interior Dashboard

The 2024 Subaru Crosstrek actually carries over quite a few things from the current model, and looks similar as well. However, some big changes have taken place, including the fact that the Crosstrek is no longer available with a manual transmission, which means that it’s also more expensive –  $26,290, versus the previous starting MSRP of $24,870.

2024 Subaru Crosstrek Interior Seats

Buyers can choose between four trim levels – Base, Premium, Sport and Limited – with the first two coming equipped with a 2.0L flat-four cylinder engine making 152 horsepower, while the higher trim models have a 2.5L flat-four generating 182 horsepower. All four models get the same CVT gearbox and all-wheel drive, which features some improvements and the X-Mode off-road driving mode.

2024 Subaru Crosstrek Rear Three Quarters

Inside the cabin, the 2024 Subaru Crosstrek Base gets a standard seven-inch infotainment screen, while the other three trims come equipped with a larger 11.6-inch unit. In terms of exterior styling, the new Crosstrek looks very similar to the outgoing model, but does feature a bit more black plastic cladding befitting of its off-road-focused nature. According to Subaru, shoppers can expect to see the 2024 Crosstrek at dealers this spring, when it will seek to gain ground on the segment-leading Toyota RAV4.

We’ll have more on everything Ford’s competition is up to soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for 24/7 Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. Murray Henley

    The Subaru Crosstrek is in the subcompact class. The Subaru vehicle that competes with the Bronco Sport, in the compact class, is the Forester.

    The Forester will be all-new for 2024, but the new Crosstrek interior gives us a preview of the 2024 Forester’s interior design.

  2. Mike says...

    The interior touch points and overall ambiance in the the little Subi is much nicer than the Bronco Sport. That said, they are totally different vehicles. Having driven both, the Subi feels much more refined and doesn’t scream look at me like the Bronco Sport does…. but that psychology depends on what floats your boat?

  3. Scott

    …. the most this vehicle can compete with, is a Schwinn.

    1. RWFA

      Scott is a silly boy.

  4. Bob Dobson

    Please refer to this vehicle by it’s proper name Lesbaru CrossTrek.
    It’s no competition to the Bronco, you can buy one at any dealership right now as its a vehicle purchased primarily by one specific group of customers.

    1. Mike says...

      Clearly, you are much more ‘in touch with yourself’ than you want to admit…. get your hands out of your pockets and go stand in the corner.

    2. RWFA

      Oh Nob Knobson, seriously?

      Nothing like a little misogyny and homophobia to make us think even less of you.

      Try to be better, just a bit, I am optimistic that it is possible.

  5. Gary . Virginia.

    With all the LOVE makes a Subaru commercials they will sell plenty.

    1. RWFA

      Can’t deny it, I’m a fan of the Dog Approved campaign theme.


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