New Subaru Crosstrek For Sale in Palm Springs, CA

The New 2021 Subaru Crosstrek Introduces More Features

The Subaru Crosstrek is the ultimate family and adventure compact SUV. It comes refreshed for the 2021 model to bring in more features and more power. New for the 2021 model is the Crosstrek Sport, which features a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder BOXER engine that generates 182 horsepower. This new trim is now the most powerful Crosstrek yet.

Subaru also offers a new wheel design for the 2021 Crosstrek with a more impressive front fascia with a new bumper and grille. Adaptive Cruise Control is now standard with the Standard EyeSight Driver-Assist Technology. This makes the new Crosstrek safer for families.


The 2021 Subaru Crosstrek comes with two engine options:

The first engine option is the 2.0-liter Four-Cylinder Boxer Engine that generates 152 horsepower and 145 pound-feet torque. This engine is paired with a standard 6-speed manual transmission, but you can also pick the option of the Lineartronic Continuously Variable Transmission. This powertrain is available for the Base and Premium trims and offers a fuel efficiency of 28/33/30 mpg for city/highway/combined driving.

The other engine option is the larger 2.5-liter Subaru BOXER that produces 182 horsepower and 176 pound-feet torque. This is available for the Sport and Limited Trims. Subaru pairs the engine with a Lineartronic Continuously Variable Transmission, which allows the trims to offer 27/34/29 mpg for city/highway/combined driving.

All the trim levels feature Subaru's Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive paired with Active Torque Vectoring that gives the car more power to drive off-road in Palm Desert. It further offers X-MODE Hill Descent Control with three driving modes normal, snow/dirt, and snow/mud to further enhance the distribution of power to the wheels, no matter where you travel around Indio.

All models with the CVT transmission also have SI-Drive, which manages the performance of the car. With SI-Drive, you can switch between "Sport" and "Intelligent" modes for tailored performance.

Interior Features

The new Crosstrek comes with a basic interior that prioritizes function over style. A more luxurious interior is available on the Limited and Sport trims. The Limited trim features a faux carbon-fiber trim with orange stitching on its seats. This carbon-fiber trim is also seen in the sport, which has yellow stitching on the upholstery. The Sport trim further has a leather-wrapped steering wheel, leather door trim with leather-wrapped armrests, and a storage box lid on the dashboard. There are also carpeted mats with yellow stitching and a sports logo.

All trims come with Subaru StarLink with a 6.5-inch multimedia system. StarLink allows you to integrate your smartphone through Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Other interior features standard on the 2021 Crosstrek include:

  • Power door locks
  • 60/40 split-folding rear seats
  • Multifunction display with fuel efficiency information
  • Tilt and telescoping steering wheel
  • Power windows that automatically open or close
  • Engine immobilizer security system
  • Black simulated carbon finish
  • Six-speaker audio system
  • Shift-lever handle
  • Retractable cargo cover

Exterior Features

You can tell the Sport trim apart, thanks to its unique exterior features, including wheel arch moldings, sporty 17-inch alloy wheels, gunmetal front grille, body-colored side mirrors, and badges. You can pick the Sports trim from any available seven colors. You can also opt for an optional package with a moonroof and a few additional features at a higher price.

Standard features on the Crosstrek include roof rails, gloss black rear roof spoiler, and black side cladding.

How Safe is the New Subaru Crosstrek

Most of the Subaru safety features are now standard on all Subaru models. Standard on all models with Lineartronic CVT is the Subaru Eyesight Driver-Assist Technology. This package comes with a host of safety features which now include:

  • Automatic Pre-Collision Braking
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Pre-Collision Throttle Management
  • Lead Vehicle Start Alert
  • Advanced Adaptive Cruise Control

Thanks to the EyeSight package, the Crosstrek received a Superior rating from IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety), the highest possible safety rating. Better yet, the model has been selected as the Top Safety Pick by IIHSA for nine years in a row.

Other safety features include:

  • Seven airbags
  • Steering responsive headlights
  • Rear seat reminder for baby safety

Technology Features

The 2021 Subaru Crosstrek has a host of tech and connectivity features for added convenience. The main feature is the StarLink Multimedia with a high-resolution 6.5-inch touchscreen. This system offers:

  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration
  • Bluetooth hands-free phone
  • Audio streaming connectivity
  • AM/FM stereo
  • Voice-activated controls

On the Premium and Sport trims, Subaru used a 6.5-inch Multimedia Plus, which comes with a single disc CD player, SiriusXM radio, SiriusXM Travel Link, StarLink apps, HD Radio and Wi-Fi Hotspot capability.

On the Limited trim is an option 8.0 Multimedia Plus system that offers Near Field Communication and over-the-air updates. There is also an 8.0-inch advanced system that offers voice-activated navigation and SiriusXM Traffic.

StarLink comes with a host of connected services that allow you to get convenience when driving your Crosstrek in La Quinta or over in Cathedral City. These services include:

  • SOS emergency assistance
  • Enhanced roadside assistance
  • Advanced automatic collision notification
  • Maintenance notifications
  • Diagnostic alerts
  • Monthly vehicle health report
  • Remote car start
  • Climate control
  • Vehicle security alarm notification
  • Remote horns and lights
  • Remote vehicle locator
  • Stolen vehicle recovery

All these features are standard on all trims of the Subaru Crosstrek.

Test Drive the New Subaru Crosstrek in Cathedral City

You can test drive the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek in Cathedral City today and feel its power and its safety and convenience. Contact Palm Springs Subaru today or visit our showroom to learn more. In the meantime, feel free to begin filling out your finance application to expedite your new Subaru purchase today.

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