Subaru just unveiled the all-new 2024 Subaru Crosstrek Wilderness at the New York International Auto Show, debuting the most-rugged Crosstrek variant the Japanese automaker has ever produced. The new Subaru Crosstrek Wilderness starts at just under $32,000. At present, Chevrolet does not offer a Chevy Trailblazer equivalent, with the closest rival being the less-capable Chevy Trailblazer Activ.
Outside, the 2024 Subaru Crosstrek Wilderness sports several unique styling enhancements, including exclusive exterior body cladding, new front and rear bumpers, a hexagonal front grille, new wheel arch cladding, a metal front skid plate, LED fog lights, and an anti-glare hood decal Subaru . There’s also Wilderness badging, and an exclusive Geyser Blue paint finish.
The unique touches continue into the cabin, where the seats are upholstered in water-resistant Subaru StarTex material, and the Subaru Wilderness logo is embossed in the headrests. Infotainment spec includes an 11.6-inch touchscreen, while EyeSight Driver Assist Technology is standard, adding in driver assist tech like Advanced Adaptive Cruise Control, Pre-Collision Braking, Pre-Collision Throttle Management, Lane Departure and Sway Warning, and Lead Vehicle Start Alert.
The Subaru Crosstrek Wilderness features new suspension as well, with longer coil springs and shocks that provide 9.3 inches of ground clearance, a half-inch increase from non-Wilderness Crosstrek models. Approach angle is up to 20 degrees, while departure angle is 33 degrees and breakover angle is 21.1 degrees. Extra stick is provided by Yokohama all-terrain tires, which are mounted on exclusive 17-inch wheels.
Under the hood, the Subaru Crosstrek Wilderness runs a naturally aspirated 2.5L flat-four engine rated at 182 horsepower and 176 pound-feet of torque, all of which is harnessed by a retuned Lineartronic continuously variable transmission (CVT) with a new 4.111 final drive ratio. Power is put to the ground via Subaru’s Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive. The crossover also offers a 3,500-pound towing capacity, double what was offered previously thanks to the addition of a new transmission oil cooler.
The new 2024 Subaru Crosstrek Wilderness will arrive in dealers this coming fall.