2024 Subaru Crosstrek Wilderness Launches With No Chevy Trailblazer Equivalent30
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.
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Very nice. Of course, GM has no equal. They never thought outside the box in making their Blazer and Trail Blazer trailworthy; their idea of trailworthy is fighting their way to the Home Depot on a saturday morning to pick up a bag of mulch. GM does appears to be in the business of building you an over sized, over priced pickup for the price of what a house cost some 20 years ago and the occasional Corvette. And when they do have something equal to, say….a Ford Mustang; well, they kill it with willful indifference and a lack of advertising. The GM of the now is not the GM that made the K5 Blazer or the original S10 Blazer. That CrossTrek Wilderness will have Toyota scrambling…..while the execs over at GM are sleeping in.
Given Subaru’s sales, I don’t think any GM exec is losing any sleep. As far as the Mustang Ford sold less than 15,000 in Q1 2023. They aren’t flying off the shelf. That market is getting smaller and smaller as the years go by. EVs outperform anything in that class so if I was GM I would be looking at an electric Camaro. It would save them development costs because they can reuse motors, inverters, and batteries they already have. Also, since people don’t normally tow with Mustangs or Camaros and most don’t drive super long distances because they aren’t that comfortable an EV is perfect for that class of car.
Maybe they’ll make some motor, ultra-capacitor, or inverter upgrades to boost performance to keep the gearheads happier. This will not help the generations that know how to tear down a V8, but that group is getting smaller as time goes by.
Surprise! No Bronco/Wrangler competitor either.
They gave no 4runner , grand Cherokee competitor blazer and trailblazer great off road names
I loved GM products for almost 70 years, owning trucks Chevy to GMC, Buicks to Pontiac’s, 3/4 tons to 4×4’s, Camero’s to Firebirds. I now own 2 quality built Subaru’s that for the last 8 years have not spent their time in the repair shop!
And it sounds like you have bought your last vehicle, so why would any automaker care what you think?
Subaru has hit a Grand Slam with these Wilderness additions.
Yea never liked Subaru that much. All of the advertising on tv consists of animal loving crap, never talking about how good their cars are ( if at all ). I’m not gonna buy a car just because the ad features animal activist crap they call that psychology right there buddy.
I guess all the downvotes means there are a lot of peta nerds in this site
It means you suck. If you hate animals that much then there’s something fundamentally wrong with you as a human being. Subaru has always been pro dog and interested in investing in nature. If all you want are cars and filthy machines then get lost and take your narrow minded bs with you.
I wish there was a way to BLOCK dumb @sses here.
All the Subaru animal loving is BS, Japan is still slaughtering whales. If you own a Subaru you are a whale killer.
I never said I hated animals. What I was referring to is that Subaru relies on animals as a marketing ploy because there is nothing to brag about in the case of their vehicles. You are the narrow minded one sir, you want to insult me and not look at the facts. I bet you consider yourself a “peace loving liberal” who preaches about tolerance. The only problem with you hypocrites is that you guys can’t accept any opinion but your own. Also Blocking every view point you don’t agree with.
I really dislike you.
They really fumbled the bag here . Could made the trax or blazers like this and taken lot sales from Subaru . Oh well Chevy has enough crossovers to make up for it . I believe the trax will break records sales.
Just like truck people, people who buy Subaru’s are very loyal to the brand. I doubt anybody will be cross shopping
any other brand of off road vehicles. As for the Subaru Crosstrek I don’t think any auto maker needs to worry.
Subaru wants to take the title of ugliest vehicle from the Pontiac Aztec.
They’ve already overcome by offering the most black plastic ever.
Saw this at the NY Auto show and it wasn’t very attractive. Additionally, per testing from other magazines, these are slow! No reason to complain the 3 cylinder engines GM is using are slow.
I feel the same way. They run all the “Feel the love commercials” well I owned one and as several people I know they dump them around 90,000 because the keep blowing head gaskets and that problem seems to never have been fixed. Needless to say I wasn’t feeling the love after getting
Remember, this is a trim option for the Crosstrek. Not the only version. There are like four trim options for Impreza, too. Sadly the 2024s drop the manual transmission. GM would be wise to offer more awd options.
I don’t understand the notion from people here that GM is somehow failing by not competing in every single market segment that exists. No company can or does. Every company has limited resources to invest and has to decide where it’s most valuable for them.
You lose the status of “worlds biggest & greatest car company” to the likes of Toyota by failing to set the standard and pace. The good old days when GM dominated world car sales, engineering and innovation. At one time, they did. But no longer. They missed the sales boat by not having an alternative to the Ford Maverick. They’ve given up building mainstream, middle class friendly cars and handed those sales over to Toyota and Honda. No alternative to the Bronco, Bronco Sport or Wrangler. And they’ve failed for decades on how to capture the new generation hipster market that wants all-wheel drive in a quirky styling package that is not a cookie cutter fit for other GM cars, a market that Subaru has captured with some great advertising and almost 50 years of working around an AWD vehicle. They have limited resources for a reason: customers, loyal GM customers, walked away a long time ago.
Apparently you forget that when GM tried to compete in most segments, they went bankrupt. Sadly you still complained that they didn’t offer everything you could imagine.
Btw, GMC offers the Terrain AT4 as competition against the Bronco Sport.
Chevy also offers the midsize Malibu sedan still as competition but you forget about that too.
The reality is, you’re just never going to be satisfied no matter what GM offers.
In reality bro, the Malibu is a lackluster car and really uninspiring. Also the Terrain AT4 is nowhere close to a bronco. So really, A lot of people are not satisfied with crap product. They throw crap at a wall to see what sticks IMO
Reading comprehension? I clearly stated the Terrain AT4 goes up against a Bronco Sport., not a Bronco.
Neither one is going to go into any extreme off-roading scenarios.
Sarcasm huh? Look here buddy, I just disagree with your post. Like I said before every product you mentioned don’t meet my expectations. We can play semantics all day about the bronco sport (which I meant) . I don’t care for either cars. You defend GM like you are reviving a paycheck from the company.
It should come as no surprise that GM has no answer for this off-road rendition. Their CUV’s are all boring, anemic, cookie-cutter soccer mom machines. If someone does want a little bit more from their GM CUV, they can option for a package consisting of black wheels and cheap stickers for an additional $4-5k.
As a long time GM fan and owner, it is beyond embarrassing.
I really don’t know what all the fuss is about. 99% of us won’t go “off trail ” anyway.
Say what you want about this car, but for anyone that has sat inside one, man is the visibility spectacular. I’m loving what companies like Honda and Subaru are doing with thinning their pillars and moving mirrors to bring back that open feeling that older cars had. I wish GM put more attention into this. It makes city driving a breeze.
Wow, that thing us UGLY! No one will be cross shopping an Impreza with a Trailblazer, and blind people aren’t allowed to drive.
I also love how auto journalists used to complain about large overhangs on American cars, but don’t say a peep about the ridiculous overhangs on Subaru’s. You need a lot of ground clearance to get a decent approach angle with the long front overhangs on most Subaru’s.
I must agree with you on going off road. Pretty expensive vehicle for off roading anyway. Better off buying a ATV. I kinda wish they hadn’t set all the Colorado and GMC trims to two inch lifts. It does lower gas Mileage. A two inch lift would have been better as an option.
Maybe a change on 2024’s? Well the lift does look cool….
Love all the people complaining that GM doesn’t offer a competitor to this. That must be why Subaru sells so many more vehicles than GM, right?