Subaru Adds ADAS Features in 2021 Crosstrek


Source: Subaru announcement

CHERRY HILL, N.J. – Added safety and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) along with a new Sport trim and the availability of a more powerful engine are among the major changes announced by Subaru of America for the 2021 Crosstrek subcompact crossover.

Enhanced Safety for 2021

Crosstrek models equipped with the Lineartronic CVT (continuously variable automatic transmission), whether standard or as an option, come with EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology.

The EyeSight system has been enhanced for 2021 with new Advanced Adaptive Cruise Control with Lane Centering. The suite of driver assist technologies also includes Automatic Pre-Collision Braking; Pre-Collision Throttle Management; Lane Departure Prevention; and Lead Vehicle Start Alert.

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The 2020 Subaru Crosstrek, when equipped with EyeSight, received the highest possible rating of “Superior” for front crash prevention by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

All 2021 Crosstrek trim levels include seven airbags: driver and front passenger frontal airbags, side curtain airbags and side pelvis/torso airbags, as well as a driver’s knee airbag. Crosstrek has been named an IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK for nine years running (2012–2020). The 2020 Subaru Crosstrek Limited equipped with steering responsive headlights received the 2020 IIHS TSP award.

The Rear Seat Reminder (with CVT-equipped models) is designed to help prevent child or pet entrapment by alerting the driver to check the rear seat before exiting the vehicle.

Sport trim adds power, style

Sport and Limited trim levels will come standard with a new (for Crosstrek) 2.5-liter 182 horsepower engine, 30hp more than the standard 2.0-liter engine in other trim levels.

The Sport trim offers unique exterior trim elements that include specific wheel arch moldings, sport-type 17-inch alloy wheels with dark gray finish, and gunmetal finish for the front grille, side mirrors and badges.

The Sport interior add new water-repellant, durable StarTex® upholstery with yellow stitching to the seating. Also, yellow stitching has been added to the simulated leather door trim panel armrests, leather-wrapped steering wheel, shift boot, multifunction display visor, and center console storage box lid.

Carpeted floormats feature the Sport logo and yellow stitching. The new Sport is available in seven exterior colors, including the new Plasma Yellow Pearl and Horizon Blue Pearl.

The Sport is further distinguished by its cabin with gunmetal and simulated carbon fiber interior trim accents, a high-grade gauge cluster with color LCD and yellow metallic finish trim rings, and a high-power LED rear gate light.

An option package includes a power moonroof; Blind-Spot Detection with Lane Change Assist and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert; and 8.0-inch STARLINK Multimedia Plus System. The MSRP is $1,600 for this package.

The entire announcement can be read by clicking HERE.

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