Opting for an SUV as your new daily driver presents you with an evident advantage: ample space. Not only do you get comfortable room for up to 5 in the new 2024 Subaru Crosstrek and 2024 Subaru Outback, there's still plenty of room for all kinds of cargo from shopping bags, gardening gear, sporting equipment, and more. The 2024 Crosstrek is the first third generation model and is more than capable to help you make your daily commute, run errands, and even take a weekend trip into the mountains. Not only is the new Crosstrek sporting a complete redesign, Subaru has also added the rugged WIlderness trim for those who enjoy the outdoors on a regular basis. The 2024 Outback marks thirty years for this spacious, durable SUV and is the "wagon of choice for adventurous families," as Car and Driver sees it, even if you don't choose the Outback Wilderness. The newest model offers a minor update to the front grille and a front bumper refresh. Both crossovers are incredibly fuel efficient and affordable and difficult to choose between. To help make your decision a little easier, Byers Airport Subaru has put together this handy comparison page to guide you through the specs and features in an organized and easy-to-read manner. Once you've read through everything, we encourage you to contact our expert sales staff at Byers Airport Subaru with any questions you may have.
Both the 2024 Crosstrek and 2024 Outback offer standard 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels with the option to upgrade to more athletic 18-inch wheels. While both SUVs offer standard all-season tires, the Crosstrek Wilderness ups the ante with Yokohama® GEOLANDAR® all-terrain tires for better rock, mud, snow, and gravel performance. LED steering responsive headlights are standard fare on both the Crosstrek and the Outback, with LED fog lights standard only on the Outback. Heated side mirrors are only found on the Crosstrek but both SUVs offer the available windshield wiper de-icer to make those frosty winter mornings a little easier to deal with. You'll find the power tilt/slide moonroof standard on higher trim levels of the Outback but it's only optional on the Crosstrek.
While both crossover SUVs are spacious and seat 5 comfortably, the 2024 Outback beats the 2024 Crosstrek in terms of passenger volume and cargo space. Both vehicles offer heated front seats on models above the base, only the Outback adds heated rear outboard seats as well as ventilated front seats and a heated steering wheel. Leather-trimmed upholstery is available on higher trim levels of both the Crosstrek and the Outback and if you choose the Wilderness trim of either model, you'll find standard StarTex® water-repellent upholstery. A dual-zone climate control is standard on the Crosstrek and available on higher trim levels of the Outback.
The standard STARLINK® Multimedia keeps you conveniently connected no matter how far from home you roam on both SUVs, with standard dual 7-inch monitors, Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto™, and Bluetooth® for hands-free phone and text-messaging connectivity. Upgrading trim levels on either the Crosstrek or the Outback nets you an 11.6-inch display with navigation.
A 2.0-liter BOXER® engine is standard fare under the hood of the 2024 Crosstrek, generating 152 horsepower and 145 lb-ft of torque. If you're looking for a little extra power, you can upgrade trim levels to the 2.5-liter BOXER®, which is the standard engine on the 2024 Outback. It makes a solid 182 horsepower and 178 lb-ft of torque. The 2.4-liter turbocharged engine is available only on the higher trim levels of the Outback, producing a mighty 260 horsepower and 277 lb-ft of torque. Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive is standard on both SUVs as well as X-MODE® and Active Torque Vectoring.
While it's too soon for the 2024 models to be rated, the 2023 Crosstrek and 2023 Outback were awarded perfect 5-star overall safety ratings by the NHTSA and the 2023 Outback was named a Top Safety Pick+ by the IIHS. With the iconic EyeSight® suite of driver assist technology standard fare, there's no reason to doubt the 2024 models will fare just as well. Both SUVs offer standard Advanced Adaptive Cruise Control with Lane Centering, Pre-collision braking, Lane Departure and Sway Warning, and Automatic Emergency Braking. Only the Outback offers standard Lane Keep Assist and the innovative DriverFocus® Distraction Mitigation System that will sound an alert if it detects driving done while distracted or drowsy.
No matter if you choose the 2024 Crosstrek or the 2024 Outback, you know you're getting the best value for your money. The Crosstrek is an ideal daily driver with capable powertrains and the latest in connectivity, all for a starting MSRP of just $24,995. The Outback has a starting MSRP of only $28,895 and offers ample room for passengers and cargo, two potent powertrains, and award-winning safety. To see how these reliable and rugged crossover SUVs feel on the road, contact Byers Airport Subaru by phone, online, or stop by our dealership to schedule a test drive or two. We can't wait to get you behind the wheel of a new Subaru.
|2024 Subaru Crosstrek||2024 Subaru Outback|
|Standard Torque (lb/ft)||145||176|
|Max Towing Capacity||3,500 lbs||3,500 lbs|
|Max Ground Clearance||9.3 Inches (Wilderness)||9.5 Inches (Wilderness)|
|Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive||Standard||Standard|
|Standard Fuel Economy||34 Highway / 27 City||33 Highway / 26 City|
|Standard Multimedia Display||Dual 7.0 Inches||Dual 7.0 Inches|
|Max Roof Rail Capacity||700 lbs (Wilderness).||700 lbs (Wilderness)|
*MSRP does not include destination and delivery charges, tax, title, and registration fees. Destination and delivery includes handling and inland freight fees and may vary in some states. Prices, specifications, options, features, and models subject to change without notice. Select colors may be subject to an additional charge. See your retailer for more information.