When you get behind the wheel of a new Subaru Crosstrek, you know you are in for a good time. It brings an energy to the streets of Ruckersville and takes you on new adventures wherever you find yourself heading in Crozet. It sets itself apart from other SUVs with its impressive powertrain and advanced features, not found on other crossovers.

But for fans of the Crosstrek may feel like something was missing in the previous model years. They couldn't quite put their finger on it. Subaru has locked down a need and taken action. It has taken the exciting powertrain you have come to know and love and taken it to another level of thrills. Umansky Subaru of Charlottesville wants to introduce you to the newest addition to the 2021 Subaru Outback.

What is New Under the Hood?

The Subaru BOXER engine has long been a staple in the Subaru lineup and a standard for other crossovers to strive to achieve. Now, you get options for your drive with a new version of the Boxer to get you around Earlysville. The latest version is the 2.5-liter Direct-Injection Subaru BOXER engine. The new engine comes paired with the Lineartronic continuously variable automatic transmission

How Much Power Does the new Engine Provide?

Plenty. The all-new 2.5-liter BOXER engine churns out 182 horsepower. That is 30 more horsepower than the engine you have been enjoying for years. This gives you a bit more pop for your journey. This additional power is the perfect complement to the standard Symmetrical all-wheel drive you find on every Subaru Crosstrek.

Which Trim Levels can You Find the new BOXER Engine?

Fans of the original 152 horsepower BOXER engine can still find that version in the base Crosstrek and Crosstrek Premium levels. If you want to power from the BOXER engine's 2.5-liter version, you have to look toward the Crosstrek Sport and Crossktrek Limited. It seems like it was made specifically for the Sport, which brings you Dual-Function X-MODE with hill descent control.

Does the new Engine Affect the Fuel Efficiency of the Crosstrek?

Amazingly, it doesn't. You'll find the more powerful engine in many models will drain fuel a little more quickly than the base. You will find it gets the very same 27 mpg on the city streets and 34 mpg on the highway as the 152-horsepower engine provides. There is no dip at all.

When you have access to this much power, why not go for it? Take both versions of the Subaru Crosstrek for a test drive and discover the difference at Umansky Subaru of Charlottesville. See which Crosstrek appeals to your sense of adventure.

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