The Subaru lineup is an ever-evolving mix of passionate automotive design and research. The company knows its audience well and the company philosophy reflects that. For the 2021 model year, things are going to be changing as the lineup has gotten quite the refresh.
Although the crossover boom has affected all automakers, Subaru is still sticking to what makes a person buy a new Subaru. This commitment to quality and design is what separates the carmaker. We looked at what the 2021 model year has to offer for potential Subaru shoppers.
2021 Subaru Forester
The Forester has always been that sort of quirky SUV drivers couldn’t help but like. As the company continues to move into the future, the Forester has changed. The next-generation model continues to build on Subarus’s commitment to safety and quality, and thus standard features include responsive LED headlights, high beam assist, and rear seatbelt reminder. In addition to those upgrades, the 174-horsepower 2.5-liter Boxer engine does an excellent job of propelling the compact UTE to its destination. Interior volume has also increased dramatically from the previous generation.
2021 Subaru Outback
Subaru has been doing a comprehensive remodel of their brand identity and the Outback is no exception. The wagon was long in the tooth and the company gave it a full-on redesign last year. The interior has become more driver-centric, with an interactive infotainment center and current tech throughout the car. A panoramic sunroof helps things out and gives the wagon a much larger feeling inside, and the AWD capability means that you can still go anywhere. Safety features include steering responsive LED headlights, passenger seat belt reminder, and a rear-seat reminder. The Outback might look a lot different, but this is still the same wagon that Subaru fans have grown accustomed to.
2021 Subaru Crosstrek
The Crosstrek was an interesting proposition when it was introduced because it treads very lightly on Forester territory. Nevertheless, the car has managed to be a hot seller for the company without impeding the sales numbers of the Forester. The 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine is not only potent but it’s also fuel-efficient. The 8.7 inches of ground clearance means that you can take the Crosstrek on just about every trail, but you still get the comfortable ride of a car. The durability of the Crosstrek coupled with the versatility has made it a standout part of the current and future Subaru lineup.
2021 Subaru Ascent
Subaru is headed back into uncharted territory with the Ascent, a full-size SUV offering. Although the model has still competition on the market right it has beautiful exterior styling and a reasonable starting MSRP. The third-row seating is a major advantage over the other crossovers that are currently in the lineup. The 2.4L turbo four-cylinder is rated at 260 horsepower and 277 pound-feet of torque. This is more than enough power for the modern family who is trying to get out of town for the weekend. The Ascent also has the plethora of standard safety features that you’ve come to expect from Subaru.