Compare 2021 Subaru Crosstrek vs 2021 Subaru Outback

2021 Subaru Crosstrek
2021 Subaru Outback

2021 Subaru Crosstrek


2021 Subaru Outback

28 city / 33 hwy*

Fuel Economy

26 city / 33 hwy*
152 HP


182 HP
2.0L 4cyl


2.5L 4cyl

Serving Fort Walton Beach, FL

If you're looking for a new car this year, we encourage you to try out the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek at Subaru of Fort Walton Beach. The Subaru Crosstrek is a sporty and nimble vehicle made by Subaru. The Crosstrek is similar in appearance and design to the 2021 Subaru Outback, which is one of the most popular crossovers offered by Subaru. There are a few notable differences between the two SUVs, however. The Crosstrek is overall smaller and more compact than the Outback. It ranks #2 among extra-small SUVs, while the Outback ranks at the top of its class. With the Crosstrek you'll get some new and improved features that make it even more enjoyable to drive in 2021. This year, the Crosstrek has more standard safety features on the models that have the automatic transmission. All versions of the Crosstrek receive some styling updates in the form of a refreshed bumper design on the front end and a restyled front grille. The Crosstrek also has a new engine with improved power output. To see the changes that are in store for the Crosstrek, arrange an online test drive for The Subaru Crosstrek at Subaru of Fort Walton Beach.

Performance and Handling

The latest Subaru Crosstrek is now offered with two engines that give you more power from the year before. The base engine under the Crosstrek's hood is a four-cylinder with a 2.0L capacity. This engine can achieve up to 152 HP. You now also have the option of getting an upgraded four-cylinder on the top two trims called the Sport and Limited. These two trims receive the new 2021 engine, which is a 2.5L four-cylinder capable of 182 HP. Both engines come with a manual transmission, but you can choose to switch over to an automatic transmission on most trims. The Limited and Sport trims get a standard automatic transmission. All-wheel drive is standard on both the Crosstrek and the Subaru Outback in 2021. The Subaru Outback has a standard automatic transmission. The transmission pairs with the base engine, which cranks out a maximum of 182 HP and 176 LB-FT in torque. Available with the Onyx Edition XT trim level is a turbo-charged engine that has a higher power output of up to 260 HP. The second engine has a top torque capacity of nearly 280 LB-FT. The second engine is a four-cylinder, and it also pairs with all-wheel drive.


The Subaru Crosstrek at Subaru of Fort Walton Beach has an impressive interior, as you'll see with an online test drive of the Subaru Crosstrek. The base Crosstrek has a 6.5-inch infotainment display screen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. There is a USB charging port on the base Crosstrek and climate control. More safety features are added on the base trim level if you opt for the automatic transmission instead of the manual. With the Premium trim you'll get heated seats, two USB ports, and a leather-encased wheel. A sunroof is available as an add-on. The Sport trim gets simulated leather upholstery and yellow accent stitching. It has more USB ports as well. Leather seats and a larger touchscreen are included on the top Limited trim level. The Outback comes with a standard 7-inch touchscreen, but you can get a larger 11.6-inch display on the top trims. An all-weather package available for the second trim adds heated front seats.


Roof rails are standard on the 2021 Crosstrek and the 2021 Outback. Both vehicles also get 17-inch wheels. Fog lights are available as an add-on option for the second trim level of the Crosstrek. The second Outback trim comes with LED fog lights. To see these features for yourself, contact us for an online test drive for the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek.

To give the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek a try, don't hesitate to schedule an online test drive at Subaru of Fort Walton Beach.

*All figures are EPA estimates. Actual mileage may vary.