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Value-focused 2024 Subaru Crosstrek 2.0X Limited Edition slots in with more features to take on the Hyundai Kona and Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross rival

The new 2.0X Limited Edition slots in above the base Crosstrek 2.0L with a few features borrowed from up the range.

Subaru has added a special edition to its Crosstrek small SUV line-up, bringing extra comfort features for not a lot more money.

Based on the entry grade Crosstrek 2.0L, which lists for $34,990 before on-road costs, the Subaru Crosstrek 2.0X Special Edition asks $2000 more at $36,990 for its extra features. These include 18-inch alloy wheels, auto and self-levelling LED headlights, LED fog lights, dark grey roof rails, 'premium' cloth seats with heating for the front row, a leather steering wheel, leather gear shifter and dual-function X-Mode driving setting.

That’s on top of the standard features carried over from the base 2.0L trim which includes LED daytime running lights, an 11.6-inch multimedia display with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, six-speaker stereo, dual-zone climate control and there’s wireless phone charging, too.

The 2.0X Special Edition doesn’t get any mechanical or engineering changes, and has the same naturally aspirated 2.0-litre four-cylinder boxer engine as the 2.0L, making 115kW and 196Nm.

The 2.0X Special Edition will arrive this month with Subaru Australia saying the model will have a limited run.

“We are delighted to introduce this value-packed Crosstrek 2.0X Special Edition, expanding the options available to our customers,” Subaru Australia’s Managing Director, Blair Read, said.

The 2.0X Special Edition doesn’t get any mechanical or engineering changes.

“Crosstrek is a versatile, capable compact SUV that delivers genuine SUV performance, and features all the right ingredients to inspire driving confidence on any journey, whether that be navigating urban streets or exploring the road less travelled on weekend getaways.”

If the Crosstrek looks a lot like a Subaru XV to you, that’s because it is. Subaru changed the name of the XV to Crosstrek in Australia when the model entered its new generation last year. Subaru said it was renamed to align with what the model is called overseas. 

For other brands and models, the renaming might have been a risky move, but changing from XV to Crosstrek doesn't seem to have affected Subaru's sales of its Hyundai Kona and Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross rival - it's recorded 3113 sales so far this year. 

2024 Subaru Crosstrek pricing before on-roads

Variant

Price

2.0L

$34,990

2.0X Special Edition

$36,990 (new)

2.0R

$38,490

2.0S

$41,490

Hybrid L

$38,590

Hybrid S

$45,090

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