Model year switchover:
The carryover 2021 Crosstrek is now rolling into Subaru dealers. Selection isn't great at the moment, but we expect supplies to ramp up quickly. New this year is an optional 2.5-liter engine with 182 horsepower.
Billed as a crossover, the Crosstrek is essentially an Impreza hatchback with increased ground clearance for moderate off-road capability. It remains quite popular with buyers.
The lineup includes the Crosstrek Hybrid, which features plug-in technology for 25 miles of all-electric range. Buyers remain eligible for a $4,502 federal tax credit, but the California state rebate is no longer available on this model.
The 2020 Crosstrek has sold out.
Current lease and APR offers vary by region and will remain in effect through September 30, 2020. Examples shown here are for California. Subaru doesn't usually run specials for Labor Day.
Check for discounting:
As usual, there is no factory cash program on the 2021 Crosstrek (or any other Subaru), but discounts will probably be available at the dealer level.
Initial lease offer:
Customers in Los Angeles can lease a 2021 Crosstrek (base trim with automatic) from $275 for 36 months (12,000 miles a year) with $2,055 due at signing. Everywhere else in the country, the monthly payment is about $10 to $20 higher.
The effective monthly cost of this lease is $332, which is rather expensive in our analysis. Offers will certainly perk up once supplies get up to speed.
If you're currently leasing a Subaru model, your first payment will be complimentary, up to $500. This loyalty perk is available throughout the lineup.
If you finance:
Promotional financing on the 2021 Crosstrek starts at 1.9% APR for 48 months. That's not bad for this early stage of the model year. We'll probably see 0.9% within the next few months.