Stronger, Safer and
Over the past many decades, Subaru has forged a reputation for producing incredibly strong and smart vehicles that offer superior levels of protection. Utilizing advanced engineering and the most sophisticated safety systems available, Subaru vehicles inspire confidence on every stretch of road and under all possible driving conditions. This tradition continues with the all-new 2024 Subaru Crosstrek, which features more active safety technology and is built upon a platform that’s stronger than ever.
The Latest Thinking on Active Safety
The all-new 2024 Subaru Crosstrek is an absolute class-leader in terms of active safety, giving drivers the tools needed to steer clear of hazards on the road ahead. The combination of a world-class AWD system, striking agility, superior visibility and the latest active safety systems gives the Crosstrek excellent evasive capabilities. Next-generation technologies used in the system, the Subaru Rear/Side Vehicle Detection system and ABS represent the critical first line of defence—and the best way to avoid a potential accident in the first place.
EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology
The latest version of the award-winning Subaru EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology is standard on all versions of the 2024 Subaru Crosstrek. This generation incorporates new cameras with a wider field of view to better monitor activity on the road ahead, help identify potentially dangerous situations and provide assistance to the driver when needed most. The system also features the new wide-angle mono camera, which dramatically boosts the effectiveness of the system. EyeSight incorporates several advanced active-safety systems: Pre-collision Braking, Pre-collision Brake Assist, Pre-collision Throttle Management, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Centring Assist, Lane Departure Warning, Lane Sway Warning, Lane Keep Assist and Lead Vehicle Start Alert. On the Touring trim level and above, Emergency Automatic Steering, which helps you avoid a collision by providing automatic steering and pre-collision braking assistance, is also included.
High Beam Assist
Standard on all trim levels, High Beam Assist takes the task of switching from high beams to low and back again out of the drivers’ hands, leaving them free to concentrate on the road ahead. The HBA system automatically switches from high beams to low when traffic is approaching or when catching up to another vehicle in the road ahead. When traffic clears, the high beams switch back on to ensure optimum illumination at all times.
Reverse Automatic Braking
Available on the Onyx and Limited trim levels, Reverse Automatic Braking uses proximity sensors to warn the driver when the system detects obstacles behind the vehicle. This system can also apply the brakes automatically if it detects that a collision is imminent and the driver doesn’t respond quickly enough.
DriverFocus® Driver Monitoring System (DMS)
Available on the Limited trim level, this award-winning system utilizes a camera angled at the driver’s face and facial recognition software to monitor driver fatigue or lack of attention. When the driver shows signs of losing focus, the system sends out a helpful alert. The DriverFocus® system stores the personal preferences for up to five drivers, including the position of the seats and side mirrors, climate control settings and gauge readouts on the multi-function display.
Standard on all trim levels, the rearview camera is positioned close to the centre of the rear hatch to capture a wide, natural, distortion-free image that appears on the centre console screen. The projected image also features dynamic guidelines that show where the vehicle is headed to help the driver when reversing. The camera lens is fitted with a hydrophilic coating to help clear water, dirt or grime, improving visibility and taking safety to new heights.
Subaru Rear/Side Vehicle Detection System (SRVD)
Available on the Touring trim and higher, SRVD has three distinct functions. Blind Spot Detection identifies vehicles when they appear in your blind spots. Lane Change Assist detects vehicles approaching quickly from an adjacent lane. Lastly, the Rear Cross Traffic Alert signals when vehicles or pedestrians are approaching from either side while you’re reversing out of a parking space or driveway.
Steering Responsive HeadLights
These advanced LED headlights are now standard on all new Crosstrek models. When the vehicle turns a corner, the headlights automatically turn in the same direction, providing an added measure of safety. The headlights also incorporate the latest LED technology, creating better visibility by generating a brighter and whiter light.
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
The high-performance braking system on the Crosstrek features high-quality brake pads and calipers, as well as a short pedal stroke, to ensure quick and confidence-inspiring response. The ABS includes many critical safety advances, including Electronic Brake-force Distribution, Brake Assist and Brake Override. The system also includes Hill Start Assist, which prevents rollback when starting out on steep inclines.
Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC) + Active Torque Vectoring
All versions of the new Crosstrek feature VDC^ and Active Torque Vectoring as standard equipment. VDC utilizes sensors to monitor and analyze if the vehicle is following the driver’s intended course. When approaching the limits of stability, VDC automatically adjusts the engine output, braking force at each wheel and torque distribution of the AWD system to keep the vehicle on-course. Active Torque Vectoring applies braking force to the inside front wheel and distributes more engine torque to the outside front wheel in corners, bringing added cornering capability into sharp focus. These systems create the feeling of added security and increased confidence under all possible scenarios.
^ VDC is also known as electronic stability control
Secures peace of mind
The 2024 Subaru Crosstrek is built on a strengthened version of the Subaru Global Platform that creates more protection than ever before. In the event that an accident proves unavoidable, this subcompact crossover rushes to the defence through the extensive use of high-strength material combined with the latest technological advances. These measures work to minimize collision damage, reduce the chance of injury and deliver class-leading levels of safety. Other safety features, such as the standard auto door lock/unlock and rear seat reminder also generate greater peace of mind.
Advanced Ring-shaped Reinforcement Frame
This advanced frame design is noted as being one of the more robust in the business. The design is effectively a single safety cell created by connecting the roof to the side pillars and the side pillars to the floor. This design dissipates impact energy and diverts it away from the passenger compartment, while a specially designed crumple zone provides further protection in the event of a frontal impact. Overall, this design absorbs 40% more impact energy than previous versions of the Crosstrek by incorporating ultra-strong rear door beams, additional reinforcements and tougher joint structures.
Injury-reducing Seats and Seatbelt Systems
The fully revised front seats are not only engineered to provide superior support, they’re also strengthened to offer more protection. The seats feature frames, energy-absorbing mountings and active headrests designed to reduce the chance of whiplash. Height-adjustable front seatbelts with shoulder pretensioners hold passengers firmly in place, while the locking tongue strengthens the seatbelts and load limiters ease peak forces to the chest. In the rear seat, the ISO-FIX/LATCH system features a lower anchor bar positioned for easy use, helping secure younger passengers riding in compatible child safety seats.
A full complement of supplemental restraints engineered to better protect occupants in the event of a collision is standard on every trim level. This all-encompassing system of protection includes dual-stage deployment front airbags, a driver knee airbag, front passenger seat cushion airbag, front seat-mounted side-impact airbags and side-curtain airbags for front and rear outboard occupants.
In utilizing the Subaru Global Platform, the SUBARU BOXER® engine sits lower in the vehicle than before, which leads to even higher levels of safety. In the event of a head-on collision, the engine and transmission are designed to absorb impact, then break away from the vehicle structure and drop below the passenger cabin for added protection.