The 2021 Subaru Crosstrek comes with a modest $100 price bump but more standard equipment and more power. A new Sport trim highlights a more powerful engine option that is only $600 more than the base engine, the automaker announced Thursday. 

A common gripe from shoppers interested in Subaru’s smallest crossover SUV was that they needed more power than the standard 152-horsepower 2.0-liter flat-4. Subaru has mollified some by taking the Forester’s 181-hp 2.5-liter flat-4 and making it standard in the new Sport trim and the top Limited trim. The larger boxer engine trails the smaller engine in efficiency by only 1 mpg, with an EPA-rated 27 mpg city, 34 highway, 29 combined. 

The 2021 Crosstrek still comes with a 6-speed manual transmission standard on base and Premium trims. The upgrade to a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) costs $1,350, same as last…

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