2024 Subaru Crosstrek: First Drive Review

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience
Hill Descent
As part of X-Mode, the Crosstrek automatically engages Hill Descent Control. Heading down steep, slippery trails, the Crosstrek uses the brakes and gearing to keep the speed at 3-4 mph — the driver simply needs to steer. Although this small Subaru doesn’t have a low gear and certainly isn’t designed to do what a proper off-road vehicle such as a Jeep Wrangler could do, it is perfectly capable of adventuring off the beaten path — something its Crosstrek owners tend to do.

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