From an unordinary source, it looks like we are getting a more powerful Subaru Crosstrek in 2021.

Since its inception, the Subaru Crosstrek has come standard with a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine across all trim levels. This sporty and capable vehicle has grabbed a unique market segment somewhere between an SUV, Wagon, and Crossover. For the past few months, rumors have swirled that Subaru might have a more powerful engine in the works for future models. Well, all the rumors can cease now that the EPA website confirmed a 2.5-liter engine option starting in 2021 Crosstrek models.

Bright orange Subaru Crosstrek sunset photo

Made in response to the Energy Policy Act of 1992, the EPA has provided accurate fuel economy ratings through fueleconomy.gov to help American consumers shopping for a new vehicle. According to that website, the 2.5-liter nearly outperforms the 2.0, boasting 27 mpg city, 34 mpg highway, for a combined mpg of 29. The 2.0 is rated 28, 33, 30, respectively.

Subaru Crosstrek equipped with luggage rack carrying surfboards

The 2.5-liter will be available on the Sport and Limited trims, leaving the 2.0 to the entry-level trims. Subaru has not come out and confirmed this yet, but given the information from the EPA website, they've all but confirmed this new motor option to the general public. This will position Subaru nicely against their in-market competitors like the Honda HR-V and Hyundai Kona, offering more power, efficiency, and excitement to an already popular crossover SUV.