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Canadian 2024 Crosstrek Onyx

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Just spotted the first display model at the dealership when I went to pick up my Ascent from the service department.

Snapped a few pics as I was rushing home, the wife got this exact colour and model on order.

2024 Crosstrek Onyx in Offshore Blue

It was getting dark so the colours don't look as vibrant as it should. I like the subtle yellow/gold trim around the fogs better than the US Sport trim.

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That's ridiculous! Who wants to scroll through all those menu items every time they start the car!
The "button" that controls Auto S/S is just above the HVAC controls and is readily available to be pressed when the car starts.

The Infotainment system will be nearly identical to the one in my Outback, and while it's not perfect, it's been greatly improved with updates. Turning off Auto S/S is now part of my start-up habit (put on seatbealt, deactivate parking brake, check mirrors, select music, etc) while I wait for the engine/CVT to get their fluids flowing and a bit warmed up.

I always deactivate Auto S/S in winter as the heated seats/wheel limit the shut off time to a dozen seconds or less. In the summer I'll use it on occasions where I'll be stopping infrequently, or where I know the lights are long.
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The "button" that controls Auto S/S is just above the HVAC controls and is readily available to be pressed when the car starts.

The Infotainment system will be nearly identical to the one in my Outback, and while it's not perfect, it's been greatly improved with updates. Turning off Auto S/S is now part of my start-up habit (put on seatbealt, deactivate parking brake, check mirrors, select music, etc) while I wait for the engine/CVT to get their fluids flowing and a bit warmed up.

I always deactivate Auto S/S in winter as the heated seats/wheel limit the shut off time to a dozen seconds or less. In the summer I'll use it on occasions where I'll be stopping infrequently, or where I know the lights are long.
I think the point is that there won't be such a button on the '24.
I think the point is that there won't be such a button on the '24.
I only drove my wife's Onyx for 30min on the weekend. I think I did see a circular icon/shortcut with an A near the HVAC row that is for temporary disabling it. So it's not buried under the settings menu.
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Found someone working at a Canadian dealership that did this interior overview of the Onyx


As well as the different colour options:

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Omg, love love love the color. Just got news mine will be arrive in 6 weeks!! 馃コ馃コ
Can't wait, thanks all! 馃槈
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Thanks Polly. Hopefully you'll get your Onyx from Japan soon. 馃槈

Here's her initial impressions after previously selling her 1st gen (2013) XV Crosstrek back in Oct - she's been using my 2019 Ascent while waiting.

She appreciates going back the familiar size of an old friend (she didn't scratch my paint, but my tire sidewalls are another story - fortunately my rims were unscathed 馃檪).

She loves all the new tech she's been missing the past decade - wireless Apple Car Play, wireless charging, 3rd gen Eyesight, electronic e-brakes, wireless key FOB.

I'm sure idle stop isn't very popular feature, but it's much improved over the previous Subaru courtesy cars I've driven. This one doesn't "jolt" you abruptly when it restarts the engine. She looks forward to visiting the gas station less often vs my Ascent. The Onyx's 182hp is peppier than her 1st gen that had only 148hp.

Cabin noise, suspension and steering is is much better that her 1st gen for sure... However, after getting accustomed to driving my Ascent which is tuned more for family hauling with a plusher ride with a longer wheelbase, and larger tires -- she's not used to the tighter steering response/feel and firmer ride of the Crosstrek. HomeLink garage control... standard on my Ascent; this rear view mirror doesn't appear to be an available add-on option yet.
Ascent is fun ride too. I am actually trading up my 5 door Sport Tech Impreza for the 2024 Onyx. Loved the Impreza, but in winter its low and this will be higher off the ground, so the drive will be even better... eager!! 馃榿
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Ascent is fun ride too. I am actually trading up my 5 door Sport Tech Impreza for the 2024 Onyx. Loved the Impreza, but in winter its low and this will be higher off the ground, so the drive will be even better... eager!! 馃榿
Oh yeah, my first was a 2008 Impreza Sport (in World Rally Blue), it was fun in the snow... I cracked the lower lip plowing into a chunk of ice back in the day 馃檮 - it got traded for the Ascent.

My dealer says there's a couple of ships full of 2024 Crosstreks waiting to be unloaded at the Vancouver ports right now. They're destined to be for the rest of Canada. Yours is probably on on of those ships.

Vancouver's next shipment is queued in line to be unloaded after that.
Oh yeah, my first was a 2008 Impreza Sport (in World Rally Blue), it was fun in the snow... I cracked the lower lip plowing into a chunk of ice back in the day 馃檮 - it got traded for the Ascent. My dealer says there's a couple of ships full of 2024 Crosstreks waiting to be unloaded at the Vancouver ports right now. They're destined to be for the rest of Canada. Yours is probably on on of those ships. Vancouver's next shipment is queued in line to be unloaded after that.
Nice, mine is Lithium Red. In all honesty had they made the Crosstrek in this Red instead of Pure Red, i would probably have stayed red. I am in Montreal, so ya mine should be on one of them boats too 馃榿. Ordered it back in January, so there initial lead time of 6 months is about right. Cheers!
My 2024 Offshore Onyx is also on it's way! I will miss my 2021 Touring 6 speed... I wish the manual was still available.
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Nice, mine is Lithium Red. In all honesty had they made the Crosstrek in this Red instead of Pure Red, i would probably have stayed red. I am in Montreal, so ya mine should be on one of them boats too 馃榿. Ordered it back in January, so there initial lead time of 6 months is about right. Cheers!
Lithium Red Pearl is a new option for the US built 2024 Limited. It is a nice color. I always felt that the previous Venetian Red Pearl was too dark for a Crosstrek. Brighter colors are more suiting. I still love my Pure Red, but I sometimes wish it had some metallic.
I still love my Pure Red, but I sometimes wish it had some metallic.
Pearlescent paint is where it's at, baby! ... (said the guy with the Plasma Yellow Pearl Crosstrek). The iridescence of mica crystals lends a whole different, chameleon-like, color-variance world to auto paint. Ever since the 1970's, my eyeballs have always found aluminum-powdered metallic paint to be "sparkly monotone".

If I were a red car type, that Lithium Red Pearl would be my choice. It's beautiful! And it's nothing even remotely close to the color of lithium ore. Even better. ;)
I got the call, should be here in just a couple more weeks 馃榿. Really can't wait to sit in it, and call me crazy, but nothing smells better than that new car smell too! Been seeing my Offshore Blue on the road, but not the Onyx version, i think it's really going to look awesome. Any of you get yours yet?? Show it off all 馃槈
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A few more months to go. Onyx Offshore Blue. Can't wait... but have to...
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We ordered an Onyx back in November; initially Offshore Blue, but found it to be too similar to Cool Grey Khaki in bright sunlight so switched to Magnetite Grey. At the end of April the dealership said the vehicle had been built and was in Japan waiting to get on a boat. It's been a full month and still no word about delivery date.

I'm not looking forward to new car payments, but it's going to be nice to be rid of our dying Equinox.
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call me crazy, but nothing smells better than that new car smell too!
Agreed!

On a side note I got into a barely used (3K miles) Mazda CX-5 that smelled identical to my 24 Trek.
Ours was also completed around the same time its been almost 30 days and its still pre manifest waiting for a ship guessing we are 30 to 40 days from it being in Canada
Even when the ships arrive from Japan, the ports in Vancouver are unable to unload them right away. It's very backlogged according to my dealer which does some of the inspections on behalf of Subaru Canada... Hang in there.
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I am a little disappointed with the fact that the Onyx model didn't get the Harmon Kardon speaker package 馃檮. Its supposed to be the Sport model, even has a different back to show a difference vs the other models, but then they cheaped out on what i consider the cherry on the sundae to this model. I was offered the Limited, 3k more for leather seats and Harmon Cardon speakers 馃槼. I passed on it.. just disappointed but wasn't a deal breaker. Having a sunroof was 馃槀. Ok that's my rant on my incoming Crosstrek.
Look at it the positive way: you're free to upgrade your audio without being forced to have butt-sticking seats AND it will cost you much less than the 3k$.
Look at it the positive way: you're free to upgrade your audio without being forced to have butt-sticking seats AND it will cost you much less than the 3k$.
Oh? Do tell.. 馃檹
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