Posted Tuesday, June 11, 2024 at 9:55pm

The 2024 Subaru Crosstrek Wilderness Has New Software. We Won’t Be Using One of the Bigger Changes.

Over-the-air updates aren’t exactly new for Subaru owners. The company has been pushing OTA software changes since before the turn of this decade. But as our long-term review Subaru Crosstrek’s chaperone—and as a former “youth” Reynolds wrote about a decade ago—I was nonetheless taken by surprise one day in April when a notification flashed across the screen. “The software update is ready,” it told me. “Would you like to install it now?” As a journalist, how could I do anything but click confirm?