Subaru might introduce the long-awaited Baja pickup at the end of 2024. Because of the high market demand for utility pickup trucks, the Japanese automaker is close to introducing a new generation of Baja. The 2025 Subaru Baja Pickup Truck will be built on a newly developed platform but will share engine options with a Subaru Ascent.
Previously, Baja was introduced in 2003 but discounted in 2006 because of low sales.
And in the last few years, customers have started demanding a small utility pickup. Also, there is the rising popularity of hybrid powertrains. And the 2025 Subaru Baja Pickup Truck will be offered with it. Also, it will keep some of the recognizable characteristics of previous generations. Has great offroad capabilities. simple but comfortable and spacious interior. And reliable and powerful engines.
2025 Subaru Baja Pickup Truck Specifications
The 2024 Subaru Baja is anticipated to feature the renowned Subaru engine, previously utilized in the Subaru Ascent. This upgraded engine is a 2.4-liter inline four-boxer, boasting 275 horsepower and 290 foot-pounds of torque. It will be paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission. Also, there is a chance it will be offered with a 6-speed manual gearbox. The upcoming 2025 Subaru Baja is expected to have a towing capacity of up to 5200 pounds. We expect a payload capacity of up to 1400 pounds. This truck will have excellent fuel efficiency. Targeting an estimated 19 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway
Subaru’s signature symmetrical all-wheel-drive system will come as a standard feature in the pickup. While there’s a possibility that Subaru might offer a Baja variant with a manual transmission and a 3.6-liter engine, specific details on this option are currently unavailable.
This engine should be reserved for a top-tier trim called Wilderness.
2025 Subaru Baja Pickup Truck Design
The old Baja that was introduced 20 years ago features a rough exterior and interior. And it receives a lot of complaints about that. With a new generation, Baja will receive an updated interior that will feature plenty of tech and safety features. Also, it will get luxurious trims that will offer a luxurious interior with leather seats and a modern infotainment system.
Some of the noticeable changes inside the truck will be A new 8-inch info-entertainment system On more expensive models, we will find leather seats with heating and venting options.
Also, in standard equipment, we will get dual-zone climate control. Navigation system. 7-inch digital driver screen. Also, the new Baja will be equipped with an all-modern safety system. including a 360° camera, pedestrian warning, and sign reorganization.
Like the interior, the exterior of the truck will get a full redesign. The exterior will get a new-era look. It will include a total redesign. Starting from the front of the truck, it will be a mix of modern design with aggressive grille locks and futuristic headlights. On offroad trims, the exterior will be additionally modified, including front and rear bumpers. That will allow this truck to have a better approaching and departure angle. Also, we hope we will see some advanced offroad features like underbody protection and side-rock guards.
The base model of Baja will come with 17-inch rims. And will offer plenty of color options, and some of them will be reserved for premium models.
2025 Subaru Baja Pickup Truck Hybrid
The hybrid powertrain should come with a new 2025 Subaru Baja. At this moment, there are no official announcements from Subaru about what engine we can expect. But we can guess that the hybrid model will be equipped with a 2-liter turbo gasoline engine that will be paired with a small electric motor. This mill will be able to produce up to 250 horsepower and an impressive 350 pound-feet of torque. The hybrid engine will be paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission, and it will come with all-wheel drive. The towing and payload capacities should be lower than those of a standard gasoline engine. But it will offer impressive gas mileage.
So we expect to see up to 4700 pounds of towing capacity and up to 1350 pounds of payload capacity.
Price and Release Date
The 2025 Subaru Baja is anticipated to be released towards the end of 2024, with availability in US dealerships expected to begin in early 2024. The starting price for the base model is projected to be around $27,000, with the potential to reach $34,000, depending on the chosen trim level and additional equipment.
Baja models that will be equipped with a hybrid powertrain should start at around $30.000.
In terms of competition, the 2024 Subaru Baja will face rivals such as the Toyota Tacoma and Nissan Frontier. It is hoped that Subaru’s competitive pricing strategy and well-established reputation for reliability will resonate with customers.