|Trim||Engine||Drive Type||Trans.||0-60||1/4 Mile||Mpg EPA C/H/Observed||Source|
2019 Subaru Crosstrek
|Plug-In Hybrid||2.0L F-4 + Elec||AWD||CVT||8.3 sec||16.5 sec @ 83.5 mph||----/----/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
2018 Subaru Crosstrek
|2.0i Limited||2.0L F-4||AWD||CVT||9.2 sec||17.3 sec @ 84 mph||27/33/23 mpg||Car and Driver|
|2.0i Limited||2.0L F-4||AWD||CVT||9.0 sec||16.9 sec @ 80.8 mph||27/33/25.2 mpg||Motor Trend|
|2.0i Limited||2.0L F-4||AWD||CVT||10.0 sec||17.5 sec @ 79 mph||27/33/---- mpg||Motor Week|
|2.0i Premium||2.0L F-4||AWD||6M||9.2 sec||17.0 sec @ 81 mph||23/29/25 mpg||Car and Driver|
|2.0i Premier||2.0L F-4||AWD||6M||8.8 sec||16.7 sec @ 77.4 mph||23/29/30.5 mpg||Motor Trend|
|2.0i Premium||2.0L F-4||AWD||CVT||9.0 sec||16.9 sec @ 83.4 mph||27/33/28.3 mpg||Motor Trend|
2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek
|2.0i Limited Pzev||2.0L F-4||AWD||CVT||10.3 sec||17.7 sec @ 79.3 mph||26/34/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
|2.0i Special Edition||2.0L F-4||AWD||CVT||10.3 sec||17.9 sec @ 80 mph||26/34/26 mpg||Car and Driver|
2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek
|Hybrid Touring||2.0L F-4 + Elec 0.6-kWh||AWD||CVT||10.1 sec||17.7 sec @ 81 mph||29/33/26 mpg||Car and Driver|
|Hybrid Touring||2.0L F-4 + Elec 0.6-kWh||AWD||CVT||10.4 sec||17.9 sec @ 80 mph||29/33/35 mpg||Motor Week|
2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek
|2.0i Limited||2.0L F-4||AWD||CVT||10.0 sec||17.5 sec @ 78.9 mph||25/33/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
|2.0i Limited||2.0L F-4||AWD||CVT||9.8 sec||17.5 sec @ 79 mph||25/33/26.5 mpg||Motor Week|
|2.0i Premium||2.0L F-4||AWD||5M||8.1 sec||16.5 sec @ 83 mph||23/30/---- mpg||Car and Driver|
|2.0i Premium||2.0L F-4||AWD||5M||8.8 sec||16.6 sec @ 81.5 mph||23/30/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
About Subaru XV Crosstrek
Are you looking for a safe off-road vehicle? You need to look at the 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek. It has earned IIHS’s Top Safety Pick + on its crash tests. That means, with all its enormous power under the hood, it is still a safe car to drive, in and out of the city.
It is worth your consideration if you are seeking a car that offers versatility in a small package. Yes, it is not that big, but it offers more in terms of on-road performance and comfort than other big off-roaders.
The Crosstrek appears rugged with its integrated roof rack and flared fenders. Yes, it is brawny with heavy buff. But don’t be mistaken. Inside, it is smooth and soft.
A Short Take on the History of the Subaru XV Crosstrek
The Subaru XV Crosstrek was unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2011 and a year later was launched at the New York International Auto Show. Developed on a raised version of the Subaru Impreza 5-door hatchback, the Crosstrek started production in Malaysia, at the Tan Chong Motor Assemblies.
It is designed as a crossover, but it is more like a car with SUV features. In 2013, Subaru unveiled the hybrid version of the Crosstrek.
Here are some of the most important specifications of the Crosstrek that you need to know:
- Engine: DOHC aluminum-alloy 16-valve horizontally opposed SUBARU BOXER engine with Dual Active Valve Control System; 148 hp. @ 6,200 rpm; 145 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4,200 rpm
- Transmission: Fully synchronized 5-speed manual transmission with incline start assist or Lineartronic CVT with 6-speed manual mode and paddle shifters
- Steering: Electric Power Assisted Steering (EPAS)
- Drive Train: Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive
- Suspension: 4-wheel independent raised suspension, Front: Strut type with lower L-arm, stabilizer bar, Rear: Double wishbone, stabilizer bar
- Brakes: 4-wheel disc, ventilated front brakes, 4-channel, 4-sensor ABS with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD); Brake Assist; Brake Override System (BOS)
This car is able to handle anything from smooth pavement to mild off-roading. It doesn’t appear stressed even in muddy tracks, gravel mountain roads, blizzards, torrential rain, or your daily commute.
The Crosstrek can be fitted with two transmissions – a five-speed manual gearbox or a continuously variable transmission (CVT). Both types can send power to the wheels with the most grips. However, the manual-gearbox version provides a more connected driving feel.
The manual version also responds more quickly when you need a sudden burst of power. But when it comes to fuel efficiency, the Lineartronic CVT beats the manual transmission.
The current Subaru XV Crosstrek is relatively athletic and quick in corners. It’s taller than the Impreza but it doesn’t feel lanky at all
For its size, it is a wonder that it can tow up to 1,500 pounds. Some of its nearest rivals such as the Jeep Compass, Nissan Juke and Mini Cooper Countryman have not specified their towing capacity.
The fuel efficiency of the Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid is quite impressive for a rugged crossover. It can achieve 31 miles per gallon combined city and highway driving.
The base model of the Crosstrek has a lower fuel economy which is rated at 28 mpg combined. And with the CVT it achieves 26 mpg combined with the standard five-speed manual gearbox.
The Crosstrek Hybrid is better at using fuel because it is rated at 31 mpg combined (29 mpg in the city, 33 mpg on the highway), when it is equipped with Subaru’s continuously variable transmission (CVT). In fact, this is the only transmission option in the hybrid.
In real-world driving, test drivers noted that Crosstreks with CVT versions get better mileage than their manual counterparts. It is not unusual to get 30 mpg in mixed road conditions during the first drive.
The Crosstrek has a great set of safety package together with the EyeSight active safety available for the 2015 model. These features make it one of the safest cars to drive on the road.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave this car a Top Safety Pick+ and its top rating of “good” in every test. These include both in small- and moderate-overlap front crash, plus side- and rear-impact testing, and roof crash.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has awarded the XV Crosstrek four stars for frontal crash and rollover safety. The car also earned a full five stars for side impact, and in its overall rating.
If you’re after utility and not so much with luxury, the 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek will fit your bill. But although it is not that stylish it is nevertheless comfortable.
The cabin materials are just basic but not unpleasant. They have improved from the Subarus of the past decade or so. The dashboard is topped with a soft-touch surface but is rather sticky at times.
In terms of ride quality, the XV Crosstrek is good, from paved highways to bumpy two-lane country roads. You should expect a little jarring and pitching on roads with potholes though.
To learn more about Subaru XV Crosstrek, visit the official Subaru website.
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