The New Subaru XV Crosstrek

Subaru introduced the XV Crosstrek in 2013,  which solves the problem by combining superb highway and rough road driving.  Since 2013 the Crosstrek has had a number of makeovers.  The 2020 Crosstrek comes in three trim models: the 2.0i, 2.0i premium, and 2.0i limited.  They all have similar handling and functionality.  Just like all Subaru vehicles, it has state of the art safety features.  To learn more about the 2020 Subaru XV Crosstrek read below.

Basic Features

The Subaru Crosstrek sets the pace in the compact crossover class of cars.  It ranks high for length, wheelbase, width and  leg room  for front passengers. From the front bumper to the hydraulic lift gates.  The frame is built to be sleek to enhance its overall design and its aerodynamic qualities.  The Manufacturer’s specified retail price is the $20,000 range due to its added features.

Known for its fuel efficiency and 4- wheel maneuverability, users of the crosstrek enjoy improved ROI with special features like a high towing capacity (1,500 pounds) and drift.  It has a ground clearance of about 9 inches with 18 degrees approach angle, 21 degrees ramp break-over and a 30 degree departure angle.  For a cruise to the village, or a rough terrain ride, there are few places to look for alternatives.

Additional Features

Some additional features you will enjoy on the Subaru XV Crosstrek include:

  • Leather seats
  • Cargo racks
  • Bluetooth
  • GPS
  • Satellite radio
  • Rear view cameras
  • Vehicle dynamics control
  • Lane maintenance systems

Comparing Its Competition

Competition for the Subaru Crosstrek include the Honda HR-V, Mazda CX-5 and Nissan Juke.  They pale in comparison based on 4- wheel drive symmetry, heated outdoor mirror, interior mirror, privacy cover and fog lamps. Only the Honda HR-V comes close when comparing the windshield wipers.

Fuel Usage

With almost 16 gallons, the crosstrek is armed with the largest fuel capacity in its range of competitors.  It has a fuel efficacy of 35 mpg on the highway and 27 mpg in the city.  With a trade mark engine design configuration, the built in piston system works smartly to avoid vibration effects.  Another smart invention of the Subaru is the Lineartronic which uses continuously variable transmission to optimize performance and for the premium, you can alternate its use.

Pros And Cons

The Crosstrek is ranked by the Kelley Blue Book as the most trusted brand, best overall brand and best resale value.  The build ensures that users are comfortable no matter where they drive to.  For a price of $25,000, the premium models have clutch free dashes and pads with very wide front and rear windshields that improve visibility.

The draw backs include lack of acceleration.  There are also and complaints that the 5 speed manual and 6 speed transmissions tend to be noisy.  Another con is that it has  just one engine selection with a 148hp H4 2.0L power train.  Finally, drivers may want more space for cargo to make up for its split folding rear seats.

One Final Thought

The Subaru XV Crosstrek is a great car.  It effortlessly drives on rough terrains and regular highway streets. Not many vehicles can do this.  To learn more about the Crosstrek, you should visit the Subaru dealer and take it for a test drive.


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