2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek | Review, Price, Interior, Exterior, Engine

October 1st, 2012 | Category: Subaru, SUV | 1010 Views

2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek | Review, Price, Interior, Exterior, Engine. – Welcome to Neocarsuv.Com, we will provide the latest information about the 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek. Subaru XV Crosstrek is one brand new car from Subaru that was released in 2013. We will also review about the price, interior, exterior and engine of the 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek.

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Now, The 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek ranks 10 out of 22 Affordable Compact SUVs. This ranking is based on our analysis of 9 published reviews and test drives of the Subaru XV Crosstrek, and our analysis of reliability and safety data. Reviewers say that while the all new Subaru XV Crosstrek is short on power, it offers good fuel economy, standard all wheel drive and a comfortable interior.

Reviewers agree that the all new 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek needs more power than its four cylinder engine can provide. However, if you’re willing to look past that shortcoming, they also say that the XV Crosstrek offers a comfortable, balanced ride and a capable all wheel drive system. A five speed manual transmission is standard, while a continuously variable transmission (CVT) is optional, and both get good reviews. The XV Crosstrek gets up to 25 / 33 mpg city/highway, according to the EPA. That estimate is quite good for the class, especially when you consider that the XV Crosstrek comes with standard all wheel drive.

For years, Europeans have ridiculed American buyers for their SUV addiction, but small-SUV sales are booming on the Continent right now. The new XV Crosstrek was conceived as a way for Subaru to capitalize on the trend, its tidy dimensions making it ideal for tight European roads. When U.S. dealers saw the XV, though, they loved it and convinced Subaru brass that it would be a hit with young urban families stateside. Here, it will be known as the XV Crosstrek.

The 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek should prove to be a welcome addition to the company’s CUV lineup. I found it to be extremely attractive and sporty in its appearance, displaying a low shoulder line and blacked out “B” and “C” pillars, giving it an almost coupe like persona with a low 0.35 drag coefficient. It is also highly functional and fun to drive. Exterior mirrors have been moved from the “A” pillar to the door, improving outward visibility.

That’s a fair request. The XV Crosstrek rides 3 inches higher, to begin with. Key suspension points and components are beefed up to handle additional abuse. And with its black cladding and alloy wheels, the XV certainly looks able to withstand minor scrapes with branches and rocks. Inside, the cabin is geared toward utility and function, with minimal frills. Quality materials, comfortable seats and a quiet highway ride, however, keep the Crosstrek competitive with benchmark compact sedans.

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2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek Price :
Subaru has announced pricing for its new 2013 XV Crosstrek. The quasi crossover starts at $21,995 for the Premium trim, while a Limited model carries an MSRP of $24,495 (*not including a destination charge of $795). The XV Crosstrek is essentially a high water Impreza five door with a little extra cladding and ground clearance. Listed at 8.7 inches to be exact, the ground clearance is a healthy three inches greater than the standard Impreza.

The 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek, the latest addition to the Japanese automaker’s all-wheel-drive crossover stable, starts at $22,790, including a $795 destination charge, according to Subaru.com. The XV Crosstrek is slated to arrive in showrooms in the fall. The top of the line 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek 2.0i Limited starts at $25,290, including shipping.

The Impreza based XV Crosstrek slots in pricewise between the 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport and the 2012 Honda CR-V. The Mitsubishi Outlander Sport starts at $19,995, including an $825 destination charge. The 2012 Honda CR-V starts at $24,155, including an $830 destination charge. The XV Crosstrek is shaping up to be considerably more expensive than the Suzuki SX4. The 2012 Suzuki SX4 starts at $17,794, including $795 destination charge.

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2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek Interior :
The Subaru XV Crosstrek comes standard with a six-speaker stereo that features a USB port, auxiliary input and Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity. Options include a navigation system and power moonroof, while the higher Limited trim adds automatic climate control and a backup camera standard. Few reviewers have commented on the 2013 XV Crosstrek’s interior features. However, many say that its interior is basically the same as the Subaru Impreza’s. One test driver compliments the XV Crosstrek for its straightforward climate and stereo controls, while another mentions the stereo’s excellent sound quality.

+. Interior Features :
>. Flexible cargo area.
>. Bluetooth® hands free connectivity.
>. Available power tilt / sliding moonroof.
>. Available voice activated GPS navigation.
>. 6 speaker audio system with available SirusXM™ Satellite Radio.

The 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek is a five passenger crossover available in 2.0i Premium and 2.0i Limited trim levels. Standard equipment on the 2.0i Premium includes 17 inch alloy wheels, roof rails, heated mirrors, a windshield wiper de-icer, air conditioning, full power accessories, cruise control, a tilt and telescoping steering wheel, heated front seats, a 60/40 split folding rear seat, Bluetooth phone and audio streaming and a six speaker audio system with CD player, USB port and auxiliary jack.

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2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek Exterior :
Here’s where the 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek is a “different” Subaru. A great deal of attention was paid to the exterior design of the XV Crosstrek, and I commend Subaru on their efforts. While it’s not a complete departure from the Subaru line (as the BRZ seems to be) it’s different enough to turn heads and the right heads.

Targeted at Gen Y buyers (and those who are also considering the MINI Cooper Countryman and Nissan Juke), the XV Crosstrek is a woodsman in ubranite attire. Sleeker than an Outback and beefier than an Impreza, the XV Crosstrek strikes a pleasant balance between off roader and city dweller. It’s fancy without being impractical, and functional without being brutish. High wheel wells, a 220 mm ground clearance and practical roof rails mean this Subaru can pretty much go anywhere, and look good while it does as long as it’s not sitting on those horribly angular, flower y rims.

The 2.0i Limited adds automatic headlights, automatic climate control, leather upholstery, the rearview camera and the same six-speaker audio system found on the Premium but with the addition of a 4.3-inch LCD display. The sunroof and a navigation system (with satellite radio) are also available for the 2.0i Limited.

+. Exterior Features :
>. Symmetrical All Wheel Drive.
>. 2.0 liter DOHC SUBARU BOXER® engine.
>. 17 inch aluminum alloy wheels.
>. Raised roof rails.
>. Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC).
>. Available Lineartronic® Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT).

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2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek Engine :
Although three trim levels are available on the XV Crosstrek (Touring, Sport Package and Limited Package), the engine will remain the same throughout: the 2.0L BOXER four cylinder that produces 148 hp and 145 lb-ft of torque. Two transmissions are also available: a 5 speed manual and an updated, much improved CVT that comes with standard equipped paddle shifters on the steering wheel (thank you Subaru for that one).

Starting at $22,790 including delivery, the XV Crosstrek lets customers choose a smaller crossover experience that boasts 8.7 inces of ground clearance, which is three more than its Impreza platform donor. The car will also get a stiffer suspension, though the same 2.0 liter Boxer engine as the Impreza still sits under the hood with 148 hp and 145 lb-ft of torque.

Set to arrive on the U.S. market this fall, the car could stand to rival several larger crossovers like the Mazda CX-5. Yet the car isn’t quite a crossover, as is the case with much of the automaker’s lineup. Realistically, the car is a replacement for what the Outback used to be, though with significantly more ground clearance. For example, the third generation Outback (built from 2998 to 2003) sat 7.3 inches above the road except for the L.L. Bean package which got an extra half inch.

And while I’m never one to bash a manual transmission, I do kind of wish there was a 6 speed in the Crosstrek as well and I wasn’t the only one who felt that way. It’s not that a 5 speed doesn’t work (my ’04 WRX sports a 5 speed), just that it feels old fashioned. And it’s not like Subaru doesn’t offer a 6 speed in its lineup (the 2013 Legacy and 2013 Outback feature 6 speed manual transmissions). With the revs sitting at 3,400 rpm at 110 km/h on the highway, engine noise is apparent and you wish for that 6th gear.

Subaru also let us sample the diesel XV it will offer in Europe. Like the gas engine, the oil burner is a 2.0 liter flat four, but this one gets a turbocharger. The compression ignition version only gives up three ponies, but torque soars to 258 lb-ft at 1600 rpm. It’s a sweetheart. Plus, it delivers fuel economy that is roughly 25 percent better than the gas 2.0’s. If that sounds like something you’d be interested in, tell your dealer. Apparently, he has Subaru’s ear.

The 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek features a 2.0-liter horizontally opposed “boxer” four cylinder engine that produces 148 hp and 145 pound feet of torque. A five speed manual transmission is standard and is coupled to an all wheel drive system with a 50 / 50 front / rear power distribution. Optional on the Premium and standard for the Limited is a CVT coupled to a different all wheel drive system that typically apportions more power to the front wheels, but directs power up to 100 percent rearward when traction is needed. Source: subaru.com, autocarrelease.com.

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