2013 Subaru XV Crosstreck review and pictures

Posted on Sunday, 26 August 2012 , 23:08:43 byEmil

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Subaru XV Crosstreck

Carmaker Subaru developed the new XV Crosstrek crossover, a model that has as base the Impreza. At the beginning of this week, the specialists officially revealed the price list of the new model that will be available in dealership starting this fall. For the entry-level model, the specialists are asking for $22.790, including destination charge. The high-end model will be the 2.0i Limited a model that has an established price of $25.290. The new Subaru XV Crosstrek crossover will be available only with a 2.0-liter boxer engine capable of developing 148 horsepower and 196 Nm of torque.

All the output will be transferred to the wheels through a 5-speed manual transmission or through a CVT. With either transmission choice, a standard ECO gauge helps the driver to operate the vehicle as economically as possible. The fuel consumption ranges from 25 mpg in the city, 33 mpg on the highway and 28 mpg on a combined cycle. The power produced reaches the road thanks to 17-inch alloy wheels covered in 225 / R17 all-season tires and all-wheel drive system.

The new crossover incorporates different body and chassis enhancements for its extended capabilities. The double-wishbone rear suspension features pillow ball bushings for an optimal blend of ride comfort, straight-line stability, handling agility and vehicle response. A 6-speed manual mode with steering wheel paddle shifters allows the driver to control the transmission through six-pre-set ratios. The cargo area is equipped with a standard cover that can be pulled into place or removed, along wit tie-down and grocery bag hooks. Front seats are optimized for a rear-end collision and features tilt-adjustable head restraints for comfort. Different compartments located in and around the center console hold all personal items used more these days like USB drives, phones and MP3 players. The carmaker offers the Subaru XV Crosstrek crossover in three complex trim levels: the XV Crosstrek Touring, Sport Package and Limited Package.