2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek review and pictures

Posted on Wednesday, 14 November 2012 , 02:11:18 byVeronica

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Subaru XV Crosstrek

The new 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek hatchback looks a lot like an Impreza with a lift kit and some a weird body cladding. The model features 17-inch alloy wheels with geometric design and black painted accents to transfer the output to the road. The bulky plastic fender flares and rockers protect the paint against slung gravel and careless ingress. The engineers offered larger brakes up front for the new 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek. Designers have provided nice leather seating with contrast stitching and leather-wrapped steering wheel. In the cabin we will find the in-dash infotainment display. The model has a lot of space in the back and reveals 22.3 cubic feet of cargo area with the seats up.

Under the hood it has the same 2.0-liter boxer 4-cylinder engine that provided power for the base version of the Impreza, which is capable of developing 148 horsepower and 145 lb. ft. of torque. To transfer all the output to the wheels, the engineers have offered a continuously variable transmission. This power produced enables the car to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in more than 10.0 seconds. The fuel consumption reaches 25 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway. The wheels are covered in Yokohama Geolander H/T G95A tires which deliver a great amount of grip and the suspensions takes care of holes and washouts.The price for the base version of the 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek was established at $21.995 which does not include the $795 destination fee.

Its biggest rival is the Forester, which larger and more comfortable and which only costs $21.296, $700 less than the 2014 XV. This one is powered by a 2.5-liter boxer 4-cylinder engine capable of delivering 30 horsepower over the XV. Anyway, clients will buy whatever makes them feel better.
Source: autoblog via cars-specifications.com