2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek

Buyer's Guide

NEW FOR 2015:

-Technology package available on Sport and Limited trims

Though the Impreza on which it's based got a styling refresh for 2015, the XV Crosstrek carries over unchanged mechanically, but gains an optional technology package that includes Subaru's well-executed EyeSight safety system. In our opinion, this is the best version of the Impreza (not counting the high-performance WRX variants), its elevated ride height and distinct body pieces giving it on-the-road presence the Impreza lacks.

Crosstrek mechanicals include a 2.0-litre “boxer” four-cylinder that makes 148 hp and 145 lb-ft of torque and a five-speed manual; a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) is the option. A hybrid model combines the 2.0-litre engine with an electric motor and the CVT. Naturally, all-wheel drive is standard regardless of your choice of motivation.

Trim levels include Touring, Sport, Limited and Hybrid. Sport and Limited models can be optioned with that EyeSight-based technology package; EyeSight comprises pre-collision braking, brake assist and throttle management, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, lane sway warning and lead vehicle start alert.

Touring trim comes standard with Bluetooth, six-speaker touchscreen stereo, satellite radio, sliding front centre armrest, automatic climate control, cruise control, map spotlights, driver's footrest, tilt-and-telescopic steering, dual visor-mounted vanity mirrors, power windows with driver auto up/down, body-colour door handles, heated power-adjustable side mirrors, fog lights, automatic headlights, black roof rails, 17-inch aluminum wheels, windshield wiper deicer, 4.3-inch multi-function vehicle information display, driver's knee airbag, backup camera, keyless entry, chrome interior door handles, and heated cloth seats with six-way manual adjustment.

Sport trim adds a sunroof, and leather-trimmed shifter and steering wheel.

Sport-Tech trim includes intelligent keyless entry with pushbutton start, automatic transmission, and EyeSight.

Limited trim adds navigation, larger touchscreen, dual-zone automatic climate control, illuminated ignition switch, chrome outside door handles, HID headlights, side mirrors with turn signal repeaters, and leather seats.

The Limited-Tech package brings intelligent keyless entry with pushbutton start, EyeSight, automatic transmission, and steerable foglights.

Finally, Hybrid models delete the Limited-Tech's steerable foglights and EyeSight, but adds silver roof rails, rear roofline spoiler, and the gas-electric drivetrain.

2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek Specifications

There are 8 available trims for this model. View a specific trim for more precise information.
Overview
Specifications
From $24,995 MSRP
9
Fuel Economy City/HWY combined
148 hp @6200 rpm
Number of seats 5
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive
Body style SUV
Trim MSRP Number of seats Body style
Trim Horse Power Torque Transmission Drivetrain
Trim Length Body Width Body Height Wheelbase
Trim AUX Input Satellite Radio MP3 Play Bluetooth Connect
Trim Standard Seat Trim Heated Front Seats Heated Rear Seats Power Driver Seats
Trim Traction Stability Brake Assist ABS Blind Spot Sensor
Trim Back Up Camera Parking Distance Sensors AC Power Windows Navigation
5dr Man 2.0i w/Touring Pkg $24,995 5 SUV
5dr Man 2.0i w/Touring Pkg 148 hp @6200 rpm 145 ft-lb @4200 rpm 5-Speed M/T All Wheel Drive
5dr Man 2.0i w/Touring Pkg 175.2" 70.1" 63.6" 103.7"
5dr Man 2.0i w/Touring Pkg
5dr Man 2.0i w/Touring Pkg Cloth Seats
5dr Man 2.0i w/Touring Pkg
5dr Man 2.0i w/Touring Pkg
5dr CVT 2.0i w/Touring Pkg $26,295 5 SUV
5dr CVT 2.0i w/Touring Pkg 148 hp @6200 rpm 145 ft-lb @4200 rpm CVT Transmission All Wheel Drive
5dr CVT 2.0i w/Touring Pkg 175.2" 70.1" 63.6" 103.7"
5dr CVT 2.0i w/Touring Pkg
5dr CVT 2.0i w/Touring Pkg Cloth Seats
5dr CVT 2.0i w/Touring Pkg
5dr CVT 2.0i w/Touring Pkg
5dr Man 2.0i w/Sport Pkg $26,995 5 SUV
5dr Man 2.0i w/Sport Pkg 148 hp @6200 rpm 145 ft-lb @4200 rpm 5-Speed M/T All Wheel Drive
5dr Man 2.0i w/Sport Pkg 175.2" 70.1" 63.6" 103.7"
5dr Man 2.0i w/Sport Pkg
5dr Man 2.0i w/Sport Pkg Cloth Seats
5dr Man 2.0i w/Sport Pkg
5dr Man 2.0i w/Sport Pkg
5dr CVT 2.0i w/Sport Pkg $28,295 5 SUV
5dr CVT 2.0i w/Sport Pkg 148 hp @6200 rpm 145 ft-lb @4200 rpm CVT Transmission All Wheel Drive
5dr CVT 2.0i w/Sport Pkg 175.2" 70.1" 63.6" 103.7"
5dr CVT 2.0i w/Sport Pkg
5dr CVT 2.0i w/Sport Pkg Cloth Seats
5dr CVT 2.0i w/Sport Pkg
5dr CVT 2.0i w/Sport Pkg
5dr Man 2.0i w/Limited Pkg $29,295 5 SUV
5dr Man 2.0i w/Limited Pkg 148 hp @6200 rpm 145 ft-lb @4200 rpm 5-Speed M/T All Wheel Drive
5dr Man 2.0i w/Limited Pkg 175.2" 70.1" 63.6" 103.7"
5dr Man 2.0i w/Limited Pkg
5dr Man 2.0i w/Limited Pkg Leather Seats
5dr Man 2.0i w/Limited Pkg
5dr Man 2.0i w/Limited Pkg
5dr CVT 2.0i w/Sport/Tech Pkg $29,495 5 SUV
5dr CVT 2.0i w/Sport/Tech Pkg 148 hp @6200 rpm 145 ft-lb @4200 rpm CVT Transmission All Wheel Drive
5dr CVT 2.0i w/Sport/Tech Pkg 175.2" 70.1" 63.6" 103.7"
5dr CVT 2.0i w/Sport/Tech Pkg
5dr CVT 2.0i w/Sport/Tech Pkg Cloth Seats
5dr CVT 2.0i w/Sport/Tech Pkg
5dr CVT 2.0i w/Sport/Tech Pkg
5dr CVT 2.0i w/Limited Pkg $30,595 5 SUV
5dr CVT 2.0i w/Limited Pkg 148 hp @6200 rpm 145 ft-lb @4200 rpm CVT Transmission All Wheel Drive
5dr CVT 2.0i w/Limited Pkg 175.2" 70.1" 63.6" 103.7"
5dr CVT 2.0i w/Limited Pkg
5dr CVT 2.0i w/Limited Pkg Leather Seats
5dr CVT 2.0i w/Limited Pkg
5dr CVT 2.0i w/Limited Pkg
5dr CVT 2.0i w/Limited/Tech Pkg $31,795 5 SUV
5dr CVT 2.0i w/Limited/Tech Pkg 148 hp @6200 rpm 145 ft-lb @4200 rpm CVT Transmission All Wheel Drive
5dr CVT 2.0i w/Limited/Tech Pkg 175.2" 70.1" 63.6" 103.7"
5dr CVT 2.0i w/Limited/Tech Pkg
5dr CVT 2.0i w/Limited/Tech Pkg Leather Seats
5dr CVT 2.0i w/Limited/Tech Pkg
5dr CVT 2.0i w/Limited/Tech Pkg

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Owner Reviews: 2015 Subaru / XV Crosstrek

Average Rating

2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek

Trim: Limited
by iceman208 on 06-27-2013
Great & Reliable
I bought this car because my 2002 Mazda Tribute died (very sad). Although I downsized in terms or cargo and engine power (200hp vs now 140hp), I am still very happy with this XV. It handles the toughest snow as if there's nothing on road. No Kidding! I'm a road warrior, and having had the worst snow storm in Ontario, Canada in the last 5 yrs I've driven more than 100km in snow as high as the bumper without skidding or losing power. Where most SUVs were stuck, I plowed. Power wise, it's good, but nowhere close to a V6. Takeovers on highways are a breeze if you downshift one or two gears, but trying to drag race will be self punishiment. Cargo is good, especially if you lower the back seats down to a complete flat. Remove the head rests (front passager seat included) and you get even more cargo room.

Gas consumption is as stated, an average of 7.2l/100km. My wife gets 6.8, I get 7.4 - I like to speed. Overall, the best car I've ever driven! Hopefully they come with a v6, but still around same MPG or KML score!

The interior is good, and very nicely layed out for a sedan/crossover. Plenty of room, and taking it to NY a few times it was a very comfortable ride.

Just be wary that Subaru has problems updating their navigation system...which means that my gps has maps from 2009. Hopefully that will change in the near future....

Aside from that, unless you're looking for a V6 or a towing truck, this car is great for both city and highway commute. Pretty to look at too ;)

PS: Glacier white is best color...
Overall
5.0
Comfort
5/5
Performance
4/5
Fuel Economy
5/5
Interior Design
4/5
Exterior Styling
5/5
Reliability
5/5
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2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek

Trim: LTD
by GreatPurchase on 04-08-2013
Great purchase
I picked this car up new for my wife and used Car Cost Canada. Saved over $2000.
This has been a great little crossover vehicle with all the bells and whistles. Just love it.
It handles great and has lots of pep for a 2Ltr.
We were looking at some other Suv's but this one beat them out.
Overall
5.0
Comfort
5/5
Performance
5/5
Fuel Economy
4/5
Interior Design
5/5
Exterior Styling
5/5
Reliability
5/5
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2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek

by viv7v7 on 03-01-2013
it's an awesome car
I had this car for almost 3 months now, had 0 issue with it, very comfort and accelerate is great. I had to wait for 1 month for the car after order it, it definately worth the waiting ! I haven't seem a same model on the road yet, I'm very happy the car looks sleek and I got lots compliment about my car :) The size is perfect for me, i had a highlander i feel it is too big and hard to handle
Overall
5.0
Comfort
5/5
Performance
5/5
Fuel Economy
5/5
Interior Design
5/5
Exterior Styling
5/5
Reliability
5/5
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