2014 Subaru XV Hybrid Touring 2.0 liter DOHC

Summary:

30 MPG SUV great for the outdoor enthusiast

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

With the mileage I've put on it, the car has been reliable, comfortable, and perfect for mountain/semi-offroad driving.

The hybrid was the first model Subaru made, so it does not save much on fuel, and you lose the spare tire due to the battery.

The interior is a bit small for an SUV and the radio/navigation system is very basic; they should have at least made it upgradeable. But these are all minor offsets that will not deter me from getting another Subaru in the future.

I have moved twice and I've done it pulling trailers and being able to carry gear when going on outings. Not to mention living in snowy conditions. It has been an excellent 30 MPG SUV. And I'd definitely recommend it. I hope to have many more adventures with it in the coming years.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 1st September, 2016

2014 Subaru XV 2.0 petrol

Summary:

What you see is what you get: a good thing

Faults:

Nothing has gone wrong, as it should be for a new car.

General Comments:

The XV/Crosstrek is the sweet spot for those of us who want a moderately efficient, AWD car capable of mild offroad use, and nothing more.

The manual transmission is good and preferable to the noisy, boring CVT. But, the clutch lacks 'feel' and seems more like a foot-operated button than my previous vehicles. The engine feels under-powered to the extent that it strains to quickly accelerate, but isn't as bad as expected after reading reviews from the press.

Handling is good, especially considering the higher ride height.

Suspension is a little bumpy for a passenger car, but not unbearably so.

The interior is simple, and this one is not equipped with any electronic bells or whistles, as is my preference.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd November, 2015

20th Jan 2017, 12:23

Also read Impreza forums about common oil consumption causing blown engines.