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If the XV Crosstrek looks to you like a beefed-up Impreza with bigger tires and flared fenders, you’re on the right track. Subaru has done more to transform the Impreza hatchback into the rugged Crosstrek, of course, but that’s the basic idea.
The XV Crosstrek sits higher (offering a healthy 8.7 inches of ground clearance); is dressed with black body cladding and unique wheels, bumpers and grille; and even has a larger fuel tank and bigger disc brakes than its parent.
Under the hood is the familiar 2.0-liter boxer-style motor, its 148 horsepower struggling a bit to motivate the bigger Subie, say some early reviews.
But drivers are pleased with its surefooted handling -- thanks to Subaru’s signature all-wheel-drive -- and say all but the tallest passengers will find plenty of room inside.
The 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek is an all-new model; as such we don’t expect any major changes in the near future.
The 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek is a four-door, five-passenger crossover vehicle based on Subaru’s Impreza hatchback. It’s available in Premium and Limited models.
The XV Crosstrek is powered by a 2.0-liter flat-four engine that sends 148 horsepower and 145 pound-feet of peak torque through either a five-speed manual or continuously variable transmission (CVT) to Subaru’s Symmetrical All-Wheel-Drive system. The manual transmission is equipped with Incline Start Assist, while the CVT has a six-speed manual mode and steering column-mounted paddle shifters.
Standard features on the Premium versions include 17-inch alloy wheels, power accessories, tilt/telescope steering wheel with audio and Bluetooth controls, an outside temperature gauge, and a six-speaker audio system with Bluetooth, iPod control and a USB port.
Stepping up to the Limited model brings the CVT as standard equipment plus leather upholstery, automatic climate control, a rearview camera and HD radio.
An All-Weather package -- standard on Limited models, optional on Premium -- has heated front seats, heated outside mirrors and a windshield de-icer. Other options available on the XV Crosstrek include a navigation system with a 6.1-inch touch screen and backup camera, and a power moonroof.
The EPA has not yet released fuel economy figures for the 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek, but the manufacturer estimates it will achieve 25 mpg city, 33 mpg highway and 28 mpg combined.
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