By Jennifer Newman on October 26, 2012
With its rounded edges and orange color, the 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek has been dubbed the "pumpkin" car by the son of Cars.com Family reviewer Courtney Messenbaugh. Courtney says she found it to be a capable hatchback that’s fun to drive and affordable. This five-seater isn't for large families, though active broods will appreciate its higher suspension that can handle some off-roading.
Assistant Managing Editor Jennifer Newman is a certified car-seat technician. A mom of two, she owns a 2013 Subaru Outback crammed with sports gear. Email Jennifer