2013 Subaru Xv Crosstrek
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Solid, Sporty Subaru Syling

by from Selma, IN on July 18, 2017

Loved the design, the handling & gas mileage. Subaru replaced the engine due to oil consumption concerns - absolutely love this ride!
Loved the design, the handling & gas mileage. Subaru replaced the engine due to oil consumption concerns - absolutely love this ride!
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Does recommend this car!!

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Excent all wheel dirve, high clearance, 32mpg

by from Belton, Texas on June 16, 2017

First thing I noticed was when it rained, it did not slide around. High clearance and very easy to turn around. Average mileage using cruise control is 32mpg. Mileage is better on highway, possible...
First thing I noticed was when it rained, it did not slide around. High clearance and very easy to turn around. Average mileage using cruise control is 32mpg. Mileage is better on highway, possible 37mpg. The car has over 87,000 miles on it and no problems. It can burn a little oil if the crusie control causes the engine speed to go over 3500RPM going up hill. Once I noticed this I turn to cruise off on large hills and use the gas pedal.
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Does recommend this car!!

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No-Nonsense SUV for Foul and Fair Weather

by from Hartford, CT on May 11, 2017

The XV handles well in snow and poor weather, and turns on a dime. If you're looking for speed, get an Alfa Romeo; if you want a reliable, comfortable car, consider the XV Crosstrek. The lack of a com...
The XV handles well in snow and poor weather, and turns on a dime. If you're looking for speed, get an Alfa Romeo; if you want a reliable, comfortable car, consider the XV Crosstrek. The lack of a complex infotainment system is a plus for those who prefer to focus while driving.
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Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car!!

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Practical. Noisy. Sensible.

by from Sandy, UT on May 3, 2017

This vehicle, while not the most exhilarating to drive, is the most practical "go anywhere & do anything" car on the market. It has a rare combination of AWD and exceptional fuel mileage that is unma...
This vehicle, while not the most exhilarating to drive, is the most practical "go anywhere & do anything" car on the market. It has a rare combination of AWD and exceptional fuel mileage that is unmatched on the market. While it is a small maneuverable car with a fantastic turning radius and easy to park, it also has loads of storage space and a hatch to make loading easy. Living in CO and UT means we have the occasional mountain dirt trail to ride and the great AWD & ground clearance means we have never been limited on which roads we can go down. The biggest let down is the road/wind/tire/transmission noise. It is so loud inside the cabin that you can forget about ever having a conversation over the factory bluetooth hands-free connection. On long road trips, the road noise is exhausting. Otherwise, it is the smartest car money can buy.
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Does recommend this car!!

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54k miles, no warranty work ever!

by from Middleton, ID on April 20, 2017

I love my Crosstrek. Excellent in the snow, 32 mpg, great brakes, and perfect for ski vacations. My only gripe is that although powerful enough for commuting, I wish the WRX motor was an option, as...
I love my Crosstrek. Excellent in the snow, 32 mpg, great brakes, and perfect for ski vacations. My only gripe is that although powerful enough for commuting, I wish the WRX motor was an option, as it would really benefit from another 50hp.
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Disappointing Performance, Poor Technology

by from Louisville, KY on December 16, 2015

Had the XV for 2.5 years and finally had to let it go. Could not stand the poor performance any longer. This car was SO slow to the point of danger upon entering highways or attempting to pull out fro...
Had the XV for 2.5 years and finally had to let it go. Could not stand the poor performance any longer. This car was SO slow to the point of danger upon entering highways or attempting to pull out from a side street into traffic. There was no way I was going to let my teen son learn to drive with this car. You have to plan such actions with the XV very carefully or you're in deep trouble. Other annoying attributes were a MPG computer that erroneously overstated the true mileage by 2 to 3 mpg, and a very poor example of technology in the stereo/audio system.
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Does not recommend this car

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Full of regret

by from North County, San Diego CA on August 25, 2015

I truly don't understand when I see reviews of folks that love this car. I have driven it in the MA blizzard of 2014 where it was great, I have driven it in the desert of CA where it shines off road, ...
I truly don't understand when I see reviews of folks that love this car. I have driven it in the MA blizzard of 2014 where it was great, I have driven it in the desert of CA where it shines off road, but overall it is miserable. I am still waiting for Subaru to provide an official response to my getting a documented 21.6 MPG over the past 7000 miles. (I have this documented on video). The car has 148 HP which is a true challenge on todays roads and you will soon feel the power deficit when you are trying to merge onto the highway, or pass another car. Overall the car is decent but they MUST admit that there are tremendous issues with the mileage and the car is grossly underpowered. Do a Google search for XV Crosstrek mileage and see for yourself what actual owners are reporting for mileage. I should have bought a full-sized SUV. I would have more room, more power, and better mileage!
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Does not recommend this car

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Best Car I've Ever Owned

by from Aliquippa, PA on January 4, 2015

I bought my Subaru XV Crosstrek with only 3.5 miles on it and took it 1700 miles to see my family on its first trip. We brought back not only our luggage but a tree in it that trip! Since then, it's t...
I bought my Subaru XV Crosstrek with only 3.5 miles on it and took it 1700 miles to see my family on its first trip. We brought back not only our luggage but a tree in it that trip! Since then, it's taken trips to the dump, hauled all kinds of gear, sheets of plywood, ladders and crates full of puppies. I love the configurability of this vehicle, making it great for just about everything! It's small enough to fit well in my garage, big enough to haul anything I need it to haul, sits high enough to clear most back road dips and bumps, and is comfortable enough to drive for hours, and has phenomenal gas mileage for an AWD vehicle!
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Does recommend this car!!

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Awesome Car

by from Chicago on October 3, 2014

Love this car. Fabulous in snow and rain, outstanding performance while pulling a trailer on the highway. I drive from Northern Illinois to Middle TN once a month pulling a 4'x8' trailer and average 3...
Love this car. Fabulous in snow and rain, outstanding performance while pulling a trailer on the highway. I drive from Northern Illinois to Middle TN once a month pulling a 4'x8' trailer and average 30 mpg. Could improve a bit on the seats and the suspension but overall I am thrilled with this car. This is my third Subaru and I will own a fourth!
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Awesome car!

by from Salt Lake City, UT on September 12, 2014

I've been driving this car for a month now and it never gets old getting in and taking off for a drive. I'm loving the blue tooth functionality, I even watched a football game on my phone with the au...
I've been driving this car for a month now and it never gets old getting in and taking off for a drive. I'm loving the blue tooth functionality, I even watched a football game on my phone with the audio over the car stereo system while I was waiting to pick my son up from work last weekend.
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Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car!!

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