2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek

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2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek
2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek

Key specs

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The good:

  • Higher driving position
  • Gas mileage
  • Front and rear occupant space
  • Simple, elegant dashboard design
  • Visibility

The bad:

  • Modest power
  • Cargo room compared with competition
  • Some cheap-looking interior pieces
  • Body cladding may detract for some
  • Road noise on the highway

2 trims

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Notable features

  • Based on the Subaru Impreza hatchback
  • 8.7 inches of ground clearance
  • Standard all-wheel drive
  • Standard heated front seats
  • Manual or automatic transmission

2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek?

The 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek is a small SUV that seats five and is based on the Subaru Impreza hatchback. It competes with small crossovers like the Mitsubishi Outlander, Mazda CX-5, Jeep Compass, Honda CR-V and Ford Escape. Available trim levels include the 2.0i Premium and 2.0i Limited. All-wheel drive is standard.

What's New on the 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek?

For 2014, Aha-based smartphone connectivity has been added to the available navigation system.

How Does the 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Compare to Other Small Crossovers?

Its smooth ride and responsive handling are similar to those of the Ford Escape and Mazda CX-5, but the cargo area is smaller than those of most small crossovers, including the Escape and Honda CR-V.

What Features in the 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Are Most Important?

The Subaru XV Crosstrek is powered by a 148-horsepower, 2.0-liter horizontally opposed four-cylinder engine, and a five-speed manual transmission and all-wheel drive are standard. A continuously variable automatic transmission is available.

Significant standard features include foglights, roof rails, a spoiler, 17-inch alloy wheels, a raised suspension with 8.7 inches of ground clearance, cloth upholstery, heated front seats, a tilt/telescoping steering wheel with audio controls, Bluetooth connectivity with audio streaming, a CD stereo with iPod connectivity and an MP3 jack and a 60/40-split, folding backseat.

Available features include a power moonroof, leather seats, a rear-seat armrest, automatic climate control and a navigation system with a 6.1-inch touchscreen.

Standard safety features include seven airbags, an electronic stability system with traction control and all-disc antilock brakes. A backup camera is available.

Should I Buy the 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek?

The 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek is a solid choice if you value an elevated driving position, a spacious interior, strong visibility and great fuel economy. Its well-designed dashboard doesn't hurt, either. However, some elements are cheap-looking, its acceleration is just average and road noise is excessive at highway speeds. In addition, the exterior design elements might not appeal to everyone.

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Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.5
  • Interior design 4.3
  • Performance 4.2
  • Value for the money 4.4
  • Exterior styling 4.6
  • Reliability 4.4

Most recent consumer reviews


owned other subarus just getting use to this one s

so far this car seems great. my wife commutes to work and back .this car seems to have no flaws keep my fingers crossed.I have owned outbacks,loyale, wagons and also sedans.this car seems just as good


Awesome car for the money

This car is great. Clean and reliable. Couldn't be happier. Great car for the money. Clean inside and out. Fuel efficient. Comfortable. Would buy 10 if I could.


Best Car I have Owned

This car was great for me. I could take it anywhere I needed to go and had plenty of space to do all of the things I needed it for and more. My dog also loved the space in the back of the car.

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60 months/unlimited distance
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Roadside assistance
36 months/36,000 miles
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Maximum age/mileage
5 years/80,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
Coverage available for purchase
7 years/100,000
Dealer certification required
152-point inspection
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