2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek

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Key specs

Base trim shown


Body style

Combined MPGe Combined MPGe

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Seating capacity

175.2” x 63.6”


All-wheel drive



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 4.3
  • Performance 4.2
  • Value 4.4
  • Exterior 4.6
  • Reliability 4.4

Most recent consumer reviews


Great car

Best car I ever owned. 135000 miles. No problems will buy a new new new new new new new new new new new new new


CVT Transmission problems

We purchased a used 2014 Crosstrek trade in at a local Patrick Subaru dealer. We were told the vehicle was purchased there and all service was performed by this dealer. They claimed the car passed their rigorous multi-point inspection. Purchase rice was $13,500.00 The vehicle has lasted 9 months with approx 12K miles. We did 2 oil changes. Then, the car started making a howling noise. Took it to Patrick Subaru where we bought it. They told us that the transmission was shot and the repair would cost roughly $9500.00 and it was not worth repairing. This was a "Subaru Certified" trade in. It lasted less than 10 months and we still owe $8500.00 on this worthless paperweight. Stay away from any Subaru with the automatic CVT transmission. It WILL fail. Please search for "16-107-17r SERVICE BULLETIN".


My first car is a Subaru totally worth it ………………..

Had this car for 10 years not a problem (touch wood ) 😊 CVT all good until now . Really recommend this car for a daily drive. Exterior is way nicer then the 2.0 personal preference

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Based on the 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek base trim.
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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Subaru
New car program benefits
36 months/36,000 miles
60 months/unlimited distance
60 months/60,000 miles
Roadside assistance
36 months/36,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
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
Roadside assistance
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