2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid

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Available Price Range $17,887-$26,039 Trims2 Combined MPG 31 Seats 5

Our Take on the 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid

Our Take

The XV Crosstrek gains a hybrid drivetrain for the 2014 model year that gets an EPA-estimated 28/34 mpg city/highway and 31 mpg in combined driving — a 3-mpg improvement over a conventionall... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Fuel economy
  • Steep hybrid price premium
  • Passing power
  • Road and engine noise on the highway
  • Rough idle on startup

Notable Features

  • Based on the Subaru Impreza hatchback
  • Hybrid model new this year
  • Ground clearance of 8.7 inches
  • Standard all-wheel drive
  • Continuously variable automatic transmission


Our Expert Reviews

Some things in life just don't make sense, like decaf coffee and our country's continued fascination with the Kardashians. Now, we can add Subaru's first hybrid to the list.The 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek is a likable little wagon with comfort and utility, but paying a premium for the inefficient, unrefined hybrid version doesn't make sense.The XV Crosstrek is based on Subaru&a... Read Full Review

Consumer Reviews

3.5 out of 5

Based on 4 reviews

Happy driver

by Shapeeb from New London wi. on December 19, 2014

Still under 1000 miles but enjoying the car,city gas mileage isn't very good but I think it's because I only drive 7 minutes to work and the car isn't heated up yet. I'm in Wisconsin it's a little col... Read Full Review

2 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up. It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


Crash-Test Reports


Great news! There are currently no known recalls on 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid.

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Warranties Explained


Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.


Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.