Looks the part; just needs a little more power
October 26, 2018
It's a Subaru, need I say more? Subarus are utilitarian in nature, and with the XV Crosstrek, they built an outdoor vehicle for the outdoor enthusiast. It looks the part, whether driving down a dirt path to the camp site or down main street.
At 148hp and 148 tq it is lacking in some get up and go. Having the 5spd transmission helps gain more control of the power you do have at your disposal.
The storage in the rear hatch is somewhat limited due to the sloped back body style, in comparison to the larger Forester. But plenty of space for 3 people and full luggage.