2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid Just In Consumer Reports News

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The first raised by the new Subaru XV Crosstrek is this: What in the world Subaru so long? Given the loyal clientele of outdoorsy and types, a hybrid seemed addition to the line. The XV Crosstrek finally fills that

Too bad about the second question: will Subaru bring us a hybrid? The XV’s hybrid is pretty low-ambition, with a 0.6-kWh battery powering a electric motor. This some welcome oomph, the regular XV Crosstrek ’s relatively performance.

It also should aid economy, particularly in the city you can manage to very slowly along with the engine Take the car out of the city and the Hybrid’s become less noticeable. our full Subaru Crosstrek XV test .)

After buying our test I drove 600 miles over the break with a lot of highway The not-broken-in-yet car averaged 28 mpg; something of a letdown, given we averaged 26 mpg overall with our 2014 Subaru Forester. fuel economy will get after break-in, especially more city driving the mix.

Question three is a bit more complicated: Why did Subaru its first-ever hybrid the XV Crosstrek? all, it’s a jacked-up of the Impreza hatchback. Building the on that car—or the aforementioned probably be more efficient. (We a Forester hybrid would like rock salt in

We also think Subaru the XV Crosstrek’s jaunty mini-rugged-crossover appeal to people who wouldn’t the comparative-wallflower Impreza hatchback a look. The company is also every Forester it can build, the XV Crosstrek hybrid a low-risk The Hybrid retains the XV Crosstrek’s off-road capabilities and its standard rack rails for carrying toys, but you lose the 1,500-pound capacity of the regular car.

We bought one of the first ones to hit here in Subaru-crazy Connecticut. wanted full sticker but we managed to get ours for not much invoice. A light load of accessories—Subarus often come hundreds of dollars of add-ons of value, such as splash (fancy mud flaps)—brought our car’s to $27,132.

One add-on is an off-putting expense that’s unfortunately steam in the industry: $41 for a license bracket, which is required in states.

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Going hybrid about $3,000 more a comparably equipped non-hybrid XV At least the hybrid adds more sound insulation the sometimes-loud base car. that alone is worth a few bucks. Subaru also the Hybrid has different chassis that improves agility.

We’ll see.

One other for hybrid buyers: our salesman was careful to show us under the Turns out there are two nearly looking 12-volt batteries, but one can be used when jump-starting the Connecting jumper cables to the battery, part of the hybrid would be very, very causing expensive damage. main hybrid battery is the cargo floor, where it the space for a spare tire.) plenty of bright stickers against this, Subaru have better enclosed the from inadvertent jump-starting to avoid mistakes on a dark, stormy night.

So maybe we’re not overwhelmed by the XV hybrid. But for now, honestly, just happy to have all-wheel-drive model in the fleet for the New England winter—hybrid or not. find out how much the hybrid really does for fuel during our formal testing.


Check out our first drive on the regular Crosstrek XV:

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