Road test 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek Driving

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Road test: 2013 XV Crosstrek

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Subaru are some of the most loyal in the car business, the proverbial Golden of the brand. And the more time I driving a Subaru, the more I to understand why.

The warm and often start with an starting price. The 2013 XV Crosstrek I recently drove, for starts at $24,495 for the Touring That price included decidedly sassy styling — an WRX on steroids, if you will — plus a 2.0L 4-cylinder boxer and Subaru’s symmetrical AWD system.

It came with 17-inch alloy wheels, heated seats and some of the biggest mirrors I have ever in small car.

Those mirrors only to make the Crosstrek one of the easiest I have driven in a long its long, raking front and plenty of side glass excellent visibility all around. And the height of the Crosstrek (70 mm higher a regular Impreza five-door) it not only easy to see traffic but easy to climb in and out of — something all of us sore backs can appreciate.


the manual transmission might be at a manipulating the Crosstrek’s 148 horsepower engine — and offer an infinitely engaging drive — the second-generation, Continuously Variable Transmission makes the car feel plenty off the line. The CVT also gets a “manual mode” with shifters. It’s good that manual mode redundant in spirited driving as the CVT the rpms mostly where ought to have been, but it is a CVT with an elastic feel and drone.

The other benefit of the CVT is that it coupled to AWD system that and seamlessly adjusts the torque to the and back according to need. The model gets a different, centre differential that power 50/50 front to and can lock during wheelspin.

the streets were snow-free the I drove the Crosstrek, I did take it out on gravel roads where it hard to feel like boss Sebastien Loeb past the tall pines. is quick with good The ride can feel firm and jouncy over rough but the Crosstrek corners like a much better than its ground clearance would

There is a noticeable amount of noise under hard and some wind noise at but the car feels light and tossible, to negotiate rough terrain much fuss. The traction system is sensitive, though, with even the slightest slip. Still, I have doubt this Subaru handle a 30-centimetre snowstorm as much as a shrug.

Stepping up to the Package, which increases the by another $2,000, seems worth the expense. The package a sunroof, leather-wrapped steering and Xenon HID lighting, among things. While the base we drove had headlights that exceptionally bright, the base rubber steering wheel itself make me want to more for the upgrade.

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It feels cheap and out of place the rest of the car.

The rest of the is utilitarian enough. There’s storage space and most are easy to operate, with the of an overly complicated multi-function registering fuel economy and facts that’s not easy to through. The same display temperature and airflow settings in a than sophisticated display. The audio system doesn’t spectacular sound either.

The seats seem exceptionally however, and Bluetooth audio and is standard, as is automatic climate plus a media hub in the centre for the iPod.

The cargo hold, expandable to 1,470 litres the 60-40 split seats flat, can be a bit snug with the up. While I was able to just in two kids’ hockey bags, it some shoving, leaving room for anything else. rails are standard, though, so a box would seem prudent for and snowboarders given the limited space.

Rear seat room terribly tight, and the front had ample travel.

Fuel was relatively good in city not straying far from 8.8 L/100 km, highway driving saw a sustained of 7.8. While I was expecting a highway rating, the city showed the efficiency of the CVT — and I was not being gentle with the Crosstrek.

probably just how most owners would drive Crosstreks anyway — putting to work day after day under a of conditions and getting back an honest reward. No wonder loyalty is so strong.

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