2014 Subaru XV CrosstrekTitika Whitman - Barstow, CA12/21/2015
Great handle for a 4 cylinder hatchback. It's got a great pick up speed thanks to the steering wheel shifter. I love the amount of ground clearance I get with this car. It feels like you're getting the mpg of a car on a small SUV. I feel safe with my daughter in the car. My only recommendation is to get a higher trim. The base model seat is ok but not as comfortable for long trips and XM radio doesn't come with base model, you'll have to purchase an external antenna and XM module and wore it throughout the car. However I'm surprise the base model comes with heated seats. I purchase a blind spot mirrors and attached it to my side view mirror as the side mirrors are so small and the back window is block by the headrest.
2015 Subaru XV CrosstrekScott Treanor - Davis, CA09/16/2016
The engine is gutless. The mileage is listed as 35-40 MPG which highly exaggerated. I get 26. I figured manual transmission would get better mileage. I was wrong. The hi-tech radio doesn't get satellite radio and has never worked properly. The bluetooth setting is terrible. It's totally inconvenient to use and hazardous because you have to constantly mess with it for 5-10 minutes when first start driving.
Excellent Personal Car That Can Tackle Most Tasks
2013 Subaru ImprezaJonathan Beltz - Charlotte, NC01/11/2017
Originally I was driving a 20-year-old Jeep. I really liked the 4WD capability in particular, not to mention the engine power, raised up ride and the extra hauling capacity. But when it died I was left to make the choice of economy vs size. I think for my lifestyle the Impreza hatchback was a great fit.
With this car the most noticeable advantage is the mpg. I think it would be hard to find another vehicle with this kind of great fuel economy that has such an excellent AWD system. I initially thought I'd sacrificed cargo space but in reality hatchbacks have space versatility and volume that's comparable to most compact SUVs. The only difference is that they sit lower to the ground - which was a hard decision for me to make too in this.
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