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So far So Good
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By cel20012
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2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek SUV Premium 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT)


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Nice little vehicle so far. Decided to downsize for better gas mileage but only getting a combined 25 so far. That is with about 50/50 driving with lots of traffic thrown in and tons of hills. Hope it gets a little better as the engine breaks in. I have seen allot about it being under powered but really haven't noticed it yet and I am coming from a V6 little truck and a Civic Si. No its not fast but plenty of power to get you where you are going.


Best Features

all wheel drive, rims, hatchback


Worst Features

better lumbar support, little more room on the right side of the gas pedal, and who wouldn't want more power


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Getting worse on gas every tank
1 of 6 people found this review helpful
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By ski08071
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2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek SUV Premium 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT)


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I owned an FJ Cruiser and went to the Crosstrek because of it's advertised fuel mileage. In the beginning it was getting 28-30 mpg, now it is 2 months old with 3,000 miles and it just barely gets 20 mpg. I should have kept my FJ, it may have only gotten 16 mpg but at least it was built like a tank.


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My wish list for the Crosstrek
2 of 25 people found this review helpful
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By doraflood
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2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek SUV Limited 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT)


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Bought Crosstrek Feb2013 --wish I had waited for the 2014 Forrester. While an initial test drive MIGHT convince you to buy the Crosstrek -- you get bored and frustrated will quickly as you drive around your neighborhood. While you might enjoy the 8.7" ground clearance-try wearing a baseball cap and putting the visor down. If the seat is forward or up, it can't be done. Same goes for tall people. Taking the head rest off the passenger side - even with an open moonroof, can't be done. They need to add 3" to height - which might also help with cooling the car: the angle of the windshield causes higher heat from sun buildup-making AC less efficient.


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Of the favorite features -- I love my back up camera! To bad those aren't mandatory on all new vehicles. Unfortunately, if you've paired your cell phone, you'll be in for a surprise when backing up after engine start: An ANNOYING tag pops up OVER-RIDING the camera for a few seconds, stating whether or not the phone is engaged, forcing you to STOP backing up until the tag goes away- else some kid in a parking lot can run behind you and you'll never see him because the phone tag is being engaged.


Worst Features

Being from the southwest, we love our remote starters. Subaru misses the mark by setting their remote to dis-engage when the doors open. By the time you've loaded the kids and groceries, all the cool (or heat) that you wasted gas on, is gone. I also cringe every time I see the Ford commercials opening the hatch by foot. Gas mileage continues to be significantly lower than listed - w/wo AC running. Bluetooth pairing with iPhone is hit or miss. GPS system prevents DRIVER from programing while driving (good thing) - but does NOT allow over-ride for a PASSENGER to program while in motion (bad). Door cup holders are not wide enough. Rear cargo nets need redesign.


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Great little car
7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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By northerner3
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2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek SUV Premium 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT)


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I have had mine for 6 months now having bought it in the midst of an upper Michigan blizzard. This is a really decent suv. Nice looking exterior. The lifted suspension and larger tires make a difference over the typical Impreza. Very good in snow, deep or packed. The interior is somewhat plain, but to be expected at this price point. Great solid seats with plenty of room for my 6'2" frame even in the backseat. Common sense controls work well. Limited cargo with the back seat up but a roof rack helps. Others complain about the power. This car is not slow. Its not a race car, but quick enough for traffic. Gas mileage has been great. I am averaging 27 city/highway and 37 highway which is great.


Best Features

Snow performance, interior, looks, mileage. Paddle shifters are very cool. Very well optioned.


Worst Features

A turbo or a 2.5 engine for slightly more power with a load of passengers or cargo. CVT is smooth but there is a slight hesitation when putting the car in gear from park which takes a bit getting used to. Seems like it takes a second to engage from park to drive. Sound system if ok but gets a little tinny at high volumes. Subaru does appear to use thinner than average sheet metal on their cars so this one will ding up easier in parking lots. That was a problem on an older WRX I had. Easy to get door dings.


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wind noise
4 of 20 people found this review helpful
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By rondo320
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2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek SUV Premium 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT)


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Do not buy this vehicle if you plan to drive on highways at 75 mph or above. At that speed with a headwind or crosswind you will get a horrendous noise that seems to be coming from the headliner. Listening to this for several hours on the highway will require you to reassess the wisdom of driving a Crosstrek on a road trip. The dealer can't duplicate it because the speed limit in the vicinity is 65 mph and the noise is at 75 or above. Thanks a lot Subaru! Nothing but Subarus since 1982 but that is going to change.


Best Features

Exterior design is the best feature. It's an Impreza on steroids. The extra ground clearance is a must in deep snow. In the mountains of Colorado all wheel drive is a must.


Worst Features

After 6 hours the seats seem to be rocks. The only way to get 33 mpg on the highway is to drive below the speed limit and allow the passing vehicles to admire your Crosstrek.


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