2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek Limited 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT)
I purchased my Crosstrek Limited in June, and I am still trying to find excuses to drive it.
I love it!
It's just the right size for us.
Small and nimble enough to navigate the urban 9-5, but large enough for our weekend adventures.
Plenty of room for toddlers giant car seats, and the height is ideal for them to get in and out.
I have had several 4 cylinder cars, and I think the Crosstrek has more punch than any of my previous ones.
It also rides more smooth and quiet.
I live in the middle of the city, so I drive mostly stop and go traffic.
I am averaging 25.4 MPG since I bought in June.
On a long road trip with heavy crosswinds and a loaded car we avg. 32.7 MPG
Symmetrical AWD feels very secure to icy and snowy roads.
Heated seats & mirrors.
Most of my previous cars were manual transmissions, so I was a little worried about adjusting to the CVT.
It was a seamless transition.
It makes a different sound that is for sure, but it is not any louder than any other 4 cylinder I've had.
I shopped a lot of cars, and I felt this car gave us everything we wanted and needed.
If I added up the same features and options on the other cars I was looking at, I would have to spend $5,000-$8,000 more.
Initially I agreed the speakers are weak.
After some tweaking, however, the speakers are willing and capable.
The stock settings on the radio are weak.
I faded the speakers 3/4 to the front and adjusted treble, bass, etc. Big improvement.
That said, if you are a music aficionado and you can swing it, buy the upgraded speakers.