2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek Premium 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT)
Am new to the Subaru line - was intrigued by the looks of the Crosstrek. Didn't look like a station wagon or any of the other suv-ish crossovers out on the market today. Lots of pick-up when accelerating onto the highway & changing lanes-enough for my needs anyways. Highway ride is smooth. Have not had to fill the tank yet so can't comment on the gas mileage - although am hoping that it comes in around the advertised 25-28 range for mostly city driving. The AWD did well in the recent wintry mix of a few inches. Never lost traction and went up hills with no problems at all.
The body styling. The all-weather mats are great! Heated seats on this work exceptionally fast also. Nice feature in a $23K vehicle that does not have leather seats and is not categorized as a luxury vehicle.
The switch for the heated seats is in an awkward place. Would be better if it could be moved further up the console. Also the USB port is in an awkward place too. You have to turn yourself 180 degrees & backwards to see what you're doing.
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