2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek Premium 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT)
The Crosstrek is no Ferrari, but it IS very quick off the mark (i.e., zero to 30-40mph).
That said, it also loses its *rate* of acceleration in the mid-speed range prior to reaching 60-70 mph. If you need to keep up a decent (but not great) rate of acceleration, you will need to push down quite a bit further on the gas pedal.
Nonetheless, acceleration is easily adequate to merge into freeway traffic.
Ignore the reviewers who say otherwise.
For the vast majority of gas-mileage-conscious customers looking for a smallish SUV-style of vehicle with a great AWD system, this car is very hard to beat.
If you dont care about gas mileage or AWD or want a boat-like SUV, look elsewhere.