2012 New York Auto ShowJust the Facts:
- Subaru's latest crossover, the Impreza-based XV Crosstrek, arrives this fall as a 2013 model.
- The XV Crosstrek comes with a 148-horsepower 2.0-liter boxer-4 and a choice of a five-speed manual or continuously variable automatic transmission.
- Estimated fuel economy is 25 mpg/city and 33 mpg/highway.
CHERRY HILL, New Jersey — It's been teased for a year and U.S. customers must wait until this fall to take delivery. But Subaru finally has unveiled the latest addition to its all-wheel-drive crossover stable, the 2013 XV Crosstrek, which makes its public debut in U.S-spec next month at the 2012 New York Auto Show.
Based on the compact Impreza five-door, the tall-roof XV was first introduced in concept form last April at the 2011 Shanghai Auto Show. A production-ready version was displayed in September at the Frankfurt auto show.
The U.S. edition hasn't changed dramatically from those earlier models. The 2013 XV Crosstrek that's being shown in New York has an ample 8.7 inches of ground clearance and rides on unique 17-inch wheels and 225/55R17 all-season tires. The five-door hatchback features black cladding, roof rails and roof spoiler, as well as a unique grille and bumpers.
The XV Crosstrek is powered by Subaru's 148-horsepower 2.0-liter boxer-4, fitted with either a five-speed manual or Lineartronic continuously variable automatic that features a six-speed manual mode with steering wheel paddle shifters. Subaru projects city fuel economy at 25 mpg and highway fuel economy at 33 mpg.
Available in Premium and Limited trim levels, the 2013 XV Crosstrek will be well equipped, with such standard features as stability and traction control, power windows, locks and mirrors, waterproof rear tray, tonneau cover and iPod connectivity.
Edmunds.com says: A simple, cost-effective extension of the existing product line.