Used 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek

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2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek
List price range
$10,783 - $18,988

Pros

  • Standard all-wheel drive
  • relatively strong off-road capabilities
  • spacious cabin
  • fuel-efficient hybrid version.

Cons

  • Lackluster acceleration
  • tiresome CVT and engine noise
  • substandard sound systems.

Used 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek for Sale

Subaru XV Crosstrek 2014 Limited 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT)
66,359 miles
Used 2014
Subaru XV Crosstrek
Limited
H&h Used Cars
13.5 mi away
List$17,300
Est.Loan: $315/mo
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Dealer Notes
One Owner Locally Owned and Serviced AWD H & H Used Cars is a family owned business with roots dating back to the 1950's. All of our vehicles are Va inspected, serviced, cleaned and emission tested. Most of our business is word of mouth and repeat business. That speaks volumes to our character and quality of our vehicles. We were voted best used car dealer in Loudoun County last year. Our Processing Fee is $100.00 for Va residents. For more information visit us on the web at www.hhusedcars.com
Subaru XV Crosstrek 2014 Hybrid Touring 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
40,862 miles
Used 2014
Subaru XV Crosstrek
Hybrid Touring
List$18,988
Est.Loan: $346/mo
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$300 Below Market
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Subaru XV Crosstrek 2014 Premium 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
20,783 miles
Used 2014
Subaru XV Crosstrek
Premium
List$16,482
Est.Loan: $300/mo
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2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Red AWD Premium 2.0L 16V DOHC CARFAX One-Owner. Recent Arrival%2521 Awards%3A %2A 2014 IIHS Top Safety Pick %2AYour additional costs are sales tax, tag and title fees for the state in which the vehicle will be registered, any dealer-installed options %28if applicable%29 and a %2524299 dealer processing fee %28not required by law%29. Prices are subject to change, and prior sales are excluded from these offers. While every reasonable effort is made to ensure the accuracy of this information, we are not responsible for any errors or omissions contained on these pages. Please verify any information in question with the dealer. 6 Speakers,AM/FM radio,CD player,MP3 decoder,Radio data system,Air Conditioning,Rear window defroster,Power steering,Power windows,Remote keyless entry,Steering wheel mounted audio controls,Four wheel independent suspension,Speed-sensing steering,Traction control,4-Wheel Disc Brakes,ABS brakes,Dual front impact airbags,Dual front side impact airbags,Front anti-roll bar,Knee airbag,Low tire pressure warning,Occupant sensing airbag,Overhead airbag,Rear anti-roll bar,Brake assist,Electronic Stability Control,Front fog lights,Panic alarm,Security system,Speed control,Bumpers%3A body-color,Heated door mirrors,Power door mirrors,Roof rack%3A rails only,Spoiler,Driver door bin,Driver vanity mirror,Front reading lights,Illuminated entry,Outside temperature display,Passenger vanity mirror,Tachometer,Telescoping steering wheel,Tilt steering wheel,Trip computer,Front Bucket Seats,Front Center Armrest,Heated Front Bucket Seats,Heated front seats,Split folding rear seat,Passenger door bin,Alloy wheels,Rear window wiper,Variably intermittent wipers
Subaru XV Crosstrek 2014 Limited 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT)
90,372 miles
Used 2014
Subaru XV Crosstrek
Limited
List$16,290
Est.Loan: $297/mo
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WAS-$16695 NOW ON SALE-$16290
Subaru XV Crosstrek 2014 Premium 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT)
80,827 miles
Used 2014
Subaru XV Crosstrek
Premium
List$15,490
Est.Loan: $282/mo
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100% CARFAX guaranteed! 100% AutoCheck guaranteed! 3 Month 3000 Mile MECHANICAL COVERAGE included. CARFAX reports this to be a One Owner Vehicle. This Vehicle is located at our USED CAR Showroom location. Opposite highway of our New Car Showroom on Route 355. Directly next to Harley Davidson. The Used Car Showroom address is: 5708 URBANA PIKE FREDERICK, MD 21704 (301) 663-7001
Subaru XV Crosstrek 2014 Limited 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT)
161,038 miles
Used 2014
Subaru XV Crosstrek
Limited
Malloy Ford
38.4 mi away
List$10,783
Est.Loan: $202/mo
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**Back Up Camera**, **Clean Carfax**, **Leather Seats**, ***AWD***. 33/25 Highway/City MPG 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek 2.0i Limited 2.0L 16V DOHC Lineartronic CVT AWD 4D Sport Utility Tangerine Orange Pearl Clean CARFAX. The Valley's BEST car deals are right here in Winchester!! Contact Malloy Ford Internet Sales at 540-667-4434 or email internetmalloyford@dealer-care.com.
Subaru XV Crosstrek 2014 Limited 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT)
108,147 miles
Used 2014
Subaru XV Crosstrek
Limited
(1)
Malloy Toyota
38.4 mi away
List$13,874
Est.Loan: $259/mo
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Subaru XV Crosstrek 2014 Limited 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT)
64,171 miles
Used 2014
Subaru XV Crosstrek
Limited
List$15,434
Est.Loan: $281/mo
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Subaru XV Crosstrek 2014 Limited 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT)
60,520 miles
Used 2014
Subaru XV Crosstrek
Limited
Sharrett Subaru
40.3 mi away
List$16,865
Est.Loan: $307/mo
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$300 Below Market
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This great Vehicle would look so much better out doing all the stuff you need it to, instead of sitting here unutilized on our lot. Subaru CERTIFIED* New Arrival*** Includes a CARFAX buyback guarantee!! All Wheel Drive. Gets Great Gas Mileage: 33 MPG Hwy.. Hey!! Look right here!!! Optional equipment includes: Moonroof Package & Navigation System, Popular Package #1...Subaru Certified Pre-Owned means that you not only get the reassurance of a 7-Year/100,000 mile Limited Powertrain Warranty, but also a 152-point inspection, roadside assistance, and CARFAX vehicle history report.Standard features include: Leather seats, Bluetooth, Remote power door locks, Power windows with 1 one-touch, Heated drivers seat, CVT Transmission, 4-wheel ABS brakes, Air conditioning with climate control, Cruise control, Audio controls on steering wheel, Traction control - ABS and driveline, 148 hp horsepower, 2 liter flat 4 cylinder DOHC engine, Head airbags - Curtain 1st and 2nd row, Passenger Airbag, Heated passenger seat, Multi-function remote - Trunk/hatch/door/tailgate, Power heated mirrors, Tilt and telescopic steering wheel, 4 Doors, All-wheel drive, Fuel economy EPA highway (mpg): 33 and EPA city (mpg): 25, Front fog/driving lights, Tachometer, External temperature display, Heated Windshield Washer Jets - Wiper park, Clock - In-dash, Climate controlled - Driver and passenger heated-cushion, driver and passenger heated-seatback, Front seat type - Bucket, Rear bench seats, Intermittent window wipers, Privacy/tinted glass, Rear spoiler - Lip, Rear wiper, Transmission controls on steering wheel - Gear shift controls, Trip computer, Video Monitor Location - Front, Speed-proportional power steering...
Subaru XV Crosstrek 2014 Premium 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT)
72,458 miles
Used 2014
Subaru XV Crosstrek
Premium
List$15,375
Est.Loan: $280/mo
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$300 Below Market
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Certified. **MILE ONE CERTIFIED**, **BACKUP CAMERA**, **BLUETOOTH**, ALLOY WHEELS, ABS brakes, Alloy wheels, Electronic Stability Control, Heated door mirrors, Heated Front Bucket Seats, Heated front seats, Illuminated entry, Low tire pressure warning, Remote keyless entry, Traction control. Mile One 12/12 Warranty Certified, ABS brakes, Alloy wheels, Electronic Stability Control, Heated door mirrors, Heated Front Bucket Seats, Heated front seats, Illuminated entry, Low tire pressure warning, Remote keyless entry, Traction control, 4-Wheel Disc Brakes, 6 Speakers, Air Conditioning, AM/FM radio, Brake assist, Bumpers: body-color, CD player, Cloth Upholstery, Driver door bin, Driver vanity mirror, Dual front impact airbags, Dual front side impact airbags, Four wheel independent suspension, Front anti-roll bar, Front Bucket Seats, Front Center Armrest, Front fog lights, Front reading lights, Knee airbag, MP3 decoder, Occupant sensing airbag, Outside temperature display, Overhead airbag, Panic alarm, Passenger door bin, Passenger vanity mirror, Power door mirrors, Power steering, Power windows, Radio data system, Radio: AM/FM Stereo w/Single Disc CD, Rear anti-roll bar, Rear window defroster, Rear window wiper, Roof rack: rails only, Security system, Speed control, Speed-sensing steering, Split folding rear seat, Spoiler, Steering wheel mounted audio controls, Tachometer, Telescoping steering wheel, Tilt steering wheel, Trip computer, and Variably intermittent wipers. Recent Arrival! Certification Program Details: Mile One Certified, this vehicle comes with a 12 month or 12,000 mile powertrain warranty. Buy with Confidence. Awards: * 2014 IIHS Top Safety Pick *Your additional costs are sales tax, tag and title fees for the state in which the vehicle will be registered, any dealer-installed options (if applicable) and a $299 dealer processing fee (not required by law). Prices are subject to change, and prior sales are excluded from these offers. While every reasonable effort is made to ensure the accuracy of this information, we are not responsible for any errors or omissions contained on these pages. Please verify any information in question with the dealer.
Subaru XV Crosstrek 2014 Limited 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT)
55,624 miles
Used 2014
Subaru XV Crosstrek
Limited
List$16,799
Est.Loan: $306/mo
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LOCAL TRADE///AWD//LEATHER//AM/FM CD/MP3//POWER WINDOWS//HEATED FRONT SEATS//BACK UP CAMERA// KEYLESS ENTRY///
Subaru XV Crosstrek 2014 Hybrid 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
53,743 miles
Used 2014
Subaru XV Crosstrek
Hybrid
List$14,991
Est.Loan: $280/mo
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2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek 2.0i Hybrid!!! Backup Camera, Bluetooth, Local Trade, Not a Rental, All Power Options. Recent Arrival! CARFAX One-Owner. Priced below KBB Fair Purchase Price! BUY WITH CONFIDENCE: - Lowest Prices Every Day: Our market based WOW pricing utilizes competitive market pricing guides, no games. So it is easy to make an educated, hassle -free purchase from us. Many of our competitors add freight, reconditioning or certification fees to their price quotes. Your WOW price has no hidden charges. Just add tags, taxes and processing fee. - Complimentary CARFAX Vehicle History Report - 7 Day Exchange Policy: This policy simply states if you are not completely satisfied with your vehicle purchase, bring it back to us for a full credit towards your next vehicle, no questions asked! RECALL NOTICE: Some vehicles may be subject to manufacturer safety recalls that for various reasons may not be repaired prior to sale. You may also check for open recalls at www.safercar.gov
Subaru XV Crosstrek 2014 Limited 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT)
62,749 miles
Used 2014
Subaru XV Crosstrek
Limited
List$16,995
Est.Loan: $310/mo
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$300 Below Market
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Thanks for shopping at Browns Honda City Honda Look at this nice 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek 2.0i Limited ! Check out all the options! Stay safe with Curtain Airbags! Automatic Climate Control for your comfort! Luxurious Leather Seats will keep you comfortable for the entire ride! Keep your devices charged with a USB Port! There is room for all your friends to sit with a 3 Passenger Rear Seat! Your arms won't get tired with this vehicle's Telescopic Steering Wheel! Anti-Lock Braking System ensures a smooth stop. This vehicle is equipped with a Back-Up Camera for your safety, see the world behind you! No more slipping and sliding with this vehicle's Traction Control!
Subaru XV Crosstrek 2014 Limited 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT)
66,023 miles
Used 2014
Subaru XV Crosstrek
Limited
List$17,645
Est.Loan: $321/mo
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Subaru XV Crosstrek 2014 Premium 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT)
109,844 miles
Used 2014
Subaru XV Crosstrek
Premium
List$12,997
Est.Loan: $243/mo
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MOONROOF PACKAGE,POPULAR PACKAGE #1,Sun/Moonroof,Bluetooth Connection,Rear Spoiler,REAR CARGO NET,BLACK CENTER CONSOLE TRAY,All Wheel Drive,BLACK; CLOTH UPHOLSTERY,ICE SILVER METALLIC This vehicle includes a Money-Back Guarantee* and passed our precise inspection process. Best of all the price you see is the price you pay. No haggling. No back and forth. No pressure. And this price is so good it is guaranteed. Thank you for your interest in one of Autonation Subaru Hunt Valley's online offerings. Please continue for more information regarding this 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Premium with 109,844mi. This 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek comes with a CARFAX Buyback Guarantee, which means you can buy with certainty. This Subaru XV Crosstrek Premium defines excellence in an SUV. It has the convenience of limitless boundaries paired with city sophistication. The Subaru XV Crosstrek Premium is economically and environmentally smart. Subaru clearly delivers on its promise to provide a fuel-efficient vehicle that has the great qualities you need in a vehicle. This Subaru XV Crosstrek features AWD. That means power and control delivered to all four wheels for maximum grip and improved handling. More information about the 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek: The XV Crosstrek is a small crossover vehicle, competing with other small crossovers and SUVs in a very crowded segment. It slots in below the Outback in Subaru's lineup of cars, offering nearly as much practicality at a lower price. The XV Crosstrek also achieves excellent fuel economy and does so without compromising Subaru's famed all-wheel-drive. It also makes use of some extremely efficient packaging, maximizing interior space while simultaneously keeping the exterior dimensions of the vehicle somewhat compact. An available gas-electric hybrid gives very good fuel economy while maintaining the Subaru go-anywhere attitude. Strengths of this model include Available all-wheel drive, available hybrid, small on the outside, big on the inside, lots of standard features, and fuel efficient *Money-Back Guarantee is valid for 5 days or 250 miles, whichever comes first. Subject to certain terms and conditions. See store for details. Some restrictions apply.
Subaru XV Crosstrek 2014 Limited 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT)
179,850 miles
Used 2014
Subaru XV Crosstrek
Limited
(5)
Capitol Motors
57.9 mi away
List$11,995
Est.Loan: $224/mo
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2014 SUBARU XV CROSSTREK All Wheel Drive with powerful 2.0L 16V DOHC engine and driven only 179850 miles! Fully loaded and much more! CARFAX CERTIFIED**FINANCING AVAILABLE** Contact our Sales at 540-376-7056
Subaru XV Crosstrek 2014 Premium 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
29,266 miles
Used 2014
Subaru XV Crosstrek
Premium
(1)
Reynolds Subaru
63.8 mi away
List$18,198
Est.Loan: $332/mo
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Subaru XV Crosstrek 2014 Hybrid Touring 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
78,357 miles
Used 2014
Subaru XV Crosstrek
Hybrid Touring
Reynolds Cadillac
63.8 mi away
List$15,281
Est.Loan: $278/mo
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Edmunds' Expert Review

The 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek is a chiseled urban dirt runner based on the Impreza hatchback. It's worth a look if you're seeking versatility in a small package.

vehicle overview

In automotive parlance, the term "crossover" refers to a vehicle that's based on a car's architecture rather than a truck's, but still has plenty of SUV-like functionality. Within the crossover SUV segment, there's a lot of variety, as some crossovers resemble traditional, burly SUVs while others, like the 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek, are essentially wagons with jacked-up suspensions and toughened-up styling.

Subaru has been doing the crossover thing successfully for a long time with its Legacy-based Outback series. In that vein, its relatively new Crosstrek is essentially an Impreza hatchback with a raised suspension along with the obligatory rugged styling accents. As such, the all-wheel-drive Crosstrek is as adept at getting you to the trailhead on fun-filled weekends as it is taking you over crumbling pavement during the weekday grind.

As expected, all-wheel drive is standard, and the XV Crosstrek offers a choice of a five-speed manual or continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). In addition to riding 3 inches higher than the Impreza, the Crosstrek features beefed-up underpinnings, 8.7 inches of ground clearance and black plastic wheelwell flares (ostensibly to fend off and hide scratches while driving on trails). The simple interior is fitted with straightforward controls, good-quality materials and comfortable seats.

The big news this year is the introduction of the XV Crosstrek Hybrid. Subaru's first-ever hybrid model is a full hybrid, meaning it can propel itself at low speeds purely under electric power, which optimizes fuel economy in stop-and-go city traffic. The gain in fuel economy is modest, however -- Subaru's estimate pegs the Hybrid's combined fuel economy average at 31 mpg, just 3 mpg more than the non-hybrid model. Given its price premium, you'll certainly want to consider whether the Crosstrek Hybrid makes sense for you.

Overall, the 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek's combination of all-wheel drive, wagonlike characteristics and enhanced off-road ability make it rather distinctive in the compact crossover class. The Nissan Juke is more fun to drive but comes up short on cargo space and versatility. The same is true for the 2014 Mini Cooper Countryman, which costs more but earns more style points than the Subaru. Only the 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport comes close to the Crosstrek's ground clearance and cargo space. But of the two, the Subaru strikes us as a better all-around package.

trim levels & features

The 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek is a five-passenger crossover available in 2.0i Premium, 2.0i Limited, Hybrid and Hybrid Touring trims.

Standard equipment on the 2.0i Premium includes 17-inch alloy wheels, roof rails, heated mirrors, a windshield wiper de-icer, air-conditioning, full power accessories, cruise control, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, heated front seats, a 60/40-split-folding rear seat, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, and a six-speaker audio system with a CD player, USB port and auxiliary jack.

The 2.0i Limited adds automatic headlights, automatic climate control, leather upholstery, a rear seat fold-down armrest, a rearview camera and six speakers and a 4.3-inch LCD display for the audio system.

The Hybrid includes the 2.0i Limited features (minus the leather upholstery) and adds unique 17-inch wheels, chrome door handles, quick-ratio electric power steering, active grille shutters (to improve aerodynamics), foldable sideview mirrors with signal repeaters, keyless ignition/entry and an upgraded multifunction display.

The Hybrid Touring includes a sunroof, leather upholstery, a 6.1-inch touchscreen, a navigation system with voice controls, smartphone integration (Aha radio), HD radio and satellite radio.

The 2.0i Premium and Limited models can also be equipped with the optional sunroof and a package that includes the upgraded audio system and navigation system.

performance & mpg

The regular 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek features a 2.0-liter horizontally opposed "boxer" four-cylinder engine that produces 148 horsepower and 145 pound-feet of torque. A five-speed manual transmission is standard for the Premium trim and is coupled to an all-wheel-drive system with a 50/50 front/rear power distribution. Optional on the Premium and standard for the Limited is a CVT coupled to a different all-wheel-drive system that typically apportions more power to the front wheels but directs power rearward when traction is needed.

The Hybrid has the same engine running through the CVT and AWD system, and combines them with an electric motor that chips in an additional 13 hp and 48 lb-ft.

In Edmunds testing, a regular XV Crosstrek with the CVT accelerated from zero to 60 mph in 9.9 seconds. This is similar to the Outlander Sport and base Countryman, though the Countryman S and Juke are significantly quicker. We've yet to test the Hybrid.

Official EPA estimates for the XV Crosstrek stand at 28 mpg combined (25 city/33 highway) for the CVT, while the manual transmission reduces those numbers to 26 mpg combined (23/30). The XV Crosstrek Hybrid is the best of the bunch at 31 mpg combined (29/33).

safety

The 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek comes standard with stability and traction control, antilock disc brakes, front side airbags and side curtain airbags, a driver knee airbag and active front head restraints. A rearview camera comes standard on all but the 2.0i Premium trim but is included with the optional navigation system.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety awarded the XV Crosstrek the highest possible rating of "Good" in its moderate-overlap frontal-offset, side-impact and roof strength tests. The Crosstrek's seat/head restraint design was also rated "Good" for whiplash protection in rear impacts.

In Edmunds brake testing, the XV Crosstrek stopped from 60 mph in 126 feet, which is a few feet longer than average.

driving

Most 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek buyers will end up with the CVT, which takes the place of a conventional automatic transmission. And whether you're driving around town or on the highway, there's no hiding the fact that the CVT's top priority is to minimize fuel consumption. The downside is that acceleration is merely adequate, and you'll need to plan ahead for highway passing maneuvers. We've also found that the CVT's touchy response to gas pedal inputs can increase engine speed unnecessarily and exacerbate noise coming into the cabin from the engine bay during hard acceleration.

Dynamically, the XV Crosstrek is every bit a traditional Subaru, and it feels confident and composed on loose, slippery roads, where its all-wheel-drive and traction control systems make the XV's reactions fairly predictable. The Crosstrek's extra ground clearance also helps it glide through snowy streets and find all but the most remote surf breaks and trailheads. Subaru's tall wagon can be pretty fun on dry pavement, too, as its nicely tuned suspension gives it good balance around tight turns.

interior

The Subaru XV Crosstrek follows a template similar to its Impreza counterpart, with a clean and minimalist interior design featuring simple, logically arranged controls. Dash and door panels are wrapped in soft-touch trim in an elegant (but slightly austere) presentation, and the cabin remains surprisingly well isolated from wind and tire noise on the highway.

The Impreza's sound systems are pretty awful, however. Audio quality is subpar and the available touchscreen infotainment interface, while an improvement over the base system, offers only small, finicky touchscreen icons and locks out some pretty basic audio functions while the car is in motion.

As befits a car built to inspire wandering and adventure, the XV Crosstrek is slightly roomier than a base Impreza and there's even plenty of room for 6-foot-tall drivers and passengers. With the rear seats up, the Crosstrek offers 22.3 cubic feet of storage space. Lower those seats and space jumps to 51.9 cubes. That's about 15 more cubic feet of space compared to the Juke and 10 more than the Mini Cooper Countryman. A flat load floor means you're able to maximize most of that additional space. The Hybrid rates only slightly less in this regard, as the battery pack located beneath the cargo floor only reduces cargo capacity by 1.7 cubic feet.

Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek.

Just what I was looking for
antiquity, 10/26/2013
Lots of "compact" SUVs out there, and almost all of them are boring and bland. While no drag racer, this car is fun to drive, has exciting styling, and is just the right size. Also, it has a unique look and size that isn't quite an SUV, more like a sports wagon/SUV cross. You get a lot for the money - heated leather seats, Navigation, moonroof, backup camera - compared to other cars. Plus, the raised clearance, cool wheels, and great gas mileage (at at 27 MPG mostly on short trips and city driving). The drive feels very secure, and the shift paddles are fun to use. The engine does rev high and won't get you 0 - 60 in a record time, but the car feels punchy, spry, and turns on a dime.
Better than expected
subiedriver6, 2/19/2014
I have been sold on Subaru for many years, but this is a change from my usual purchase of a Forester. The engine is just average in regard to performance, but exceptional in gas mileage, averaging 29 in rural back road driving. The seats are very comfortable and the cabin seems much more roomy compared to the Foresters I have had in the past. The doors are large and provide easy in/out access. The exterior styling is aggressive and has received a lot of compliments, while the interior is more just utilitarian and the radio readout is disappointing. Overall, the more I drive it, the better I like it.
Never thought I'd buy a Subaru
katethegreat84, 8/8/2014
When I first started looking at cars I never even thought to look at the Crosstrek or Subaru. As a real estate agent I wanted something nice but didn't want to go the standard issue luxury car everyone seems to drive. When a family member recommended the forester, I wasn't thrilled but went to test drive it anyway. While at the dealership I saw this little beauty and fell in love. I can cart around my clients and all my signs/lockboxes/excess Realtor stuff. But its also very comfortable and safe feeling. Being able to sit up high is a plus when you drive 20k miles a year. I highly recommend the GPS option, with it you get an upgraded sound system and a back up camera. I love my Crosstrek!
Cold Feet
Carol Pastushok, 3/5/2015
I bought my 2014 subaru a little over a year ago. This past winter I really noticed how poorly the heat works. My feet and legs get so cold I'm tempted to put in a heating blanket. The service dept said..."Can't do anything...the heating system is weak" Also very noisy at highway speeds...can't listen easily to my audio books. Finally, some of these problems might be tolerable if the MPG was better than 23 using 87 octane. The service person said the computer says 26 MPG ??and it's winter.
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Features & Specs

MPG
25 city / 33 hwy
Seats 5
Continuously variable-speed automatic
Gas
148 hp @ 6200 rpm
MPG
25 city / 33 hwy
Seats 5
Continuously variable-speed automatic
Gas
148 hp @ 6200 rpm
MPG
29 city / 33 hwy
Seats 5
Continuously variable-speed automatic
Hybrid
160 hp @ 6000 rpm
MPG
29 city / 33 hwy
Seats 5
Continuously variable-speed automatic
Hybrid
160 hp @ 6000 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    Overall4 / 5
    Driver4 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    Overall5 / 5
  • Side Barrier Rating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front Seat5 / 5
    Back Seat5 / 5
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover15.1%
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Good
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Good
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

More about the 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek
More About This Model

Things aren't going as planned.

Water surges over the hood of the 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid as we motor it through a river with baseball-sized chunks of ice floating ominously near its door handles. Just minutes earlier, a huge rut in the path — and that's being generous — left a half-dozen cars high-centered, teetering on their floor pans, tires pawing at air.

Subaru innocently expected Iceland in November to be an ideal environment to show off its first-ever hybrid car. Instead, 90 mph wind gusts constantly blow snow over the path, and the water crossings are all deeper than anyone anticipated. "We wanted the circumstances to be a 9.5 out of 10 for difficulty. What we got was a 13," one Subaru representative laments.

In-House Hybrid System
Still, a little perspective. We're driving in conditions that would strand many vehicles, yet with a little assistance, the Subarus just keep on keepin'-on. But what exactly are we driving? The XV Crosstrek Hybrid pries open a heretofore underrepresented niche of hybrid-dom: the affordable all-wheel-drive hybrid station wagon with a lift kit. Based on the don't-call-it-an-Impreza XV Crosstrek, the Hybrid introduces the gas-electric Subaru to the world.

2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid

Subaru developed its hybrid system in-house and in doing so kept things relatively simple. A 13.4-horsepower electric motor was engineered into the tail end of the company's continuously variable transmission (CVT), while a 0.55-kWh nickel-metal hydride battery finds its way into the trunk floor. Though a lithium-ion battery would have been much smaller and lighter, Subaru brass cite cost as an issue.

Revisions to the 2.0-liter flat-4 gasoline engine include a bump in compression ratio (now 10.8:1, up from 10.5:1) and new heads with revised exhaust port geometry.

The hybrid system's combined power rises to 160 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 163 pound-feet of torque at 2,000 rpm. These numbers represent peak gains of 12 hp and 18 lb-ft over the non-hybrid XV, which smacks of small potatoes until you consider that the base car develops its peak torque way up at 4,200 rpm. Thus, the electrified XV Crosstrek Hybrid feels punchy at low revs despite its 300-pound weight gain over the non-hybrid XV Crosstrek.

Chassis Tweaks
The Hybrid's 225/55R17 all-season tires had been swapped in favor of dedicated winter tires for our drive, so it was hard to say if the Hybrid's 3,451-pound curb weight noticeably influences the car's handling character. Nevertheless, Subaru says the Hybrid handles more sharply than non-hybrids and backs it up with hardware changes. Hybrid models get a quicker steering ratio (14.0:1 compared to 15.5:1 in non-hybrids) and a larger rear stabilizer bar than non-hybrids, in addition to retuned dampers and stiffer front lower control arm bushings.

2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid

For sure, the XV Crosstrek's ample 8.7-inch ground clearance and AWD abetted the tires in traversing the Icelandic terrain. Subaru's CVT-based AWD system uses an electronically controlled hydraulic clutch pack to bias torque where it's needed. It's an effective setup for blasting up snow-covered hillsides, as we found out. Once stuck in snow, however, the CVT doesn't switch rapidly enough between Drive and Reverse (and back) to facilitate rocking the car free.

Based on feedback from existing XV Crosstrek owners regarding that car's noise levels, Subaru added sound-deadening measures like a thicker front floor pan, more sound insulation and quieter glass. These changes will also show up on 2014 model year non-hybrid XV Crosstreks, too.

Small Fuel Economy Improvement
Go easy on the right pedal and the XV Crosstrek Hybrid will propel itself solely on EV power up to speeds of about 13 mph, at which point the gas engine springs to life to help things along. It's a commendably seamless transition. Likewise, the hybrid's regenerative braking is unobtrusive, with a minimum of synthetic-ness to the pedal feel.

2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid

Perhaps the most surprising aspect of this hybrid is its fuel economy, and not in a good way, unfortunately. The hybrid manages 31 mpg combined (29 city/33 highway), a gain of just 3 mpg over the standard XV Crosstrek. With its $3,000 price premium (the hybrid starts at $26,820 with destination) the hybrid's payback period based on fuel savings pencils out to more than 15 years.

The extra cash commanded by the hybrid does net some unique features like automatic climate control and keyless entry/ignition. Want more? The XV Crosstrek Hybrid Touring model adds a sunroof, navigation and leather and costs $30,120 with destination.

2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid

The Hybrid's bulky battery pack elbows aside space for other things, so there's a slight reduction in cargo volume (now 21.3 cubic feet, down from 22.5) and, as with most hybrid cars, the spare tire is history. Also, the hybrid's fuel tank shrinks to 13.7 gallons, so despite the slightly better fuel economy, range is a touch less than the non-hybrid version.

Subaru played it safe with the hybrid system in the XV Crosstrek Hybrid. While its increase in low-end thrust is welcome, the fuel economy improvement is too modest for the cost and attendant weight and space compromises of its hybrid battery. Still, it'll serve you well if you decide to venture off the beaten Pjórsárdalsvegur onto a closed road in Landmannalaugar right when a snowstorm rolls in.

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