2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Consumer Review: still not very hybridy - updat

2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek - Consumer Review

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Hybrid Touring 4dr SUV (2.0L 4-cyl. Hybrid AWD CVT Automatic)

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still not very hybridy - updated
By fried003 on


2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid Touring 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


The sticker only claimed 31mpgs, so it's close to what was expected.
The car barely gets 30mpg; not much better than my 2008 Forester. Like many car companies, Subaru wanted a "Hybrid" in their line-up.
So they picked the Crosstrek & jeri-rigged it as a hybrid, though it was never really designed as real hybrid, like a Prius. Any Prius is a hybrid.
it's decent enough/comfortable.
I got the touring model, which has all the bells & whistles, some of which I don't understand, such as the entertainment system.
The touch screen for the navigation system/entertainment system is clunky.
But it has everything I'd ever want in a vehicle + other stuff.
But, so far, it's not fulling the primary expectation of better gas mileage than a "regular" car.

NOTE - the hybrid seems to have been dis-continued as of 2017, so it must not have sold well.

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