The off-road-ready 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek is worth a look if you're seeking versatility in a small package, but rivals offer more in the way of refinement and on-road performance.
- Standard all-wheel drive
- Relatively strong off-road capabilities
- Spacious seating
- Good fuel economy
- Generous standard features.
- Lackluster acceleration
- CVT produces tiresome engine noise
- Substandard sound systems
- Hybrid model doesn't justify added cost.