In a world of so many choices, it’s nice to be able to hone in on a vehicle that checks all the boxes. The 2015 Subaru XV Crosstek is the best pick for the consumer who is on the fence between the wagon and crossover. The rough and rugged design has sprinkles of sexiness. With sharp lines and bold design cues, the 5-passenger Crosstrek is a crossover with an attitude. The bold design jumps out at you whether you are behind the wheel or pass one on the street. You find your eyes trailing from the automatic headlights, fog lights, contrasting trim on the lower front vent, and roof rails sitting on 17-inch alloy aluminum alloy rims. It’s the type of vehicle that could easily be at home at Coachella or rolling down the streets of Main St. USA. It’s versatile and functional without leaning too heavy either way.
Rolling around in the Crosstrek powered by the 2.0-L, Horizontally-Opposed DOHC engine I found myself looking for adventure; whether navigating through the Santa Monica Mountains, parking lots at the desert outlets, or dodging shopping carts at the local grocery story; the XV Crosstrek is nimble and quick on the response. A penny-pincher’s dream come true, the 29-combined MPG (26-city and 34-hwy) allows the driver to concentrate more on the drive than stopping at the pump. Fitted with a fully independent raised suspension, 4-Wheel Disc Brakes, Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) and safety features like Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive (AWD), bending corners and letting loose on the straight-a-ways, the XV Crosstrek gets it in on the road; whether paved or not.
The interior of the XV Crosstrek is not bare bones, instead its snazzy and road ready. Firm, but comfortable leather-trimmed seats abound. Roomy and quiet, the inner cabin is tranquil. Techie features like STARLINK Smartphone and Bluetooth Hands-Free Phone Connectivity, SiriusXM, USB port w/iPod connectivity, a vibrant 7.0 infotainment system with HD Radio/CD offer up a myriad of entertainment options. Cruise Control, power everything (doors, mirrors and windows), tilt and telescopic steering, leather-trimmed steering wheel and shifter keep the XV Crosstrek is on par with most in its segment.
Standard safety features like a Rear Vision Camera, Subaru’s Advanced Frontal Air Bag System, Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC), Anti-Locking Braking System (ABS), Side-Curtain Airbags with Rollover Sensor, Front Seat Side-Impact Airbags and Driver’s Side Knee-Airbag, round out the safety suite of features of the XV Crosstrek.
Able to seamlessly flow between off-road and urban city driving, the XV Crosstrek is a perfect choice for the consumer who wants the best of both worlds.
MSRP $27,645 and for more info click here.
Limited warranty and roadside assistance includes:
3 Years / 36,000 Miles (Basic)
5 Years / 60,000 Miles (Powertrain)
5 Years / Unlimited Mileage Rust Perforation
3 Years / 36,000 24/7 Roadside Assistamce