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2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek 2.0 i Premium SUV

2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek Review

(0 Stars)  The new Outback Sport.

Reviewed by Automobile Magazine on

New For 2013
Although the name is new, the XV Crosstrek is more or less the same idea as the old Outback Sport. That means the XV Crosstrek shares a lot with the Impreza, right down to its interior and powerplant. Look for unique orange or khaki paint and the presence of plastic cladding on the rockers to distinguish between the two models.
Overview
Looking for the ground clearance of an Outback with the footprint and fuel economy of an Impreza? Perhaps the awkwardly named XV Crosstrek is the car you’ve been looking for. We find the chassis to be nimble, the handling predictable, and the off-road capability to be more than adequate. One of the few letdowns is the electrically assisted steering, but fuel-economy concerns trump driving enjoyment in a vehicle like this. Not surprisingly, the interior looks and feels exactly like the Impreza’s and offers the same standard Bluetooth and iPod connectivity along with a more universal USB port. The powertrain is carried over directly from the Impreza, which means a 2.0-liter flat-four engine producing 148 hp and all-wheel drive are standard. The only choice to make is between manual and continuously variable transmissions. Despite the shared engine, the XV Crosstrek isn’t quite as fuel efficient as the Impreza because it offers 8.7 inches of ground clearance, which is three more than its road-focused cousin. If you aren’t going to venture off-road, the Impreza hatchback probably makes a lot more sense because its lower center of gravity will improve handling. Although we aren’t in love with the name, we certainly appreciate the execution of this crossover.

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2013 XV Crosstrek 2.0i Premium Sport Utility Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Engine: 2.0L horizontally opposed 4 DOHC with Dual Active Valve Control System (DAVCS) variable valve timing
Unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: Gasoline 23 MPG city, 30 MPG highway, 26 MPG combined and 413 mi. range
Multi-point fuel injection
15.9gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 148 hp @ 6,200 rpm; 145 ft lb of torque @ 4,200 rpm

'13 Subaru 2.0 i Premium SUV Reviews

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'13 Subaru 2.0 i Premium SUV Standard Equipment

  Braking and Handling  
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Four Wheel ABS
  Climate Control  
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Front Air Conditioning
  Convenience  
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Auto On Headlights
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Cruise Control
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Keyless Entry
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Power Locks
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Power Trunk/Liftgate
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Power Windows
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Steering Wheel Scope
  Exterior  
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Privacy Glass
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Rear Spoiler
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Roof Rail
  Interior  
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Air Filtration System
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Cargo Cover
  Safety  
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Brake Assist
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Daytime Running Lights
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Driver Air Bag
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Engine Immobilizer
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Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
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Heated Outside Mirrors
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Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors
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Passenger Air Bag
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Side Air Bag(s)
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Stability Control
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Theft Deterrent System
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Traction Control
  Seats  
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Folding Rear Seat
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Heated Front Seats
  Sound and Entertainment  
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Compact Disc MP3 Capable
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iPod Connector
  Technology  
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Blue Tooth Compatible
  Tires and Wheels  
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Alloy Wheels
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