Independent, Expert EV Reviews & Advice Since 2006

Subaru XV

Subaru XV crossover

The Subaru XV crossover , in 2.0 diesel guise, offers fuel economy of 50.4 mpg with emissions of 146 g/km CO

Three Euro V-compliant Boxer engines are offered with the new XV: 1.6 and 2.0-litre petrol, and 2.0-litre diesel. The 1.6-litre and 2.0-litre petrol engines develop 114 PS and 150 PS respectively, while the 2.0-litre diesel produces 147 PS and 350 Nm torque. There’s a choice of either a five and six-speed manual or a six-speed CVT automatic (petrol only).

Petrol-powered XV models have Subaru’s new fuel-saving Auto Start Stop System as standard, boosting fuel savings in congested traffic. The time lapse between stop and start of approximately 0.2 seconds is one of the fastest currently available.

Every XV is equipped with two core Subaru technologies – Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive and a Boxer engine. The Subaru XV also features the highest ground clearance and lowest centre of gravity in class.

The five-star Euro NCAP-rated Subaru XV is certified as the safest vehicle in its class and scores particularly highly for child occupant safety.

Entry-level S models feature ABS, traction control, Subaru Vehicle Dynamics Control (SVDC), front, side, curtain and knee airbags, 17-inch alloy wheels, daytime LED running lights and automatic air conditioning as standard.

SE models add cruise control, rear-view camera, Bluetooth functionality and USB/iPod connectivity. Top-of-the-range SE Lux Premium models also come with a sunroof, Keyless Smart Entry, push-button start, leather seats and satellite navigation.  All 2.0-litre models are fitted with roof rails.

Pricing for the new XV range starts at £21,295 for the 1.6i S models, and rises to £29,995 for the range-topping 2.0D SE Lux Premium.

More Subaru reviews >>

•  Read our Top 10 Greenest 4x4s feature

•  Read our Subaru Forester 2.0D road test

•  Read our Subaru Outback 2.0D road test