The upcoming 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek competes in a small SUV segment with the Fiat 500X, the Jeep Compass, the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, the MINI Countryman, and the Nissan Juke. The “XV” in its name stands for crossover vehicle, and that is exactly what it is. It is a small quasi-SUV that shares some of its mechanic with the Impreza hatchback. However, the two vehicles are significantly different visually and functionally. The XV Crosstrek rides almost 4 inches higher than the Impreza hatch, and it offers 8.7-inch ground clearance (higher than what you get from the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Ford Explorer), which allows easy passage over ruts that would scare most crossovers.
Subaru will present various degrees of changes on the Crosstrek for the 2015 model year. The 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek changes in the styling department with the exterior welcoming some fresh details. The exterior changes can be seen on the restyled front and rear ends, the lower body cladding, and a roof rack that has the capacity to carry up to 150 pounds of gear.
2015 XV CrossTrek Interior and Exterior
Although Subaru XV Crosstrek 2015 edition’s interior features more rugged upholstery and a removable, rubberized cargo tray, the styling similarities between the Impreza hatchback and the Crossstrek will be obvious to a keen observer. The interior offers room for four adults with a backseat that’s a bit tight in legroom but not lacking in headroom. While the dash houses some soft-touch materials, the general quality of the interior is not more than what you would expect to get for the $21,995 base price.
2015 XV Crosstrek specs and Trim-Level Breakdown
It is offered in either Premium or Limited trims.
You will get a keyless entry, cruise control, air conditioning, and Bluetooth connectivity on the base model. The Limited model adds leather upholstery, a fold-down rear armrest, and an automatic climate control.
2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek turbo
The new XV Crosstrek will be built with a 148-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, which is considered to be smaller than many competitors’ engines. A hybrid version of the car combines a 13.4hp electric motor with the four-cylinder engine. The car uses a five-speed manual transmission or a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT).
When mated with a CVT, Its EPA ratings were 25/33/28 mpg for the city, highway and combined respectively, while it was 23/30 with manual gearbox. Thanks in part to a standard start/stop system, the 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek hybrid mpg is 28/34/31 mpg.
The 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek changes also extended deeper to include a beefed-up suspension, bigger brakes, larger wheels and tires, and a bigger fuel tank.