Highlights: The Subaru XV Crosstrek hybrid is the latest addition to the Subaru line up. It’s the brand’s first hybrid.
Test vehicle’s MSRP: $26,820
Seating Capacity: 5 occupants
Standard Safety Features: all-wheel drive; ABS; rear camera; daytime running lights; traction control; front, side, driver’s knee and side airbags; daytime running lights; tire pressure monitoring system; audible vehicle approach pedestrian alert system; foldable exterior mirrors with integrated turn signals; and an incline start assist system, which keeps the vehicle from rolling backward on an incline, when taking off.
Standard Equipment (base model): 17-inch wheels; an automatic start/stop system; an electric motor; lithium battery; active grille shutters; raised roof rails; electric power assist system; rear roof spoiler; a raised hybrid suspension system; cargo cover; cargo area grocery bag hooks; front center sliding concealed armrest; a rear center armrest with dual cup holders; driver’s manual height adjustable front seats; a tilt steering wheel; paddle shifters for the steering wheel; cloth seats; heated front seats; tinted rear privacy glass; electric power assist system; an automatic a/c system; a remote keyless entry system; chrome exterior door handles; automatic on/off headlights; power windows; poor door locks; and power mirrors
Standard Audio: a 6-speaker AM/FM with a CD player
Bluetooth Connectivity: Yes
iPod connectivity: Yes
Bumper-to-Bumper Warranty: 3 years or 36,000 miles
Powertrain Warranty: 5 years or 60,000 miles
Hybrid Warranty: 8 years or 100,000 miles
Standard Engine/Horsepower: 2.0-liter, 4-cylinder/148-hp
Recommended Fuel: Regular
Standard Fuel Mileage: 29-city/33-hwy
Towing Capacity: 4,200 lbs
What’s New: The XV Crosstrek is the brand’s first hybrid.
Pros: The Plasma Green XV Crosstrek boldly announced that there was something different about this Subaru. Indeed there was. This new environment color from the automaker was created specifically for the brand’s first hybrid.
Suburu Crosstex Hybrid: The Brand’s First Hybrid Vehicle was originally published on blackamericaweb.com