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Subaru XV Crosstrek

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  • lostlost Posts: 64
    I am very interested in this vehicle. Anybody have any first hand experience with the CVT transmission.
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    I was test driving cars with my sister. She wanted to try a CX5, so we drove that, then a Mazda 3s 5EAT. After that we went to the Subaru dealer and drove a CVT Impreza sedan.

    I liked the Impreza the most out of those. The CX5 is underpowered, the Mazda3 was tight inside and had visibility issues.

    The Impreza's back seat was roomier then even the CX5! Fold the rear seats in those and they hit the fronts. You have to slide the front seat forward to fold the back seats down.

    I like the CVT, too, didn't bother me at all the way it bothers some.
  • dcm61dcm61 Posts: 1,472
    Anybody have any first hand experience with the CVT transmission.

    Love the CVT in my lowered XV Crosstrek Ltd (aka '12 Impreza Sport Ltd).
  • the 2014 cx-5 on most of the line has a new 2.5 liter 185hp engine and an added safety feature.it is available now.
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    That's good news, but they're not in dealers yet. Fitz has 40 in stock but not a single 2014.

    When are they supposed to hit the streets?

    That engine was badly needed, IMHO.
  • They are available at Wayne Mazda(about 15-20 in stock,2014's) in NJ and Schwartz Mazda also in NJ.
    I am in NY and I spoke to a dealer a few days ago they call back next week
    and by then should have more info.and possibly some cars.
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    Cool, the EPA also added them to the fueleconomy.gov web site.

    Looks like the 2.5l AWD model gets the same highway mpg and only loses 1 mpg in the city.

    Easily the better choice, in fact I wonder if they should drop the 2.0l, at least with the automatic.

    During our test drive, we floored it and got noise with little/no results. To be fair it was a heavily loaded AWD automatic, but it felt sluggish.

    The Impreza sedan 2.0i was not what I'd call fast, but definitely better.
  • dkamholzdkamholz Posts: 2
    That's all great, but what do you think about the Crosstrek.
  • tinycadontinycadon Posts: 287
    What are you looking to know, I've owned mine for 5mos now?
  • once_for_allonce_for_all Posts: 1,640
    it should be a winner in my book. We have the 2012 Impreza hatch, with CVT. It's a bit too low for the type of work I do, so I've been anticipating trading my aging Forester (2003 with 167k) in for the XV.

    I might have made the deal already, but the dealer can't seem to come up with an XV that has just Popular Package #1. It seems like they get many with that option, but then all the cars get upgraded to the HomeLink mirror option at the port. The auto-dimming mirror w/compass that is part of the popular package gets tossed and they tack on $280 for the Homelink mirror.

    I can't say I was impressed with the recent Edmund's review. I didn't like the way they said handling was "soft" and it "dived" and rolled. Hmmm.

    John
  • tinycadontinycadon Posts: 287
    Been 2 weeks now, what is that you would like to know???
  • tinycadontinycadon Posts: 287
    Over 3 months with no action on this site, then you made a posting wanting to know more detailed info than what was given, well, what exactly it is that you want to know or were you just trying to make a sarcastic point???
  • xian5681xian5681 Posts: 13
    edited June 2013
    Hello,

    I'm looking to purchase the limited but can't find any prices paid on this forum. Anyone willing to post?

    Also does anyone know when 2014s are coming out? I hear there's a hybrid!

    Thanks in advance.
  • once_for_allonce_for_all Posts: 1,640
    not sure how helpful this is, but I had a quote for $22,800 (Limited, CVT, Popular Package 2). I didn't negotiate on it, because it wasn't the car I was looking for.

    There is some discussion about the Hybrid on the Subaru future models thread...along with some links that give more info. The hybrid doesn't really up the ante much at all regarding mileage, it seems to be the beginning attempt for Subaru to get into the market. At this point, the MPG numbers are not looking like they have succeeded.

    John
  • dcm61dcm61 Posts: 1,472
    not sure how helpful this is, but I had a quote for $22,800 (Limited, CVT, Popular Package 2). I didn't negotiate on it, because it wasn't the car I was looking for.

    Are you sure that was the price? That is $1600 below invoice.
  • xian5681xian5681 Posts: 13
    Thank you for all the feedback!

    I'm really tryin to walk into this with all the negotiating power I can.
  • once_for_allonce_for_all Posts: 1,640
    edited June 2013
    well....here are the emails, in case you interpret it differently:

    Currently on the lot in the All-New Crosstrek’s I have 2 models that sound real close to what you are looking for. I have a White and a Khaki Crosstrek here with only the CVT option 1 package.

    The white one has the following accessories; All-Weather Mats, Auto-Dim Mirror with Compass and Homelink, Rear Seat Protectors, Splash Guards and the rear bumper cover. The Khaki has the following accessories; All-Weather Mats, Auto Dim Mirror with Compass and Homelink, Splash Guards and the rear Bumper Cover.

    Would you consider either of these 2 models even though they have the mirror you don’t want? If so, which color would you prefer more? I can make you a deal on either one just let me know which one you like more.



    If you would like you can wait but it’s very tough to find a Crosstrek with that Auto-Dim Mirror and Homelink. I can order a Crosstrek for you if you would like because this may be the only way to avoid having a Crosstrek without that mirror. For example the Mirror is $284. On the White Crosstrek I had mentioned, I can sell it to you for $22,812 and the Khaki one for $22,772+Ca Sales Tax and DMV Fee’s. Without the mirror the difference is small and it’s my job to point that out but more importantly maybe the Auto Dimming function you can get some use out of. I’m not sure if your Impreza had it but it automatically dims the rearview mirror at night so that the car behind you doesn’t blind you with their headlights. And it’s the only way to get a compass in the Crosstrek.

    Hopefully this helps but if not would you like me to order you one?


    John
  • xian5681xian5681 Posts: 13
    Why dealer is this? I'm in SoCal and may jump on this as well.
  • once_for_allonce_for_all Posts: 1,640
    Lithia Subaru in Fresno. If you get on their website, there will very soon be a floating pop up screen with an associate wanting to talk with you. But I'd suggest going through their inventory first and if they have something you want, then start a conversation.

    John
  • dcm61dcm61 Posts: 1,472
    Thanks for posting. The pricing seems more in line with the Premium model. I see no mention of trim (Premium or Limited) so maybe they are quoting prices for a Premium instead of a Limited?
  • once_for_allonce_for_all Posts: 1,640
    yes, premium. I got them backwards. Intuitively, a premium should be the premium. But it is really the "base" with a name upgrade :-(

    And limited, seems like it should have limited equipment, but instead it gets unlimited equipment. Sheesh.

    John
  • tinycadontinycadon Posts: 287
    Been a month now dkamholz, still waiting to hear from you about what you'd like to know about the Crosstrek???
  • tinycadontinycadon Posts: 287
    Couple of 400mi trips, losing 45-60mins in NY/CT stop & go traffic, driving anywhere from 70-75 when not stuck in traffic, still managed 32mpgs both times. I'm sure if I kept it under 70, didn't hit any traffic, I would've beat the 33hwy EPA number! Still had 1/4 tank left after 400mi, easily has a 450mi range.
  • rshollandrsholland Posts: 19,689
    http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1085467_subaru-swamped-by-demand-for-xv-cros- strek-in-u-s-hybrids-in-japan

    I've been asking for something like this for years. This what the Outback Sport should have been all along.

    Bob
  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 8,567
    I'm not surprised at all. It's a better looking, more functional Impreza. What's not to like about it?
    2010 Subaru Forester, 2011 Ford Fiesta, 1969 Chevrolet C20 Pickup, 1969 Ford Econoline 100, 1976 Ford F250 Pickup, 1974 Ford Pinto Wagon
  • denver5357denver5357 Posts: 319
    Been cherry picking left over 2013s. Had a price for a LTD CVT with no additional packages of $23,600, which I thought was pretty good. Anyone with a CVT tried it out in mountains? Curious if the CVT is annoying there?
  • dcm61dcm61 Posts: 1,472
    edited July 2013
    It's a better looking, more functional Impreza.

    My Impreza Sport Ltd. is offended. She's not short & fat, she's full figured. :P
  • rshollandrsholland Posts: 19,689
    Yeah, I drove one recently in some hilly areas. If you use the paddle shifters, it's not too bad, but I'm used to driving a WRX. ;) It's a fun to drive car.

    Personally, I'd wait for the '14 model, only because Aha audio will be available. Aha only comes with Nav. If you don't want navigation, then go for the '13 model.

    FYI: Aha is already available on the '14 Forester and '13 Legacy/Outback w/nav. If your curious as to what it offers and how it works, check out those models. Could google it too. Aha will be available on '14 Crosstrek and Impreza models.

    Bob
  • once_for_allonce_for_all Posts: 1,640
    for a potential Crosstrek buyer, I'm glad and sad to read that.

    The sad part means likely no deals on pricing for a while ;).

    I am hoping for a surprise on the hybrid MPG numbers.

    John
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