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Subaru XV Crosstrek

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  • 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: 19,652
    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: 8,273
    I'm not surprised at all. It's a better looking, more functional Impreza. What's not to like about it?
  • 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: 1,432
    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: 19,652
    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
  • tinycadontinycadon Posts: 287
    350mi of mixed suburban/hwy driving = 29.6mpg That's better than the highway mileage I got on my old 2010 Escape!!!!
  • once_for_allonce_for_all Posts: 1,640
    yup...our 2012 Impreza/CVT with 26k miles on it gets an average of about 32 mpg in mixed, mostly country, driving. Have seen it as high as 37-8 on moderate speed, continuous freeway driving.

    Watch for it to plunge in the winter though, it loses about 2-3 mpg on the winter gas and cold weather.

    John
  • denver5357denver5357 Posts: 319
    edited July 2013
    Bought a Limited with Popular Option Package 1 including dealer fee for $23,800 last week. Promptly loaded it up with three people and stuff and took it on a 2-hour drive into the Rocky Mountains to Vail. A few impressions:

    - Impressed by the room and the interior in general. Never felt cramped.
    - It rode smoothly, through bumps and construction and at speeds up to 75 mph. Always felt surefooted.
    - That said, the CVT on a mountain incline from a standstill? No. Just no. We hit traffic near Idaho Sprints and came to a stop on the interstate. When traffic would suddenly pick up again (inexplicably), we were a clear laggard in getting back up to speed. Of course, I don't drive those inclines that often.
    - MPG was 30, pretty good on those steep ups and downs and long grades.

    The one puzzling thing to me is the fact the CrossTrek doesn't automatically lock doors when you hit a certain speed. Subaru was concerned enough about safety to make the radio setting controls inoperable when the CrossTrek is moving, yet they didn't have the doors auto lock - a clear safety issue.

    So far I like it a lot.
  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 8,273
    yet they didn't have the doors auto lock - a clear safety issue.

    Are you new to the brand? I haven't had a Subaru yet that does that, for which I am glad. Nothing was more annoying to me when I bought a Ford last year than having the doors lock automatically. Thankfully, I was able to turn off that "feature." Unbelievably annoying. Tip for manufacturers: if I want my doors locked, I'll lock them myself, thank you!

    That aside, that's pretty decent mileage for the trip you described! Sounds like your car had a full load, to boot.
  • once_for_allonce_for_all Posts: 1,640
    oh....you hit a sore spot...

    I hate the auto locks. Have them on an older BMW...we have 2 Subarus, an '03 Forester and '12 Impreza...neither has them.

    John
  • denver5357denver5357 Posts: 319
    I used to feel that way about auto locks. But with kids and a worried wife, having the doors lock without having to remember to lock them is helpful. I haven't had a car not autolock in years, other than my base model Jeep with the manual windows. I can live with it.

    I tell you, using not even a half tank of gas for that trip was amazing. Really digging that.
  • once_for_allonce_for_all Posts: 1,640
    I'm still waiting on more news about the US version. There was a bit of discussion about "what is the point" when the initial announcement was for only 1 mpg additional highway for the hybrid vs the standard.

    Bit old, but AutoBlog is saying 45 mpg on the Japan circuit http://green.autoblog.com/2013/06/27/subaru-xv-hybrid-the-companys-first-goes-on- -sale-in-japan/

    I'm hoping for 40+ mpg highway on the US version.

    John
  • Hi, Is it $23,800 out the door price? And if it is, could you please tell me the dealer information? Thanks.
  • once_for_allonce_for_all Posts: 1,640
    http://www.edmunds.com/car-news/volkswagen-alltrack-to-target-subaru-xv-crosstre- k-in-us.html

    I wonder what kind of power train(s) they will offer. I might start drooling if they indicated diesel, or even the 1.4 turbo/hybrid option.

    Still, I haven't been impressed with VW reliability. That idea was reinforced a couple days ago when a newish VW wore out his battery and starter while in a gas station line in front of me.

    I'm still on the fence here, looking for a breakthrough on the mpg in this segment. CMAX is also on the radar.

    John
  • Non-Hybrid, just got 31.25mpgs doing 75-80 on 400mi trip, hand calculated with 6,500mi on the odometer. Crazy part is on the trip back had cruise on at 68mph for most part and kept it between 65-70 when off, only got 32mpgs. For me there wasn't much of a difference in how fast I drove.
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