Review: Snow doesn’t faze Subaru’s XV Crosstrek

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Snow doesn’t faze XV Crosstrek

Road Test: Subaru XV Crosstrek

Traversing the especially in winter, can be a very task, not unlike Toronto during a snowstorm.

So, when 30 centimetres of snow fell on 8. and our roads were devoid of the taxing levels of gridlock, the XV Crosstrek’s ethos flourished. It was as as a Himalayan mountain goat studded hiking boots.

The follows Subaru’s formula for the Outback Sport since It is essentially an Impreza, inside and with the exception of a few styling Much of the bodywork and architecture is between the two, but the Crosstrek different bumpers, matte fender flares and rocker down the side.

It also sits 22 centimetres off the taller than many and SUVs out there, including the Juke, Mini Countryman and Trax. It even has a higher clearance than the Jeep Cherokee.

The ride height, with the bodywork and chunky, 17-inch alloy rims, win any beauty contests, but at least it better than the Juke.

has never quite been the benchmark for interior design and although in the past six years, it did close to nailing it with the and the previous-generation Legacy. Most models have been of hard black plastic scratches easily, although into something like a WRX caressing the dashboard isn’t the prime directive.

The Crosstrek in the grey zone, between best and worst. On one hand, the is boring, wearing the infamous black colour scheme. On the hand, the materials are exponentially and the layout is logical and functional.

Everything does what supposed to do and is within reach of the except for the heated seat which are below the armrest.

the Impreza, a useful information sits atop the dashboard. it seems tacked on as an afterthought, it track of necessary information. keeping track of fuel which wheels have and which don’t, and, of the time, can be accessed through mounted on the steering wheel.

It sits 22 centimetres off the ground, than many pseudo-CUVs and out there, including the Nissan Mini Countryman and Chevrolet It even has a higher ground than the Jeep Grand

The interior’s saving grace is the Crosstrek is well-equipped. The Touring starts at $24,495, and gets you the kit of power equipment in addition to seats, automatic climate Bluetooth, and an iPod-compatible audio

Beneath the sheet metal, the aspirated, 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine produces 148 horsepower and 145 of torque. It’s the only option, and can be mated to two transmissions, and two absolutely incredible AWD systems.

The manual splits torque between the front and rear under all weather conditions. the CVT is matched to a more advanced splitting torque 60/40 to rear. When it detects it can distribute torque evenly.

the CVT is quite noisy, especially on the emitting a whine and making the sound as if it’s complaining acceleration. Combined with the already low displacement and horsepower it felt downright unwilling to while passing or merging on the

The CVT is equipped with a manual though. It lets the driver through pre-programmed gear which made the engine a less anemic, and a little willing to go. Not to mention, it cut down on the considerably.

Thanks to the beefed-up components and ground clearance, the is comfortable and composed, although roll is present. At highway the Crosstrek is stable, but wind is evident — reminiscent of the days Subaru’s doors were Bigger brakes are also of the Crosstrek’s CUV package, although the brake pedal took getting used to.

Of course, quibbles are very, very to forgive when the snow Few cars can match Subaru’s of reliability and durability, and even cars on the road are as composed and as the Crosstrek in adverse weather

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Type of vehicle All-wheel-drive

Engine 2.0L DOHC four-cylinder

Power 148 hp @ 6,200 145 lb-ft of torque @ 4,200 rpm

CVT with six preset “gears”

Ventillated discs (front), discs (rear)


Base price/as tested

Destination charge $1,595

Canada fuel economy km 8.2 city, 6.0 hwy.

Standard All-wheel-drive, cruise control, alloy wheels, roof fog lights, automatic headlights, rear windows, windshield de-icer, auxiliary/iPod input, steering wheel-mounted audio tilt and telescopic steering 4.3-inch multifunction display, seats, 60/40 split rear seats, retractable cover, electronic stability anti-lock brakes, hill anti-whiplash headrests

Optional features Sunroof, HID five-speed manual transmission, seating surfaces, GPS navigation, climate control and more

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