2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid Videos
Our 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid video reviews give you a quick snapshot of what's new, a summary of basic specs and a high level view of what professional car reviewers think.
2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid Video Transcript
The 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid earns praise for its responsive handling capable all-wheel-drive and quiet cabin. Hi! I'm Jim Sharifi, Senior Editor with U.S. News Best Cars, let's find out if the XV Crosstrek Hybrid is the right compact SUV for you.
The XV Crosstrek Hybrid is all new for 2014, a 4 cylinder engine and an electric motor are standard and paired with a Continuously Variable Transmission and all-wheel-drive.
The XV Crosstrek Hybrid earns an EPA estimated 29 miles per gallon in the city and 33 on the highway, which is only slightly better than the gas only model, but still excellent for the class, it's offered in two trims and starts at about $26,000.
Test drivers think that XV Crosstrek Hybrid's 4 cylinder engine and electric motor put out enough power for highway passing in city driving and many note that it feels quicker than its gas only sibling. Some report that the brakes offer excellent pedal feel especially for a hybrid, they also like its responsive steering and nimble handling and the standard all-wheel-drive earns praise for its ability to handle rugged terrain.
According to some auto journalists the XV Crosstrek Hybrid stands out from the non-hybrid version with an interior that's quieter and more refined. Cargo space is on the small side for the class, but some reviewers say it still has plenty of room for luggage. The XV Crosstrek Hybrid comes with standard features that include a rearview camera and heated front seats. Options include a voice activated navigation system, a moonroof and satellite radio.
To learn more about the 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid, checkout our videos on its interior features and performance and consider competing vehicles like the Ford Escape and Nissan Rogue.Read more
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