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Used Car: 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek Review

Review Last Updated: 4/16/15

Though the new-for-2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek has an excellent safety score, gets good fuel economy and has standard all-wheel drive, reviewers said it’s short on power.

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The 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek is powered by a four-cylinder engine. A manual transmission is standard and an automatic is available. All-wheel drive is standard, which isn't the case with most compact SUVs. With the automatic transmission, the 2015 XV Crosstrek gets an EPA-estimated 25/33 mpg city/highway, which is good for the class. While reviewers liked the XV Crosstrek’s compliant ride and poised handling, several complained that the engine is underpowered. The 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek has a top-notch safety score.

Some reviewers commented that the materials used inside the 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek could be nicer, but most also reported that the XV Crosstrek has plenty of passenger space in both the front and rear rows. Overall cargo capacity is lower than that of most compact SUVs. Standard features include Bluetooth and USB and auxiliary input ports. Available features include navigation, leather upholstery, a rearview camera, voice controls and SMS text messaging capability.

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Other SUVs to Consider

The 2013 Mazda CX-5 has nimble handling, communicative steering and is one of the sportiest SUVs in the segment, test drivers said. Though it doesn’t have standard all-wheel drive, all-wheel drive was available when the CX-5 was new. The 2013 CX-5 gets great fuel economy for the class, and it has more cargo space than the XV Crosstrek.

For standard all-wheel drive and a little more cargo and passenger space than the XV Crosstrek offers, consider the 2013 Subaru Forester. With its available turbocharged four-cylinder engine, reviewers said the Forester has ample power in all situations.

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