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Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    4 out of 5 stars

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Subaru XV (12-) 4X4
3 reader reviews for Subaru XV 4x4.
  • 2.0i SE 5dr

    david fielding , cleveland . Date: 20/05/2014
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      40

    My car

    Owned this car for two years and it has been a great car. 100% reliable, comfortable and feels reassuringly safe in all weather conditions. Eats the miles quietly and with great fuel consumption (45 mpg on a motorway). It's not the cheapest crossover, but build quality better than competitors that I've driven and I have no regrets about buying it. If they'd included a spare tyre I might have given it 5 stars!

  • 2.0i SE 5dr

    Andrew Gingell , Perthshire . Date: 05/06/2013
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      39.7

    My car

    I've had my XV for a year now and am a very happy customer.

    The XV is competing in the 'crossover' sector, but, in reality, that is what Subaru have been doing for years. Subaru produces solidly built, well engineered and permanent 4wd cars which leave the various look-alikes for dead. The XV is a pumped-up and better looking version of the Imprezza, with the ground clearance and internal equipment of a Forester to give a reliable performance under all road conditions.

    I live 1000' up in the Perthshire hills, 2 km along an unmetalled track from the public road. The XV has coped admirably and has been particularly impressive in winter conditions which included both deep snow compacted ice.

    The XV is great to drive, though note quite as sporty as I expected, and has returned a much better than expected fuel consumption of nearly 40 mpg from new. For a 'real' 4wd, that is great.

  • 2.0D SE (UK drive) 5dr

    stuart wright , wolverhampton . Date: 27/02/2013
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      46

    My car

    I have owned this car for 4 months from new. The service from the Subaru dealership was excellent and the eventual price paid was reasonable bringing it into line with other rival options. It is a very easy car to drive, the engine is responsive and eager as well as frugal for a car with permanent all wheel drive.It coped well with the snow but that was not unexpected. Some of the cabin plastics are rather hard but it is otherwise comfortable and roomy especially for rear passengers. Although the boot is not huge it coped well with a family and luggage to and from the airport. I would not hesitate to recommend the XV at this stage.

Subaru XV 4x4

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