Subaru XV review


Manufacturer price from:£25,325
What Car? Target Price£24,299
Subaru XV
Review continues below...

If you have a prod and a poke around the XV’s interior, you’ll find tactile soft-touch plastics in prominent locations. But you’ll also notice some flimsy-feeling switches and cheaper materials. So while it's a pretty good effort, it still falls some way short of providing the kind of perceived quality you’ll experience in the Skoda Karoq.

The steering wheel and seats have plenty of adjustment, making it easy to get comfortable regardless of your height. And the wheel itself is trimmed in leather, making it pleasant to hold. It's just a pity that its buttons, which control the stereo and various safety systems, look so cheap.

In the centre of the dash is an 8.0in touchscreen infotainment system with Bluetooth, a DAB radio, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone mirroring. The system is easy enough to navigate, with big icons and a crisp display. The XV's touchscreen is certainly better than the ones from Honda and Toyota, but it can't match the responsiveness and ease of use of those from Seat and Skoda.

Subaru XV
Subaru XV 2019 rear tracking
Open Gallery10 Images