Advice for buyers
What should I look for in a used Subaru XV hatchback?
Aside from the usual stuff such as making sure all the equipment inside works, you might want to check that the bumpers and body are in good order and aren’t showing signs of parking damage. While a reversing camera is standard with SE trim and above, the absence of standard parking sensors is a surprising omission.
Look under the car for any signs of off-road damage and that it isn’t caked in mud. This can trap moisture that will lead to rust. Also, make sure the service history is up to date and that all the relevant fluids, including for the four-wheel drive system and CVT gearbox, have been changed according to the manufacturer’s requirements.