2015 SUBARU XV CROSSTREK

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Vehicle Details

Mileage: 148001
Color: SILVER
Body Style: SUV
Trim Level: Limited
Transmission: Automatic
Engine Type: 4 Cyl
Drive Train: AWD
Fuel: GAS
Location: Saint Cloud, MN

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Option & Equipment

Keyless Entry
Fog Lights
Spoiler
Heated Seats
Roof Rails
Alloy Wheels
17 Inch Wheels
Heated Mirrors
Independent Suspension

Recalls & Defects

VIN JF2GPAMC2F8214200 may have been recalled. Check full report for more information

EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS:SWITCH | FORWARD COLLISION AVOIDANCE: CRASH IMMINENT BRAKING

Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain model year 2015 Legacy vehicles manufactured March 10, 2014, to April 16, 2015, Outback vehicles manufactured February 24, 2014, to April 16, 2015, Impreza vehicles manufactured September 9, 2014, to April 14, 2015, XV Crosstrek vehicles manufactured October 16, 2014, to April 15, 2015, and 2016 WRX vehicles manufactured March 23, 2015, and equipped with the Eyesight Driver Assist System. If the switch that activates the brake lights fails, the automatic pre-collision braking component of the driver assist system will not function.


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Blake did a nice job!

5
Mike Bobick on 12/01/2016

Customer Service: 5.0 Quality Of Work: 5.0 Friendliness: 5.0 Pricing: 5.0 Overall Experience: 5.0

Blake made the buying experience very enjoyable. He demonstrated attention to detail, was respectful and answered all of my questions. I feel like the vehicle a purchase was fairly priced and I think I got top dollar for the trade in. I think Miller auto and Marine is by far the best operation of its kind in Central Minnesota. Mike B.

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Vehicle Rating & Owner Reviews

Overall Rating
4.3
  Based on 42 reviews

Love it EXCEPT the windshield

4
Mary on 07/29/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 4 Safety Rating: 4 Technology Rating: 4 Value Rating: 31.2

I bought my Crosstrek less than a year ago. At first it was very sluggish when accelerating from a complete stop (did fine if already in motion). This improved after I drove it hard for a few months. Gas mileage is fabulous at 30-31 mpg on my daily commute. I don't like the cruise control system as it breaks hard going downhill to keep exactly at the set mph (I have alot of hills on my drive). I noticed also that the cruise system depletes my mpg as well, due to the frequent braking/accelerating. I have not had any issues with acceleration/passing in the mountains of CO like some other reviewers. Handling and stability are awesome, especially in snow and mud (even better than my Dodge Ram 1500). Being short I am very comfortable in any of the seats and with entry/exit. However, my 6ft 2in husband hates getting in and out of it, but he is comfortable once in the vehicle. Bluetooth is pointless as no one can hear/understand me while the car is in motion. I have not had a single mechanical issue. However, I would advise that if you live in an area with gravel roads, gravel is used on roads for winter traction, or go to the mountains frequently not to get the EyeSight. It requires a "dealership only" glass to replace the windshield so that the EyeSight will calibrate right. Windshield repair places in my area say they have a contractual obligations with Subaru to use the "dealer only" glass. I am on my THIRD windshield in less than a year! And one of the windshields, I drove cracked in three different areas through the winter. I knew if was replaced it would be chipped and cracked within days. One month is the longest I have gone without a cracked windshield. Once chipped, each time the windshield has cracked within minutes, making it impossible for me to get it in for chip repair vs full windshield repair. I was three car lengths behind the other vehicles when the chips happened, and one chip was from a rock thrown by a truck going the opposite direction on a two lane road. So not a matter of driving habits, just thin crappy glass.

Disapointing experience

3
Carolyn on 05/22/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 4 Safety Rating: 4 Technology Rating: 3 Value Rating: 3

This was my first new car purchanse in 12 years. I buy quality and drive it forever. I drove my Honda CRV for 11 years, until she got totalled by hail. I wanted a make that would hold it's value as well as the CRV did. Subaru seemed like a good choice. I also got a smokin deal, which is a good thing, since I'm selling it after only 18 months. This vehicle does a few things well. It's awesome in the snow. I've passed big trucks stuck in the drifts to get where I was going using a slow and steady approach. Which is odd, since the vehicle has no guts. It has poor acceleration and drags going up a hill. Passing is a white knuckle thing. I didn't think I would mind the reduction in power because of the fuel efficiency. It is very efficient. In fact, I ran out of gas a couple times because it would go so far on a single tank, I'd forget to get gas. But after only 18 months, I'm shopping for something else. I don't understand why Subaru would make such a sporty car, and have no upgrades to give it more pep. The vehicle is not comfortable. I didn't realize this just zipping to work and around town, but a trip into the mountains and I was shifting this way and that, could not get comfortable for a long hall. It's really loud when it shifting up, and this takes a ridiculously long time. The blue tooth is aweful, people always ask me to pick up my phone cause they can't hear me. What's the point in that? I've had a lot of weird electronic stuff too. Like..I get in the car and it tells me the phone is not connected. I have to turn the engine off to "reboot" and then it works fine. I've had various "check engine" lights come on, and then stay off the next time I start the car. I did take it in, and the service from the dealer has been excellent. But it's too intermitent for them to diagnose.This is the prettiest crossover out there, which is what got me in trouble. Don't be fooled though, you cant see the ouside when your driving!

2015 xv crosstrek

4
ramraider on 05/13/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4 Safety Rating: 4 Technology Rating: 4 Value Rating: 4

Very loud while driving (wind noise), Blue tooth goes in and out a lot, Very cheap paint job, paint is peeling for no reason , some of the interior plastic parts pop off just touching them. Mine is a deep red. ivory inside. Other than these complaints, I LOVE this car. In snow or rain it handles great. Will be trading it after having it for a little over a year because of the paint job It will prob rust out quickly with the paint chipping and peeling the way it does. . Have talked to others about this and they have the same problem.

Crosstrek "Hybrid" mediocre fuel economy

2
Robert on 05/06/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 3 Value Rating: 3

Plain and simple..we bought a fake hybrid Crosstrek, at a 3000 + dollar discount. Thank goodness because we got out of it in a year. Car got barely 25 mpg overall. Hybrid system used only electric power for seconds at a time. Car shuts off which is supposed to help mileage. What a joke, car would start and stop several times at a red light and if you need to crawl forward a few feet would kick back on with a startling jolt. Instrumentation is crude at best. Very difficult to navigate the info screen, not intuitive at all. Road noise is completely unacceptable. Plain loud. Back seats cramped for a vehicle this size and the trunk is miniscule due to battery placement. Factory stereo is a joke. Horrible experince in a new car. Had a previous older model Forester that was a better car than this. Only saving grace was the huge discount, enabling us to trade into something else. We leased a Cadillac SRX AWD at a great deal, paying about 75 dollars a month more for a much, much better car. The huge Caddy with its big engine and hefty weight manages 18 mpg overall. If you need something AWD and affordable look elsewhere.

Love My Crosstrek!

5
Gee Clark on 02/14/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 5

I love it! Very good acceleration and performance. Very stable. Excellent design. Better mileage than advertised. I was a Honda CRV owner before, and was afraid to change makers, however there is NOTHING I am disappointed in my Crosstrek. I am a one happy Subaru owner!

Happy Subaru owner

5
Bill on 01/24/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 5

This vehicle is perfect for my commute. 75 miles a day. I've learned to drive it, and get decent fuel mileage. This might be the 1st vehicle that I've purchased that may not have to take in for warranty repairs. Also bought my wife a new escape awhile back. Which is also a good vehicle. But the cross trek is more fun to drive, we go to Riudosa once a year, anxious to see how the cross trek handles up in the mountains.

Think again if u want something with power

3
Mike on 01/24/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 3 Safety Rating: 4 Technology Rating: 3 Value Rating: 4

I still ponder why Subaru would put such a low HP engine in this vehicle? Anyway...I love the look and size of this vehicle. At first I thought this was going to be the ideal car for me, as an owner of 3 previous Subaru Outbacks, this fit the perfect size for me. I tended to ignore the complaints of the underpowered motor as numerous said you simply use the upper end of your rpm's vs lower end in more powered vehicles. I will say this, I am more of an aggressive driver so hence my big complaint about the power. The crosstrek feels like it "dies" in corners. I feel like I have to floor the gas pedal to get it to kick it out of this "dead zone" the motor goes into when coming out of a corner. I also on numerous times have not attempted to power into a gap when merging from an onramp because I know the Crosstrek simply cant handle powered acceleration well. Ive never had this in any of the other vehicles Ive owned. When I now drive other peoples cars and they complain about the power, I laugh and tell them they have no idea and should climb in the Crosstrek to appreciate the power they DO have. Funny thing is when I went to get an appraisal on my old car before leasing the crosstrek, a guy was in there selling his Crosstrek and I asked him why and his answer was EXACTLY the reason Im complaining about. Otherwise he too loved the vehicle. Comon Subaru! Interior controls are also very poor. Sound system is very weak as well as heat and AC motors. In a decent car where 3-4 bars are normally enough to get sufficient air, you have to crank the blower up to almost full blast to get anything decent. And, Im now done with Subaru and their "we are going to try and irritate you as much as possible" and their audible seat belt alarms!!! No other car dings you as constant and as loud as this manufacturer..its relentless with the audible alarm. And Ive spoken with others who own Subarus and they say the same thing. And yes on MPG's.....trust me, if you are like me that wants power, theirs no way you are going to get their advertised MPG's in the city, you will be closer to any other SUV out there, as you are flooring the accelerator to suck every bit of power out this engine and their goes your gas mileage!

Dont buy the "everything is great"

3
Josh Jones on 01/19/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 4 Technology Rating: 3 Value Rating: 3

Brand new car, rolls back on hills, radar turns itself off, eyesight works sure,,, but check out all the road conditions when it doesnt- typically the time when you need it,, so is it of use? Not racers here as dog owners but mpg is lower than stated. Not impressed really.

Good not comfortable

3
Sura Spiegel on 12/07/2015

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 1 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 3 Safety Rating: 4 Technology Rating: 3 Value Rating: 2

Today test drove the Crosstrek Limited urged by the reviews we read. I was sure this would be our new car today, but during the test drive found the cabin noise, road noise and engine noise to be tiresome. The seats are not comfortable both the driver and the passenger. We sat in the Limited Outback and the diffetence felt like two completely different manufactures. The inside cabin felt cheap (this was the Limited version) too much thin plastic and smelled like cheap plastic ( not the "new car" smell. We were disappointed - for $29,000 we were expecting more car. I'm sure the AWD is great from. Subaru, but the car simply felt flimsy and noisy

We were going to keep this forever.

3
troy on 11/26/2015

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 2 Value Rating: 1

We were excited to buy a new subaru. We paid cash and purchased lifetime oil changes. I will make this short and to the point. The car does not get anywhere near the advertised mpg... The automatic transmission is horrible Road noise is rediculous Bluetooth is non useable will driving Our engine developed a head gasket leak and the dealer told me that I was going to believe what I wanted to believe. I have been an engine builder for more than 20 years so I am not a blind eyed customer. The all wheel drive system on this car is superior to all others period. We wanted to keep this car forever and let our 7 yr old drive it when he turned 16. But I have serious doubts that Subaru has fixed the head gasket issues that plaque the boxer engine. We sold this car 12 months and 26k miles after we bought it. I felt comfortable taking a $5,000 loss because I have no faith that subaru would take care of us. I am not mad, and I am not trying to bad mouth subaru. I am only here writing my first review EVER on ANYTHING because I think people really need to think long and hard before buying this car.

It's an imprezza with lifts!

5
Maureen Saunders on 11/13/2015

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 5

Great car! Compact but so roomy. Can get into almost any parking spot. Should have lighted vanity mirrors like the Outback, but doesn't!

Honest Assessment

4
Dee on 11/03/2015

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 4 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 3 Value Rating: 4

I previously owned a Pontiac Vibe and what I have discovered with both vehicles, vibe/crosstrek, is that there is a sweet spot in the small engine vehicles that will get you the highest mileage. ~36 to 40 going 50 - 55 miles per hour. The higher the miles per hour the lower the gas mileage. The Crosstrek has given me 32 hwy mpg going 70 mph on the interstate and about 22 mpg around town. The Crosstrek is noisy, the windshield is huge and angled wrong causing constant reflection of the dash only disappearing with polarized sunglasses and the sun is on most of your body making it hot. I can't see the lights at the intersection with the visors down and have to scrunch down to see or make sure there is a side signal. The back seats are comfortable for passengers. The driver seat cuts off the circulation of the back of my legs, even with the up and down adjustment. I just can't seem to get a position that is not painful for my gas pedal foot. I use cruise control as much as possible. I am a 60 year old 5'8" woman. The clearance was great for getting down about graveled driveway with about 8 inches of snow. It has not burned oil, we babied it the first 1000 miles (not going above 4 on the rpm) and is an automatic transmission. The oil burning seemed to be the manual transmissions. I do wish there was a bit more cargo. The vibe front passenger flipped flat and extended the cargo area but the crosstrek models don't do that. The usb ports are in the middle front compartment that holds stuff/cds etc. In the model I have there are no on dash ports with the stereo/radio. Plan to retire to snow country, thus the purchase with the clearance. We own a Honda Element that is our bigger all around hiking/skiing vehicle.

Should have test drove it with passenger

3
Ronald on 11/02/2015

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 3 Value Rating: 4

I see why the dealership push the CVT I should have not picked a 5 speed. I commute about 60 miles one way. This is not a commuter car do yourself a favor pick the 6 speed if you want a manual shift. The gears are so near each other it is more like a 3 speed not a 5. I shift 1 3 5 90% of the time. If they would change 5 gear or make it a 6 speed you can pick up more MPG. 5 gear 3000 RPM is ~ 65. In my 11 year old Subaru it would be almost 75. Who decided to put the emergency brake lever on the driver side? This causes 2 issues one it moves 1st gear over more to the passenger side it is not far drivers side natural position so when you shift to 5 gear you are in the passengers leg with the shifter. Next when you need it you can find the lever for the brake it is under you right leg. UPDATE Due to the oil burn issue and I was told if I purchased another one that it would not guarantee that I would not see the same issue again. I went with a Honda.

A-M-A-Z-I-N-G ! ! ! ! !

5
Minnie Yonders on 10/23/2015

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 4 Value Rating: 5

It took me almost one year to find the perfect car. Lots of research, and I decided to go with the Crosstrek 2015 with eyesight. Full tank of gas (REGULAR) will go 470 miles! Yes, you read that right! Initially I thought they made a mistake and sold me a hybrid because it saves so much gas! I love how it drives although it doesn't have much power. It really doesn't bother me. I drive approximately 250 miles/week to work. I only fill up my tank every 1 1/2 weeks. This is the best investment I've ever made!!

Satisfied Customer!!

5
Loren on 10/19/2015

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating:

Obviously this is not the perfect vehicle for everyone, but for what I need it fits the bill well. The main complaint I have heard about this car is that the engine does not have enough power. Of course, it is always nice to have more power, but a bigger engine usually means worse gas mileage and I have not found it to be especially underpowered.... I live in San Francisco and do a lot of driving for work. On the freeway I'm getting up to 40 mpg with the non-hybrid XV. In mixed city driving I can still average around 34 mpg if I am careful about not having a led foot. I did a lot of research before deciding on this vehicle (it's my first subie)..... In my opinion there is no other vehicle in its class that shines in every aspect that the XV does. I wanted a car that I could take on rough roads in the Sierras without having to worry about getting stuck or damage my vehicle. At the same time I drive several hundred miles a week and park on city streets. The XV Crosstrek is short enough that I can fit into tight spots in the City, gets good gas mileage, has a rack for my surfboard, and can go off road with 8.7 inches of ground clearance. 8.7 inches of ground clearance, that is more like a jeep than a crossover SUV. Just to compare: Jeep Cherokee trail rated has 8.7 a Toyota Rav4 has 6.3.

2 month review, impressive vehicle for the price

5
David on 09/26/2015

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 5

My girlfriend and I were looking to replace her aging Honda Civic four door. Maintenance costs were getting out of hand. Over a year, we made a short list of cars and small SUV to consider. Rather quickly, she was partial to Subaru, but was unsure whether to go with the Forester, Impreza, or Crosstrek. If you are looking at cargo space with a higher roof line, then yes.. there are other models out there that fit the bill better, and offer more accessories. However the legendary reliability, safety, and AWD capabilities kept us coming back to Subaru. We really didn't need massive cargo space, as this was a sometimes commuter car and grocery hauler; and she wanted something more "car like" than the CRV, Highlander, or Escape. Northern Virginia has dense traffic, so the lower profile and suspension offers better handling in my opinion. The narrow and shorter wheel base gives more assurance when parking in the notoriously small parking spots in this area. And the looks, in our opinion exceed those of the competition. Subaru is not known to for their cutting edge technology as it pertains to entertainment, but the 2015 Limited package has everything that is needed, including Bluetooth pairing, Sirius XM, heated seats, climate controls, and BACKUP CAMERA, low tire indicator - which is pretty awesome. The auto headlights and auto dimming rear mirror work well. We opted not to go with iSight, navigation, or moon roof. The only option package that came with our car were floormats, rear bumper ledge protection, and a cargo protection mat ad cargo cover. Our XV is a deep, rich red with copious metal flake. This model came with ivory leather interior, so we opted for a dealer protection package which includes free professional cleaning if anything stains, or tears. The material seems top notch, the controls are laid out well, and the steering wheel provides a lot of buttons to control the accessories without taking the hands off the wheel. There appears to be no difficult blind spots, and the view is wide open and easy. I read the professional review, and I don't find the CVT transmission and engine to be overly noisy as described, but rather normal and non fussy for it's type. The first few times I drove the Crosstrek, I thought it was a bit under powered when I needed the extra juice to get around slow drivers or to merge. But, then I discovered the joys of the PADDLE SHIFTERS on the steering wheel, and well... it was a game changer. This car is very capable if you simply downshift when you need extra power. Since I drove a standard stick shift for many years, and my Ford Thunderbird has Select-shift, it was very easy for me to understand the mechanics and make the switch when needed. The backup camera is extremely useful and gives great confidence when backing out of the driveway or a parking spot. I'm glad all cars will be outfitted with this feature by law in the near future as standard. At 1,500 miles I changed the oil and filter at Jiffy Lube, and learned that it takes synthetic oil, which is more expensive. I did this to remove the metal shavings that occur during break in, and will help ensure years of service. My only ding on the car is getting in and out. I'm not an overweight guy, nor overly tall, but you have to take care to duck when getting into the car so you don't bump your head on the roofline. However, it's not a problem and expected when purchasing a car with low clearance. We've hauled lots of groceries and home goods with plenty of room. The ride is not jittery, and smooth. It's summer/fall, so we have not had the opportunity to drive in the snow, but it handles wet pavement just fine. The bottom line, you owe it to yourself to test this car. I got a really good deal, pushing the value of this car well into the best value range. It keeps getting better as we drive it. update: 09/28/2016 - We still own the Crosstrek, and it does not disappoint. It's our "family car" and grocery hauler.

A lot of versatility in one small package

5
Charles on 09/18/2015

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 4

My VW golf tdi was a fantastic car but it was starting to let me down in the reliability department. For its replacement I needed a car that would meet a lot of requirements: good fuel economy, off road capability, trailer towing capacity, superior safety features, creature comforts (nav, Sirius, Bluetooth, backup camera, heated leather seats, keyless start), room for an 80lbs dog, easy for older folks to get in and out of, and good road holding for driving around in the hills and back roads. The XV crosstrek does all these things and much more, and for a reasonable price. I love the technology packed into this car, the EyeSight technology and related features are wonderful. With the adaptive cruise control the car basically drives itself when on the freeway. This car is built to carry a heavy load, it drives and handles better with many bags of gravel in it than when empty. The hill hold feature is without a doubt the most awesome driveability convenience that I have ever experienced. When on jeep trails and other un-paved roads the handling and ride comfort are truly impressive. I really love this car. Ok here are some things I don't like: the seats are not uncomfortable but having owned several VW golfs, they are no match for the comfort and supportiveness of a VW seat. The controls for the moon roof are the worst I have ever seen, both in function and placement, they are impossible to find while driving without taking your eyes off the road. The heated seat controls are simarly awkward and difficult to operate while driving. The middle rear seat belt retractor mounted in the rear hatch area....why are we still doing this Subaru? It's a joke. Seat integrated middle seat belt retractor like the rest of the civilized world is using please! Finally, at times I have a love hate relationship with the CVT in this car. Most of the "shifting" is great and the car moves quickly and responsively, other times the car seems to bog down when leaving from a stop. For driving in mountain passes I find the paddle shifters are helpful for preventing the CVT from constantly jumping around looking for the right gear ratio. **UPDATE** I tried to love this car and I still believe it's an excellent car, but it wasn't right for me. If I had purchased this car with a manual transmission I very well might still be driving it. This car with the CVT is dangerously unresponsive and underpowered. I mean it's like 'you can't merge safely onto a rural two lane highway without getting hit by a semi truck' slow. It desperately needs about 30 more horsepower, if not 50 more. Also in my area I couldn't throw a brick without hitting another crosstrek the same color as mine, and they are almost never driven by men. Driving this car just didn't feel right and it was bumming me out. So I traded it in on a new VW GTI and actually saved money on my monthly payment and insurance. I still think subarus are great cars and I'm sure I will own one again some day, hopefully a faster one.

The Most Practical Car In Existance

5
Allen in VA on 09/11/2015

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 5

I purchased my Crosstrek new in February. This was my first new vehicle, and my first Subaru. Mine came with a rear view camera, leather interior, and some other nice features. I was highly impressed from the very beginning, and 7 months and 7k miles later, it looks and feels as good as new. Terry VW/Subaru was amazing to work with and I highly recommend them. Lifetime power train warranty! Anyway...the only complaint I have about the car is that it feels just a tad underpowered. But the CVT certainly helps the feeling. The fuel mileage is impressive in my book. The day after I purchased the car, it snowed about 15" deep, so I tested it out. I had very much difficulty getting it stuck. I actually had to try. I buried it in snow over the wheel well plastics, but it kept coming, like it was laughing at the snow! My 4x4 pickup was probably embarrassed. The interior is wonderfully comfortable. Within a month of purchase, I had to drive from VA to AL, then to NJ. I wasn't even sore. There's plenty of storage for your average person. I've folded down the rear seats and put small desks and such in with no problem. The Bluetooth and radio quality are much nicer than what I'm used to. This car handles extremely well. Even in snow and ice it refused to stop moving forward. In highway driving, it can feel a bit numb, but in corners where the suspension has some compression, you feel very much in control. Short of a more peppy engine, I don't have one complaint about this car. you cannot go wrong with a Crosstrek!

Shaky start up

4
Janice on 09/10/2015

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 4

I purchased a brand new 2015 crosstrek limited edition w/ 70 miles. I noticed that while in idle the car shakes. I had a 2000 vw Jetta and it never shook that much. I live in southern Ca. , so I know it's not the cold weather...took it to the Subaru repair shop and they said it's typical with box engines....still I'm doubtful bc the car had 70 miles when it was sold to me as "new." Can anyone help ease my mind and tell me that there new crosstreks do the same?

Wonderful Little Car!

5
Aurick S. on 09/10/2015

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 5

Test driving the different Crosstrek's (among other Subaru cars) I have found that the hybrid touring version was a lot more enjoyable to drive than the base model to limited Crosstrek. I found it a lot quieter and overall a great experience that I ended up purchasing the 2015 Crosstrek Hybrid Touring. It's not a speedster but that doesn't bother me ( I have a motorcycle for that ), and it does lack in the cargo department ( Hybrid battery takes away from some of the cargo room ), but besides those small con's I'm really glad I made the purchase. The bluetooth was easy to set up ( you're able to set 5 devices ), the speakers are not going to blow you away, but they more then suffice for me, push button start is a nice touch, and the navigation works great! I average close to 33 mpg, which to me is amazing since my previous car was around 13 mpg (92 Nissan pathfinder). Could not be happier with this car! ( well maybe if it had a little more cargo room but I'll live).

Definitely Worth the Look!

4
James Grobe on 09/06/2015

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 4 Value Rating: 5

Traded in a 07 Altima for the Crosstrek and very happy. The car drives well and the mileage is very good for AWD. It is definitely worth having with western NY weather. Seems to be built well and the Subaru's reputation has so improved. I purchased the premium model but expected a little more from it. There are a few things that could be added or changed to make it an even better deal. For the door ajar light, they use the most basic one where it doesn't tell you which door is actually open - have to do a Chinese fire drill to find out. Having the cloth interior, I was disappointed that it didn't have fabric protection of some sort - picks up dirt really easy. Storage space is rather limited-had much more in my Altima. Because this car is overall a great car, I would make an recommendation for an extra trim selection - the homeowner's trim package. The length of the car is set to carry 10' boards which is great. If there was a way to fold down the front seat it would be fantastic. The package could also include the crossbars for the roof rack. Finally, put a hook on the hatch someplace so you can use tie-downs when needed to hold it shut.

A lot of bang for your buck

4
Paul Spagnolia on 09/02/2015

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 5

First off know that I traded in an Impreza with bad engine issues that was 2.5 years old and had 61K on it for this. I'm HYPER critical of Subaru's at this point and they're on their last chance with me with this car. I got the XV Crosstrek as a better solution to the Impreza. Higher ground clearance, basically the same body with an extra inch on either side, MUCH better toys inside than my 2013 Impreza. Exterior Lets start with the outside, It's a nice looking car, even nicer looking In my opinion than the Impreza. It takes that body style and gives it some muscular looks. That said Subaru did some smart things. Things like the Steering Responsive fog lights that are painted the same color as the body. This is a great feature and looks awesome on this premium style. I like the wheels and the tires are the standard Subaru equipment Yokohama Geolanders. They ride incredibly smooth and have a low road resistance which makes for great milage in this style car. Speaking of mileage, I've had my crosstrek for almost 3 weeks now and it has 2400 miles on it thanks to a vacation trip from MA to Niagara Falls. That's 800 miles of it right off the bat. I've had a lot of chance to drive it under normal road driving however understand that I do A LOT of highway miles (henceforth a 2.5 year old impreza with 61K on it). Believe it or not, I'm averaging 35.4 mpg. That's on my 30 mile commute to and from work. The one I chose came equipped with the Eyesight system and a remote start. Both I absolutely LOVE!!!! Adaptive cruise control is the way to go, the car maintains a set distance which I can adjust for heavier or no traffic. There's 3 distances in all and they're speed dependent. The faster you go, the more distance it'll give. It performs admirably. I use it all the time and It is what's mostly responsible for the stellar mileage I'm getting. Well, that and the fact that it's a brand new car with no wear, perfect alignment, and new tires. Interior The driver and passenger front seats are roomy and more comfortable than my impreza...I dont know why I feel that way as they're the same seats. I think it might be the better visibility and more peace of mind being a full 4 or 5 inches higher up. I have the black cloth and in typical subaru fashion, they look nice but look a little flimsy cloth wise. The interior is that of my Impreza...pretty much the same size and functions the same way. Telescoping steering wheel... Fold down seats allow for good storage however understand that you wont be hauling 8' 2x4's in this car without having the rear hatch open. The gagues are pretty straightforward, a tach, speedometer, and a digital speedo and status panel in between them. The graphics are nice and in color. The clock and temp are still up on top of the middle of the dash and have been the same for at least 4 or 5 years. No biggie, they work nicely. The Starlink 7.0 infotainment system is good. Sometimes it will get overwhelmed if you have bluetooth attached and are listening to Sirius satellite radio, taking a call, and getting a text at the same time. It seems (although I don't know this for a fact) that it might have a software reset somewhere within it's code that resets the system eventually. I would Imagine it might need a software update at some point. That said, the thing is INCREDIBLE!!!! It reads texts to me while I'm driving and even gives me the option to do a quick reply like 'I'm driving leave me alone!' lol....Bluetooth phone call quality is STELLAR compared to the impreza....probably due to a better mic or better system in general, All my folks who I talk to while driving appreciate that..again this system has lots of toys, It'll access pandora, aha, Subaru Starlink, and a host of other apps HOWEVER, it access's them all through your bluetooth connected Wifi device such as your smart phone. You need to have the apps installed on your phone for the starlink system to access them. Also Starlink is it's own app from subaru. That has all kinds of feeds in it too. Speakers are good stock and the system sounds really good.

Update.03/03/2016 - it amazes me at how cool this car is. Rides smooth and compared to the Impreza quiet. I've got a few miles on the vehicle now so I'm hearing some road noise out of the tires. That's my only issue and it's unavoidable. Tires get noisier as they wear. I rotate them every oil change. All in all this car is a great purchase. Loving the adaptive cruise control still!

Great Car

5
James on 09/01/2015

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 5

I've always liked the design of this car. It gets great gas mileage and I can still use it on my mountain bike, ski and camping trips. But when I went to buy, I read how slow this car is from the majority of reviewers. I tend to disagree with those people. I live in Colorado and am in the mountains every weekend. With the CVT (which some have called worthless) paddle shifters, this car has no issues climbing, passing, and slowing you down on hill descents. It hugs the road, and is great in the snow. It's obviously not a sports car, but for what it is made for, it excels. What other car gives you 34 miles per gallon, has standard awd, and still has good off road capability? I'd highly recommend this car if it's something you're thinking about.

Best Car I Shall Ever Own

5
Paul on 08/22/2015

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 4 Value Rating: 5

Maybe it was love at first sight, or maybe it was because I had been suffering in a dying 15+ year old sedan, but I love driving my 2015 CrossTrek. I have a terrible commute, can be 2 hours one way, and so I spend a lot of time in my car. This car handles like a smaller vehicle, gets the highway gas mileage despite my sitting in gridlock for most of my trip, and is just a fun car to drive. The AWD is amazing, take this car off-road and it really shines, I have jumped a few medians and curbs because of hazards and aside from a little bump, we are on our way again no problem. This is not a luxury vehicle, but it still gets people's attention (it's bright orange.) The StarLink set-up needs a little work as it is a super glitchy, but it isn't an issue for since I plug in my iPod into the USB and let the Bluetooth connect my phone. Subaru has a rep for quality and rugged performance so I expect the car to age well. You aren't going to find a safer, better car with the same features for the money.

Update: Still agree with everything I said. Just crossed 13,000 miles and nary a glitch or an issue with it. Gas mileage dropped a tad during frigid weather, but thanks to the AWD I was able to tear through a record single day snowfall without no difficulty. It was amazing driving on a road I would have not even attempted for days with my previous cars. Update#2: Still agree with above. Pushed the MPG to 34.5 at approx 24,000 miles. Can't say enough good about this car.

Great midsize/little car

5
William Cain on 08/18/2015

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 5

Have only had this car for a short time so I cannot comment on the repair frequency or anything like that. I have gotten up to 40MPG on long road trips and I average about 27-30 in and around town. Some of the "professional" reviewers fault the car because they think the sound system is below par. Well granted, it's not a 1000 watt 20 speaker Bose system but it works good and the sound seems more than adequate. The navigation system is the best that I have ever used. I am comparing it to all the Tom Toms I've used and the system in the Chev Traverse I traded in plus all the "apps" for the phones. There is not much cargo space because it is a hybrid and what would be cargo space is taken up by the batteries. The only fault I can see so far is the fact that the doors will not lock when you shift into gear or get up to a set speed. I find this quite a bother. I am used to the door locks being automatic and have driven many miles before I remembered to lock the doors. This is a safety feature that I think they need to correct.

I love my new Crosstrek

5
gavin on 08/04/2015

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 5

If you are looking for a great small suv cross over thing. This is your best bet. Can beat the great price and hugs the road and great in bad weather. Its not super luxorious by any means but still has all the stuff I need. Fits me great, being 6'3' and 250+ which is nice. With the bluetooth and everything it works well. Only thing I wish is to be more room in the trunk area to put random stuff. But I will figure out a system.

Best small SUV out there

5
ccjust@bex.net on 08/03/2015

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 5

I tested every compatible vehicle out there for the past 4 months and the Subaru Crosstrek out performs all of them. The quality of the car, comfort, performance, and the best all-wheel drive system available. Drive every vehicle you are interested in and then go test the Crosstrek and you will be sold.

Could be just my one car

3
Aubi on 07/23/2015

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 2 Safety Rating: 4 Technology Rating: 3 Value Rating: 2

Check out the welds, I think a poor job was done on many locations, the weld cleaning was not good or identical. The interior door panels felt cheap, they were flimsy and always afraid it would brake. The wires to the rear view mirror on the windshield for power were not even concealed with a piece of plastic. The mirror vibrates badly even if you listen to NPR. The Seats rattled a lot, though you hit a small bumpy road things start to rattle on the rear seat. It is one where no one has sat on it yet except my wife on the day we took it while the guy was explaining controls with me in the front and only with 1000 miles on it. The engine and transmission (I am sure just mine) when I shift it makes lot of noise, the car shakes a bit violently to crank up.

1 week & lovin it!

4
Patti McDoggy on 07/16/2015

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 5

The ONLY issue I have is the engine is loud. My trade in had a much quieter engine. Has anyone else found this with their's? I have 3 small dogs and in need of a barrier for the back. Has anyone else gotten one & if so what brand?

Great Little SUV

4.8
belaircarguy on 07/05/2015

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Bought the XV based on our love of our 2005 Legacy GT Wagon. The XV is quiet on the highway and rides like a much bigger car. Eyesight cruise control is wonderful, especially when in heavy traffic. Visibility all around is excellent with narrow front window pillars and no rear blind spot. Automatic climate control works great and I don't have to fiddle with the controls to be comfortable (which I cannot say for two other cars I have had with automatic climate control).

Fun Go-Anywhere SUVish Car

4.5
mikeheel on 06/09/2015

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

We recently downsized our home and garage. My old 4Runner would not fit in the new garage with my motorcycle, so it was time to look for something smaller. We wanted a reliable vehicle that would also do great in adverse weather (ski & camping trips). Another consideration is that our teenage son is almost 6'6" tall, so he didn't fit well in a lot of mid-sized, much less small, vehicles. But he fits great in the Crosstrek. Acceleration is better than expected, but I wish Subaru would offer a punchier engine. Ride is excellent. EyeSight with adaptive cruise is very helpful. Car goes anywhere and has fun doing it. Our biggest issue is that everyone wants to drive it, and we only one.

Love It

5
candyparrot33 on 05/19/2015

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The car ride is smooth and it has a 'pep' to it. All of the buttons I need to use are available. The dash isn't too busy or complicated. I wanted a car that was simple, yet gave me enough convenience. The sound system is good once I figured out how to make adjust the bass/treble/etc. It is very roomy and comes with a plastic/rubber back to the seats - once they're folded down you don't have to worry about loading stuff in the back and getting the backs of the seats dirty since its easy to wash off. The car was my favorite compared to the other SUVs that I test drove, and the more I drive it the more I love it.

2015 XV Premium 2.0 w/ CVT

4.8
sayjen on 05/07/2015

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car meets and exceeds my expectations. I am the former owner of VW, and Jeep. Former seller of Honda and Toyota. I have put 3000 miles on this car, and I am impressed. Although its not a sports car, it is incredibly fun in certain situations. Its incredibly efficient, and provides enough power for real-world driving situations. Mud, snow, and steep grades...it has performed admirably in every driving situation, so far. Interior quality is on par with any comparably-priced Honda or Toyota. Its certainly not a sports car, and its not a luxury automobile. Its a Subaru! Its practical, reliable, and in some cases, merely "good enough." Overall, this seems to be a great car! I love it.

Great deal!

4.9
burningred on 04/30/2015

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

As another reviewer mentioned, everyone says this car has slow acceleration. I too disagree. This is a fun little car to drive, and with all-wheel drive and 9 inches of clearance, it'll do great when I take it up to the mountains. The hatchback trunk is practical; I'm glad they're coming back in style. The Venetian Red color is beautiful, and the Limited's leather seats and keyless entry don't hurt either. Nice interior, comfortable seats for long drives. Equipped with EyeSight, this would be a great car for a beginning driver. Its safety braking and automatic deceleration would have prevented my first accident, a rear-end fender bender.

its a great vehicle

4.1
Rich Troyer on 04/30/2015

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

My 2007 Forester got totalled by someone who was playing on his phone so I opted to downsize because I have to do alot of city driving for my job. I got a Blue with Bone interior. The car looks great when it gets muddy as well as when its sparkling clean. I was nervous about the very light interior but I like it. I am not someone who gives many 5s when I rate something because nothing is perfect. A 3 means its just fine to me. I gave it a 3 for value because I think the Forester is a better value but the new onse made me feel like I was a soccer mom.

CrossTrek Hybrid

4.6
chefh on 04/24/2015

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Recently we replaced a Jeep Wrangler due to gas milage for our new Crosstrek. This being our first Subaru we are most happy with everything. The quality is evident with the interior, ride, power, options, and overall look of the vehicle. My wife drives this daily across mountains and loves the way it handles. I'm confident in Subaru's safety record and know the Crosstrek still has the capability for bad weather. Controls and the instrument panel is easy to use. View is exceptional too. You do feel a jolt between the electrical motor and the engagement of the gas engine after setting at a stop, but knowing you're saving fuel makes it worth it in my opionon. What a fun ride!

Good little truck

4.1
willyb5 on 03/27/2015

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I bought this car to eventually replace an aging (15 yr and 255000 miles) 4x4 truck. So far, I have been extremely satisfied with this vehicle (4000 miles). In most ways, it compares to my 2014 Civic, About the same noise level, similar acceleration, similar comfort, etc. The fuel efficiency is quite good if you believe the fuel mileage computer. Do not believe it. At least in my car the indicated mileage is at least 6-8% higher than the calculated fuel efficiency. Subaru, you can do better than that. At least Honda has this ability (never more than 1/2 mpg off vs the constant 2+ mpg error in the Crosstrek. I am only getting 30-31 mpg right now but hope this improves with the warmer weather.

My Second Subaru!

4
Tesh Shah on 03/17/2015

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I drove 2005 Saab 9-2x (Impreza Wagon) for 10 years and 206,000 miles with no or very little issues so I had to get another Subie. 2 months and 4700 miles into it; acceleration is a problem if you are going uphill that's for sure but not otherwise. Yes, it’s bit noisy but not enough to write home about. Throughout the cold Northeast winter; I have been averaging 28 mpg and hoping for a bit more when winter blend gas ends. Comfortable ride and the ability to see everything is a great safety feature. Love the backup Camera feature particularly with parallel parking in the city and avoiding snow banks. Here is to another 200,000 plus miles and 10 years!

Another Subaru Winner

4.6
comiskeybum on 03/06/2015

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

My wife went from a Chevy Equinox to this vehicle. We have only had the car for a week but will just leave some quick thoughts. -Easy to see everything around you and the backup camera is very nice. -Drives like a nimble and agile car with the height of an SUV. The turning radius is impressive. -Wife loves the easy to load kids and grocery heigh of the vehicle. -Plenty of cargo room and you can fold the seats flat for a lot lot more. -Vehicle does not have good 40-70 acceleration but that is to be expected with a CVT only being supplied with 148 horses. That being said the acceleration from a dead stop is impressive. -Build quality is top notch. -Back seat big enough for a 280 pound

Suprising

4.8
bronco23bravo on 03/02/2015

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

"Professional" reviews of the Crosstrek hint at the vehicles sluggish acceleration and mediocre drive quality. In my humble opinion, they are absolutly wrong. I just purchased a 2015 Crosstrek premium. I live in Northern ND and wanted a fun to drive AWD vehicle that gets decent MPG. My new Subie is exactly that. My prior vechicle was a 05 Nissan Maxima, this car hauled some serious butt. The crosstrek is of course slower but I was pleased at how fast the little car actully is. Very fun to drive, handles the snow drifts with ease and turns heads as I drive by. Love it so far. Will update with MPG and reliability.

Great car, great value. Money well spent.

4.9
damayberry on 02/22/2015

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've only had my Crosstrek for two days but so far I am highly impressed with everything. It's no fire breathing V8 but it's powerful enough. Cabin is very spacious, seats are wonderful, the ride to me is quiet and pleasant. As soon as I bought the car, it started snowing. Even after driving through almost a foot of snow and ice, I have absolute confidence I can go anywhere I need to go! Gas mileage is incredible. Reliability? Purchased the 7 year extended warranty and lifetime powertrain.

Big (Pleasant) Surprise In A Small Package

4.6
argus4 on 01/26/2015

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've only had my 2015 Limited since Dec. 31 and 600 miles but to date it appears to be even more of a "find" and "value" than I hoped. A very practical vehicle with legendary AWD and durability, the Crosstrek also has thoughtful design, comfort and overall appearance. Great handling, relative quiet, impressive and still improving economy (+/- 30 mpg), excellent braking and more-than-adequate power/acceleration for real-world situations are all in this compact package. (Somewhat smaller than a Forester, CRV or the rest of that herd, it's the right size for me.) In short, as of now, I'm surprised, delighted and looking forward to a long "vehicular friendship"!


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