2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek

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What's New for 2013:
  • XV Crosstrek is based on the Subaru Impreza 5-door hatchback
  • Ride height is 3 inches taller, at 8.7 inches, to provide off-road capability
  • Modified styling to make XV Crosstrek look more like an SUV
  • Classified as a truck, which makes it the most fuel-efficient AWD crossover vehicle in the United States, according to Subaru

Exterior Features
Subaru drops the Impreza Outback Sport this year, replacing it with the XV Crosstrek, a 5-passenger, compact crossover SUV. Based on the Impreza 5-door hatchback, the XV Crosstrek has modified styling, a taller stance and 8.7 inches of ground clearance.

Subaru offers the XV Crosstrek in 2.0i Premium and 2.0i Limited trim levels, both riding on 17-inch alloy wheels and featuring heated side mirrors, wiper de-icer grid, and dark-tinted rear privacy glass. An outside temperature display also indicates when conditions are favorable for road surface freezing.

With the rear seats in use, the Crosstrek offers 22.3 cubic feet of cargo space; with the rear seats folded down, 51.9 cubic feet of space is available.

Interior Features
Standard equipment for the 2.0i Premium includes air conditioning, power windows, power door locks, remote keyless entry, tilt/telescoping steering wheel, and heated front seats with driver's seat height adjustment. The audio system includes Bluetooth connectivity and audio streaming along with an auxiliary audio input jack and a USB/iPod port.
The Limited trim level adds a standard continuously variable transmission (CVT), leather seats, automatic climate control, automatic headlights, reversing camera, and an upgraded audio system with HD Radio and iTunes tagging capability.

Optional Features
The 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek can be upgraded with a power sunroof and a voice-controlled, touch-screen navigation system. The navigation system includes satellite radio, real-time traffic information, and speech-to-text messaging capability. The 2.0i Premium trim can also be outfitted with a reversing camera.

Under the Hood
The XV Crosstrek has a 148-horsepower, 2.0-liter, horizontally opposed 4-cylinder engine with a 5-speed manual transmission or a CVT with paddle shifters, and all-wheel drive is standard.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy estimates for the 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek are:

  • XV Crosstrek with manual transmission: 23/30/26 mpg (city/highway/combined)
  • XV Crosstrek with CVT: 25/33/28 mpg

The 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek is equipped with 7 air bags, traction and stability control, and 4-wheel-disc anti-lock brakes with electronic brake-force distribution, brake assist, and a brake override function. An Incline Start Assist feature, which keeps the car from rolling backwards when transitioning from the brake to the accelerator, is also standard. A reversing camera is available as an option.
Neither the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) nor the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has performed crash tests on the 2013 Crosstrek as this overview is written.


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  • Name Premium (5dr Man 2.0i) Transmission Manual MSRP 21995.00 Engine 2.0L/122 City/Hwy MPG 23/30
  • Name Premium (5dr Auto 2.0i) Transmission Continuously Variable Ratio MSRP 22995.00 Engine 2.0L/122 City/Hwy MPG 25/33
  • Name Limited (5dr Auto 2.0i) Transmission Continuously Variable Ratio MSRP 24495.00 Engine 2.0L/122 City/Hwy MPG 25/33
  • Cloth upholstery
  • Front bucket seats -inc: whiplash protection, tilt & height adjustable head restraints, height adjustable driver seat
  • Heated front seats
  • 60/40 split fold-down rear seatback -inc: rear seat headrests for all (3) seating positions
  • Center console w/adjustable armrest lid
  • Carpeted floor mats -inc: driver mat retention hook
  • Tilt/telescopic steering column
  • Steering wheel-mounted audio & Bluetooth controls
  • Illuminated ignition switch ring
  • Multi-function display -inc: current & average fuel economy, trip computer, distance to empty, travel time, average speed, digital clock, outside temp gauge w/freezing road surface warning
  • Pwr windows w/driver-side auto-down feature
  • Pwr door locks
  • Cruise control
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Security system w/engine immobilizer
  • Manual air conditioning
  • Air filtration system
  • Rear window defroster
  • Lockable illuminated glove box
  • 12V pwr outlets -inc: (1) dash, (2) center console
  • Cup holders -inc: dual center console, front & rear doors
  • Dual visor vanity mirrors
  • Dual map lights
  • Off-delay dome light
  • Chrome interior door handles
  • Front passenger seatback pocket
  • Cargo area cover
  • Cargo area tray
  • Cargo area grocery bag hooks
  • Cargo tie-down hooks
  • Leather-trimmed upholstery
  • Rear seat armrest
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Upgraded instrumentation
  • Automatic climate control
  • Cup holders -inc: dual center console, front & rear doors, dual rear seat armrest
  • Leather-wrapped shifter handle
  • 17" x 7.0" dark gray machine finish alloy wheels
  • P225/55R17 all-season tires
  • T145/90D16 spare tire
  • Black wheel arch cladding
  • Black side cladding
  • Black roof rails
  • Black rocker spoiler
  • Body color rear roof spoiler
  • Front grille w/chrome accent
  • Multi-reflector headlights -inc: ignition switch auto-off
  • Fog lights
  • Body color manual-folding heated pwr mirrors
  • Dark tint privacy glass
  • Variable intermittent windshield wipers w/washers
  • Windshield wiper de-icer
  • Intermittent rear window wiper w/washer
  • Body color exterior door handles
  • Multi-reflector auto-on/off headlights -inc: ignition switch auto-off
  • 2.0L DOHC SMPI 16-valve 4-cyl boxer engine -inc: dual active valve control system (DAVCS) variable valve timing, chain-driven camshafts w/auto chain tensioners, tumble generator valves
  • Direct ignition system w/knock sensor
  • Electronic throttle control (ETC)
  • 5-speed manual transmission
  • Incline start assist
  • Symmetrical all-wheel drive
  • MacPherson strut raised front suspension -inc: anti-dive geometry
  • Double wishbone raised rear suspension -inc: anti-lift geometry
  • Front & rear stabilizer bars
  • Electric pwr assisted steering
  • Ventilated front/solid rear disc brakes -inc: dual-piston front calipers
  • Single-outlet exhaust tip
  • Tool kit -inc: lug wrench, 2-way screwdriver
  • Lineartronic continuously variable transmission (CVT) -inc: steering wheel-mounted paddle-shifters, 6-speed manual mode function
    • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
    • Electronic brake-force distribution (EBD)
    • Brake assist
    • Brake override system
    • Vehicle dynamics control (VDC)
    • Side impact door beams
    • Ring-shape reinforcement frame
    • Daytime running lights
    • Driver & front passenger advanced airbags -inc: dual-stage deployment, passenger-seat occupant detection system
    • Driver & front passenger pelvis/torso side airbags
    • Driver-side knee airbag
    • Front & rear side curtain airbags
    • Rollover sensor
    • Active front seat head restraints
    • 3-point height-adjustable front seatbelts w/pretensioners
    • 3-point rear seatbelts
    • Rear LATCH child safety seat anchors
    • Rear child safety door locks
    • Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
    • Collapsible steering column
    • Pillar-to-pillar steering column support beam
    • Safety pedal system
    • Dual-tone horn
    • Rear vision camera
    • AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3/WMA player -inc: (6) speakers
    • Radio broadcast data system (RBDS)
    • USB port w/iPod control capability
    • 3.5mm aux input jack
    • Bluetooth audio streaming & hands-free phone connectivity
    • Roof-mounted antenna
    • AM/FM stereo HD Radio w/CD/MP3/WMA player -inc: 4.3" LCD display screen, iTunes tagging capability, (6) speakers

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