2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid

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What's New for 2014:
  • Hybrid model joins the lineup
  • Available infotainment system

The 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek is a 5-passenger, all-wheel-drive (AWD) 5-door hatchback available in four trim levels with power coming from a traditional gasoline or new hybrid powertrain. It is essentially an Impreza riding on a raised suspension. Competitors include the Ford C-Max hybrid, Hyundai Tucson, Jeep Compass, Kia Sportage, Mazda CX-5, Mini Cooper Countryman, Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, Nissan Juke, and the Toyota Prius V.

Models and Features
All versions of the 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek are delivered well-equipped. That includes the base 2.0i Premium, which boasts standard Bluetooth connectivity, USB and auxiliary input jacks, heated mirrors and front seats, cruise control, tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, and 17-in. alloy wheels. A more upscale experience can be had with the 2.0i Limited trim level, thanks to its automatic climate control system, upgraded audio with a 4.3-in. display screen and iTunes tagging capability, HD Radio service, rearview camera, and leather upholstery.

The XV Crosstrek Hybrid is also available in two trim levels--Hybrid and Hybrid Touring--but they are upgraded with active grille shutters and other aerodynamic tweaks, as well as LED taillights, specifically tuned suspension, push-button start, and unique gauges. Both feature the rearview camera, while the Hybrid Touring ups the ante just a bit more by adding leather upholstery, power tilt/slide moonroof, and a 6.1-in. touch-screen navigation system.

Options and Packages
That navigation unit is offered as optional equipment on the XV Crosstrek 2.0i Premium and Limited versions. More than just an electronic atlas, this bit of technology bundles together 6-speaker audio, text-messaging capability, voice controls, and Aha smartphone integration, which transforms the system into an iPhone or Android touchpad.

Under the Hood
Most versions of the 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek are fitted with a Boxer-style, 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine that produces 148 horsepower and 145 lb.-ft. of torque. Buyers have their choice of a 5-speed manual gearbox featuring hill-start assist or a continuously variable transmission (CVT) with steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters.

The new-for-2014 XV Crosstrek Hybrid also utilizes the 2.0-liter engine and CVT, though they're accompanied by an electric motor, 13.5-kW nickel-metal hydride battery, and an electric EV driving mode. Net output measures 160 horsepower and 163 lb.-ft. of torque.

Fuel Economy
According to the EPA, XV Crosstreks equipped with the standard manual transmission should average 23 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway, figures that rise to 25 and 33 mpg, respectively, when the CVT is selected in lieu of the 5-speed stick-shift.

As expected, fuel-economy ratings for the new XV Crosstrek Hybrid are the best of the bunch, though the margin isn't considerable. Drivers of this variant can anticipate recording 29 mpg around town and 33 mpg on the highway.

Safety Ratings and Technology
In crash tests conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek received an overall rating of 5 (out of 5) stars. In tests performed by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the 2014 XV Crosstrek received a \"Good\" rating--the Institute's highest--in all categories; the 2014 XV Crosstrek was also named a \"Top Safety Pick\" by the Institute.

Standard safety features on the 2014 XV Crosstrek include 4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes with electronic brake-force distribution and brake assist, 7 air bags, and front active head restraints.

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  • Name 5dr 2.0i Transmission CVT w/OD MSRP 25995.00 Engine 2.0 L/122 City/Hwy MPG 29/33
  • Name Touring (5dr 2.0i) Transmission CVT w/OD MSRP 29295.00 Engine 2.0 L/122 City/Hwy MPG 29/33
  • Heated Front Bucket Seats -inc: driver's seat pump lever type height adjuster and driver and passenger full width seat fore/aft adjustment lever
  • 60-40 Folding Bench Front Facing Fold Forward Seatback Rear Seat
  • Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
  • Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Tachometer, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer
  • Power Rear Windows and Fixed 3rd Row Windows
  • 5 Person Seating Capacity
  • Leather/Metal-Look Steering Wheel
  • Front Cupholder
  • Rear Cupholder
  • Proximity Key For Doors And Push Button Start
  • Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, Illuminated Entry, Illuminated Ignition Switch and Panic Button
  • Remote Releases -Inc: Power Trunk/Hatch and Mechanical Fuel
  • Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls
  • Automatic Air Conditioning
  • HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts
  • Illuminated Locking Glove Box
  • Driver Foot Rest
  • Interior Trim -inc: Metal-Look Instrument Panel Insert, Metal-Look Door Panel Insert, Chrome And Metal-Look Interior Accents
  • Full Cloth Headliner
  • Leather/Metal-Look Gear Shift Knob
  • Cloth Door Trim Insert
  • Day-Night Rearview Mirror
  • Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors
  • Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage and 3 12V DC Power Outlets
  • Front Map Lights
  • Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
  • Full Carpet Floor Covering -inc: Carpet Front And Rear Floor Mats
  • Carpet Floor Trim and Vinyl/Rubber Mat
  • Cargo Area Concealed Storage
  • Roll-Up Cargo Cover
  • Cargo Features -inc: Spare Tire Mobility Kit
  • Cargo Space Lights
  • FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate
  • Instrument Panel Bin, Driver / Passenger And Rear Door Bins
  • Power 1st Row Windows w/Driver 1-Touch Up/Down
  • Power Door Locks
  • Systems Monitor
  • Trip Computer
  • Outside Temp Gauge
  • Analog Display
  • Manual w/Tilt Front Head Restraints and Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints
  • Front Center Armrest and Rear Center Armrest
  • 1 Seatback Storage Pocket
  • Seats w/Cloth Back Material
  • Perimeter Alarm
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • 3 12V DC Power Outlets
  • Air Filtration
  • Leatherette Door Trim Insert
  • Touch Screen GPS Navigation System -inc: SD card map, 6.1" LCD navigation screen, SiriusXM NavTraffic (subscription required), and voice activated navigation controls
  • Aha Infotainment -inc: smartphone integration, The Aha app on your phone allows you to access and organize your favorite content from the web into personalized, live, on-demand stations, Once you download the app and organize your stations, Aha syncs to the audio system in the vehicle, The interface allows you to choose several internet radio stations, newsfeeds, audiobooks and more, You can even get audio updates from Facebook and Twitter
  • Seats w/Leatherette Back Material
  • Wheels: 17" x 7.0JJ Aluminum Alloy -inc: Dark gray w/machine finish, lightweight and aerodynamic design
  • Tires: 225/55R17 95H AS -inc: low rolling resistance
  • Spare Tire Mobility Kit
  • Clearcoat Paint
  • Body-Colored Front Bumper
  • Body-Colored Rear Bumper
  • Black Wheel Well Trim
  • Black Side Windows Trim
  • Chrome Door Handles
  • Body-Colored Power Heated Side Mirrors w/Manual Folding and Turn Signal Indicator
  • Fixed Rear Window w/Fixed Interval Wiper and Defroster
  • Deep Tinted Glass
  • Variable Intermittent Wipers w/Heated Wiper Park
  • Fully Galvanized Steel Panels
  • Lip Spoiler
  • Chrome Grille
  • Liftgate Rear Cargo Access
  • Tailgate/Rear Door Lock Included w/Power Door Locks
  • Roof Rack Rails Only
  • Fully Automatic Aero-Composite Halogen Daytime Running Headlamps
  • Front Fog Lamps
  • LED Brakelights
  • Express Open/Close Sliding And Tilting Glass 1st Row Sunroof w/Sunshade
  • Engine: 2.0L 16V DOHC Hybrid
  • Transmission: Lineartronic CVT -inc: HEV type, steering wheel paddle-shift control switches and 6-speed manual mode function
  • 3.70 Axle Ratio
  • GVWR: 4,674 lbs.
  • Engine Auto Stop-Start Feature
  • Full-Time All-Wheel Drive
  • Battery w/Run Down Protection
  • Hybrid Electric Motor
  • Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
  • Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars
  • Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering
  • 13.7 Gal. Fuel Tank
  • Single Stainless Steel Exhaust
  • Permanent Locking Hubs
  • Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
  • Double Wishbone Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs
  • Regenerative 4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front Vented Discs, Brake Assist and Hill Hold Control
  • Nickel Metal Hydride Traction Battery
    • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
    • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
    • Side Impact Beams
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
    • Low Tire Pressure Warning
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
    • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
    • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
    • Driver Knee Airbag
    • Rear Child Safety Locks
    • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
    • Rear Camera
    • Radio: AM/FM Stereo w/Single Disc CD -inc: MP3/WMA file capability, Radio Broadcast Data System (RBDS), Bluetooth audio streaming connectivity, Bluetooth hands-free phone connectivity, iPod control capability, USB port and 3.5mm auxiliary input jack, and roof mounted antenna
    • Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock and Steering Wheel Controls
    • Digital Signal Processor
    • 6 Speakers
    • 1 LCD Monitor In The Front
    • Radio: AM/FM HD Navigation w/Single Disc CD Player -inc: MP3/WMA file capability, Radio Broadcast Data System (RBDS), voice activated audio controls, Bluetooth audio streaming connectivity, Bluetooth hands-free phone connectivity, iPod control capability, iTunes tagging capability, USB port, SMS text messaging capability, SiriusXM satellite radio (subscription required), 3.5mm auxiliary input jack, 6 speakers, and roof mounted audio and satellite antenna
    • Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control and Steering Wheel Controls

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