Does it represent good value for the price? What features does it come with?
If you're wondering how much an XV costs, it depends on which XV you mean, because there are four different types. The new Australian XV is no longer available with a manual gearbox, and so the range now kicks off at $27,990 for the 2.0i with an auto. While that means the entry price into the range is $1250 more, the 2.0i auto’s list price (RRP) has been reduced by $1200.
The 2.0i comes with a keyless entry, a 6.5-inch touchscreen (the upper specs get an 8-inch display) with Apple CarPlay for iPhones and Android Auto, a 6.3-inch multi function display, Bluetooth connectivity, a six-speaker sound system with AM/FM radio, CD player, cruise control, climate control, engine stop start system, X-Mode traction system, tinted rear glass, rear spoiler, 17-inch alloy wheels, two 12 volt power jacks, hill start assist, two USB ports, push-button ignition, cloth seats, black carpet trim and halogen headlights (not Xenon headlights). This base-spec car doesn't come with parking sensors.
Stepping up to the $30,340 2.0i-L will get you all of the 2.0i’s features but adds an eight-inch touchscreen dual-zone climate control and premium cloth trim. All models including the 2.0i-L up come with Subaru’s EyeSight safety system which brings AEB. You can read more about this below under the safety section.
The next grade up is the 2.0i Premium that costs $32,140 which adds an electric sun roof and sat nav.
Above that is the top-of-range 2.0i-S which lists for $35,240 and has all of the Premium’s features but adds the Vision Assist package (read more about this in the safety section), leather seats, alloy pedals, auto LED headlights and daytime running lights, auto wipers, power driver’s seat and 18-inch alloy wheels. You want find a DVD player though as the more high end brands sport these days.
I have to stay the new touchscreen is so much better than the previous version - this is a much more intuitive multimedia unit.
Subaru doesn't factory fit a nudge bar or bull bar to the XV as an accessory. Did you know though that Subaru will fit StI Enkei alloy wheels to the XV? They cost a mimimum of $3000 but they look much better than the standard shoes.