This car feels great to drive. It’s smooth, and also has enough in the engine to zip around town easily.
There’s a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder which helps the XV get up hills quickly and you still feel comfortable driving along highways - it doesn’t feel too small. It handles well and takes off fast from a starting position.
The steering feels good and it’s easy to manoeuvre into a park, because of the size and it also has a good reverse parking camera. It also feels really solid - not as solid as a Forester or an Outback but certainly more solid than other competitors in this category.
The feel of the drive is definitely a strong point for the Subaru XV.