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Subaru XV

Subaru is famous for its range of rough and ready off roaders like the Outback and Forester, but the small, high-riding XV is cut from a different cloth.

Based on the popular Impreza, the XV compact SUV shares its 2.0-litre petrol 'boxer' engine and its all-wheel drive capability, but cloaks it in an off-road flavoured bodyshell that's both practical and a little bit groovy. While it was a slow burner when it launched in 2012, the XV has steadily grown to become one of Subaru's stronger performers. It's not perfect – the 2.0-litre atmo engine is a bit underdone, and the styling can polarise – but the new generation car launched in 2017 will be a solid seller.

Current prices range from $29,240 to $36,530 for the XV 2.0i and XV 2.0i-S.

This vehicle is also known as Subaru Impreza, Crosstrek.

Subaru XV Models Price and Specs

The price range for the Subaru XV varies based on the trim level you choose. Starting at $29,240 and going to $36,530 for the latest year the model was manufactured. The model range is available in the following body types starting from the engine/transmission specs shown below.

Year Body Type Specs Price from Price to
2020 SUV 2.0L, ULP, CVT AUTO $29,240 $36,530
2019 SUV 2.0L, ULP, CVT AUTO $25,990 $41,055
2018 SUV 2.0L, ULP, CVT AUTO $21,500 $36,888
2017 SUV 2.0L, ULP, 6 SP MAN $16,000 $34,990
2016 SUV 2.0L, ULP, 6 SP MAN $15,950 $28,990
See All Subaru XV Pricing and Specs

Subaru XV Colours

  • Crystal White
  • Ice Silver
  • Cool Grey
  • Sunshine Orange
  • Pure Red
  • Quartz Blue
  • Dark Blue
  • Dark Grey
  • Crystal Black Silica
To confirm current colour availability, please check the manufacturer's website.

Subaru XV Towing Capacity

The Subaru XV has maximum towing capacity of 1400kg for the latest model available.

Year Body Type Braked Capacity from Braked Capacity to
2020 SUV 1270kg 1400kg
2019 SUV 1270kg 1400kg
2018 SUV 1400kg 1400kg
2017 SUV 1400kg 1400kg
2016 SUV 1400kg 1400kg
See All Towing Capacity for Subaru XV

Subaru XV Dimensions

The dimensions of the Subaru XV SUV vary according to year of manufacture and spec level.

Year Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
2020 SUV 1615x1800x4465 mm 220 mm
2019 SUV 1615x1800x4465 mm 220 mm
2018 SUV 1615x1780x4450 mm 220 mm
2017 SUV 1615x1780x4450 mm 220 mm
2016 SUV 1615x1780x4450 mm 220 mm
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Subaru XV Dimensions

Subaru XV Boot Space

The Subaru XV SUV has a boot space size of 345 Litres.
Subaru XV Boot space Subaru XV Boot space

Subaru XV Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Subaru XV here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • Subaru XV 2014: Why is my car randomly beeping?

    A lot of cars have warning chimes, buzzers and bells to warn you of all sorts of things you have never even imagined going wrong. The Japanese manufacturers seem especially keen on them.

    It could be an actual fault with a door-ajar or seat-belt warning chime or it could be a new habit the sat-nav has picked up. Have you checked the oil level and the level of coolant in the overflow-tank? Plenty of cars will warn you when these items need attention, and, since they’re not everyday events, this could be the first time you’ve experienced them.

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  • What small or mid-sized SUV should I buy?

    For a start, some owners are not mad about the Subaru’s CVT transmission. It’s not that it’s necessarily unreliable, they just don’t like the way it works with an occasional hesitation and a slight jerkiness at light throttle applications. Some people never notice it, but others find it a real distraction. The Kia meanwhile, has been getting good reviews across the trade, largely thanks to the Australian-input into the model’s suspension settings.

    Of course, you need to personally drive all three cars on your short-list as there will be things you like and dislike about each one, some of which will be deal-breakers.

    The SsangYong is certainly the unknown quantity, but mainly because of the brand’s on-again-off-again relationship with the Australian market. But now, with head-office support (the Australian operation is the only factory-owned distributorship outside the brand’s native South Korea) things are looking a bit brighter for buyers and that’s backed up by the factory seven-year/unlimited kilometre warranty that also includes fixed price servicing and roadside-assistance for seven years. That’s got to represent peace of mind.

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  • Subaru XV 2014: Engine making unknown noise

    The auto in your car is a continuously variable one, and the sound you describe sounds like the noise you get from a CVT. If it has become louder in recent times it might be a good idea to have the transmission replaced.

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  • Subaru XV 2014: What grade engine oil should I use?

    Use a good quality 5W-30 A3/B4 oil.

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See All Subaru XV Q&As

Subaru XV Wheel Size

The Subaru XV has a number of different wheel and tyre options. When it comes to tyres, these range from 225x60 R17 9 for SUV in 2020 with a wheel size that spans from 17x7 inches.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2020 SUV 225x60 R17 9 17x7 inches 225x60 R17 9 17x7 inches
2019 SUV 225x60 R17 9 17x7 inches 225x60 R17 9 17x7 inches
2018 SUV 225x55 R17 17x7 inches 225x55 R17 17x7 inches
2017 SUV 225x55 R17 17x7 inches 225x55 R17 17x7 inches
2016 SUV 225x55 R17 17x7 inches 225x55 R17 17x7 inches
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Subaru XV Wheel Sizes

Subaru XV Fuel Consumption

The Subaru XV is available in a number of variants and body types that are powered by Hyb/ULP and ULP fuel type(s). It has an estimated fuel consumption starting from 6.5L/100km for SUV /Hyb/ULP for the latest year the model was manufactured.

Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
2020 SUV 6.5L/100km 2.0L Hyb/ULP CVT AUTO
2020 SUV 7L/100km 2.0L ULP CVT AUTO
2019 SUV 6.5L/100km 2.0L Hyb/ULP CVT AUTO
2019 SUV 7L/100km 2.0L ULP CVT AUTO
2018 SUV 7L/100km 2.0L ULP CVT AUTO
2017 SUV 7.3L/100km 2.0L ULP 6 SP MAN
2016 SUV 7.3L/100km 2.0L ULP 6 SP MAN
* Combined fuel consumption See All Subaru XV Pricing and Specs for 2020