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Subaru XV Pricing and Specs

2021 price from
$29,690*

The Subaru XV is available from $29,690 to $40,790 for the 2021 SUV across a range of models.

Subaru's pint-sized XV might technically play in the small SUV sandpit, but it's actually more a high-riding hatch-cum-wagon, with the original based heavily on the brand's Impreza small car. Its rugged and capable looks are matched by Subaru's all-wheel drive system and decent ground clearance, ensuring light off-road duties are covered off in the XV's CV. Launched in 2012, an all-new model riding on a new global platform hit our shores in 2017, powered by a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder 'boxer' engine paired with a continuously variable transmission. Stylish and practical, the XV is traditionally a strong seller for the Japanese brand.

The XV 2.0I AWD starts off at $29,690, while the range-topping, XV Hybrid S AWD is priced at $40,790.

This vehicle is also known as Subaru Impreza, Crosstrek.

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Year Price From Price To
2021 $29,690 $40,790
2020 $22,100 $38,940
2019 $20,700 $36,410
2018 $18,300 $33,220
2017 $16,000 $29,260
2016 $14,300 $25,740
2015 $11,800 $23,100
2014 $10,800 $20,680
2013 $9,300 $18,150
2012 $8,400 $16,830

Subaru XV FAQs

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

  • 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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