Subaru XV Problems
No car is perfect, but we've gathered everything relating to the Subaru XV reliability here to help you decide if it's a smart buy.
Subaru XV 2014: Engine making unknown noise
Of late, whilst driving my 2014 Subaru XV, it sounds as though it is stuck in a gear. My rev counts are low, but there's a noise as if it needs to change gear (it's automatic). Almost as though the ...Read more
Subaru XV 2014: What grade engine oil should I use?
I have a 2014 Subaru XV, what is the grade engine oil to be use when the mileage is 99,690 km? Read more
Mazda CX-3: Is it a good family car?
Should I buy a new Mazda CX-3 or Subaru XV? I have a family of four including myself and I'm looking for a compact SUV that has good safety features, but one just for casual weekend drives. Read more
Subaru Australia recalls more than 121,000 vehicles: Forester, XV, Impreza, and WRX models impacted
Subaru has launched a major 121,754-vehicle recall to fix a potential fault which can cause the brake lights to fail (though the brakes themselves will still work), with every Forester, WRX, Impreza ...Read more
Subaru freezes 60 per cent of global output after faulty part discovered
If you've got a Subaru on backorder, be prepared to wait a little longer. Because one of the Japanese brand's two global production facilities has been frozen after a suspected faulty in a power- ...Read more
Ram 2500 and 3500 lead latest round of safety recalls
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has issued its latest round of safety recalls, led by American Special Vehicle’s converted Ram 2500 and 3500 pick-ups. ...Read more
When is the new Subaru XV coming out and where will it be made?
When is the new Subaru XV coming out and where will it be made? Read more
How much is a 2014 Subaru XV worth?
I have a 2014 Subaru XV 2.0i-S that has done 60,000 km and is in perfect condition with two years warranty left and a full service history. Do you know how much is it valued at? Read more
What is causing the engine light to flash on my '13 Subaru XV?
Currently my 2013 Subaru XV engine lights are all flashing. The cruise control, hill assist and all other features have ceased to work. The car shudders upon take off and otherwise drives fine with ...Read more
Factory vs. Aftermarket: which oil is better?
Subaru specifies 0W-20 engine oil as the factory standard for my 2016 model. I'm thinking of using Mobil 10W-40 fully synthetic oil. Is this advisable? Will there be any adverse effects? Read more
Kia Sportage or Subaru XV?
I'm looking at the top of the range Kia Sportage and the top of the range Subaru XV for work. I travel 50,000 km per year. What would be better suited? Read more
Used Subaru XV review: 2012-2016
The Subaru XV is a compact SUV from the Japanese company that has featured AWD in virtually ever model sold in Australia for the last 25 years. Read more
Best SUV under $25k?
I am planning to buy a small SUV, probably a 2016 Holden Trax LS, but I am not sure if there are any better options? I don't want to spend more than $25,000. Read more
Used Subaru XV review: 2011-2014
Graham Smith reviews the 2011, 2012,2013 and 2014 Subaru XV as a used buy. Read more
Subaru XV burning excess oil
Our 2012 Subaru XV has been burning excess oil, and every five months or so I have to top the engine up with a litre or so. After contacting Subaru they told us this was the first time they have ...Read more
XV slow to accelerate
My 2015 Subaru XV is great, except for the constantly variable transmission, which I think is dangerous. On roundabouts, when nearly stopped or at low speed in town traffic it is nowhere up to the ...Read more
XV or Golf?
We own a 2010 Subaru Forester and would like to downsize. We are looking at the Subaru 2.0-litre XV or the Volkswagen Golf 1.4-litre turbo. What do you think? We do a lot of highway trips and we're ...Read more
Narrow SUV with enough power?
I have a very narrow garage with a tight turn into it. If I scrape the left side I can just get out so long as I'm careful not to open the door too wide. It's one of those cages in a unit block. I ...Read more