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2020 Subaru XV Review

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Critic reviews

WebsiteRatingNotable quotes
CarAdvice79%"You can see why the Subaru XV sells so well. It's collected a lot of what Subaru has done well over the years, and boiled it down into a small SUV."Read more
WhichCar90%"The Subaru XV is a taller version of the very impressive Impreza hatchback, with a more comfortable ride, a longer touring range, and the ability to get you a bit further off the beaten track than most small SUVs."Read more
Drive79%"Interestingly, Tasmania and Cooma are noted as two of Subaru's strongholds in terms of market share. Inclement weather, properly cold winters and narrow, winding roads of varying surfaces up and down mountains do give the Subaru XV a natural advantage."Read more
CarsGuide75%"Our top-spec car has one of the best cabins in the segment, luxurious features, all the safety and multimedia features you could possibly ask for, as well as Subaru's inherently good AWD system to justify its cost of entry."Read more

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How does the Subaru XV compare with its peers?

Data indicated here is updated regularly
Name Product Number of seats Boot displacement ANCAP rating Price (from) Finder Score Read review
Audi Q3
5 seats
675L
5 stars
$46,400
81.4%
Subaru XV
5 seats
345L
5 stars
$29,240
80.75%
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A comprehensive review of the Subaru XV

Subaru XV pricing

There are five XVs on sale in Australia: the 2.0i AWD, 2.0i-L AWD, Hybrid AWD, 2.0i Premium AWD and the top-spec 2.0i-S AWD.

Subaru XV 2.0i AWD

Some of the 2020 Subaru XV 2.0i AWD key features include: smart key with push-start ignition, electronic parking brake, climate control A/C, a 2.0-litre Subaru Boxer petrol engine, X-Mode, charcoal or grey cloth trim, paddle gear shifters, 17-inch alloy wheels, reverse cameras, 6.5-inch touchscreen, DAB radio, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto compatibility and halogen front fog lights with daytime running lights.

Subaru sets the drive-away price for this model at $33,631.

Subaru XV 2.0i-L AWD

The 2.0i-L model adds to the entry-spec XV, with highlights including dual-zone climate control, leather steering wheel and gear shift, premium cloth seats, power-folding door mirrors, a larger eight-inch touchscreen and an enhanced safety system.
Subaru EyeSight includes:

  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Brake light recognition
  • Lane departure warning
  • Lane keep assist
  • Lane sway warning
  • Lead vehicle start alert
  • Pre-collision brake assist
  • Pre-collision braking system
  • Pre-collision throttle management

The drive-away price for this XV is $36,073.

Subaru XV Hybrid AWD

It's great to see Subaru add to its fledgling hybrid line-up, with the XV Hybrid AWDs. This model receives an auto-dimming rearview mirror, charcoal premium seat cloths, the EyeSight driver-assist system and Subaru's Vision Assist suite. That comprises a blind spot monitor, a rear cross-traffic alert and reverse automatic braking.

Additionally, as the name indicates, it houses an e-Boxer engine and electric motor combo under the bonnet. As a result, the model has the best fuel economy of the range.

For a Hybrid XV, Subaru charges $40,324 drive-away.

Subaru XV 2.0i Premium AWD

Next up is the 2.0i Premium. For $37,937, you'll get extras like an electric sunroof and voice-activated satellite navigation.

Subaru XV 2.0i-S AWD

Finally, there's the highest specification Subaru XV 2.0i-S AWD. Its specification list is long and impressive, including:

  • Eight-way power-adjustable driver's seat
  • Heated front seats
  • Leather-accented upholstery
  • Sports pedals
  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • LED daytime running lights and front fog lamps
  • Self-levelling, dusk-sensing LED headlights with steering response

Moreover, buyers also unlock Vision Assist:

  • Blind spot monitor (BSM)
  • High beam assist (HBA)
  • Lane change assist (LCA)
  • Rear cross-traffic alert (RCTA)
  • Reverse automatic braking (RAB)

Click on a price to compare car loans for the Subaru XV.

2.0i AWD2.0i-L AWDHybrid AWD2.0i Premium AWD2.0i-S AWD
2.0-litre, auto CVT, AWD: $33,6312.0-litre, auto CVT, AWD: $36,0732.0-litre, auto CVT, AWD: $40,3242.0-litre, auto CVT, AWD: $37,9372.0-litre, auto CVT, AWD: $41,140

In a move that makes Subaru stand out from the crowd, there are nine no-cost paint options, including:

  • Crystal White Pearl
  • Ice Silver Metallic
  • Cool Grey
  • Sunshine Orange
  • Pure Red
  • Quartz Blue Pearl
  • Dark Blue Pearl
  • Magnetite Grey Metallic
  • Crystal Black Silica

The Hybrid also gets an extra no-cost paint code: Lagoon Blue Pearl.

The above prices are recommended drive-away prices, taken from Subaru Australia. They include 12 months' rego, stamp duty, any applicable luxury car taxes, CTP insurance, dealer delivery fees and any other costs. The prices are calculated based on a private drive with a good driving record and the vehicle being in the NSW postcode 2000.

Overview

It's an Impreza-based SUV, with AWD, a trademark Boxer engine, the option of a hybrid, beefy suspension and ground clearance, and a well-reviewed off-road mode. Add to that a solid standard spec list, modern safety assists and a modest price. Oh, and you don't have to pay to change the colour, which is pretty unique. What's not to like?
WebsiteProsConsNotable quote
CarAdvice
  • Giving ride and suspension
  • Free paint palette
  • Quality, comfy and roomy interior
  • Off-road ground clearance
  • Lethargic engine
  • CVT auto
  • Boot size
"The Subaru XV, a popular jacked-up Impreza hatch, has plenty going for it."
WhichCar
  • Safety credentials
  • Highly driveable
  • Multi-talented
  • Engine and gearbox could be sharper
"The best value here is in the most expensive XV, the 2.0i-S."
Drive
  • Ride quality
  • Freely available paint options
  • Ground clearance
  • Interior design, assembly and sizing
  • No turbo
  • CVT gearbox
  • Pokey boot
"A slight tickle of forced induction would no doubt go a long way to improve the XV's drivability overall, and leave it a much more complete package."
CarsGuide
  • Rounded handling
  • Stellar passenger compartment
  • Safety features
  • Needs power!
  • Warranty terms
  • Cabin noise at highway speeds
"Subaru landed on a winning format when it turned an Impreza variant into a small SUV."

Engine and performance

Subaru fits one of its signature Boxer petrol engines into the XV.

Subaru 2.0-litre petrol engine

Boxer engines are a little different to more conventional layouts, in that the pistons are horizontal, as opposed to vertical (or on the diagonal). This makes the engine shorter and sit lower, with Subaru stating it helps improve handling. These engines are sometimes called flat fours (for the four pistons) and the design is found in classics like the Porsche 911 (though generally as a flat six, with six pistons) and the original VW Beetle.

The engine's capacity measures 1995cc. In all but the Hybrid XV, the block produces 115kW @ 6,000rpm and 196Nm of torque at 4,000 revs.

Subaru 2.0-litre eBoxer

Hybrid XVs appear to use the same Boxer petrol engine from the rest of the range, only with a permanent magnet AC electric motor and high voltage Li-ion battery bolted into the set-up. Also, the engine outputs slightly less power, 110kW around 6,000rpm. This power source adds up to 12.3kW/66Nm while driving. The system is a closed one, making this a mild hybrid electric vehicle (MHEV). The Hybrid has brake energy recapturing for self-charging of the battery and can seamlessly switch from all-electric, to the motor assisting the engine, to petrol power modes.

Subaru XV transmissions

All models have a Lineartronic CVT. Continuously variable transmissions technically have no gears, instead having moving internal components that change the gear ratio all the time. The idea is these transmissions can provide better efficiency, as they are not restricted to a limited selection of fixed gears like a traditional automatic or manual gearbox. According to Subaru, the XV has the world's first AWD longitudinally (running lengthwise) mounted CVT.

Car reviewers' impressions of the Subaru XV engine and transmission line-up

With the particular Boxer petrol selected for the XV, Subaru's goals were evidently to balance performance with everyday practicality and fuel-efficiency. It's not an Impreza STi that's for sure. Reviewers picked up on this, as well as pinning some additional caveats on the CVT. CVTs are always at the centre of complaints with motoring testers, so it's not a problem specific to Subaru.

Analysing the comments, it would appear this one isn't the worst ever made, because its sluggishness is only evident when you slam the throttle. The rest of the time, motoring writers felt it was fine, especially for everyday driving. Confusingly, half the reviewers deemed the CVT was a little droney, the rest said it didn't display that commonly observed trait.

In terms of the naturally aspirated engine, this too was described as a bit underwhelming. According to reviewers, it could do with more welly, especially when overtaking or traversing inclines. You should know that the consensus was the XV isn't the most underpowered in the segment, that unfortunate accolade would go to the Toyota CH-R in some tester's eyes. However, for everyday driving, most seemed to accept it was very usable, going on to say you just need to work the engine a little more.

Where the Subaru XV really shines though is its constant AWD system. That's a trademark of Subaru and automotive experts said it was ever so slightly better than its competitors.

To sum up, it's not super powerful and it won't thrill eager petrolheads, but for everyday driving the XV powerplant and gearbox combo seem totally fine.

Subaru XV engine and transmission figures

2.0-litre Boxer2.0-litre e-Boxer
Engine type
Direct injection, naturally aspirated petrol with double over head cams (DOHC) and active valve control system (AVCS)
Drivetrain
AWD
Engine size/displacement
1,995cc
Fuel type
Petrol (91 RON)
Cylinders
Four, horizontally opposed
Fuel tank capacity63 litres48 litres
Max power115kW @ 6,000rpm110kW @ 6,000rpm
Max torque
196Nm @ 4,000rpm
Fuel consumption (combined)6.5L/100km7L/100km
Acceleration (0-100km/h)
N/A
Emissions standard
Euro 6
Top speed (km/h)
N/A
Security
Engine immobiliser
Transmission
Automatic single-speed CVT
Towing capacity (unbraked/braked)
650kg/1,400kg (non-hybrid)/1,270kg (hybrid)

Subaru XV fuel economy

Here's what the Subaru XV is like on fuel.

2.0-litre Boxer petrol

We source all our fuel economy figures from the Green Vehicle Guide, a government site created to list the official fuel usage of cars. For the 2.0-litre Boxer petrol XVs, the Green Vehicle Guide has the following fuel economy digits:

  • Combined: 7L/100km
  • Urban: 8.8L/100km
  • Extra: 6L/100km

Crunching those numbers, the site says if you drove 14,000km each year, with two-thirds of the time in urban and built-up areas, you'd need to spend $1,648 at the servo on petrol.

2.0-litre e-Boxer petrol

Thanks to the onboard electric motor system, Hybrid XVs use less fuel. The official numbers are:

  • Combined: 6.5L/100km
  • Urban: 7.5L/100km
  • Extra: 5.9L/100km

Under the same driving conditions and distances listed above, a Hybrid would require $1,460 in petrol each year.

It should be mentioned that the Hybrid has a smaller fuel tank than the petrol models, presumably to make room for the on-board battery and electrified drivetrain components. However, it also has more boot space, so go figure.

A word about factory fuel economy figures
Car manufacturers put their vehicles through stringent and regulated testing procedures in order to determine fuel economy numbers. Consequently, this doesn't always reflect what's realistically achievable on public roads, where traffic, vehicle maintenance, weather conditions and the weight of the car all affect the rate of petrol usage.

Only two outlets touched on the fuel usage they experienced, with one finding it generally sat within a litre of the official figures, the other noting a variation within two litres of the factory figures (this was a finding taken from an Impreza hatch test). The XV shares a platform with the Impreza. Both vehicles have the same underlying architecture and are powered by related engines.

Handling

Being based on the Impreza hatch, the XV has a key advantage over the majority of its rivals. It handles really well, stated the reviewers. They discovered it had a high level of composure while offering a fun driving experience at the wheel. Motoring experts felt it responded in a precise and controlled manner, with a great chassis set-up.

The XV is a bit like a lifted Impreza, but from the observations of our reviewing sample, they said the suspension is crisp and manages to iron out any major bumps in the road. Apparently, the damping manages to hit the fine line between around-town comfort, highway stability and rough-surface readiness.

Some testers were able to take the XV away from asphalt roads, onto gravel tracks and trails. Here, they again proclaimed the XV was eager, surefooted and capable of handling terrain that other crossovers would get hung up on. Its suspension is able to compensate even for large bumps and undulations.

Further aiding the XV off-road is Subaru's X-Mode. This terrain response system comes as standard on all models. X-Mode enhances the AWD system, hunkering it down to tackle goopy mud, snow and broken roads. When activated, the XV's computer feathers acceleration to prevent wheelspin, ups the clutch force by a quarter to better tie the front and rear drivetrains together and energises the limited-slip diff to find traction where there is little, on a wheel-by-wheel basis. You turn on X-Mode by hitting the button on the centre console and it remains active while travelling under 40km/h. There's also a Hill Descent Control feature for slow, steady hill traversing. Those plastic wheel arches and lower body protectors should protect the paintwork from gravel rash and tree scratches.

Overall, it would appear the XV excels in the handling department.

Interior and equipment

Let's look at the XV's interior in more detail. Journalists described the cabin as very high quality, with a satisfying mixture of materials employed throughout. It resembles the Impreza internally. Reportedly, designers have made good use of the available space and they managed to create comfortable, supportive seats. As you'd expect from a hatch-based crossover SUV, it is slightly limited in space, with some testers commenting on the fairly scarce headroom.

Often, things become even more cramped in the rear, but it seems the XV has a decently proportioned back row. At least one reviewer was taken aback by the legroom in the rear. There was a general consensus that it was one of the best in class in terms of space and passenger comfort.

Room left for cargo is in the middle of the road really. The non-Hybrids boast 310 litres in the boot and 765 litres with the seats flopped forward. It's not the largest in the segment, but it's still a very practical amount. Meanwhile, the Hybrid XV has an increased 345 litres of boot storage, with 919 litres on hand with the rear row folded down. That's much more like it!

It's nice to know the XV has heaps of little storage pockets and bins, as well as two USB charging ports in the centre console. Other nice-to-see features, standard across the range, include: cruise control, A/C, steering-wheel-mounted controls and an infotainment system (the touch screen's size varies, it's 6.5 inches on the entry model and Hybrid XV but 8 inches on all the others); also all models receive alloy wheels, roof rails, reversing cameras, Bluetooth phone connectivity and a five-star ANCAP safety rating.

All-in-all, it sounds as though everything comes together to make a pretty flexible, practical interior that easily accommodates a small family.

Subaru XV 2.0i AWD

The entry model XV has features that would make some lesser rivals envious; the highlights include:

  • 17-inch alloys
  • CVT transmissions
  • X-Mode
  • A/C climate control
  • Charcoal or grey cloth seat trim choice
  • Electronic parking brake
  • Manual driver seat adjustment
  • One-touch lane-change indicator
  • Paddle shifters
  • Smart key and push-button ignition
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
  • Dual USB ports up front
  • Body-coloured mirrors and door handles
  • Halogen daytime running lights
  • Front and rear mudguards
  • Front fog lights
  • Auto-off halogen headlights
  • Rear spoiler
  • Reversing camera
  • Roof rails
  • Wheel arch mouldings
  • Bluetooth phone connectivity
  • Cruise control
  • 6.5-inch LCD touchscreen
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Digital radio (DAB+)
  • Siri voice compatibility
  • 6.3-inch multi-function display unit (MFD)
  • Multi-information display unit (MID)

All told, that's a sorted spec list for the starting point of the XV range.

Subaru XV 2.0i-L AWD

The 2.0i-L turns things up a notch. For the extra outlay, you'll receive (on top of the 2.0i spec):

  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Leather-bound steering wheel and gear shifter
  • Premium cloth seat trim in either grey or charcoal
  • Power-folding door mirrors with inbuilt indicators
  • Eight-inch LCD touchscreen

That's not all; Subaru also packages in the EyeSight driver assist system, which features:

  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Brake light recognition
  • Lane departure warning
  • Lane keep assist
  • Lane sway warning
  • Lead vehicle start alert
  • Pre-collision brake assist and braking system
  • Pre-collision throttle management

These advanced driver assists should contribute to improving your safety when on the road.

Subaru XV 2.0i Premium AWD

On the Premium model, which is just below the top-of-the-range 2.0i-S XV, you receive:

  • An electric sunroof
  • Voice-activated satellite navigation

Subaru XV 2.0i-S AWD

The range tops out with this flagship, the 2.0i-S. This model boasts a heap of extra passenger comforts and refinements:

  • Eight-way power-adjustable driver's seat
  • Heated front seats
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Leather-accented seats – black or grey
  • Sports pedals
  • 18-inch alloys

LED daytime running lights, front fog lights and self-levelling headlights. Headlights are also steering responsive

Additionally, the 2.0i-S comes with Vision Assist, which adds:

  • Blind spot monitor (BSM)
  • High beam assist (HBA)
  • Lane change assist (LCA)
  • Rear cross-traffic alert (RCTA)
  • Reverse automatic braking (RAB)

Subaru XV Hybrid

The Hybrid has a slightly different spec, as follows:

  • Air-conditioning climate control
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Leather steering wheel and gear shifter
  • Manual driver's seat height lifter
  • One-touch lane change indicator
  • Paddle gear shifters
  • Charcoal premium cloth seat upholstery
  • Smart key and push-start ignition
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
  • USB charge port – two on centre console
  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Body-coloured, power-folding door mirrors with heating and indicators
  • LED front fog lamps
  • Dusk-sensing halogen headlights
  • Rain-sensing windscreen wipers (front)
  • Reverse camera
  • Rear spoiler and window wiper
  • Black roof rails
  • Wheel arch mouldings
  • Bluetooth
  • 6.5-inch touchscreen
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Digital radio (DAB+)
  • Siri compatibility
  • 6.3-inch LCD multi-function display
  • Multi-information display unit (MID)

This model also comes equipped with Vision Assist, which is made of:

  • Blind spot monitor (BSM)
  • High beam assist (HBA)
  • Lane change assist (LCA)
  • Rear cross-traffic alert (RCTA)
  • Reverse automatic braking (RAB)

Subaru XV safety, security and driver assists

2.0i AWD2.0i-L AWD2.0i Premium AWDXV Hybrid AWD2.0i-S AWD
5-star ANCAP ratingβœ”βœ”βœ”βœ”βœ”
Airbags
  • Dual front
  • Dual front side
  • Dual curtain
  • Driver's knee
βœ”βœ”βœ”βœ”βœ”
Symmetrical all-wheel drive (AWD)βœ”βœ”βœ”βœ”βœ”
Vehicle Dynamics Control system (VDC)
  • Electronic stability control (ESC)
  • Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD)
  • Brake assist
  • Traction control system (TCS)
  • Active torque vectoring
βœ”βœ”βœ”βœ”βœ”
Auto vehicle hold (AVH)βœ”βœ”βœ”βœ–οΈβœ”
Electronic parking brakeβœ”βœ”βœ”βœ–οΈβœ”
Pedestrian alert systemβœ–οΈβœ–οΈβœ–οΈβœ”βœ–οΈ
Rearview reverse cameraβœ”βœ”βœ”βœ”βœ”
Vision Assist:
  • Blind spot monitor (BSM)
  • High beam assist (HBA)
  • Lane change assist (LCA)
  • Rear cross-traffic alert (RCTA)
  • Reverse automatic braking (RAB)
βœ–οΈβœ–οΈβœ–οΈβœ”βœ”
Seat belt warning lights – all seatsβœ”βœ”βœ”βœ”βœ”
Three child seat anchor points, two ISOFIX anchor pointsβœ”βœ”βœ”βœ”βœ”
Auto stop-startβœ”βœ”βœ”βœ”βœ”
EyeSight featuring:
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Lane departure warning
  • Lane sway warning
  • Lane keep assist
  • Lead vehicle start alert
  • Pre-collision braking system
  • Pre-collision brake assist
  • Pre-collision throttle management
  • Brake light recognition
βœ–οΈβœ”βœ”βœ–οΈβœ”
Cruise controlβœ”βœ–οΈβœ–οΈβœ–οΈβœ–οΈ
Electronic throttle control system (ETC)βœ”βœ”βœ”βœ”βœ”
X-Modeβœ”βœ”βœ”βœ”βœ”
Front and rear stabiliserβœ”βœ”βœ”βœ”βœ”
Door mirrors with indicatorsβœ–οΈβœ”βœ”βœ”βœ”
Heated door mirrorsβœ–οΈβœ–οΈβœ–οΈβœ”βœ–οΈ
Power-folding door mirrorsβœ–οΈβœ”βœ”βœ”βœ”
Puncture repair kitβœ–οΈβœ–οΈβœ–οΈβœ”βœ–οΈ
Tyre pressure monitoring systemβœ”βœ”βœ”βœ”βœ”
DataDotDNA security systemβœ”βœ”βœ”βœ”βœ”
Immobiliser security systemβœ”βœ”βœ”βœ”βœ”

Subaru XV interior and comfort features

2.0i AWD2.0i-L AWD2.0i Premium AWDXV Hybrid AWD2.0i-S AWD
Body-coloured rear garnishβœ”βœ”βœ”βœ”βœ”
Chrome-look window sillsβœ–οΈβœ–οΈβœ–οΈβœ–οΈβœ”
Electric sunroofβœ–οΈβœ–οΈβœ–οΈβœ”βœ”
Body-coloured mirrors and door handlesβœ”βœ”βœ”βœ”βœ”
Rear privacy glass – rear door, rear quarter and back window glassβœ”βœ”βœ”βœ”βœ”
Rear spoilerβœ”βœ”βœ”βœ”βœ”
Roof railsβœ”βœ”βœ”SlimlineSilver
17-inch alloy wheelsβœ”βœ”βœ”βœ”βœ–οΈ
18-inch alloy wheelsβœ–οΈβœ–οΈβœ–οΈβœ–οΈβœ”
Daytime running lightsHalogenHalogenHalogen-LED
Front fog lightsYesYesYesvLED
Halogen headlights with auto-offβœ”βœ”βœ”βœ”βœ–οΈ
Headlights – self-levelling LED with auto-offβœ–οΈβœ–οΈβœ–οΈβœ–οΈβœ”
Rear LED stop lightβœ”βœ”βœ”βœ”βœ”
Steering responsive headlights (SRH)βœ–οΈβœ–οΈβœ–οΈβœ–οΈβœ”
Blue interior illuminationβœ–οΈβœ–οΈβœ”βœ–οΈβœ”
Air-conditioning climate controlβœ”βœ”βœ–οΈβœ”βœ–οΈ
Air-conditioning dual-zone climate controlβœ–οΈβœ–οΈβœ”βœ–οΈβœ”
Floor heater ducts for rear passengersβœ”βœ”βœ”βœ”βœ”
Electroluminescent gauges with colour MIDβœ”βœ”βœ”βœ”βœ”
Instrument clusterPremiumPremiumPremiumPremiumPremium
Manual mode (automatic CVT)βœ”βœ”βœ”βœ”βœ”
One-touch lane change indicatorβœ”βœ”βœ”βœ”βœ”
Paddle gear shiftersβœ”βœ”βœ”βœ”βœ”
Sports pedalsβœ–οΈβœ–οΈβœ–οΈβœ–οΈβœ”
Steering wheel-mounted controls:βœ–οΈβœ–οΈβœ–οΈβœ–οΈβœ–οΈ
  • Audio
βœ”βœ”βœ”βœ”βœ”
  • Cruise
βœ”βœ–οΈβœ–οΈβœ–οΈβœ–οΈ
  • Bluetooth
βœ”βœ”βœ”βœ”βœ”
  • EyeSight driver assist
βœ–οΈβœ”βœ”βœ”βœ”
  • MFD
βœ”βœ”βœ”βœ”βœ”
  • MID
βœ”βœ”βœ”βœ”βœ”
4.2-inch multi-information display unitβœ”βœ”βœ”βœ”βœ”
6.3-inch multi-function display (MFD)βœ”βœ”βœ”βœ”βœ”
Rain-sensing front windscreen wipersβœ–οΈβœ–οΈβœ–οΈβœ”βœ”
Power mirrors and windowsβœ”βœ”βœ”βœ”βœ”
Auto-dimming rearview mirrorβœ–οΈβœ–οΈβœ”βœ–οΈβœ”
Smart key and push-start ignitionβœ”βœ”βœ”βœ”βœ”
Sun visors, illuminated with vanity mirrors – driver and front passengerβœ–οΈβœ”βœ”βœ–οΈβœ”
Sun visor with vanity mirrors – driver and front passengerβœ”βœ–οΈβœ–οΈβœ”βœ–οΈ
Carpet trim – blackβœ”βœ”βœ”βœ”βœ”
Gear shift surroundSilverPiano BlackPiano BlackSilverPiano Black
Seat trimClothPremium ClothPremium ClothPremium ClothLeather accented
Heated seats – driver and front passengerβœ–οΈβœ–οΈβœ–οΈβœ–οΈβœ”
Eight-way power adjusting seat for driverβœ–οΈβœ–οΈβœ–οΈβœ–οΈβœ”

Subaru XV exterior highlights

2.0i AWD2.0i-L AWD2.0i Premium AWDXV Hybrid AWD2.0i-S AWD
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Spare wheelPuncture repair kitPuncture repair kitTemporary wheelPuncture repair kitTemporary wheel
Alloy wheels17-inch17-inch17-inch17-inch18-inch
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Verdict

Why would you buy a Subaru XV? First, the AWD system builds upon the brand's legendary experience. Second, there's the option of a hybrid in a small compact crossover. Third, there's its hatchback-based dimensions, and fourth, the ground clearance and X-Mode should get you away from the tarmac. Add to those reasons the decent build quality, sensible prices and practicality and you have a crossover SUV that you should definitely test drive.

If you take a few seconds below to compare car loans, you could save hundreds of dollars over the loan period.

Compare some options to finance a Subaru XV

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Name Product Interest Rate (p.a.) Comparison Rate (p.a.) Min Loan Amount Loan Term Application Fee Monthly Service Fee Monthly Repayment
IMB New Car Loan
4.99% (fixed)
5.34%
$2,000
1 to 7 years
$275.12 ($250 Application fee + $25.12 PPS registration fee)
$0
You'll receive a fixed rate of 4.99% p.a.
A low minimum borrowing amount of $2,000 that you can use to purchase a new car or one up to two years old.
Loans.com.au - New and Dealer Used Car Loan
From 4.67% (fixed)
5.22%
$5,000
3 to 5 years
$400
$0
You'll receive a fixed rate from 4.67% p.a. based on your risk profile
Finance a new car and benefit from features such as fast approval, no ongoing fees and an optional balloon payment. Note: Settle the loan before 30 November 2020 and enter the draw to win a $1,000 fuel voucher. Terms & conditions apply.
Stratton Finance New Car Loan
From 4.05% (fixed)
5.63%
$10,000
3 to 7 years
$700
$8.25
You'll receive a fixed or variable rate depending on the lender you are approved with
Apply for up to $250,000 and use cash or trade in a vehicle to use as a deposit. Optional balloon payment available.
Heritage Bank Car Loan
4.89% (fixed)
5.53%
$5,000
1 to 7 years
$200
$5
You'll receive a fixed rate from 4.89% p.a.
Finance a new or used car up to 5 years old. Large maximum borrowing amount up to $100,000 and terms up to 7 years.
Credit Concierge Car Loan
From 4.45% (fixed)
5.29%
$10,000
1 to 7 years
$350
$5
You'll receive a fixed rate of 4.45% p.a. with a comparison rate of 5.29% p.a.
Get access to over 20 providers to fund a new or used car.

CUA Secured Fixed Car Loan
6.79% (fixed)
7.16%
$5,000
1 to 7 years
$265 ($175 Establishment Fee + $90 Security Administration Fee)
$0
You'll receive a fixed rate of 6.79% p.a.
A secured loan with a high maximum borrowing amount up to $100,000. Redraw facility and no monthly fees.
NAB Personal Loan Unsecured Fixed
From 9.99% (fixed)
10.88%
$5,000
1 to 7 years
$150
$10
You'll receive a fixed rate between 9.99% p.a. and 18.99% p.a. ( 10.88% p.a. to 19.83% p.a. comparison rate) based on your risk profile
An unsecured loan up to $55,000 you can use for a range of purposes and pay off over up to 7 years. Note: Majority of customers will get the headline rate of 12.69% (13.56% comparison rate) or less. See Comparison rate warning in (i) above.
Symple Loans Personal Loan
From 5.75% (variable)
6.47%
$5,000
1 to 7 years
from 0% to 5% of the loan amount
$10
You'll receive a personalised interest rate from 5.75% p.a. to 21.99% p.a. based on your risk profile
Borrow up to $50,000 to pay for what you need.
Driva Car Loan
From 4.34% (fixed)
5.5%
$2,000
1 to 7 years
$295 (Varies by lender, starting from $295)
$10
You'll receive a fixed rate from 4.34% p.a.
Borrow up to $250,000 with loan terms from 1 to 7 years. Get access to a range of lenders.
NRMA New Car Loan
From 4.99% (fixed)
5.69%
$5,000
1 to 7 years
$499
$0
You'll receive a fixed rate from 4.99% p. a.
Purchase a new or used car up to 2 years old and benefit from a fixed rate and no monthly fees. Pre-approval available within 5 business hours.
Plenti Car Loan
From 4.89% (fixed)
5.44%
$10,000
3 to 7 years
from $249 to $799
$0
You'll receive a fixed rate from 4.89% p.a.
Borrow up to $100,000 with a Plenti Car Loan and benefit from no early repayment or exit fees.
NRMA Used Car Loan
From 6.49% (fixed)
7.19%
$5,000
1 to 7 years
$499
$0
You'll receive a fixed rate from 6.49% p.a.
Finance a used car with NRMA and benefit from a fixed rate term and no monthly fees. Pre-approval available within 5 business hours.
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