Fancy a new work run-around, with an added touch of sass? In this video Matt Campbell of drive.com.au reviews the new Subaru XV, a car he says is aimed at ‘city buyers who like the odd dirty weekend away’. Here’s what else he had to say.
The XV: an ‘Impreza on Stilts’
The new Subaru XV compact crossover is essentially a high-riding version of the Subaru Impreza hatchback. The mid-range model that Matt is driving has a 2.0-litre, 4-cyclinder engine. There are options for either six-speed manual or continuously variable transmission(CVT).
The XV’s high-ride height offers good visibility all around the car, a particular plus for city drivers who need to be able to constantly keep an eye out in all directions. This strength is further built upon by a rear reversing camera as standard on all models.
Matt says that the steering is light and city-friendly, and that the XV corners well for a high-riding car. There is good storage space throughout and the interior is generally kitted out in a classier style than most other Subaru models. An added extra is a dashboard-mounted fuel consumption calculator. Mid- and upper-range models come with a sunroof and satnav as standard.
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