Take Control



The view from the cabin isn’t the only thing that’s ultra-clear. XV Crosstrek controls are highly intuitive. Case in point: A multitude of tasks can be handled without removing your hands from the steering wheel, in regard to both the controls on the stalks and those on the steering wheel spokes. You also can operate many of the functions of the standard and optional audio systems from the wheel.


But you’ll be in control of more than just your adventure’s soundtrack – the XV Crosstrek has got you covered when it comes to safety as well, with its safety pedal system, front seats with whiplash protection, and “full body” airbags; there’s even a driver’s side knee airbag. And, as with many other vehicles in the Subaru lineup, the newest member of the family is an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Top Safety Pick.1


Play Offense and Defense


Safety and efficiency are the watchwords for the mechanical systems. The XV Crosstrek was designed for precise control and uncompromising traction, thanks in part to:

  • Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive
  • Four-wheel disc brakes
  • Anti-lock Braking System
  • Vehicle Dynamics Control
  • Brake Assist
  • Brake Override System
  • Electric Power Assisted Steering


Better yet, all come standard, so you can tackle any terrain. Plus, it features a steadfast, always smooth 2.0-liter Subaru BOXER engine with Dual Active Valve Control System variable valve timing and Electronic Throttle Control. Engine torque is transferred by a five-speed manual transmission with overdrive fourth and fifth gears or a light, compact Lineartronic CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) that features a manual shift mode and steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters. It’s no wonder the CVT-equipped XV Crosstrek is the most fuel-efficient all-wheel drive crossover in America. We’re also proud to say it’s a Partial Zero Emission Vehicle (PZEV).2 (See Quick Stops for more about PZEV ratings.)


1 Ratings based on Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS’s) 40-mile-per-hour frontal crash test, 31-mile-per-hour side-impact test, 20-mile-per-hour rear-impact test, and roof-strength test. For more information, contact IIHS or visit their website at iihs.org.
2 2013 Subaru Impreza and XV Crosstrek 2.0L, and Forester, Outback, Legacy 2.5L non-turbo models achieving a Partial Zero Emission Vehicle (PZEV) rating by the California Air Resources Board are available in all 50 states. Only those registered in California, Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont will be eligible for the 15 years/150,000 mile emission warranty. Oregon, Pennsylvania and Washington vehicles are not covered under PZEV emissions control warranty. See your warranty maintenance booklet for additional information.

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