XV Crosstrek Update from Phoenix Subaru Research

The XV Crosstrek debuted as an all-new 2013 model, and in its second year on the market, the 2014 edition continues to distinguish itself from the competitors, and even its own brand sibling. XV shares the same tried-and-true platform, advanced all-wheel drive system and trademarked horizontally opposed engine as the Impreza, and aside from the extra body cladding seen on its rugged exterior, many have wondered what really separates these two vehicles. Why is the XV Crosstrek marketed on its own and not as a variation of the Impreza?

That's a good question and here's the answer: As stated in Edmunds' 2013 Subaru Crosstrek review, the XV is not only "unique in its own class," but also unique from its cousin in several ways. First and foremost, unlike the compact Impreza sedan, the XV is offered as a compact SUV with additional body "armor" that provides protection from rocks, branches and other things that one might encounter in the backcountry. Secondly, it delivers even more off-road capability with an enhanced suspension that can handle rough terrain. Another notable difference is the SUV's ground clearance, which is substantially higher than the Impreza's and a bonus for those who regularly travel off road.

Now that we've cleared that up, here's some big news for the lineup this year: A brand-new hybrid Touring model will be offered alongside the current gas-only Premium and Limited. Local shoppers can find the new 2014 XV Crosstrek Hybrid Touring for sale in Phoenix, as well as the standard gas-powered Crosstrek, at our dealership off 1521 E. Camelback Road. The lineup's newest entry is the first hybrid ever developed by Subaru and it not only offers the emissions- and money-saving benefits of a gas-electric powertrain, but also special chassis tuning for more agile handling.

Find the fuel-efficient, all-terrain ready 2014 XV Crosstrek and Crosstrek Hybrid for sale in Phoenix now! Visit Camelback Subaru for a test drive Monday through Sunday during store business hours. Our 2014 XV Crosstrek review continues below with more details about the SUV, inventory listings and a video walk-around tour. 

Quick Stats for the Subaru XV Crosstrek

When you compare Subaru's new 2014 XV Crosstrek head-to-head with the 2014 Mini Cooper Countryman, Jeep Compass and the Mitsubishi Outlander, we're sure you'll find out that the XV Crosstrek is right for you. Shoppers will be thankful for the XV Crosstrek's superb exterior design, as well as its handy cabin amenities. It's a spectacular value. Just compare its price to the vehicles listed above and you'll easily see why so many Phoenix drivers love it. Check out our Quick List under this text for more info about its specs!

  • 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Doors: 4-door
  • 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Body Style(s): SUV
  • 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Seats: 5 passengers
  • 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Colors: Ice Silver, Tangerine Orange Pearl, Venetian Red Pearl, Desert Khaki, etc...
  • 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Cargo Space: 22 cubic feet
  • 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek MPG: 25 city / 33 highway
  • 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek 0-60 MPH in 9.9 seconds
  • 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek MSRP: $21,995

For more information on the 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek, contact Camelback Subaru

Camelback Subaru is a trusted resource for information about the 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek - for reviews of past models please view our sidebar links. Well-versed automotive writers did hours upon hours of research to write the reviews on our site. As you read this article, you'll see that it is filled with dependable information about all the things you're looking for in the new XV Crosstrek - cabin amenities and other specs included. Please visit our Subaru review and compare index page if you feel the XV Crosstrek is not appropriate for you; there you&ll learn about Camelback Subaru's entire lineup.