2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek review: Addition by Sub-traction

2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek 2.0i Limited, price and key specifications as tested

Body style/layout: 5-door crossover, front engine/all-wheel drive

Base price: $24,495 plus $785 destination

Price as tested: $27,290 with destination

Engine

* Type: 2.0 liter 16-valve DOHC flat 4

* Displacement, cc: 1995

* Block/head material: alloy/alloy

* Compression ratio: 10.5:1

* Horsepower: 148 @ 6200 rpm

* Torque: 145 lb-ft @ 4200 rpm

* Recommended fuel: unleaded

* Fuel economy, EPA est.: 23/30 mpg city/highway manual – 25/33 city/highway CVT

* Fuel economy, observed:  29.2 (split between freeway and stop-and-go city)

Transmission: 5-speed manual (standard) or CVT w/paddle shift (optional)

Chassis/Suspension

* Suspension, front/rear: MacPherson strut / Double wishbone

* Wheels: 17 X 7-inch aluminum alloy

* Tires: 225/55R17 All-Season

* Brakes: 4-wheel disc; 11.6-inch front/10.8-inch rear

* Steering: Electric Power Assist rack-and-pinion

* Turning circle: 34.8 ft.

Dimensions

* Wheelbase: 103.7 in.

* Length: 175.2 in.

* Height: 63.6 in. (with roof rails)

* Width: 70.1 in.

* Curb weight: 3,164 lbs (Premium w/CVT)

* Cargo volume: 22.3 cubic feet with seats up/51.9 cubic feet with rear seat folded

* Fuel tank: 15.6 gal.

Safety

* Airbags: Subaru Advanced Airbag System, front seat head/chest side impact air bags, side curtain airbags and driver’s knee airbag

* Anti-lock brakes: Yes  Traction control: Yes  Stability control: Yes  Electronic brake-force distribution: Yes  Brake assist: Yes

* Other:  Rollover sensor

Warranty: 3-year/36,000 mile limited warranty, 5-year/60,000 mile powertrain limited warranty and 3-year/36,000 mile Wear Item Limited Warranty