The New Subaru XV 2.0i-S: A Quick Review

The New Subaru XV 2.0i-S: A Quick Review
September 20, 2018 City Subaru

The 2018 new Subaru XV 2.0i-S is now with available for sale, and this is one of the best crossover vehicles that you could buy. Every variant across the entire range has all wheel drive (AWD)making this a true off roader. This is a sharp contrast to the competition, where front wheel drive is commonplace, and AWD is only available as a paid option. Let’s take a closer look at the XV 2.0i-S to see what else it has to offer.

At a Glance

The styling hasn’t changed much for this release. It’s easy to see the relationship to the Impreza hatch, but the stance is raised slightly, and there are chunky wheel arch inserts. Drivers are sure to appreciate the soft road capabilities, spacious rear seats and the improve running costs. The ride is comfortable, and the handling is sharp both on and off road. Some people may consider the boot space to be more shallow than they would like, but this is a smaller crossover vehicle and not a full blown SUV.

Subaru XV, The New Subaru XV 2.0i-S: A Quick Review

Examining the Interior

It may seem from the outside that not much has changed for this 2018 XV release, but this impression will be challenged when you check out the interior. Here there has been a major upgrade; the cabin has a real quality feel, with plenty of tactile touches. There is an 8” touchscreen that’s mounted higher for easier access and now less than four USB ports. There are some interesting features, such as a dash display for roll/pitch angles, a torque display and a digital speedometer that displays the local speed limit. The driving position feels “car like,” but in reality, you are sitting slightly higher up than a standard hatch. The comfortable leather seats are heated, and the steering wheel has a premium feel. The A-pillars are very slim, which is very helpful for all round outward visibility. There is plenty of equipment onboard, such as LED headlights, a proximity key, a rear camera, sat nav and digital radio.

Safety Equipment

Subaru has an excellent safety record, and the XV is no exception with plenty of safety equipment on board, such as Eyesight active safety technology, AEB, brake light recognition, lead vehicle start alert, adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert and automatic high beam assist. Many of these features are available on the XV 2.0i-S as part of the Vision Assist pack, and the XV has a 5 star ANCAP safety rating.

If they are searching for a Subaru XV for sale, Perth based drivers should get in touch with us here at Perth City Subaru. We have a large choice of new and used cars available including the new Subaru XV models. We would love to invite you to join us for a no obligation test drive, and you can try out the fantastic XV for yourself. If you need car financing, you will discover that our rates are favourable and the repayments will be tailored to suit your needs. Our sales team members are ready and standing by to advise you on the latest Subaru XV price, and they will be delighted to answer any further questions that you may have.

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