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It’s taken Subaru quite a few years to wake up to the success of the crossover market that’s dominated by the Nissan Qashqai. The XV, launched in 2012, is its first real compact hatchback crossover vehicle.
The Subaru XV has most of the SUV bases covered. It’s safe, solidly built and thoroughly competent on the road. Combined with Subaru’s expertise with four-wheel drive systems, the XV ought to be a front-runner among other crossover vehicles such as the Ford Kuga and VW Tiguan.
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Subaru XV 2.0D on test
The XV line up is pretty basic, with just three engines and three different trim-levels, so choosing the right model for you should be relatively simple. There’s a 1.6-litre petrol with 114bhp, as well as a more powerful 2.0-litre petrol engine providing 150bhp. It’s the 2.0-litre diesel we’d go for, as it provides the best compromise between performance and fuel economy.
We’ve tested the diesel XV in our labs where it returned a credible 47.1mpg, though not quite as impressive as the 50.4mpg claimed by Subaru. Fuel economy claims for the petrol models range from 40.9mpg to 44.8mpg.
Save £2,300 on Subaru SUV
While stocks last, Subaru is offering £2,300 off all XV models. That means the entry level XV 2.0D S is reduced from £24,295 to £21,995. It’s well specified so should be fine for most buyers, but if you want all the bells and whistles it’s worth taking a look at the 2.0D SE Lux Premium. Extras like keyless smart entry and a navigation system with built-in Bluetooth connectivity are fitted as standard. Prices for this model have dropped from £29,995 to £27,695.
Head to you local Subaru dealer or the Subaru website to take advantage of this offer.
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