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Subaru XV (2017-) review

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Key features
  • Medium/Large SUV
  • Available new
  • Petrol/Diesel/Mild hybrid
Expert review

Subaru's long-running expertise in making all-wheel-drive SUVs should make it a front runner in this ever-growing market segment. So far, though, it has struggled to make an impact. Can the second-generation Subaru XV, launched in 2018, finally challenge the dominant Nissan Qashqai? Read our full Subaru XV review to find out.

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Last checked by Which?

December 2021

First reviewed by Which?

September 2018

Released

January 2018

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  2. 64%
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  3. 85%
    Highest score
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