The Subaru Crosstrek is essentially an Impreza made tall and with body cladding, bigger wheels, and higher ground clearance. The standard all-wheel drive version is powered by a four-cylinder engine that is coupled with a five-speed manual transmission or a continuously variable transmission. The Crosstrek is more of an economy crossover built for city roads and highways that offer good fuel economy and low performance.
The 2016 XV Crosstrek comes with a 148 HP 2.0 liter boxer four cylinder. With a manual transmission, it can make from 0 to 60 in 8.3 seconds. The optional Lineartronic continuously variable automatic transmission which not only adds more weight but also increases the time to reach 60 to 10.3 seconds. That does not exactly make it a fast car.
Since it is not a high-performance vehicle, it is expected to deliver a better fuel economy. The fuel economy, even tough on the higher side, is not quite impressive. It offers around 26 miles per gallon on city ways and 34 miles per gallon on highways.
The 2016 Subaru XV Crosstrek takes almost 186 feet to come to a stop from 70 miles an hour. Other than that, the Crosstrek handles very well on city roads. The roll is minimal, and the suspension takes care of harsher turns. Ride comfort is well in the Crosstrek. The interior seating arrangement goes well with the tuned suspension and steering. The entire console and the dash are straightforward. And visibility is also great.
Subaru XV Crosstrek Specifications:-
• Vehicle Type: Small Sports Utility Vehicles 4WD
• Curb Weight: 3019 pounds
• Passenger capacity: 5
• Passenger door: 4
• Wheelbase: 103.7 inches
• Length overall: 175.2 inches
• Width max: 70.1 inches
• Height overall: 63.6 inches
• Ground Clearance: 8.7 inches
• Engine Type: Flat-4
• Engine displacement: 2 liters
• Power @ RPM: 148 @ 6200
• Torque @ RPM: 145 @ 4200
• Fuel System: Port Injection
• Transmission: 5 Speed Manual
• Fuel Tank Capacity: 15.9 gallon
• Fuel Economy: 23 mpg (city) 31 mpg (highway) 26 mpg (combined)
• Drivetrain: All-wheel drive
• Judging the 2016 Subaru XV Crosstrek by the performance only makes it unfair to the car. It does have good control, a decent fuel economy and great ride comfort.
• The performance is a bit on the lower side, even considering its price and the fact that it is a tweaked and tuned version of the Impreza. Even though the car looks similar, it handles way differently.
• The 2016 Subaru XV Crosstrek comes with a great set of multimedia features. The Starlink 7.0 Multimedia system is coupled with the SiriusXM satellite radio. There is voice activated controls, dual USB ports and a touch screen that be operated at ease even when driving on a difficult terrain.
• The 2016 Subaru XV Crosstrek has an all-weather all-terrain setup, but the weak engine makes it more suitable for city roads only.
Great for family hauling and occasional off-road business, the 2016 Subaru XV Crosstrek is severely limited by what its engine can do. It tries to make up with the increase fuel efficiency and better controls but does not make a good package for its price tag.