The 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid will have all of the same capabilities as the regular XV Crosstrek with prices starting at $25,995. Setup like a regular Subaru Impreza/XV Crosstrek with Symmetrical All-wheel Drive, the 2014 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid should help Subaru’s overall MPG numbers.
Final ‘official’ efficiency numbers have yet to be announced; however, the 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid is expected to get about 28 mpg city and 34 highway.
”The XV Crosstrek model has been an instant hit since going on sale in September 2012, selling approximately 45,000 units in its first year and showing there is a strong market for a compact CUV that provides strong looks, safety, AWD capability and good fuel economy.” said Thomas J. Doll, president, and chief operating officer, Subaru of America, Inc. “The XV Crosstrek Hybrid will now combine those proven Subaru attributes with hybrid technology and will appeal still further to ecologically-minded consumers,” The sales success of the 2014 XV Crosstrek, mirrors the growth of the Subaru brand overall, which is on track to achieve its fifth-consecutive year of sales increases and top 400,000 vehicle sales in the US market in 2013.
The 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid is supposed to out-perform the current model in nearly every way. That’s not too tall of an order considering the slow acceleration of the current model. Still, I can’t help but feel down about the lack of a manual-transmission option as it was slightly more entertaining than the CVT.
All 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrids are equipped with a 2.0-liter, 4-cylinder “Boxer” engine (it should make 148 horsepower and 145 lb-ft of torque – like the current VX) and it works in conjunction with a 13.4 horsepower electric motor that makes 48 lbs–feet. A Lineartronic® continuously variable transmission (CVT) is standard and there are no other transmission options.
“The navigation system in the XV Crosstrek Hybrid Touring uses a 6.1-inch touch screen LCD display and voice control, iTunes® tagging, SMS text messaging capability, SiriusXM Satellite Radio® and SiriusXM NavTraffic® (4-month trial subscriptions included). The navigation system also features Aha® Infotainment smartphone integration featuring radio stations, newsfeeds, audiobooks and more.
The XV Crosstrek Hybrid includes all the standard equipment from the XV Crosstrek Premium model and adds keyless access and start, automatic climate control system, upgraded instrument cluster, high-grade multi-function display, body-color foldable side mirrors with integral turn signals, leather-wrapped steering wheel with silver stitching, chrome exterior door handles and more. The XV Crosstrek Hybrid Touring, starting at $29,295, model adds a touch-screen navigation system, leather-trimmed seating and a power moonroof.” – – Subaru Media
Check out our off road video review of the 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek!
More info about the 2014 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid
2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid Base
XV Crosstrek Hybrid Touring
Destination & Delivery is $825 and may vary in the following states: CT, HI, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, RI and VT. D&D is $945 for dealers in Alaska.
All of us are excited to test this one!