Overview & Reviews
The 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek gets a new base trim level, and all trims come standard with a rearview camera and a 6.2-inch touchscreen with smartphone-app integration. A 7-inch touchscreen is available, as is Subaru's EyeSight safety package with adaptive cruise control, lane-departure warning and a forward collision mitigation system with automatic braking. Keyless entry and ignition is newly available on the Limited trim.
- Standard all-wheel drive
- Spacious seating
- Generous standard features.
- Relatively strong off-road capabilities
- Good fuel economy
- Lackluster acceleration
- Hybrid model doesn't justify added cost.
- CVT produces tiresome engine noise
- Substandard sound systems
User Reviews:Showing 1 through 5 of 5.00
Big (Pleasant) Surprise In A Small Package - 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek
By argus4 - April 30 - 3:03 pm
I've only had my 2015 Limited since Dec. 31 and 600 miles but to date it appears to be even more of a "find" and "value" than I hoped. A very practical vehicle with legendary AWD and durability, the Crosstrek also has thoughtful design, comfort and overall appearance. Great handling, relative quiet, impressive and still improving economy (+/- 30 mpg), excellent braking and more-than-adequate power/acceleration for real-world situations are all in this compact package. (Somewhat smaller than a Forester, CRV or the rest of that herd, it's the right size for me.) In short, as of now, I'm surprised, delighted and looking forward to a long "vehicular friendship"!
My Second Subaru! - 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek
By Tesh Shah - August 10 - 4:06 am
I drove 2005 Saab 9-2x (Impreza Wagon) for 10 years and 206,000 miles with no or very little issues so I had to get another Subie. 2 months and 4700 miles into it; acceleration is a problem if you are going uphill that's for sure but not otherwise. Yes, its bit noisy but not enough to write home about. Throughout the cold Northeast winter; I have been averaging 28 mpg and hoping for a bit more when winter blend gas ends. Comfortable ride and the ability to see everything is a great safety feature. Love the backup Camera feature particularly with parallel parking in the city and avoiding snow banks. Here is to another 200,000 plus miles and 10 years!
Suprising - 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek
By bronco23bravo - July 6 - 10:03 am
"Professional" reviews of the Crosstrek hint at the vehicles sluggish acceleration and mediocre drive quality. In my humble opinion, they are absolutly wrong. I just purchased a 2015 Crosstrek premium. I live in Northern ND and wanted a fun to drive AWD vehicle that gets decent MPG. My new Subie is exactly that. My prior vechicle was a 05 Nissan Maxima, this car hauled some serious butt. The crosstrek is of course slower but I was pleased at how fast the little car actully is. Very fun to drive, handles the snow drifts with ease and turns heads as I drive by. Love it so far. Will update with MPG and reliability.
Another Subaru Winner - 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek
By comiskeybum - October 10 - 3:00 am
My wife went from a Chevy Equinox to this vehicle. We have only had the car for a week but will just leave some quick thoughts. -Easy to see everything around you and the backup camera is very nice. -Drives like a nimble and agile car with the height of an SUV. The turning radius is impressive. -Wife loves the easy to load kids and grocery heigh of the vehicle. -Plenty of cargo room and you can fold the seats flat for a lot lot more. -Vehicle does not have good 40-70 acceleration but that is to be expected with a CVT only being supplied with 148 horses. That being said the acceleration from a dead stop is impressive. -Build quality is top notch. -Back seat big enough for a 280 pound
Great car, great value. Money well spent. - 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek
By damayberry - November 4 - 5:38 pm
I've only had my Crosstrek for two days but so far I am highly impressed with everything. It's no fire breathing V8 but it's powerful enough. Cabin is very spacious, seats are wonderful, the ride to me is quiet and pleasant. As soon as I bought the car, it started snowing. Even after driving through almost a foot of snow and ice, I have absolute confidence I can go anywhere I need to go! Gas mileage is incredible. Reliability? Purchased the 7 year extended warranty and lifetime powertrain.