I own a Subaru XV CVT. In my time I have owned most makes of cars small, medium and luxury. This is my third Subaru.
DO NOT BELIEVE PROFESSIONAL CAR TESTERS.
The Subaru XV CVT is one of the best cars of it’s class on the road. It has plenty of power. The CVT is smooth and noise free. I have owned Mercedes with automatic gear boxes and the Subaru CVT is better.
The problem with reviewers is they all seem to expect a Subaru to be some sort of bulging muscle car with a huge turbo.
The Subaru XV CVT is refined and comfortable and much better than the new Mercedes A class that looks as though someone has sat on it.