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2019 Subaru XV 2.0i-S review

The Subaru XV, a popular jacked-up Impreza hatch, has plenty going for it - but do its downsides spoil the appeal?

2018 Subaru XV 2.0i-S review

The rugged little Subaru XV treads a familiar path, but in many ways it's the best small crossover you can buy, despite a maudlin engine and shallow boot.

2017 Subaru XV 2.0i-S review

The range-topping 2017 Subaru XV 2.0i-S has taken some big steps in the booming small SUV segment. So, does it stack up?

CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for June 30, 2017

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...

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Subaru XV Videos

Best small crossover: Volkswagen Golf Alltrack v Ford Focus Active v Subaru XV

High-riding hatches, pretend SUVs... whatever you want to call them, the look is taking off around the world. Which of these three is most deserving of your attention?

2017 Subaru XV 2.0i-S review

See the full article here. The 2017 Subaru XV range has arrived on sale in a segment that looks a helluva lot different to how it did when the first version launched. Let's wind back the clock. The year was 2012, and Subaru rolled the dice on a pumped up version of the Impreza hatch with some body cladding, funky colours and chunky wheels...

2018 Subaru XV Concept : 2016 Geneva Motor Show

The next-generation, 2018 Subaru XV crossover has just been previewed at the 2016 Geneva motor show by the imaginatively named XV Concept. Arriving four months after the Tokyo premiere of the concept version of the next Impreza hatch and three after the Impreza sedan concept, the XV concept signposts the design direction for the next-generation model, the third piece in the Impreza-based puzzle...

2014 Subaru XV Review

http://www.caradvice.com.au/301341/?yt_desc - Read the full review here. We test the third best selling compact SUV in Australia, the Subaru XV...

Subaru XV Comparisons

2019 Ford Focus Active v Subaru XV v Volkswagen Golf Alltrack comparison

High-riding hatches, pretend SUVs... whatever you want to call them, the look is taking off around the world. Which of these three is most deserving of your attention?

Honda HR-V v Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross v Subaru XV comparison

Small crossover SUVs with a predominantly urban focus have taken over the road. Just look around you. But the segment has splintered into a few directions exemplified by the trio you see here. They’re similar in most ways, but differ enough to corner specific subsets...

2017 Subaru XV 2.0i v Mazda CX-3 sTouring AWD comparison

There’s no doubt whatsoever that the small SUV segment is the hottest battle ground in Australia right now – certainly in terms of the market volume that is rushing to it in large numbers. Some manufacturers are so enamoured with the concept, they even have two entrants in the segment – think Audi Q2 and Q3 for example, which effectively sit in very similar parts of the market even though the marketing blurb will claim otherwise...

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Subaru XV News

Australia's most affordable hybrid and electric cars

The list of electric car and hybrid car options in Australia expands with every passing year, but their often prohibitive cost – particularly in the case of EVs – remains a major barrier to their uptake. Hybrid drivetrains are complex, while batteries for hybrid or electric cars are expensive to manufacture, which bumps up the price of hybrid and electric cars across the board...

Subaru XV, Forester hybrids sold out until May

Subaru Australia's new range of hybrid SUVs has hit the ground running, with their initial allocations of Forester and XV SUVs selling out until May 2020. Subaru has received over 4000 registrations of interest for its new hybrid SUVs, which are now going out to customers and dealerships around Australia...

2020 Subaru Forester Hybrid, XV Hybrid on sale in Australia

Subaru has confirmed final powertrain specifications and details on its new XV and Forester hybrid variants, each model marking a first for the brand in Australia. Keen buyers should note, however, that the range is now already sold out until May. Details here. Both the (small) XV and (mid-sized) Forester SUVs employ the same hybrid drivetrain...

2019 Subaru XV recalled over seatbelt fault

Subaru has recalled the 2019 XV to fix a problem with the locking mechanism in the rear seatbelts. According to the company, one of the two locking mechanisms in the rear seatbelts mightn't lock the belt as designed. If one of the locking mechanisms doesn't work as intended, rear passengers might not be properly restrained in an accident, increasing their risk of injury or death...

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Subaru XV Owner Reviews

2014 Subaru XV 2.0i-L review

My beloved 3.0R-B Liberty was starting to get a bit old and was not practical for what I needed daily (Fit the kids, dog in the boot, cheap to run etc). I had to weigh up what I needed in a newer car that was going to fit all my criteria. Unfortunately, I had to rule out a performance car in my budget, as it would have been too old or expensive to run...

2016 Subaru XV 2.0i-S review

  The Subaru XV is just one of many offerings in the small SUV under-$40k segment. However, it is often overlooked for the more fancied, at least per sales figures, Mitsubishi ASX, Mazda CX-3, Honda HR-V and the absurdly named Nissan Qashqai. This is a mistake. I’ve just ticked over 15,000kms in my 2016 Subaru XV 2.0I-S...

2016 Subaru XV 2.0i-S Review

This is a perfect car for singles or couples as it is stylish and fun to drive. The technology provides tons of information at your fingertips and the main multi functional screen is easy to use. The bluetooth has great connectivity and the ability to stream music from your iPhone or device is also a joy. Fuel economy is great averaging around 7...

2013 Subaru XV Review

I've been spoilt for choice lately. Three cars in the garage is a great way to start the day and sometimes it's a real challenge to pick which one to drive. There is always the favourite, be it the sentimental machine with a few extra years under the belt, or the brand spanking newbie! Lately, I've been conscious of which one I'm leaving behind, but I always come back to the one that is the easiest to drive...

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