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Subaru XV

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The Subaru XV is a medium-sized crossover estate/SUV, based on the platform of the Subaru Impreza. The current model is the second generation, and was unveiled at the 2017 Geneva motor show before going on sale in the UK the following winter.

The XV has received mixed reviews from the UK automotive media, with mostly poor and average scores. Its overall Expert Rating of 52%, based on 17 different UK reviews as of August 2021, puts it down near the very bottom of the mid-size crossover/SUV segment of the UK new car market.

There has been considerable praise for the XV’s off-road ability and good levels of safety kit, but criticism for its on-road dynamics and expensive price compared to rivals.

Body style: Medium SUV/crossover
Engines: petrol, diesel
Price: From £25,325 on-road

Launched: Winter 2017/18
Last updated:
Replacement due: TBA

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MEDIA REVIEWS

Reviews, road tests and comparisons from across the UK automotive media

The Car Expert

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Car

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Carbuyer

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Company Car Today

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Green Car Guide

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Honest John

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Top Gear

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What Car?

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SAFETY RATING

Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

Overall rating: 5 stars
Date tested: November 2017

94%

ADULT OCCUPANT

89%

CHILD OCCUPANT

84%

VULNERABLE ROAD USERS

68%

SAFETY ASSIST

Eco rating

Independent emissions and efficiency ratings from Green NCAP

No eco rating

The Subaru XV has not been lab tested by Green NCAP. This is a new initiative, launched in 2018 as a sister organisation to Euro NCAP. As yet, very few new cars have been tested for environmental impact by Green NCAP, and inevitably the testing programme was halted in early 2020 by the coronavirus pandemic.

If and when the XV is assessed by Green NCAP, we’ll have the results here.

Awards

Trophies, prizes and awards that the Subaru XV has received

2019

  • 4×4 Magazine Awards – Crossover Estate of the Year

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