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Subaru XV

(2018 - present)

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. It’s overall Expert Rating of 63%, based on 15 different UK reviews as of Auguest 2020, puts it down in 18th place out of 21 mid-size crossover/SUV models in 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.

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

Launched: Winter 2017/18
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Replacement due: TBA

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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

The Subaru XV has not yet been lab tested by Green NCAP. Check back soon.

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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