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XV press reviews

Fleet Point

""The All-New Subaru XV has won the Grand Prix Award for achieving the highest score on record in Japan’s New Car Assessment Program (JNCAP) crash safety evaluation tests."

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Professional Manager Magazine, 04 April 2017

"The XV is spacious, attractive, well-equipped and offers strong off-road ability"

Fleet News, 31 January 2017

"drivers may appreciate being behind the wheel of something a little different and quirky, and the comfort of knowing they will get home at the end of the day."

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Drivers Seat, 09 January 2017

"At this price point, it gives you brilliant off-roading ability, that is unmatched by many others!"

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Car Keys, 06 January 2017

"it has symmetrical all wheel drive, 200mm of ground clearance, tons of traction and will get you pretty much anywhere, as you can see by the footage here when I was climbing out of the river"

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Coventry Telegraph, 12 December 2016

"The Subaru XV is a smart looking cross-over, that offers the best all wheel drive system in the class and charismatic engines."

Autocar, 10 December 2016

"Subaru's back to basics four wheel drive authenticity gives the XV lots of appeal. It's far more the proper, old fashioned go anywhere 4x4 shrunken down, than the overgrown family five-door that the crossover class is used to."

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The Telegraph, 07 December 2016

"A car for all seasons"

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Inside Lane, 28 November 2016

"Turn-in is precise and overall it is more enjoyable to drive than many rivals. With all wheel drive there is a plenty of grip and a reassuring sense that the 2017 Subaru XV will cope with all weather conditions. This is very true, the XV will happily put up with the storms currently battering England, but it is for more capable than that."

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Inside Lane, 22 November 2016

"The moment you lay eyes on the Subaru XV you know it means business, Its profile is muscular and bold design work conveys a sense of strength. Our test car, finished in a very distinctive Hyper Blue, sports the revisions of this models recent face lift. New raked headlights are more intricate and detailed, whilst reworked bodywork promotes athleticism. On the diesel model roof rails are included and all models get 17 inch alloy wheels. Good ground clearance and short overhangs hint that this car has been designed for more than just the School run."

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Auto Express, 16 May 2016

"When the going gets tough, the XV is still head and shoulders above its crossover rivals."

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The Independent, 25 April 2016

The diesel has ample overtaking thrust and remarkable smoothness. Its suits the XV#s character well. My own verdict on the XV is that it's well worth a try.

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4x4 Magazine, 02 February 2016

"All in all, when we totted up the scores, the new Subaru XV took our top of the group position, which is a major achievement for a manufacturer new to this particular class."

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The Observer, 01 February 2016

"Over the past decade, the rugby scene in Japan has been gathering pace. And Subaru's first XV displays many of the characteristics of Japan's national team: tenacious, committed and nimble, thought not as physically intimidating as some of the monsters out there."