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Mr N of CHESHAM on Jan 2017
Having decided to buy an AWD vehicle for the first time I looked at various options and the Subaru XV came out top. I have driven the vehicle for a year now and have no regrets.
Mrs H of Knodishall on Jan 2017
Had my Subaru for 3 years now, no problems. Comfortable for long journeys tows our caravan with ease and is a fuel saver diesel.
Mr P of BUXTON on Dec 2016
Having driven fast Subaru saloons many years ago I decided that what probably would be my last brand new car should be a Subaru. I went to try out the latest Forester, but the star of the showroom was an XV, looking magnificent. The XV has many of the Forester advantages, plus a few, but is more compact. Now that I own a sparkling XV the temptation is to get in and drive at every opportunity. It is sheer delight to handle. Good decision about a great 4x4.
Mr G of CHORLEY on Dec 2016
I have owned the Subaru XV for two and a half years and have covered over 48,000 miles. The car is primarily used in a rural environment and so far has proved to be not only reliable but also has coped with the abuse from driven over cattle grids, rough gravel inclines, unpaved farm tracks and slippery road conditions. Four areas that I would like to see improvements are as follows, 1. Fit x mode 2. Fit a petrol engine with a wider torque band 3. Driver's seat with a greater range of adjustment 4. Ensure that all the buttons on the driver's side door console are illuminated Here's looking forward to the next few years of happy and reliable driving.
Mr B of GLASGOW on Nov 2016
Having recently purchased a Subaru XV and it is the first time with Subaru, I have nothing but praise for the car. Since purchase in July it has taken us to the South West tip of Ireland and along the Wild Atlantic Way as well as just recently returning from a trip to Winchester. It has been excellent in terms of driving, road holding capability, motorway driving, small back roads and a little off road as well! It is very comfortable and the All-wheel drive is a great bonus as it is literally "stuck" to the road! Would I recommend this car - certainly! I already have to its many admirers
Mr P of SAFFRON WALDEN on Oct 2016
I live in the country with various fords and rough roads. I had a rear drive Kia which was sliding all over the place when we had a small amount of snow. I drive my grand daughter around so I need to feel confident with the car. We have had Subarus in the family over the past 30 years so I got a 63 XV.. I have found the XV ideal for my purposes with dogs and kid around Cambridge, Peak District and Exmoor. The hands free telephone is interesting!
Mr W of PULBOROUGH on Oct 2016
The model is an XV Premium. It has everything and is a pleasure to drive. Despite being, quite intentionally, significantly smaller than my previous car (a Chrysler 300), it feels just as roomy inside and with very good boot space. The ride is firm but very comfortable and the road holding excellent. I bought the car from Monza Sports, Ashington. Before and after sale their service has been first class in every way.
Mr M of NAIRN on Oct 2016
Having owned Subaru Foresters for the past 14 years I decided to buy the XV Premium model this time and was not disappointed. I consider it to be a great all round car and good value.
Ms G of LIPHOOK on Sep 2016
We came to the XV from a 2L Mercedes B class diesel. It feels a much lighter car but with much worse fuel consumption. The DAB radio is very clear but the controls for it have intermittent slippage. The seats are comfortable but leather should come in more colours, black is too heavy and dark for the cabin. The driving experience is fine but some controls such as cruise control are a bit fiddly. I think the next revisions will cure these teething problems and changing the date and time will be made easier
Mr D of Milltimber on Sep 2016
This is our second Petrol XV - we were very satisfied with our first one which prompted us to buy another new one. The new one is even better, the automatic transmission coupled to the 2 litre petrol engine is superb - the only downside is initial acceleration from a standstill is not all that good, however, it picks up very quickly thereafter. It is quiet with road holding that matches the saloon. Average mph is 37 which I consider acceptable for a petrol 2 litre SUV. Reliability on both our first XV and our second, is exemplary. Overall, I would award it 8 out of 10