Calculated over 13 reviews
Fit for purpose
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
Mr C of MEIFOD on Sep 2016
I am really pleased with my XV, it does everything I want it to, it's good looking in a sporty way, while being comfortable and spacious. I like the way it feels safe cornering on country roads. I live 14 miles from the nearest town of any size, so all wheel drive will be very useful in winter. I just have one problem, 1st gear keeps jumping into neutral when the engine is holding back, so I am going to report this to Mangoletsi and see what they do about it.
Mrs D of SELKIRK on Sep 2016
Love the car. Lovely to drive.
Mr S of RUISLIP on Sep 2016
I have owned 5 Subarus since 1998 and I have never been disappointed with their performance and reliability.
Miss R of CUMNOCK on Aug 2016
This is my first Subaru and I must say what a joy to drive, she holds the road with ease a very comfortable driving experience all round. As yet not been off road but I'm sure she won't let me down. One very happy XV owner.
Mr W of BISHOP'S STORTFORD on Aug 2016
I have not had the car for long but so far I am very pleased with all aspects. It is clearly has a much better 4WD system compared to my previous vehicle.