What’s XV really like? How does it drive? Get the inside story from owners and motoring press experts


I love my XV, previously I have driven a Legacy, an Outback and a WRX STi, all of which were wonderful cars. I selected the automatic option, and am so pleased that I did, it's still powerful, I can overtake slower moving traffic with the knowledge that I have the power if necessary. It's very comfortable, and for my needs, it's the right size. I find it particularly economical as well

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Toni of FAREHAM, 2018

The XV is my fourth Subaru. First impressions were favourable in that I could properly fit the car to me with adjustments to driver's seat and steering wheel. (The previous driver must have been a completely different size and shape to me!) It is a big change from my 20 year old Forester and it takes a little while to master all the electronic wizardry but so far am delighted with the driving experience.

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Stephen of Cambridgeshire, 2018

I like it, I have had two Foresters and now two suvs. The new one is easy to drive and fuel efficient. I am confident in driving i .

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Deborah M of DORKING, 2018

Extremely pleased with my XV, lots of features I didn't expect. Good value for money. Friends who have seen it are impressed and my wife loves it!

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Michael of ALFRETON, 2018


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Alan of AYLESBURY, 2018

Twice when changing my car in recent years I have considered a Subaru but bought something else, Land Rover Freelander and Nissan X Trail. So far I am delighted with my XV. Comfortable, good handling, well made, quiet but punchy Boxer Diesel engine.

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Mark of Suffolk, 2018


“There’s a school of thought that says that crossovers are all about style over substance. The Subaru XV, with its rugged construction and genuine off-road ability, proves that’s not always the case.”

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Pocket-lint, 19 February 2018

"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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Fleet Point, 19 April 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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Fleet News, 31 January 2017

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

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Drivers Seat, 09 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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Car Keys, 06 January 2017

"Subarus 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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Autocar, 10 December 2016


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