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


I have owned 5 Subarus since 1998 and I have never been disappointed with their performance and reliability.

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Mr S of RUISLIP, 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

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Mr D of Milltimber, 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

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Ms G of LIPHOOK, 2016

Build quality, reliability, and dealer care and attention is the reason I am faithful to subaru

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Mr F of HAWICK, 2016

Love the car. Lovely to drive.

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Mrs D of SELKIRK, 2016

The new XV is much improved

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Mr P of WIGTON, 2016


“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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