Subaru XV in Halesworth
With the practicality of a family car and the driving experience of an SUV, the Subaru XV is the ultimate compact crossover hatchback. Powerful and capable, it can handle any terrain with ease, while still providing a fun experience for drivers and a comfortable, spacious ride for passengers. Thanks to a host of on-board smart safety systems, the XV has been awarded the maximum five stars in Euro NCAP safety tests. With an impressive range of features coming as standard on all models, it’s easy to see why the XV stands out as one of the most versatile cars on the road.
The XV features a rugged, powerful body with plenty of presence, augmented by long, narrow headlights and subtle chrome detailing. Alloy wheels come as standard on all models, and six colour choices are available.
The low centre of gravity makes this car handle excellently. The All-Wheel Drive is always on, and in difficult terrain you can choose X-Mode with hill descent control for improved traction and grip. It’s available with either a 1.6- or 2.0-litre petrol Boxer engine.
The roomy cabin has plenty of space for five adults. The boot is a generous 385 litres, but if you need more space, it can be expanded by folding down the 60/40 split rear seats. It’s also economical to run, achieving up to 44.1mpg (combined).
Living with it
Everything about this car makes life on the road easier. It comes as standard with a reversing camera, keyless entry and push-button start, air conditioning and an eight-inch touchscreen with mobile phone integration. A crossover that’s hard to beat.