2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid: Efficient AWD

Mierins Automotive Group | Published on July 24 2015

We all know Subaru is known for its all-wheel drive systems, but now the Japanese manufacturer has broadened its horizons and its engineering technology to bring you the first ever Subaru hybrid product: the 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid.

The idea that a vehicle loaded with all the attributes we’ve come to know and love from Subaru also offers an eco-friendly next-generation powertrain almost seems too good to be true. But it is very much real, and it is very much a Subaru product through and through.


For starters, it is at its core, the much-loved and highly capable XV Crosstrek, a model that entered the Subaru family just a few short years ago. Generous ground clearance (220mm) and a roomy hatchback (up to 1,422L), plus standard raised-profile roof rails for all your active-lifestyle goods mean this crossover’s got what it takes to tackle anything the city and/or country has to throw its way.


Of course, the XV Crosstrek Hybrid is about so much more than travelling off the beaten path with everything in tow; Subaru’s brand new hybrid technology is at play under the rugged exterior body panels.


Equipped with a 2.0L 4-cylinder SUBARU BOXER engine that produces 148 horsepower, the XV Crosstrek Hybrid also features a 13.4-horsepower electric motor. Mated to a CVT that features a 6-speed manual mode option with paddle shifters, the 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid can achieve up to 7.9L/100km in the city and 6.9L/100km on the highway. All the while sporting full-time, all-wheel drive. Year round.


Full EV mode can be activated and maintained under gentle acceleration and under speeds of 42 km/h.


Unlike most eco-friendly hybrid vehicles, the Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid retains its masculine, rugged exterior looks. The Crosstrek Hybrid sports a few eXVlusive bits on its exterior, including a vibrant Plasma Green Pearl paint, hybrid badging, and 17” alloy wheels aerodynamically styled for look and efficiency.


Inside, the 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid features a functional and modern layout with cloth seats, and a 6.2” touchscreen for infotainment, as well as a second upper-level screen to display fuel savings and an energy flow graphic to keep you in the optimally green zone while driving.


In all, the 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid is a highly versatile and efficient compact crossover from a company with a rich history in all-weather capabilities. Mixing the practicality of AWD with the fuel-saving technology of a hybrid engine, Subaru has successfully blended two disciplines into one highly attractive and affordable package.


Head down to Ogilvie Subaru today to talk to our experts about the 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid, and make sure to book your test drive, too.

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