2015 Subaru XV | new car review

Posted on Dec 4, 2014 by
2015 Subaru XV
  • Editor Rating

  • Rated 3 stars
  • Good
AEDAED 87,000 - 99,000
  • 5/5 Avg. User Rating

  • Rated 5 stars
  • 1 Review

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  • Last modified: December 22, 2014
  • Exterior
    Editor: 40%
    User: 97%
  • Interior
    Editor: 70%
    User: 97%
  • Quality
    Editor: 50%
    User: 93%
  • Features
    Editor: 70%
    User: 95%
  • Performance
    Editor: 70%
    User: 93%
  • Value for money
    Editor: 60%
    User: 100%

Review Summary:

The XV is a lot more complicated than you’d think it is. In markets where the previous Impreza has been phased out, the XV has rightly replaced it, but the UAE is a little different, because we still see both models side by side on the showroom floor.

Pros

Design of the dashboard is simple yet pleasing.

Cons

The Subaru XV is like a Jack of all trades, master of none.

Looks

Challenging the dimensional norms of hacthbacks, compact crossovers and MPV’s, the 2015 Subaru XV takes a little inspiration from each and combines them all into something that is best described as a mess.

2014 Subaru XV front

Feels

There’s nothing very special about the interior, it’s all rather simplistic, yet nice. Although the materials aren’t of the highest standard, the layout is unintrusive and flows neatly along the dashboard and centre console. Due to its slightly out of the ordinary dimensions, seating up to four individuals is possible, anything more than that, however, is at your own risk.

2014 Subaru XV interior

Engineering

Equipped with Subaru’s Dynamic Chassis Control Concept (DC3), all the components of the XV are designed to work in harmony, enhancing the handling of the Japanese hatch. Employing high-tensile steel and a rigid body structure to improve steering feel and reduce engine vibrations, the 2015 Subaru XV is quite advanced for its class.

2014 Subaru XV front

On offer

Irrespective of the grade you opt for, a 2.0 litre 4 cylinder engine that is good for 150 horsepower and 196 Nm of torque is what you will receive. Mated to a CVT transmission, the XV transmits power to the road through a Symmetrical All Wheel Drive layout and completes a 0 – 100 km/h sprint in a matter of just 10.5 seconds.

2014 Subaru XV side

Verdict

It’s got the design of a crossover, the form of an MPV and the size of a hatchback; clearly, it isn’t very ordinary. If the XV is just too hip for you, standard hatchbacks such as the Nissan Tiida are available, but obviously you’re looking for something exciting, so why not consider the Kia Soul? It’s just as unique and will save you a whopping amount of cash!

2014 Subaru XV rear

Specifications

Specifications2015 Subaru XV
Engine/ Cylinders2.0 litre / 4 cyl
Max Power
(bhp/rpm)
150 hp @ 6,200 RPM
Max Torque
(Nm/rpm)
196 Nm @ 4,200 RPM
TranmissionCVT
DriveAll Wheel Drive
0-100 km/h10.5 secs
Top speed190 km/h
PriceAED 87,000 - 99,000

One Response to 2015 Subaru XV | new car review

  1. faiq hussain Reply

    February 12, 2015 at 3:43 pm

    • Exterior
      97%
    • Interior
      97%
    • Quality
      93%
    • Features
      95%
    • Performance
      93%
    • Value for money
      100%
    • Rated 5 stars

    VERY SIMPL AND STRONG NOT COMPLICATED CAR AND THE PRICE FOR THE VALUE FOR MONEY IT EXCELLENT WOULD BUY IT

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