2019 Subaru XV Crosstrek Review; Agile on Asphalt Safe on the Snow
The 2019 Subaru XV Crosstrek Col 2.0 with direct injection of gasoline if the quarry is well on dry roads and in the rough paths. They disorient the many commands scattered around the cockpit a bit.
Presented a few months ago, and coming soon in the dealerships, the 2019 Subaru XV Crosstrek crossover does not look very different from the previous model, even in size (it is 447 cm long, 2 more than before), but it was actually completely renovated. The footprint, in fact, remains that of a compact and sporty crossover, with a gritty front, wide fenders, a low roof and a very inclined rear window. The sharpest headlights, the prominent mask and the most elaborate and massive bumpers in the form, however, give greater strength to the whole and make the line more appealing. The rear part also expresses a lot of character, as a result of the sturdy bumper, of the large horizontal headlights divided into two parts (the inner one rises with the tailgate) and the most pronounced spoiler on the roof.
It is all new, on the other hand, the platform SPG (i.e., Subaru Global platform) of the 2019 Subaru XV Crosstrek (shared with the Impreza): more rigid than the 70% compared to that of the old generation, is able, for the Japanese House, to improve the responsiveness of the car and increase The Pleasure Guide. According to the Subaru, the new XV Crosstrek Turbo also guarantees better absorption of the holes and greater handling, also thanks to the lowered center of 5 mm.
Redesign and Changes
Interior, the ample space (even in height) and the large windows make the cockpit of the Subaru XV Crosstrek airy, which is also appreciated for its easy accessibility (as on the Impreza, the doors have a wide opening angle that facilitates the entrance on board). The stylistic approach remains quite traditional, but it is good to note the improvement of the quality compared to the previous series, testified by the soft plastics of the eyelid covering the dashboard (also the orange seams) and From the pleasant upholstery of the seats. Precise assembly. Too bad for the not very rational distribution of the main controls, divided between the plank, the console, the steering wheel, the doors and the ceiling, where the keys are placed to disable the Pre-collision braking System (the automatic braking to prevent a possible Collision with the vehicle above) and the Lane Sway Warning, which warns the driver if the car exits the lane without activating the arrow), devices that are part of the EyeSight system. Pleasing the graphics of the two screens in the dashboard of the Subaru XV Crosstrek, that of 8 “of the multimedia system and that of 4.2” of the computer on board at the top (the latter, however, forces to remove the look from the road). The seats are comfortable, with the padding not too soft or too stiff, and with the side well profiled, which contain the body in the curves faced in speed. It barely improves the capacity of the trunk (which passes from 380/1270 liters to 385/1310), not great for the type of car.
2019 Subaru XV Crosstrek Performance
His best cards, however, the new Subaru XV Crosstrek Turbo 2.0i Lineartronic if he plays on the road with dry asphalt and on low-grip funds. The 2.0 direct injection of gasoline from 156 hp (it has 6 more and was lightened by 12 kg compared to the old 2 litres) with boxer architecture (the cylinders are horizontal and opposed) has a regular operation, a discrete shot, especially to the mediums and high regimes , and it appears appropriate to the type of machine, although it can not be said that it has a sporting behaviour. What is most convincing is, however, the high handling of the machine, which shows good steering precision (which also appears sweet and quite direct) and sufficiently rigid suspensions to effectively limit the lateral Curve. In the “mixed” it is easy to keep a cheerful step, always in safety: the machine is quick to change direction and precise in curve, also thanks to the valid traction integral Symmetrical AWD, which makes use (for the first time on the Subaru XV Crosstrek) of the X-Mode system to manage the Response of the engine, brakes and traction on slippery surfaces, and the Torque vectoring function, which improves the distribution of power between the wheels when a curve is traversed. A system that has proved effective even in the off-road, allowing the car to move with ease in the mud and in the fresh snow and to leave behind easily even ascents and descents with a slimy bottom. The floor height of 22 cm also allows overcoming holes and obstacles of a certain commitment without excessive difficulty. Discrete CVT gearbox with continuous variation Lineartronic, which allows to reproduce the behavior of a manual transmission with seven gears (there are also the levers behind the wheel, but the answer is slow) and in the quiet guide seems almost not to suffer from the typical defect of CVT (which tend to “pull” the ratios by holding high motor revolutions). As for the consumption of the New Subaru XV Crosstrek, there is no Parsi content, since at the end of the test we have totaled an average of just over 9 km/L (read on the computer on board). It is true for much of the test we have driven on roads full of curves, with ascents and descents and we have not spared even snowy traits; The 14.5 km/L officers, however, are not close.
In dealerships starting from Saturday, January 20, 2018, the Subaru XV Crosstrek is sold with the 1.6 gasoline 114 Hp (starting from 22,990 euro, price still not definitive), as well as with the 2.0; Both will be available later in the bi-fuel version of LPG. Except for the arrival of diesel. Four layouts: Pure, style, style Navi (with the navigator) and Premium. Cured safety: standard, for all, there are seven airbags, the Hill descent control, and the EyeSight system, with automatic emergency braking, blind angle monitoring, and adaptive speed regulator. There are also automatic beams, with the adjustment of the light beam according to the road and traffic conditions (one of the three front cameras is used).
2019 Subaru XV Crosstrek Pros and Cons
- habitability. The space on board is plentiful, in relation to the contained external dimensions: four adults travel well.
- Comfort. The Japanese crossover is sound-proofed, duty and suspension absorb the roughness of the bottom rather well.
- full traction. The Symmetrical AWD system, with the new X-Mode electronic management, is also effective in difficult situations.
- commands. They are a little scattered around the cockpit (steering wheel, console, ceiling): they can take their eyes off the road.
- fifth place. Who is in the middle is annoyed by the tunnel of the high transmission.
- rear visibility. In maneuver, it is difficult to perceive the dimensions of the rear.
Technical Specs Sheet
- Gasoline Fuel
- Cubic Capacity cm3 1995
- No cylinders and 4 boxer arrangement
- Maximum power KW (CV)/rpm 115 (156)/6000 rpm
- Torque Max Nm/rpm 196/4000
- CO2 emission grams/km 155
- Distribution 4 valves per cylinder
- No CVT gear ratios at change. Continue + Reverse
- Full traction
- Front brakes self-ventilating discs
- Rear brakes self-ventilating discs
- Maximum speed (km/h) 194
- Acceleration 0-100 km/h (s) 10.4
- Average consumption (km/L) 14.5
2019 Subaru SUV Crosstrek Dimensions
- Length/width/height cm 447/180/162
- Wheelbase cm 267
- Weight in running order kg 1439
- Luggage capacity liters 385/1310
- Tires (standard) 225/55 R18