In this video Simone reviews the new Subaru XV and despite looking similar to the outgoing model, this 2017 / 2018 model actually has raised the bar in terms of features and the interior.

For example, taillights and the front bumper are a bit different. However, these changes serve a practical purpose, rather than a design one – they improve aerodynamics. The headlights are a bit more modern and the grille is darkened.

Specifications

Engine Size:  2 Litre
Max. Power:  115kW
Max. Torque:  196Nm
Fuel Type: Petrol
Fuel Consumption: 7 L/100km
Transmission: CVTc

In terms of the engine, the new XV has a four-cylinder boxer engine which is different than the one in the previous model but not much more powerful. It’s a 2.0 l with 115 kW and 196 Nm of torque. It’s paired with a CVT and it consumes 7 litres of fuel per 100 km.
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Key Features

  • Symmetrical AWD
  • Eyesight Driver Assist
  • 17 inch Alloys
  • Apple CarPlay
  • 8 inch LCD
  • Smart Key and Push Start

This year there have been many new additions to the compact SUV category, a category that the Subaru XV once dominated. So, how will Subaru’s latest XV hold up against rivals like the Toyota CH-R, Mitsubishi ASX, Mazda CX3 and Hyundai Kona?

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