Subaru has announced pricing for its new 2013 XV Crosstrek. The quasi-crossover starts at $21,995 for the Premium trim, while a Limited model carries an MSRP of $24,495 (*not including a destination charge of $795).

The XV Crosstrek is essentially a high-water Impreza five-door with a little extra cladding and ground clearance. Listed at 8.7 inches to be exact, the ground clearance is a healthy three inches greater than the standard Impreza.

The compact model will feature the same 2.0-liter Boxer engine as its pavement-bound brethren, generating 148 horsepower and 145 pound feet of torque. The XV effectively replaces the Subaru Impreza Outback, a model that was quietly discontinued when the fourth-generation Impreza showed up for 2012.


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      Andre Neves
      • 2 Years Ago
      And of course they don't bring the Diesel to the U.S. WHAT MORONS!
        Nick
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Andre Neves
        Thank you Andre, and REM. I concur strongly.
        breakfastburrito
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Andre Neves
        Jeep wrangler enthusiasts have been pining for a diesel option for years. It's NOT the carmakers choice anymore. Big government now dictates what cars we can buy, and it's going to get a lot worse. And it's not about 'Dem vs. Repub' either. Do your homework, and stay smart. It's too easy to be stupid, and blame a particular side of the same coin.
          rem
          • 2 Years Ago
          @breakfastburrito
          That's weird, I seem to remember both Liberty and Grand Cherokee CRD models from the last decade. I also seem to recall seeing some cars with TDI badges from VW, not sure what that's all about. Oh, and the diesel Cruze is on it's way too. Considering the Subaru is a light car and shouldn''t need urea injection (the justification from NOT bringing a Tiguan diesel), I really see no reason it couldn't include a diesel option.
        Kumar
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Andre Neves
        I thought the Subie diesels were still limited to manual transmissions, so that would be a no go here unfortunately.
      L1011
      • 2 Years Ago
      I live in the Northeastern US and 3" of ground clearance is huge when it's snowing out. I, like others below, lament the fact that Subaru isn't offering a diesel to US buyers. It's the worst-kept secret ever that the Mazda CX-5 will have a diesel in the US next year so my dollars will be going to Mazda. It's too bad because I do like this Subaru and would definitely buy one were a diesel offered.
        Dustin L Wright
        • 2 Years Ago
        @L1011
        I work for a Subaru dealer and i asked our Subaru rep why the diesel isn't coming and he said because of the emissions standards in the US. I still say that's crap, but Subaru does what it wants
          L1011
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Dustin L Wright
          Good info, thanks for sharing. Emissions don't seem to concern Mazda, but then again their Sky-D engine is all new and was built with emissions in mind. This Subaru is the exact right size for what I need, but the Sky-D in the CX-5 is what I plan to buy next year, despite it being larger.
          British_Rover
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Dustin L Wright
          Its the same reason Volvo gives as well. Too hard and too expensive to get the engine past US emissions. For Volvo it is an almost legitimate excuse they do not have the money to redo an existing engine or design an all new one to meet us emissions. Subaru is rolling in dough right now they should be able to make something work.
        transam
        • 2 Years Ago
        @L1011
        Unfortunately the American market is caught up on the green is better hybrid mantra. Its too bad, because diesels make way more sense. Sometimes public perceptions are very detrimental to actual consumer benefits.
      transam
      • 2 Years Ago
      Reminds me of the late, great AMC Eagle! Love it!
        drock87
        • 2 Years Ago
        @transam
        I know! I said the same thing up top before I saw your comment. I think this is what the moden Kammback would have looked like. ***Full disclosure: I am a current AMC Eagle owner and a card carrying member of AMO as well as my local chapter.
        L1011
        • 2 Years Ago
        @transam
        Re: AMC Eagle: Late...yes. Great...NO! That car was a rolling toilet..lol
      Jason Golden
      • 2 Years Ago
      Always: more power...and a diesel! Hey, even just as it is, I'm guessing dealers will joyfully find a home for every single one of these.
      Making11s
      • 2 Years Ago
      I was pretty excited when I first saw this. I even thought to myself "that's my next car", but that engine is way underpowered (on paper, anyway). I'll still test drive one, but I'm much less excited than I was before.
        Chris Bangle
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Making11s
        The hot selling CX-5 300 lbs heavier with only 7 more hp... The XV will be slow, but should be fine.
      19secondsslow
      • 2 Years Ago
      Anyone else dreaming of a WRX version? I'm liking this car - I live in the snowbelt and 3 more inches means I can drive over the snow rather than pushing through it, and I can take my mt bike up a rocky road to a trailhead without driving a truck.
      drock87
      • 2 Years Ago
      Aww....it's my AMC Eagle's illegitimate grandchild :) I actually think this is pretty cool. I think Subi did a good job at making the Impreza actually look tougher instead of paint on toughness. Those wheels are pretty cool
      newowner
      • 2 Years Ago
      I was worried about the power as well so I drove a 2012 Impreza and found it to be just fine. You are not going to win any drag races, but its perfectly acceptable for everyday driving and the fuel economy is amazing for an AWD car. With that behind me, I placed my Crosstrek order last Friday.
        Dean
        • 2 Years Ago
        @newowner
        I had thought the same thing about the power, but after driving an Impreza 5-door from the DC area to NYC, and through traffic, while not the road rocket so many on here hope for, it does hold its own well enough in traffic, freeway driving, and everything in between.
      • 2 Years Ago
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      Mitesh Damania
      • 2 Years Ago
      Looks like a Lexus RX
      Agent55
      • 2 Years Ago
      Subaru baffles me with their polar-opposite engine range. On one end are absolutely butt-kickin' turbo 4's, on the other we have these anemic, under-powered lumps. Why nothing in the middle Subaru? Seems about 200hp and 180-200lbs. of torque would suit a chunky all-wheel drive car like this much better.
        rsholland
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Agent55
        the name of the game here is mpg, not hp.
          TuteTibiImperes
          • 2 Years Ago
          @rsholland
          That's why you go turbo, best of both worlds. Power when you need it, but efficiency when you don't push it too hard. I agree, a nice 200hp turbo 4 would make this very appealing.
      Rob K
      • 2 Years Ago
      I love the styling, but oh lordy, those engine specs are abysmal. Pump up the output by at least 25% and you have a winner.
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