Subaru revealed its 2014 XV Crosstrek Hybrid at the New York Auto Show earlier this year, and with the high-riding hybrid hatchback arriving at dealers by the end of this year, pricing has finally been set. Starting at $25,995 (*not including at least $825 for destination charges, which may vary in certain states), the new hybrid model represents a $4,000 premium over the standard 2014 XV Crosstrek models equipped with the continuously variable transmission.

Stepping up to the XV Crosstrek Hybrid Touring model, which adds navigation, leather seats and a moonroof, raises the price to $29,295. Subaru has still yet to release many key details for the XV Crosstrek Hybrid including fuel economy, combined horsepower and all-electric driving range, but the powertrain consists of a 2.0-liter four-cylinder Boxer engine mated to a 13.4-horsepower electric motor integrated into the CVT. We expect to get official data closer to the car's on-sale date, but until then, scroll down for more info about the 2014 XV Crosstrek Hybrid as well as some b-roll driving footage of the car.
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SUBARU ANNOUNCES PRICING ON 2014 XV CROSSTREK HYBRID
-First Subaru Hybrid - based on popular gas model XV Crosstrek, hybrid offers same Capability and Utility
-High-efficiency, Go-Anywhere Crossover with standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive
-Well-equipped and priced from $25,995

Cherry Hill, N.J. - Subaru of America, Inc. has announced pricing on the carmaker's first-ever production hybrid vehicle, the XV Crosstrek Hybrid, arriving in dealerships in late 2013. The Hybrid is based on the successful XV Crosstrek crossover model and retains its all-terrain capability while providing better fuel efficiency and improved driving dynamics.

Starting at $25,995, the 2014 XV Crosstrek Hybrid offers a roomy, versatile, fun-to-drive crossover that combines bold five-door design with a refined chassis, high fuel economy and everyday comfort.

"The XV Crosstrek model has been an instant hit since going on sale in September 2012, selling approximately 45,000 units in its first year and showing there is a strong market for a compact CUV that provides strong looks, safety, AWD capability and good fuel economy." said Thomas J. Doll, president, and chief operating officer, Subaru of America, Inc. "The XV Crosstrek Hybrid will now combine those proven Subaru attributes with hybrid technology and will appeal still further to ecologically-minded consumers," The sales success of the 2014 XV Crosstrek, mirrors the growth of the Subaru brand overall, which is on track to achieve its fifth-consecutive year of sales increases and top 400,000 vehicle sales in the US market in 2013.

All XV Crosstrek Hybrids are equipped with 2.0-liter, 4-cylinder BOXER engine and Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive. Available in a standard trim and top-of-the-line Touring, models include a 13.4 hp/48 lb. –ft. electric drive motor integrated into the Lineartronic® continuously variable transmission.

The 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid builds upon the utility and versatility of the gas model, while offering enhanced handling. Significantly, the hybrid model uses the same Active Torque Split version of Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive as in the gasoline model, preserving the all-weather performance that Subaru customers expect. The system sends torque to the four wheels all the time and adjusts the torque distribution in response to acceleration, cornering and road conditions. The Hybrid also retains the 8.7-inch ground clearance and 4-wheel independent suspension of other XV Crosstrek models and adds special chassis tuning for more agile handling.

The cargo area is outfitted as standard with a removable cover as well as removable waterproof cargo tray, tie-down hooks and grocery bag hooks. Subaru dealers offer a number of accessories for the standard roof rails for carrying items such as bicycles and kayaks.

The 2014 XV Crosstrek Hybrid serves as the top model in this series and features numerous exclusive design features. The rear light clusters and the stop lamps use energy-saving light-emitting diode (LED) technology. The high-grade color multi-function display is exclusive to the XV Crosstrek Hybrid and featured on both models. The 4.3-in. LCD screen can show the hybrid system's energy flow according to driving conditions. Using switching screens, the display combines driving operation information with entertainment content, including the standard rear vision camera.

The navigation system in the XV Crosstrek Hybrid Touring uses a 6.1-inch touch screen LCD display and voice control, iTunes® tagging, SMS text messaging capability, SiriusXM Satellite Radio® and SiriusXM NavTraffic® (4-month trial subscriptions included). The navigation system also features Aha® Infotainment smartphone integration featuring radio stations, newsfeeds, audiobooks and more. The XV Crosstrek Hybrid includes all the standard equipment from the XV Crosstrek Premium model and adds keyless access and start, automatic climate control system, upgraded instrument cluster, high-grade multi-function display, body-color foldable side mirrors with integral turn signals, leather-wrapped steering wheel with silver stitching, chrome exterior door handles and more. The XV Crosstrek Hybrid Touring, starting at $29,295, model adds a touch-screen navigation system, leather-trimmed seating and a power moonroof.

2014 XV CROSSTREK HYBRID
Model/Trim Transmission MSRP MSRP + destination and delivery
XV Crosstrek Hybrid CVT $25,995 $26,820
XV Crosstrek Hybrid Touring CVT $29,295 $30,120

Destination & Delivery is $825 and may vary in the following states: CT, HI, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, RI and VT. D&D is $945 for dealers in Alaska.

About Subaru of America, Inc.
Subaru of America, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. of Japan. Headquartered in Cherry Hill, N.J., the company markets and distributes Subaru vehicles, parts and accessories through a network of more than 600 dealers across the United States. All Subaru products are manufactured in zero-landfill production plants and Subaru of Indiana Automotive Inc. is the only U.S. automobile production plant to be designated a backyard wildlife habitat by the National Wildlife Federation. For additional information visit www.subaru.com.


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      tnsubie
      • 1 Year Ago
      I would be very interested in this. Could even trade in our Prius. But the fuel economy has to be good enough. If it isn't around 40mpg combined, it is not worth it. From what I have seen in previews in it nowhere close to that. It was only bettering the non-hybrid version a few mpg. That would be disappointing.
        theweegeean
        • 1 Year Ago
        @tnsubie
        Agreed. Greenies/hybrid buyers aren't going to be interested in a 4 mpg increase, they want big numbers to make the price increases in hybrids worth it. The idea of a 4wd/AWD hybrid that can get 40 mpg is awesome. I don't think the XV Crosstrek is going to be able to pull that off though.
        skierpage
        • 1 Year Ago
        @tnsubie
        Nobody is close to 40mpg with AWD. The conventional Impreza is already the highest mpg AWD car you can buy (30mpg combined). Toyota *could* easily do much better, since the far bigger, heavier, more powerful Lexus RX450h comes second at 29 mpg combined, but to my knowledge Toyota isn't making or planning a smaller AWD powertrain.. A through-the-road plug-in hybrid with the battery and motor on a separate axle could do much better; a few models are available in Europe and several are coming to the USA as supercars. It'll be so cool to see the Porsche 918 Spyder and McLaren P1 battling for the highest MPGe AWD car in America :)
      joeboarder108
      • 1 Year Ago
      Your numbers are wrong. The hybrid is $4000 over the price with the 5-speed, not the CVT. It's only a $3000 price bump over the CVT-equipped model, plus it has the usual "gimmicky upgrades" package to sweeten the deal.
      Kumar
      • 1 Year Ago
      Not too bad at only $4000 over the base manual model. Adding the CVT and keyless start adds $1400, and the automatic AC and folding side mirrors with indicator aren't available on the premium model. Overall, seems to follow the usual pattern of adding a few upgrades to help cushion the hybrid price bump.
      Jasonn
      • 1 Year Ago
      I thought MPG numbers were released? 29/31/33 About a 10% gain but you also get a 160 hp engine rather than the 148. But you are getting more than just the hybrid engine you also get these that I've listed below. (taken from the subaru announcement to its dealerships) Additional XV Crosstrek Hybrid features include:  Engine Auto Start-Stop  Keyless Access and Push-Button Start  Upgraded HEV-type Instrument Cluster with LCD Display  High Grade Multi-Function Display  Automatic Climate Control System  Rear Vision Camera  Exterior Mirrors with Integrated Turn Signals  ”Hybrid” Badges on Front Doors and Rear Gate  Blue Engine Start/Stop Button  Silver Finish Door Switch Bezels  Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel with Silver Stitching and Center Spoke Insert  Chrome Inserts on the Exterior Door Handles  Audible Vehicle Approach Pedestrian Alert System
        purplemonster
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Jasonn
        thank you for looking at the actual info of what's being offer and then making a comment.
      Fastcarz
      • 1 Year Ago
      It's going to be 160 combined horsepower with 29 city/33 highway. I like more power plus more efficiency. However it will never be enough for many.
      NKonline
      • 1 Year Ago
      Price is where I expected. Now, will it come with available Eyesight? Also, I've been curious about how well it'd perform in poor weather condition when the visibility is low... :-/
        Al Terego
        • 1 Year Ago
        @NKonline
        I don't understand your query. Isn't low-visibility performance dependent on the driver and not the vehicle?
          wilkegm
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Al Terego
          NK is referring to the "Eyesight" system- its a driver aid- lane departure, ollowing distance, etc. Uses stereo cameras, so poor visibility performance is worth asking about.
      jeepwillyscj2a
      • 1 Year Ago
      It's ever granola's dream car made a reality!! Obama lovers unite and praise Mother earth lol
      dinobot666
      • 1 Year Ago
      I think it'll appeal to a certain niche in a niche market, but frankly, like many Americans, I'd prefer their diesel engine. Better fuel economy and better drive-ability. Apparently Subaru says it doesn't make economic sense to bring the diesel stateside, yet they continue to sell the Tribeca at a loss. Subaru, why not ditch the Tribeca and sell a turbo diesel Impreza or Forester instead?
      rudefyet
      • 1 Year Ago
      This is my #2 pick behind the potential Honda Urban SUV. If that does get the new DI 1.5L, 30hp electric motor and 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox, I'll be leaning heavily towards it. Price is acceptable. The supposed MPG figures put it on par with my CR-Z, but I'm kind of looking for an improvement.
        Charrop
        • 1 Year Ago
        @rudefyet
        Well don't worry, there's plenty to improve upon the CR-Z.
      CoolWaters
      • 1 Year Ago
      If you're going to build a hybrid 10 years after the Prius, why would you ONLY put in a 13.4 hp electric motor?!? Sheesh, it should at least have 25 hp like the Prius C. Isn't Toyota a part owner here? Doesn't Toyota want improved sales?
        skierpage
        • 1 Year Ago
        @CoolWaters
        I assume there are limitations in combining a more powerful motor with a mechanical CVT (Lineartronic isn't Toyota's Hybrid Synergy Drive). Subaru isn't talking about dual clutches or engine disconnect, so I assume both the motor and engine have to spin all the time. Yes, lame.
      Mike Cornell
      • 1 Year Ago
      Depending on what diesel they would choose to certify, they could use it in the Impreza, Crosstrek, Forester and Outback, so surely they could make a case for it. Would make so much more sense than spending 4K for only a slight improvement in mpg.
        Fastcarz
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Mike Cornell
        Although, if I understand correctly Subaru diesels are only available with a manual transmission, severely limiting the market.
      majortom1981
      • 1 Year Ago
      The problem is why would you pay $4k extra when the MPG wont be that big. I saw preliminary numbers of 36mpg highway. That's not a lot .
        brandon
        • 1 Year Ago
        @majortom1981
        That's my problem with hybrids. What's the point? It will take you a decade, or longer in most cases, before you break even on the price difference.
          brandon
          • 1 Year Ago
          @brandon
          The average fuel bill is ~$2400 a year(15000/25*$4=). Usually a hybrid vs. non hybrid is only ~8-10 mpg better than their counterparts. So if you take toyota camry hybrid you get 15000/35*4=~1720. Then 2400-1720=680. Now, factor the cost premium due to the hybrid drivetrain which is ~ 4100 more. (Notice, I am being very conservative. The governments website being extremely optimistic, like tesla did with the 100/hr unseen savings from "not stopping for gas"). So if you take the 4100 premium and 230/yr savings you get 4100/680=6 years to realize savings. Then that doesn't include added finance charges on the 4100(since most people finance cars and don't pay cash), or the loss of investment capital on that 4100. So instead of gaining 1-2%, you lose 4-6%+1-2%. That's just the straight math @ 4/gal, which is also higher than the current national average. That is a MINIMUM of 6 years to pay back that added cost. Additionally, IIRC the national average is 12k/yr, not 15. So that 6 years just keeps going up. When hybrid progress further, and come down more in prices, then they will be fine, but until then they are a loser. So my guesstimation may have been a little off, but my math is never off. You can't ever trust government numbers. This is the same people that said we had "10% unemployment" when we really had 13-15% by most economist calculations. Lastly, I would rather spend money on a fancy "doodad" than a hybrid system that just adds weight and in most cases sucks the life out of driving for pleasure. (not lumping all hybrids into this comment like the KERS systems etc). At least things like adaptive cruise control benefit me. I don't care about saving 6-10 mpg because the car is usually miserable to drive in doing so.
        purplemonster
        • 1 Year Ago
        @majortom1981
        you don't solely just look at the MPG, besides the improved MPG, it has also increased in horsepower. I drive a prius c, I'm getting around 60MPG, but it's a 99hp car.
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