2017 Subaru XV Crossover updated suspension and interior

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Japanese company Subaru has introduced a survivor of updating compact crossover 2017 Subaru XV.

Restyled version of the 2017 Subaru XV got many changes in the interior, more modern equipment, improved soundproofing interior, upgraded suspension and sharper steering.

2017 Subaru XV release date

The crossover has just been updated for 2016, is available at the end of 2015. The new update promises to make before the end of 2016, and it will be sold starting early next year.

Release date: early 2017

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2017 Subaru XV specs

Technical characteristics of the updated 2017 Subaru XV has undergone, though not significant, but modernization. First, it should be noted that the steering has become even more acute due to the installation of a new steering rack (lock to lock 2.8 turnover steering wheel). Also installed new shock absorbers and stiffer springs.

Changes in steering control and the suspension allowed to achieve more stability and stability when cornering. Suspension is fully independent with McPherson struts at the front and two rear lever (pair A-shaped levers each side), disc brakes.

2017 Subaru XV is yet announced with only one petrol 2.0-L engine (150 HP and 196 Nm), paired with the Lineartronic CVT. In stock, of course, all-wheel drive Symmetrical AWD with active torque distribution.

The engine and transmission enable the SUV to accelerate to 60 mph in 10.7 seconds, top speed of 102 mph, fuel consumption is 35 mpg on the suburban road up to 24 mpg in urban traffic.

2017 Subaru XV dimensions

The external dimensions of the new 2017 Subaru XV are

  • 4450 mm in length,
  • 1780 mm wide,
  • 1615 mm height with roofrails,
  • 2635 mm wheelbase,
  • 220 mm clearance.

Its front and rear wheels are in the size 225/55 R17.

2017 Subaru XV price

The manufacturer promises a small reduction in the price of the updated model within a couple of hundred. New зrice should be around $21,300

2017 Subaru XV redesign

Japanese crossover Subaru XV is easily mistaken for a normal hatchback, but… serious ground clearance is 220 mm, powerful bumpers, plastic door sill and edges of arches its whole appearance hinted at the ability of the vehicle to move over rough terrain. Add to this the signature Symmetrical AWD and Subaru turbocharged petrol Boxer engine is a real SUV with the looks of a city hatchback.

The exterior design has remained mostly the same, but for the new 2017 Subaru XV offered a huge selection of exterior colors.

Also read about 2017 Subaru Tribeca redesign

2017 Subaru XV video review

2017 Subaru XV interior

The interior updated crossover Subaru XV will enjoy a new instrument panel with a blue backlight and a 3.5-inch multifunction screen, onboard computer, 7-inch touch screen multimedia complex with a simple and intuitive control, the new control selector switch for the CVT.

On assurance of representatives of Subaru in the cabin of the updated crossover has become quieter thanks to more sound insulating quality materials.

The rest of the interior of the compact crossover has not changed. Soft and textured plastic, excellent seats in the first row with a wide range of adjustment, excellent lateral support and an anatomical profile of the back. Sitting in this chair no desire to go out of the car… only to go and go forward. In the second row space reserve sufficient to comfortably accommodate two passengers, but the third will interfere with the high transmission tunnel on the floor and the height of the seat cushion.

The Luggage compartment of the crossover depending on the provisions of a separate rear seat backs are able to take from 310 to 1200 litres of Luggage.

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2017 Subaru XV equipment

Initial equipment Packed ZD is rich and promises the presence of alloy wheels R17, xenon headlamps, multi-function display on the instrument panel, cruise control, heated front seats, multimedia complex with SUBARU Starlink 6.2 inch color touch screen (audio system, Bluetooth, rear camera), climate control, 6 airbags, ABS with EBD, dynamic stability control system (VDC), assistant assistant start uphill and paddles to force a gear shift of CVT.

More expensive equipment FG will add to this list electrically foldable exterior mirrors, and led turns repeaters, factory tinted Windows rear auto, leather interior, electric driver’s seat in 8 directions, aluminum pedals, light and rain sensors, Keyless access to the salon and the engine start button, infotainment system with 7.0-inch color screen with touch controls (music, phone, rear view camera).

In Japan the updated Subaru XV is equipped with a standard Eye Sight with stereoscopic cameras watching everyone and everything. The system helps to activate the active safety system if necessary. Such smart cameras are mounted on new Subaru Levorg, Subaru Legacy sedan and Subaru Outback SUV.

2017 Subaru XV pictures

2017 Subaru XV model history

Compact crossover the Subaru XB made its debut in the global automotive market at the end of 2011 after a successful premiere at the Frankfurt Motor Show. In North America the model is implemented under the name of Subaru XV Crosstrek. Depending on the market, and the Japanese crossover is sold in more than 100 countries, the car is offered with a 2.0-liter diesel engine (147 HP), petrol 1.6-liter (114 HP) and 2.0 liter (150 HP) engines. In the line there is even a hybrid version of the crossover – Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid with a powerplant, which includes 2.0 petrol (150 HP) engine and electro-motor with 13.4 HP integrated directly into the stepless variable Lineartronic transmission.


2017 Subaru XV
Drivetrain
Engine type DOHC 16V B4, direct fuel injection
Displacement 2.0L
Power/torque 148 hp; 145 lb-ft @4700 rpm
Transmission CVT
Dimensions
Wheelbase 103.7 in
Length 175.2 in
Height 63.6 in
Passenger volume 119.8 cu ft
Cargo volume 22.3 cu ft – 51.9 cu ft
Performance
0-60 8.1 sec
Top speed 118 mph
PRICE RANGE: $23,000 – $26,000 (est)
Competitors: Jeep Patriot, Jeep Compass, Mini Cooper Countryman

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Summary

XV, just like another Subaru models, strongly needs to be updated. Despite this, it is still popular, due to unique combination of city hatchback and SUV.

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