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Used 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek

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Combined Fuel Economy
31 MPG
KBB Expert Rating
3.4 
KBB Consumer Rating
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Pros

If you’re looking for a year-round vehicle that rides and handles like a car, but can venture off-road and pack in all manner of gear, people and wet dogs, the 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek will probably fit you like a Gore-Tex girdle.

Cons

If you need a lot of cargo space behind the back seat, or power under the hood, a better choice might be the Subaru Forester XT or Outback 3.6, Honda CR-V or Ford Escape.

What's New For 2014

A new hybrid model joins the lineup. Using the same 2.0-liter engine only with slightly higher compression and an electric motor assist, the XV Crosstrek Hybrid delivers 12 additional horsepower and 18 more lb-ft of torque, plus an additional 4 mpg in city driving. Models equipped with navigation now feature the Aha infotainment app.

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Used 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Expert Review

If there is one thing Subaru owners love about their vehicles it is ground clearance. So, when Subaru decided to make a new SUV from its popular Impreza hatchback, they started by raising it to a whopping 8.7 inches. Toss in a little cladding, some cool colors and snappy rims, and you’ve got the 2014 XV Crosstrek. Although not terribly powerful, the XV Crosstrek is easy on your fuel budget, and it can go places most of its rivals can’t. Priced around $21,000 the XV Crosstrek makes sense for people who live in snowy climates but don’t want to drive an expensive fuel-thirsty SUV. A new hybrid model offers a bit more power and a few more miles per gallon, but we think the added $4,000 premium is a bit steep.

Driving the Used 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek

Because it’s based largely on the Subaru Impreza platform, the 2014 XV Crosstrek delivers an exceptionally stable and secure ride. The soft suspension settings do a good job of soaking up road imperfections that feel like rude jolts in other compact SUVs. Yet, despite the tall ride height and softer springs, the XV Crosstrek doesn’t bob or sway when tossed into tight turns. The Crosstrek uses an electric-assist power-steering system that lacks feedback but also requires little effort when parallel parking in the city or rock crawling in the wilds. The Crosstrek’s weakest spot is its 148-horsepower engine that doesn’t offer much in the way of passing power or rapid acceleration, especially when there are two, three or four passengers onboard. The continuously variable transmission (CVT) does its best to find the optimal power band, but it causes the engine to thrash loudly at full throttle.

Favorite Features

STANDARD SYMMETRICAL ALL-WHEEL DRIVE
The beauty of the XV Crosstrek’s Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive is that it is permanently engaged, sending power to all four wheels before loss of traction can occur. The system is light, compact and very reliable.

NUMEROUS DEALER ADD-ONS
Those who plan on adventuring beyond a hotel parking lot will love all the additional equipment Subaru offers for the XV Crosstrek. There are bike and ski racks, roof-mounted cargo carriers and even interior upgrades including a 110-volt outlet and 10-inch powered subwoofer. The little XV Crosstrek is big on choice.

Used 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Interior

Barring a few minor details, the XV Crosstrek and the Subaru Impreza share the same interior layout. The rear seats offer sufficient legroom for average-size adults and fold flat to yield 51.9 cubic feet of cargo space – considerably more than the Nissan Juke. The dashboard’s center stack is home to user-friendly controls and a handy lower storage compartment for mobile phones and other small items. If possible, we recommend avoiding the optional navigation system, as the outdated interface can be extremely frustrating to operate. Unfortunately, the navigation radio is required if you want SiriusXM satellite radio.

Used 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Exterior

The 2014 XV Crosstrek shuns the utilitarian look of many “compact” SUVs in favor of a more aggressive, dynamic design. The look is spearheaded by Subaru’s signature hexagonal grille and hawk-eye headlights, while prominent over-fenders and unique starfish alloy wheels combine to project an athletic stance. With 8.7 inches of ground clearance and fairly steep approach/departure angles, the Subaru XV Crosstrek is well-equipped for travel in unforgiving terrain. Moreover, the lower body panels are wrapped in rugged plastic cladding for additional protection against obstacles encountered on unpaved roads.

Used 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Standard Features

The 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek is offered in two trim levels: Premium and Limited. Premium models include roof rails, heated front seats, a multi-information display and a 6-speaker sound system with Bluetooth and a USB port for portable MP3 players. Stepping up to the Limited trim adds dual-zone climate control, leather, rearview camera, auto-on/off headlights and Subaru’s new 4.3-inch touch-screen audio system with HD Radio. Despite the $25,000 price tag, Limited models do not offer power-adjustable front seats. Occupant protection comes in the form of seven airbags, rollover mitigation control and sure-footed traction of symmetrical all-wheel drive.

Used 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Options

Since the majority of features are tied to trim level, the XV Crosstrek’s short list of options includes a power moonroof, touch-screen navigation with a 6.1-inch display and host of stand-alone accessories. Given the substandard sound quality produced by the standard audio system, we highly recommend upgrading to the dealer-installed speakers and subwoofer from Kicker.

Used 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Engine

The 2014 XV Crosstrek is powered by a 2.0-liter, horizontally opposed “boxer” 4-cylinder engine that churns out 148 horsepower and 145 lb-ft of torque. The XV Crosstrek sends power to all four wheels via a standard 5-speed manual or an available continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). Premium models equipped with a manual gearbox feature an AWD system with a 50/50 front/rear power distribution, while automatic transmissions are coupled to an adaptive system that automatically proportions power to the wheels with the most grip. The XV Crosstrek Hybrid uses the same 2.0-liter engine and pairs it with an electric motor integrated into the CVT. The motor produces 13.4 horsepower from 1,500-6,000 rpm, for a total hybrid system output of 160 horsepower at 6,000 rpm. The starter and alternator functions are combined into one unit, and the engine is equipped with an Auto Stop/Start feature. The hybrid can travel on pure electric power for short distances at speeds below 25 mph.

2.0-liter boxer-4
148 horsepower @ 6,200 rpm
145 lb-ft of torque @ 4,200 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 23/30 mpg (manual), 25/33 mpg (automatic)

2.0-liter boxer-4/permanent-magnet AC synchronous electric drive motor
160 horsepower @ 6,000 rpm
163 lb-ft of torque @ 2,000 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 29/33 mpg

How Much Does the Used 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Cost?

With a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) that starts just under $23,000 and tops out around $28,000, the all-new Subaru XV Crosstrek is filled with value. The Hybrid models tack on an additional $4,000 to the bottom line. In base form, the Nissan Juke undercuts the XV Crosstrek by a few thousand dollars, but does not include the same level of standard equipment. Larger compact SUVs like the Toyota RAV4 and the Honda CR-V start just above $23,000 and easily surpass the $30,000 mark when fully loaded. To see what consumers in your area are actually paying for their XV Crosstreks, take a look at KBB.com’s Fair Purchase Price at the bottom of this page. As for resale value, we expect the 2014 XV Crosstrek to perform slightly better than the Nissan Juke, but not as well as the increasingly popular Mini Countryman.

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Used 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Consumer Reviews

4.4 

Overall Rating

5 star

71%

4 star

15%

3 star

3%

2 star

3%

1 star

8%

Value
4.4 
Performance
4.3 
Quality
4.5 
Comfort
4.3 
Reliability
4.7 
Styling
4.4 

dontbuysubaru
04/20/2019
2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek

"Beware of Engine failure"

no power, died at 87K, horrible customer service
My vehicle, purchased brand new, under 7 years old, with only 87K miles on it completely failed. The short block failed, alternator went, etc. etc. etc. (11K in damage) with ZERO warning. Was regularly serviced, never indicated any issues. I would not recommend this car to anyone! Before you buy, google "Subaru XV Crosstrek 2013 oil consumption" Subaru is doing NOTHING to help me except offering $2,500 towards another SUBARU. Do yourself a favor, spend a little more money on something that won't fail you.
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commuter
03/12/2019
2016 Subaru Crosstrek

"bulbs burning out"

AWD and ~31 mpg in Winter and 34+ in warm weather
Lights/bulbs blwing out, bit noisy.
Only issue I have had in 3 years and 100,000 miles is that I keep having bulbs/lights burn out. Haven't replaced the same one twice. Burn out at different times, so not a power glitch. Lost both fog lights, both headlights, front and rear parking lights, license plate bulb too. I have had other makes of vehicles and have not had anywhere near this many bulbs burn out even with 200,000 miles driven in a Civic . I commute to work about 70 miles round trip and is my main vehicle. Realize there is a life limitation on bulbs but is very odd I have not experienced this with other vehicles that I have ran the same route and mileage over the past 30 years.Read less
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Rogkat
02/17/2019
2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek

"Do your research. This is the best AWD available."

I live in the mountains, lots of dirt roads, uneven ground, etc. Surface roads are very steep and twisty. This vehicle handles so well I’m amazed! I’ve owned four 4 wheel drive vehicles and they would spin the tires in tough spots that this car never struggles with. Great mileage also. On top of all that it is an absolute pleasure to drive. Can’t say enough good things.
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Darkh2o
01/15/2019
2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek

"Solid Vehicle"

AWD, frame and suspension, reliability, mileage.
A bit under powered, donut spare tire
This car is not for everyone as it is a bit under powered. However I chose the manual transmission as I have little use for automatics. This choice enables me to get the best out of the engine and knowing how to properly utilize a manual helps as well. I am vigilant with regards to maintenance and check under the hood weekly and this is important no matter what you drive. I prospect and explore remote areas and people are impressed that the Subaru gets me there. This is not a problem as Subaru are the masters of AWD. I have 141000 miles and expect to go 300,000 with ease. Occasionally I have to get out and survey the road and navigate accordingly. The frame is rugged and suspension solid. Still have not needed an alignment. Perhaps most importantly I have never been stranded.Read less
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Fever412
09/17/2018
2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek

"Glad I Bought It"

Eats up the snow, comfortable, fun to drive, style
Acceleration
Great car that gives you a very comfortable drive for a smaller SUV. Interior is quality and comfortable with more head and leg room than you would expect. Not a whole lot of trunk space, but enough for a couple. However, back seats fold down nicely. Style is cool and it is really fun to drive, takes turns like a champ. The HP is a little lacking and it will be humming at time of acceleration, but it gets it done with great gas mileage!
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2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Specs & FeaturesBased on lowest-priced style.

Technology

  • Bluetooth Wireless Technology
  • Cruise Control
  • Hands Free Phone
  • Navigation System
  • Remote Keyless Entry
  • Audible Text Message Feature
  • Real-Time Traffic Information
  • Remote Engine Start
  • Smartphone Interface
  • Touch Screen Monitor
  • USB Port
  • Voice Recognition System

Entertainment

  • AM/FM Radio
  • iPod Connector
  • MP3 Player
  • Satellite Radio
  • Auxiliary Input Jack
  • Bluetooth Streaming Audio
  • CD Player
  • HD Radio

Seating

  • Folding Rear Seat
  • Heated Front Seats

Comfort & Convenience

  • Front Air Conditioning
  • Power Locks
  • Auto-Dimming Interior Mirror
  • Automatic Air Conditioning
  • Integrated Garage Door Opener
  • Remote Control Liftgate/Trunk Release

Fuel Economy

  • EPA City - 29 mpg
  • EPA Class - Small Sport Utility Vehicles
  • EPA Hwy - 33 mpg
  • EPA Combined - 31 mpg

Interior

  • Cup Holder
  • Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Window Defroster
  • 12V Power Outlet
  • Compass
  • Power Outlet
  • Steering Wheel Controls
  • Tilt Steering Wheel
  • Tilt/Telescoping Steering Wheel

Exterior

  • Alloy Wheels
  • Automatic Headlights
  • Heated Mirrors
  • Number of Doors - 4 doors
  • Power Mirrors
  • Privacy Glass
  • Roof Rails
  • Tires / Wheel Size - P225/55R17
  • Wheel Type - Alloy
  • Fog Lights
  • Heated Windshield
  • Moon Roof/Sun Roof
  • Rear Spoiler

Security

  • Alarm System

Warranty

  • Basic Miles - 36000 miles
  • Basic Years - 3 years
  • Corrosion/Rust Through Miles - Unlimited miles
  • Corrosion/Rust Through Years - 5 years
  • Powertrain Miles - 60000 miles
  • Powertrain Years - 5 years
  • Roadside Assistance Miles - 36000 miles
  • Roadside Assistance Years - 3 years

Mechanical

  • Brakes: Front - Disc
  • Brakes: Rear - Disc
  • Braking System - F&R Anti-Lock
  • Drivetrain - AWD
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • Engine Type - Hybrid
  • Power Steering
  • Tachometer
  • Transmission Type - Automatic
  • Cylinders - 4 cylinders
  • Displacement - 2.0 liter
  • Engine Configuration - Inline
  • Recommended Fuel - Regular
  • Transmission Sub-Type - CVT
  • Manual Mode - Manual Mode
  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
  • Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Hill Start Assist
  • Paddle Shifters

Dimensions, Weights & Capacities

  • Curb Weight - 3451 pounds
  • EPA Passenger - 97.5 cubic feet
  • Fuel Capacity - 15.9 gallons
  • Head Room: Front - 39.8 inches
  • Head Room: Rear - 37.7 inches
  • Height - 63.6 inches
  • Leg Room: Front - 43.5 inches
  • Leg Room: Rear - 35.4 inches
  • Max Seating Capacity - 5
  • Minimum Ground Clearance - 8.7 inches
  • Overall Length - 175.2 inches
  • Shoulder Room: Front - 55.6 inches
  • Shoulder Room: Rear - 54.2 inches
  • Standard Seating Capacity - 5 passenger
  • Towing Capacity, Maximum - 1500 pounds
  • Trunk or Cargo Capacity - 50.2 cubic feet
  • Turning Diameter - 34.8 feet
  • Wheel Base - 103.7 inches
  • Width with mirrors - 78.2 inches
  • GVWR - 4343 pounds
  • Cargo behind second seat - 21.5 cubic feet
  • Width without mirrors - 70.1 inches
  • Cargo with all seats down - 50.2 cubic feet
  • Hip Room: Front - 52.2 inches
  • Hip Room: Rear - 53.1 inches
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2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Safety

5.0
Crash Test Rating
Frontal Crash
4 
Side Barrier
5 
Rollover Rating
4 
Side Crash
5 
Provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Safety Technology
  • Child Door Locks
  • Child Seat Anchors
  • Driver Airbag
  • Passenger Airbag
  • Stability Control
  • Traction Control
  • Driver Knee Airbag
  • Front Head Curtain Airbag
  • Front Side Airbag
  • Pedestrian Detection System
  • Rear Head Curtain Airbag
  • Rear View Camera

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2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Rankings

MPG Combined
31 MPG
Consumer Ratings
4.4 Rating
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