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Used 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek

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If you're drawn to the size and shape of the Subaru Impreza, but live a more outdoorsy lifestyle – or at least want people to think you do – then the 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek is exactly what you're looking for.


If you haul people and things simultaneously, you might need something bigger, like the Subaru Forester or Outback. If you want more power from your compact crossover SUV, the Forester XT's turbocharged engine will deliver it. Additionally, the Crosstrek Hybrid model doesn't offer much of a fuel economy boost.

What's New For 2015

The interior gets a new audio system with an improved interface, and EyeSight is available for the first time in the XV Crosstrek. There's also a new base model, the XV Crosstrek 2.0i, for budget shoppers. A rearview camera is now standard across the board.

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Used 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek Expert Review

The 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek looks a lot like the Impreza compact sedan/ hatchback upon which it's based, but the changes made to it are more than cosmetic. The capable little crossover SUV offers up 8.7 inches of ground clearance, just as much as the bigger Subaru Outback, and even more than some "real" off-road vehicles like the Jeep Grand Cherokee. This year, the Subaru XV Crosstrek gets Subaru's EyeSight suite of active safety gear, which uses cameras and other sensors to incorporate active cruise control, lane-departure warnings and pre-collision braking. Along with a new base model and a new audio system, the XV Crosstrek and Crosstrek Hybrid are well suited to go head-to-head with the likes of the new Honda HR-V and other small SUVs.

Driving the Used 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek

Since it's based on the Subaru Impreza, it's not surprising that the Subaru XV Crosstrek drives similarly. The SUV's suspension errs on the soft side, soaking up bumps and other imperfections nicely, yet somehow managing to feel stable and planted in corners, not swaying too much around bends. The electric-assist power steering system offers a quicker ratio for easier maneuverability this year, but no word on if it improves feedback. The biggest downside to the Crosstrek is the engine, a 148-horsepower 4-cylinder "boxer" engine that's indifferent to how big of a hurry you may be in. The continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) works hard to find power, but the resulting noise from the engine will likely encourage you to just take a more relaxed attitude to your journey.

Favorite Features

Like all Subarus, the XV Crosstrek offers full-time all-wheel drive. Known as Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, the system is permanently engaged, and thanks to generations of refinement, it's a lightweight, compact and extremely reliable way to ensure foul-weather and off-road traction.

Subaru caters to those who live an outdoor lifestyle, and dealers are all too happy to supply you with numerous accessories to facilitate your quest for fresh air, wherever it may be found. There are bike and ski racks, roof-mounted cargo carriers and even interior upgrades including a 110-volt outlet.

Used 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek Interior

The 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek SUV features the same upgrades that came to the newest Subaru Impreza. Front and center is an improved infotainment system called Starlink that emphasizes apps and user friendliness, putting this little Subaru on more competitive footing, and letting us recommend the navigation system. Otherwise it's mostly the same, with rear seats that are sufficiently big for adults, but may be better used when folded flat for nearly 52 cubic feet of cargo space. The dashboard's center stack is home to user-friendly controls and a handy lower storage compartment for mobile phones and other small items.

Used 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek Exterior

The XV Crosstrek doesn't do much to hide its familial ties to the Subaru Impreza, and that's just fine with us. We like the aggressive SUV touches on the Crosstrek, like the 8.7-inch ride height and the dark-gray wheel well trim. Not only are they suitably off-roady looking, they also contribute to the little Subie's ruggedness, making it easier to traverse ragged terrain, and less likely to cause paint damage when you misjudge how far off that branch is. Moreover, the SUV's lower body panels are wrapped in rugged plastic cladding for additional protection against obstacles encountered on unpaved roads.

Used 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek Standard Features

This year, a new base model joins the lineup. The Crosstrek 2.0i comes standard with tilt/telescoping steering and power windows, locks and mirrors, and a 5-speed manual transmission. Bluetooth is also standard, as is a multi-function display with fuel economy information. It also includes the new 6.0-inch Starlink infotainment system, which comes with a standard backup camera. The midrange 2.0i Premium model adds an All Weather Package that includes heated seats and outside mirrors, plus a windshield de-icer. Top-line 2.0i Limited models get a larger Starlink display with dual USB ports. Hybrid models get keyless entry and push-button start.

Used 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek Options

If you want an automatic transmission, you'll have to step up to the 2.0i Premium, since the manual is the only choice in the base Crosstrek 2.0i. Other options include EyeSight on Premium and Limited models, a moonroof, touch-screen navigation on an upgraded 7.0-inch Starlink system, and keyless entry and start. Note that if you want a moonroof or EyeSight, you also have to get the CVT. And if you want added features in your XV Crosstrek Hybrid, you'll have to get the Touring model, which offers most of the features of the gasoline-only Limited model.

Used 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek Engine

The 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek's standard 2.0-liter, horizontally opposed "boxer" 4-cylinder engine offers 148 horsepower and 145 lb-ft of torque. A standard 5-speed manual or available continuously variable automatic transmission routes that power to all four wheels. Premium models equipped with a manual gearbox feature an AWD system with a 50/50 front/rear power distribution, while automatic transmissions get an adaptive system that automatically proportions power to the wheels with the most grip. The XV Crosstrek Hybrid couples a 13.4-horsepower electric motor to the same 2.0-liter engine for a total of 160 horsepower. Interestingly, Hybrid models don't offer a significant fuel economy advantage over the standard XV Crosstrek. However, all 2015 XV Crosstrek SUVs get a slight increase in fuel economy.

2.0-liter boxer-4
148 horsepower @ 6,200 rpm
145 lb-ft of torque @ 4,200 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 23/31 mpg (manual), 26/34 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: 30/34 mpg

How Much Does the Used 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek Cost?

The new Subaru XV Crosstrek 2.0i starts at about $22,500 when you include the $850 destination charge, undercutting last year's base model by a solid margin. The top-line 2.0i Limited starts at about $25,600 – with options, it can climb to about $28,500. Starting just a little over $23,000, we think the mid-level 2.0i Premium's price and features are a better deal though. Hybrid models start at just under $27,000, and top out a little over $30,000. Size-wise, the Nissan Juke is the closest competitor, and the new 2.0i base model brings the two much closer in base price. We'll have to wait a few months to find out what the new Honda HR-V and other small crossover SUVs cost. Be sure to check's Fair Purchase Price to see what others in your area paid, and note that resale for the XV Crosstrek will likely be a bit better than the Juke, but not as good as Mini Countryman.

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Used 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek Consumer Reviews


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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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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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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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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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2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek

"Glad I Bought It"

Eats up the snow, comfortable, fun to drive, style
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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2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek Specs & FeaturesBased on lowest-priced style.


  • Bluetooth Wireless Technology
  • Cruise Control
  • Hands Free Phone
  • Remote Keyless Entry
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Audible Text Message Feature
  • Proximity Sensing Keyless Entry
  • Push-Button Engine Start
  • Remote Engine Start
  • Smartphone Interface
  • USB Port


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


  • Folding Rear Seat
  • Cloth Seats
  • Heated Front Seats

Comfort & Convenience

  • Front Air Conditioning
  • Power Locks
  • Auto-Dimming Interior Mirror
  • Integrated Garage Door Opener

Fuel Economy

  • EPA City - 26 mpg
  • EPA Class - Small Sport Utility Vehicles
  • EPA Hwy - 33 mpg
  • EPA Combined - 29 mpg


  • Horsepower - 148 hp
  • Horsepower RPM - 6200 rpm
  • Stroke - 3.54 inches
  • Torque - 145 foot pounds
  • Torque RPM - 4200 rpm


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


  • Alloy Wheels
  • Automatic Headlights
  • Heated Mirrors
  • Limited Use Spare
  • Number of Doors - 4 doors
  • Power Mirrors
  • Privacy Glass
  • Roof Rails
  • Spare Tire Type - Limited Use
  • Tires / Wheel Size - P225/55HR17
  • Wheel Type - Aluminum Alloy
  • Fog Lights
  • Heated Windshield
  • Moon Roof/Sun Roof
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Trailer Hitch Receiver


  • Alarm System


  • 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


  • Axle Ratio - 3.70
  • Brakes: Front - Disc
  • Brakes: Rear - Disc
  • Braking System - F&R Anti-Lock
  • Drivetrain - AWD
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • Engine Type - Gas
  • Power Steering
  • Tachometer
  • Transmission Type - Automatic
  • Cylinders - 4 cylinders
  • Displacement - 2.0 liter
  • Bore - 3.31 inches
  • Compression Ratio - 10.5
  • Fuel Induction - Sequential Fuel Injection
  • Total no. valves - 16 valves
  • Valve Train - Dual Overhead Cam
  • Engine Configuration - Inline
  • Emissions Rating - PZEV
  • CID - 122 cubic inches
  • 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 - 3186 pounds
  • EPA Total Interior - 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
  • Trunk or Cargo Capacity - 51.9 cubic feet
  • Turning Diameter - 34.8 feet
  • Wheel Base - 103.7 inches
  • Width with mirrors - 78.2 inches
  • Cargo behind second seat - 22.3 cubic feet
  • Width without mirrors - 70.1 inches
  • Cargo with all seats down - 51.9 cubic feet
  • Hip Room: Front - 52.2 inches
  • Hip Room: Rear - 53.1 inches
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2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek Safety

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2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek Safety Technology
  • Child Door Locks
  • Child Seat Anchors
  • Driver Airbag
  • Passenger Airbag
  • Stability Control
  • Traction Control
  • Collision Preparation
  • Collision Warning System
  • Collision Warning System with Auto Brake
  • Driver Knee Airbag
  • Front Head Curtain Airbag
  • Front Side Airbag
  • Lane Departure Warning System
  • Lane Departure Warning System with Auto Brake
  • Rear Head Curtain Airbag
  • Rear View Camera


2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek Rankings

148 HP
MPG Combined
26 MPG
Consumer Ratings
4.4 Rating
2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek
148 HP

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