Introducing the 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek
When the Subaru Impreza gets high-centered on the way to the commune look for the 2013 Subaru XV to get you there
When Paul Hogan was doing commercials for the Subaru Outback he drew in a few customers in his time. The problem was that they were all womyn (Feminist spelling of women) that were burlier than Paul Hogan. The Subaru Outback was great except for the rearview mirror always falling from the weight of so many “dream catchers”. Today Subaru is looking to attract a newer group of buyers, the metro-camper-sexual. If your unsure about these individuals it’s the ones you see that have North face clothing on that has never seen or been on a hiking expedition in their life (No, a paved marked trail does not count). Anyways the 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek is really a more contemporary skin placed on a Subaru
Outback Impreza body. And you know what, I love it.
The 2013 Subaru Crosstrek Skibby
The platform is awesome and as much as I make fun of this “soon to all have a Yakima-Rack on car”, it really is a great combo, except they forgot the fucking diesel. Yes Europe got this badass ride with a diesel that will probably get 900 miles to the gallon although the Subaru XV we are getting here in the states looks to get 40+ MPG’s with the CVT transmission and a little less with the 6-speed manual slushy box. Power comes from that 2.0 liter opposed piston that spits out only 148 HP. I was hoping for a hood scooped 265 HP 2013 Subaru XV WRX version but hey its new, we will see. The interior room is good enough for all your outdoor goodies and the ground clearance and Subaru All-Wheel-Drive will get you to 98 percent of the places you need to go in the states (Hell, they paved Pikes Peak for god’s sake).
The 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek looks to start under $20,000 making it a viable option for someone who doesn’t need a bubbly little SUV. The 6-Speed manual is your only key to any spirited rally type driving in this car as the CVT transmission is built for mileage, and the fact that with a CVT you have to make the engine rev and shift noises with your mouth.
Final thoughts on the 2013 Subaru Crosstrek
I am not a wagon or hatchback guy at all but for some reason this car makes sense. It is a multi-purpose tool that gets you where you need to go and does it while saving you at the pump. I am going to have a hard time justifying a full size SUV now. My only concern is power, I don’t believe 148 HP is going to get this car moving very well and so I hope to see a few performance add on kits by third party companies. And finally why did they not put the 200 HP Subaru BRZ engine in this guy. That would have been a great option for buyers that wanted a little more spunk. But yes I will probably own a 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek, seriously. 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek UN