times have changed, and in homes where traditionally rested in the garage for a minivan, today it is very normal for a todocamino. The same goes with those who live in the city and has always driven a subcompact, you can now have an SUV with compact dimensions and capabilities of urbanites. The fever of the SUV seems to not have a cure, there is no end to this climb, which is nourished by new segments in the pestañeamos. The Subaru XV is one of the bets more interesting market. It is not the cheapest, nor is it over-equipped. Perhaps not the most attractive, but it is placed among the most versatile on the market. Welcome to the test Subaru XV 2.0 D 6MT.
The model japanese leads in the market since 2012. Since then he has suffered a restyling which has improved their aesthetic appearance, although rather timidly, and its capabilities as well as the interior equipment. The range of engines was also revised so that its mechanics to adapt to the legislation Euro6, but were kept the same options as offered, a diesel of 2.0 liters and 147 horsepower and two gasoline of 114 and 150 HP. According to the Subaru 90% of the parts of the block diesel are new bill, despite the fact that the numbers are the same. All of them are four cylinder and are arranged in a configuration boxer shorts.
The most beefy
the design of The Subaru XV may not be the most heads turn in the street, but they look muscly is able to steal your attention for a few seconds. We find a front really attractive, I’d say that even it is a powerfully sporty. The look of the todocamino has a lot of personality, and despite the fact that share traits with their brothers and sisters the Forester, you get to give the XV its own character. These lamps are shaped and placed on both sides of a small calender. If we look down we will look at the chrome and the protections low from the bumper, and if we carry our eyes upward, we call attention to the nerves of the hood, a resource that always gives the whole look more chunky.
In general what we see is that, a car chunky and with appearance of todocamino compact. The profile line can mislead us, because the way slender this leaves in our minds a model with the look of the hatchback but with the height and attire of crossover. Stand out in this area 17-inch wheels of great design and spoiler, redesigned in the rear window. As to the rear, the worst thing in the design of the XV in my opinion, we speak of an aesthetic straight lines, with a few pilots with square shapes and bumper very muscular. In summary, 4,45 m. long, 1.78 m. wide and 1,57 m high for a car that despite having the free height to the soil, the more extensive the segment, 22 cm, exudes more character crossover that todocamino.
Interior leaves much to be desired, but well-equipped
At first glance, the interior of the Subaru XV is very well finished. Account with a center console ordered, with a screen of seven inches and touch control and little boutonniere that overpower the driver. On top of the above-mentioned display that controls the system of info-entertainment installs another of smaller dimensions, which gives us information relevant to the vehicle like fuel consumption or efficiency of all-wheel drive permanent. The materials lining the dashboard are hard on your majority, combining shades of black bright and grey. The quality is not bad though, like everything in life, can be improved. Finally, in the tunnel of transmission we found several holes slides and the drive lever of the hand brake placed in a position uncomfortable for the driver.
The driving position puts you in a position typical off-road and from here you have very good visibility to control what happens in front of you and behind, with a moon rear that stops to properly see the traffic. The steering wheel, looked for seams in contrasting orange, has an attractive design and good dimensions. After he found the box of instruments with a blue background that also informs us through the on-board computer of some parameters of the vehicle or of our trip.
Seems smaller than it is
In appearance, the Subaru XV seems to offer less livability of the really offers. In the squares front the space is good. Although, I will say again that because of the positioning lever of hand brake, the space reserved for the driver can be somewhat compromised, although I can’t tell you that the front is uncomfortable. In the ranks of rear travel with comfort, and is that the space is always respectable, even in the square in the middle where normally the sizes are limited. Yes, must take into account that the free height to the ceiling is just correct and that the tunneling transmission can disturb the third occupant. To finish, the trunk 380 l that extend to about 1270 litres if you fold the seats, which end up leaving us a floor totally flat. A trunk of the most fair of the segment.
diesel Engine boxer, a 147-horsepower
As I have announced in the first lines, the Subaru XV features a unique option on the diesel within its range mechanics. We talked about her block four-cylinder and available boxer with 2.0-liter cubicaje and 147 horsepower, an energy that a priori appears to be sufficient to move with ease 1520 kg of weight-that declares the japanese. This engine also has a number of torque of 350 Nm available at 1,600 rpm, a force that manages the manual gearbox of six relations. The Subaru XV with all-wheel drive permanent, so in this case who is responsible for transmitting the power to the asphalt are its four wheels.
Power little appreciable
Despite the fact that we have nothing less than 147 horsepower under the hood, this engine does not seem to offer a figure such horses. In addition to that we are dealing with a mechanical linear, to pass the 2,000 turns the XV 2.0 D is shy reactions. Going on that figure seems to awaken, but that’s not surprising to us. Eye, I am not saying that the Subaru XV does not run or does not accelerate as it should, it is more, it completes the 0-100 km/h in about 9.3 sec., much better than some, but yes we need to rush to get the juice to your 2.0-liter engine.
A comfortable car, and reactions soft
The key of this Subaru XV is the well that travels with him. If we add up all the good padding of the seats to the tare of the suspensions, given to us as a result of a car very suitable for long trips. And I was reminded of comfort even to the Kia Sorento, an SUV larger than the XV. The suspension settings don’t allow us to drastic reactions, are so soft in management of irregularities that have disappointed me in this section. I really expected a car, “harder”, more sporty in driving, since the softness of this suspension does not allow you to play in linked faster of the account.
But of course, this is not a against the Subaru XV, as we are in a SUV segment and here the sportiness does not have to be present. The directorate also has a comfortable touch, smooth, is very suitable for daily raids in the city. The only paragraph that leaves us with a side of sporty is the gearbox, because the touch of the lever is firm, with tour short and perfect guidance.
Of the best off-road driving
That we have a suspension in general soft is a “collateral damage” of their large capacity todocamino. The Subaru XV boasts the best off-road driving segment, thanks to its all-wheel drive is permanent and its tare. In tracks you can go really fast with him, you don’t appreciate the bumps gobbling up the irregularities of the road without sweat. high ground clearance of 22 cm., it is of the highest in the segment and allows you to strike entries of roads, slopes and other requirements with which we find ourselves off the road without problems.
System All-Wheel Drive
The Subaru XV has the All-Wheel Drive, – wheel drive technology permanent total held in the company since 1972. This system is more efficient that we find in the segment, because it has optimal performance in virtually any situation. One of its virtues in the management of the balancing of the vehicle, which helps to no time in the XV to lose traction even if they are balanced in terms of weight. Through the small screen that is situated above the central console you can inform us of the work of this system, at all times controlling the power management and the adhesion of the wheels.
The Subaru XV announces an average consumption of 5.4 l/100 km, talking about 4.6 l/100 km in extra urban 6.8 l/100 km in the city. The reality of our proof has been that the japanese language has marcado consumption extraurbanos of about 6 l/100 km on the highway at 120 km/h and 5.5 l/100 km at highway secondary. In the city has remained around 7 litres at all times.
The Subaru XV is not the most attractive in the segment, the more livable or the cheapest, but it has personality and finished to correct. Its diesel engine of 147 HP will not leave you glued to the seat but will be sufficient to complete overtaking with ease, and their off-road skills will leave you completely captivated. Needs to improve in quality and in the design of its interior, in addition to adjust your price.
Finished Subaru XV
The Subaru XV offers a range of up to three levels of equipment. While, the japanese model begins to offer us the Sport trim, a package for 25.275 euros includes 17-inch wheels, or the touch screen of seven inches. Above we find the Executive, which includes, among other accessories, the system of info-entertainment Subaru Starlink or the lighting of the beacons. Finally, at the top of the list of equipment is located in Executive Plus that provides us with leather seats or sun roof.
- HID Headlights
- Crystals sobretintados
- heated Seats
- headlight cleaning
- auto On headlights
- steering Wheel and knob shift leather
- automatic Climate control bizona
- Mirrors thermal
- rear view Camera
- cruise Control
- Navigation Subaru Starlink
- high quality Audio
- decorative Details
- Upholstery leather –
- electric sunroof
- power driver Seat
- keyless entry and start
- Access with a PIN code
Price Subaru XV
|1.6 i, 114 CV||Manual 6v||Executive||23.900€|
|1.6 i LPG 114 CV||Manual 6v||Executive||26.300€|
|2.0 i 150 CV||Tue.||Executive||27.200€|
|2.0 i 150 CV||Tue.||Executive Plus||29.200€|
|2.0 i LPG, 150 HP||Tue.||Executive||29.940€|
|2.0 i LPG, 150 HP||Tue.||Executive Plus||31.940€|
|2.0 D 147 HP||Manual 6v||Sport||27.675€|
|2.0 D 147 HP||Manual 6v||Executive||29.250€|
|2.0 D 147 HP||Manual 6v||Executive Plus||31.250€|
the Opinion of the editor
- off-road Driving
- Comfort in motion
Now from 18.100 euro