2014 SUBARU XV CROSSTREK: A big hit at last year’s show in the Subaru exhibit was the new kid on the block, the Subaru XV Crosstrek. Touted as the most fun-to-drive all-wheel-drive crossover utility in America, the fuel-efficient 2014 XV Crosstrek delivers up to 33 MPG highway. Offered in two versions, the XV Crosstrek Premium and Limited editions, each featuring a robust five-door design, with black side- and wheel-arch cladding, rocker spoiler and roof rails to contrast to the body color. The higher ride height, and unique-design 17-inch wheels bolster the Subaru XV Crosstrek model's rugged go-anywhere stance. Front and rear bumpers and the front grille are unique to the Subaru XV Crosstrek, and dark-tint privacy glass is standard. The XV Crosstrek's 8.7 inches of ground clearance is higher than for most other crossovers and even some dedicated SUVs. All 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek models are powered by a 148 horsepower 2.0 liter four-cylinder horizontally opposed (Boxer) engine, teamed to Symmetrical all-wheel drive via a five-speed manual gearbox with incline start assist or available second-generation Lineartronic continuously variable transmission (CVT). Within the standard five-passenger cabin, the 60/40 split rear seatbacks fold flat to provide up to 51.9 cubic feet of carrying space, and the cargo area is outfitted with a removable cover, along with a removable waterproof cargo tray, tie-down hooks and grocery bag hooks.
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