2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek 2.0 Limited hatchback CVT

BY ALAN GELL Modified: February 18, 2013 at 5:48 pm •  Published: February 23, 2013
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Inside, the Crosstrek is okay, but not necessarily upscale impressive. Then again, this is not an expensive vehicle. The interior trim and textures were adequate for the job. There are a number of storage compartments and bottle holders, which are really important to a lot of drivers. The leather seats in the Limited were very comfortable and the contrast stitching was attractive.

It has only been a few short years since small compact crossovers were considered mostly for college-bound drivers. That time has passed. The compact crossover has entered into mainstream purchase consideration due to fuel economy, pricing, and versatility. The Subaru Crosstrek provides an excellent ride, trail ability with its All-Wheel-Drive, and good maneuverability.

My test-drive model had a low base price of just $24,495. The moon-roof and navigation added $2000 while the destination and delivery charges added $795. Bottom sticker price was only $27,290. The Subaru Crosstrek is the right size for the right time.