Interested in Subaru’s latest model, the XV Crosstrek, but have been waiting to see how much it’ll run you? Well, you’re in luck because Subaru has just released pricing for the crossover and a Premium trim will start at $22,745 and that includes a $750 destination charge. If you want to move up, the Limited model starts at $25,245. The XV Crosstrek was introduced to the world back at the New York Auto Show earlier this year and was concocted as Subaru’s answer for a small crossover that was missing from its lineup.
The all-new 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek is based on the Impreza hatchback, but instead employs a taller suspension setup and uses a more robust profile to look more furrowed. Standard features include Bluetooth and MP3 player capabilities, heated seats, cargo hooks, and other goodies known to be in a Subaru. If you opt for the Limited trim, you can expect a backup camera, leather seats, and automatic climate control. Both a moonroof and a navigation system are available options. The XV Crosstrek’s price splits the difference between the Impreza and the Forester; a 2012 Subaru Impreza hatchback will set you back $18,745, and a base XV Crosstrek will set you back $20,045. As for the 2012 Forester, that starts at $22,090 but there’s more of a separation in price with the XV Crosstrek as a Premium trim starts at $25,090.
As for what’s under the hood, a 2.0-liter flat-four engine which is rated at 148 horsepower disperses power to all four wheels. A five-speed manual transmission is standard on the Premium trim but you can have it replaced with a CVT if you so desire; the Limited trim is only available with the CVT.
Subaru has said the 2013 XV Crosstrek will begin arriving at dealerships nationwide by the middle of next month. Stay tuned for our impressions of the 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek coming soon.