In Europe, the compact crossover segment has been growing for several years, while the share of medium and large crossovers has been declining.
Largely due to this, Subaru decided to update the model. The word Impreza disappeared from the name, appearance and motors changed.
There are three engines in the range: two four-cylinder horizontal opposed gasoline 1.6 (114 hp) and 2.0 l (150 hp), as well as a horizontally opposed 2.0-liter supercharged diesel engine of 147 hp. He, not immediately, but will also be sold in Russia. In basic equipment, the car has four-wheel drive. In the range of transmissions: five- and six-speed mechanical, as well as the Lineartronic variator. The use of a chain for transmitting torque between two variator pulleys made the assembly compact. Lower gears are configured for a more powerful mode of operation when starting. The car is economical and low noise in the cabin.
On XV, you can quite comfortably move along the sagging rut. This is facilitated by a ground clearance of 220 mm and short overhangs (front 970 mm and rear 845 mm) which also provide good geometric cross-country ability.
The novelty is equipped with a whole scattering of various security systems. This is a system of dynamic stabilization, assistance with emergency braking, when starting off on a slope. According to ENCAP, the machine achieved a 90% mark in the Child Safety category. By the way, this is the highest indicator in this category in the entire history of ENCAP.
The diesel engine, which managed to ride, is quite elastic and non-greedy. Fuel consumption of 6 liters per hundred when driving outside the city, but on mountainous winding roads - a good result. And it differs from passport data (5 l / 100 km), in general, not much. Black leather interior is not easily soiled and looks pretty. That's just the plastic in the finish is harsh. For the taller rear passengers, a stamp is made in the roof upholstery, so there is some place above the head.
Disappointed only by the noise of the diesel engine and the lack of sound insulation on the rear wheel arches - at the exit from the primer onto the asphalt, the sound of stones and drumming on the arches is very strong.