The Subaru XV Crosstrek hit the market in 2012 which puts it at five years old this year. This means there are several of these early models that have made it to the used car market and could be the right choice for you if you know what to look for. The XV Crosstrek offers a specific type of fun on and off the road as one of the only compact utility vehicles that have AWD to make drives on any terrain easier to accomplish. With that being said, it also allows you to have what you want when you’re looking for the right used model to have some fun.
When you’re looking at this vehicle as the one you want to consider you will see this is an SUV that gives you good fuel mileage, flexibility, versatility, several accessories, an excellent safety record and high resale value. Add in the AWD and the five-speed manual transmission you’ll find in some models and this is an SUV you can drive and admire with ease on the road and off. As you find model years that are newer, the XV part of the name was dropped and it became known only as the Crosstrek.
The Crosstrek in these later years has added the benefit of the Eye-Sight safety and hazard detection system, higher output headlights, Bluetooth connectivity, heated seats, automatic climate controls, and a multimedia interface that you can enjoy. No matter which year you look at, the flat four-cylinder engine is the power system used which gives you 148 horsepower and is attached to a Lineartronic CVT transmission which is the option that many have chosen that didn’t want the manual transmission. This SUV offers you an excellent driving experience and is one that you can certainly consider when you’re looking for a great used vehicle to drive.
When you’re shopping for this vehicle, there are some specifics you want to keep in mind. Of course, you want to make sure the maintenance has been kept up with the service records that can be offered. You also need to specifically check to see if the fluid changes have taken place for the CVT if that’s what the model offers that you’re looking at. Take a test drive and explore all the features to see how everything works and ask about the oil consumption as some models of the Crosstrek have been known to consume more oil than normal due to faulty piston rings.
Your best bet when you’re ready to shop for this awesome SUV is to find one that is being offered by a dealership, preferably a Subaru location, has a clean bill of health, all service records and has been put through a Pre-Purchase Inspection. You may even find a 2014 or newer model that has some remaining factory warranty for you to enjoy. The Subaru Crosstrek might be the right used SUV for you to purchase and enjoy when you want something small and agile that can take you out on the trails for some fun in the sun.