In fact currently the XV scores the best result of any car for Child Occupancy.
Safety and Security
The Subaru XV has been tested by Euro NCAP scoring five-stars – 86% Adult Occupant, 90% Child Occupant, 64% Pedestrian and 86% Safety Assist. This compares to the Mitsubishi Outlander which was tested in 2012 and also scored five stars - 94% Adult Occupant, 83% Child Occupant, 64% Pedestrian and 100% Safety Assist. In fact currently the XV scores the best result of any car for Child Occupancy.
The XV is equipped with front, side and curtain airbags plus the driver gets a knee bag.
It is also equipped with other active safety systems, including: Vehicle Dynamics (ESP) and traction control, ABS, plus retractable pedals and a collapsible steering wheel.
InfotainmentOur test car, the Subaru XV ‘SE’ model was fitted with an iPod compatible single slot CD/Radio with six-speakers. There are iPod, USB, 12v and 3.5mm sockets which allow easy connectivity for most devices. Overall the audio system is good and there is also Bluetooth telephone connectivity.
- Honda CR-V
- Land Rover Freelander
- Nissan QASHQAI
- Vauxhall Antara
What We Liked
- Exterior Styling
- Boxer Diesel Engine
- Euro NCAP Rating
What We Disliked
- Ride can be crashy at times
What We Would Like To See
- A little cheaper
The Subaru XV feels as though you need an application for it – it is a vehicle with a purpose that is capable of handling all of your family’s needs. The engine is very good, the transmission is a little clunky but the exterior styling is contemporary and it makes an interesting change to the very popular Nissan QASHQAI but it is rather pricy due to current exchange rates.26 November 2012
Subaru XV Road Test Data
|Model Reviewed||Subaru XV SE|
|Performance (manufacturers data)|
|0 - 62 mph||9.3 Seconds|
|Top Speed||120 mph|
|CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures)||g/km|
|Economy (NEDC Figures)|
|Extra Urban||56.5 mpg|
|Euro NCAP Rating|
|Warranty||3 Years / 60,000 Miles|
|Price (when tested on the 26/11/12)||£26,295|