Five-Point Inspection: 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek Premium

Five-Point Inspection: 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek Premium
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Beefier than a Normal Impreza

While the Subaru Impreza is a handy vehicle, it might not be up to tackling more rugged terrain. Fortunately, the XV Crosstrek, which features the same interior dimensions as the Impreza Sport, is better equipped to get about, thanks to a revised suspension setup which improves handling and stability. With a 4 inch height difference and wider tires, the XV gives off the impression that it’s up to the challenges of both everyday driving, and rugged off-roading.

Those tough looking wheels, and plastic body panels also work in favor for the XVs styling, making it look like the Impreza Sport hit the gym and worked the bench-press for hours.

It’s not all for show either; the XV Crosstrek also features additional cooling in order to cope with the extra stress of towing about 1,900 lbs.

GALLERY: 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek

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  • Milhouse Van Houten

    These pictures are awesome!

  • G Money

    Bought one of these, I really like it, no regrets.