Wakes up in Snow
Although the XV is a bit of a bore during the regular commute, it’s an absolute blast in the snow. Subaru’s impressive all-wheel drive system does a great job of making the car feel light on its toes. The XV gives the driver a superb sense of confidence in the slippery stuff, a feeling that is sure to resonate with either enthusiastic or family-first drivers.
With a 60/40 front-rear power split in the CVT equipped models, and 50/50 in the manual models, the XV is well balanced, especially in snow or mud. If there’s a loss of grip detected, the system smoothly sends power to a wheel or wheels with grip to prevent sliding. An always-on AWD system is a feature that few other crossovers have.