Subaru XV Crosstrek Gets New Special Edition

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

The Subaru XV Crosstrek is getting new special edition for the 2015 model year.

The Japanese automaker has announced the 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek Special Edition, which will be priced from $25,290 including destination and will arrive at dealerships this spring. Based on the 2.0i Premium trim, the Special Edition model features a new exterior color called Sunrise Yellow and adds the Starlink Multimedia audio system with a seven-inch touchscreen display.

Additional features on the XV Crosstrek Special Edition include Power Moonroof, body-matched foldable mirrors with integrated turn signals and blackened headlight bezels. Also standard will be Keyless Access with Push-Button Start and Pin Code Access, a leather-wrapped shift lever handle and a leather-wrapped steering wheel.

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Powering the 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek is a 2.0-liter Subaru Boxer engine with 148 hp and 145 lb-ft of torque. The powerplant is mated to a CVT with a six-speed manual mode that can be controlled through steering wheel paddle shifters.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • Crab Crab on Jan 14, 2015

    CVT either love it or hate it. I love it. Took me along time to find a car that suits 95% of my needs. Now if Subaru could make an Outback WRX that would make it 100% in my opinion.

  • Zedhead Zedhead on Jan 18, 2015

    Agreed, the CVT tranny is either love or hate. Count me in as hating it. If I wanted a snowmobile tranny, I'd buy a snowmobile. I also get a kick out of all the people who have bought these abominations. Defending them like mothers. Seems like they need to defend their purchase decision. Manufactures are defending them as MPG producers. All the while they produce a minimal MPG gain. If they would have put their R&D money that they spent on CVT into a real transmission, they could have had the same result.