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Highlights: The Subaru XV Crosstrek hybrid is the latest addition to the Subaru line up. It’s the brand’s first hybrid.

Test vehicle’s MSRP: $26,820

Seating Capacity: 5 occupants

Standard Safety Features: all-wheel drive; ABS; rear camera; daytime running lights; traction control; front, side, driver’s knee and side airbags; daytime running lights; tire pressure monitoring system; audible vehicle approach pedestrian alert system; foldable exterior mirrors with integrated turn signals; and an incline start assist system, which keeps the vehicle from rolling backward on an incline, when taking off.

Standard Equipment (base model): 17-inch wheels; an automatic start/stop system; an electric motor; lithium battery; active grille shutters; raised roof rails; electric power assist system; rear roof spoiler; a raised hybrid suspension system; cargo cover; cargo area grocery bag hooks; front center sliding concealed armrest; a rear center armrest with dual cup holders; driver’s manual height adjustable front seats; a tilt steering wheel; paddle shifters for the steering wheel; cloth seats; heated front seats; tinted rear privacy glass; electric power assist system; an automatic a/c system; a remote keyless entry system; chrome exterior door handles; automatic on/off headlights; power windows; poor door locks; and power mirrors

Trim Levels:

Hybrid Touring

Standard Audio: a 6-speaker AM/FM with a CD player

Bluetooth Connectivity: Yes

iPod connectivity: Yes

Bumper-to-Bumper Warranty: 3 years or 36,000 miles

Powertrain Warranty: 5 years or 60,000 miles

Hybrid Warranty: 8 years or 100,000 miles

Standard Engine/Horsepower: 2.0-liter, 4-cylinder/148-hp

Recommended Fuel: Regular

Standard Fuel Mileage: 29-city/33-hwy

Towing Capacity: 4,200 lbs

What’s New: The XV Crosstrek is the brand’s first hybrid.

Pros: The Plasma Green XV Crosstrek boldly announced that there was something different about this Subaru. Indeed there was. This new environment color from the automaker was created specifically for the brand’s first hybrid.

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