The all-new 2021 Subaru XV is about to arrive. This adventurous wagon will get more tech and refreshed exterior design. The price of all trim levels will slightly increase, which makes sense. Subaru XV will get a mid-cycle facelift so we don’t expect to see significant changes. The hybrid powertrain is perhaps the highlight of the 2021 XV.
New X-Mode is available and it will provide a better grip during the off-roading. Thanks to the refreshed styling and more tech, this wagon will be more competitive. The sales will begin in the first quarter of 2021 and here is everything you need to know about this model.
Subaru XV Design
The mid-cycle facelift will provide a more attractive and more modern look. The 2021 Subaru XV will dimensionally remain intact and even its shape is unchanged. However, new exterior features and improved bodywork are happening. For 2021, this wagon will get standard rain-sensing wipers, 17-inch alloy wheels, auto headlights, and LED fog lamps.
Upper trim levels will introduce more chrome accents so the appearance is even more upright than before. The self-leveling LED headlights are now standard, along with the LED daytime running lights. On the other hand, power-folding mirrors, electric sunroof, and 18-inch alloy wheels are all optional. The aerodynamics are improved and Subaru XV now comes with a more athletic stance.
Interior Gets More Technology
The upcoming 2021 Subaru XV will get more high-tech amenities. Moreover, this wagon now offers more standard equipment. For a start, the XV model delivers a dual-memory power driver’s seat. The Vision Assist is available too and it provides an additional side-view monitor. We like piano black interior trims and generally, comfort seems to be improved. Subaru XV is full of driver-assistance aids and various different systems.
The Active Shift Control will automatically change the vehicle’s driving mode, based on the road inputs. An 8-inch touchscreen is standard and cloth upholstery is surprisingly upright. The leather-wrapped steering wheel and new gear shifter are looking very sporty. Lastly, the range-topping trim level will get satellite navigation, leather seats, and illuminated sun-visor vanity mirrors.
Gasoline and Hybrid Specs
As we already said, the highlight of the 2021 Subaru XV is its hybrid version. The base XV 2.0 Hybrid is now split into two models, the Hybrid L AWD and Hybrid S AWD. For 2021, the XV wagon offers a new SI-Drive that comes with two driving modes. The first mode is economical, while the second is sportier. Subaru improved the ride quality and handling. The credit goes to a new and more refined suspension.
Under the hood, 2.0-liter four-cylinder gasoline generates 154 horsepower and 145 lb-ft of torque. A seven-speed automatic CVT transmission is offered, along with a standard AWD setup. If you want a hybrid powertrain, it delivers slightly less power. Whatsoever, a hybrid can produce 147 hp and 145 lb-ft of torque. We are waiting for more details about XV and its fuel economy.
2021 Subaru XV Price and Release Date
As for the price, the new 2021 Subaru XV will start at $29,500. If you want mid-range XV Premium, you’ll have to pay $35,000. The range-topping XV Hybrid S variant is available for $41,000. The sales will begin in the first quarter of 2021.