The problem fixed with satisfaction.
Subaru Xv 2016 which Starlink touch screen suddenly frozen, the car has no bluetooth, no GPS, no reverse camera, nothing now. rang Subaru Dealer and was told no service available.
The Subaru dealer replaced the the whole radio set Free of charge after 1 month. All good now.
Purchased in March 2017 for $31,000.00.
Don’t bother unless you want a lemon
Purchased a 2014 XV with a full dealer service history 2 weeks out of warranty and 50,000kms on the clock, started experiencing issues within a month of purchase after visiting the dealer for the 36month service. Engine stalling and loosing power on the freeway at 100km per hour, multiple warning lights etc... each time Subaru could not ‘find the problem’ and would tell me nothing was wrong with the car even after we turned up to the dealership with the car running and error codes on the dash!
Fast forward 2.5years later with 6 monthly (appro...x every 6,000km servicing) it has left us stranded multiple times on long trips - always with the same issues. But the best part not yet hit 100,000kms, it is now un-drivable and now we finally get our ‘diagnosis’.... a short engine rebuild and full engine harness replacement due to an internal oil leak moving into the wiring, leaking into the actuators and heading for the ECM - a repair which is going to cost more than the car is worth (over $20,000)! Subaru Australia refuses to come to the party to help with the $20,000+ repair or diagnosis costs (another $1,000) with absolutey no explanation given as to why not - apparently standard practice. So here we are - having looked after this car meticulously for 3 years only driven it for 47,000kms we are now stuck with no family car and no recourse to turn to for support for a product which one would expect would last longer than less than 100,000kms. Our problem was clearly internal to the engine from the start and says a lot about the quality of this engine - lemon. Spare yourself the heartache and money and don’t bother. Will never ever ever ever buy a Subaru again. No amount of spin can make up for a bad and defective product.
CVT Transmission Solenoid
I’ve owned the vehicle since new (2015) and use it to commute to work. This is my third Subaru and they’ve never let me down. The AT temp light came on (along with all the other warning lights) at 115,000k. The local Subaru dealer informed me the transmission solenoid had failed and will cost $3400 for the part only (possibly a $4.5K to $5K job). They also stated ‘we’ve been getting a few of these lately’. I’ve been told this is an emerging problem but no extended warranty or good will? The vehicle will be payed off in October, I was planning to purchase another.....
Purchased in October 2015.
- XV G4X 2.0i (2015-2017)
Great for small family or single people
I use this car for daily transport to locations and road trips but not off roads too much. The car is very comfortable, the seat are well put together so sitting for long period of times does not impact your body as much as other cars. It is also very fuel efficient if you drive long distance and smooth, you don't feel the car switching gears or hear any sounds as it is quiet.
Only down side to this is boot space, it doesn't have enough space to fit more than 2-3 peoples worth of luggage depending on how much you bring as it got compensated for bigger room space for the people in the back seat
Purchased in January 2015 at Subaru Dealers for $31,000.00.
The reviewer stated that an incentive was offered for this review
What a disgraceful automobile.
Back in 2013 I purchased a brand new Subaru XV for my wife’s birthday. This was after a few years of driving a car that spent more time on the back of a tow truck than on the road. As you can imagine she was very happy. Wind forward 5 years, that car has now done a massive 44336 kms. Less than 9000 kms per year. A few weeks ago this car went for its longest drive, nearly 3hours. Unfortunately the car didn’t make its final destination as the CVT gearbox expired. I have now got a car that doesn’t work, but the Subaru dealership where I purchased ...the car wants to hit me for $10k to repair this issue. The car has had all of its services as per the log book. As the dealership touched me up on the first service, I used another A grade mechanic who I trust. Now the dealership will not cover or even discuss this disgusting excuse for a car. Trying to discuss with Subaru, however I am not allowed to have the report from the dealership on the condition of my car. This is getting very nasty. And this after what I am reading on what is quiet obviously a problem with the gearbox. Gee we bought the Subaru because of the legendary toughness and durability of the brand. NEVER AGAIN SUBARU!!!!
Unhappy with car shudders at low speed
I bought a 2017 Subaru XV Premium edition and it has had a fault from day 1. The car shudders at low speed almost to the point where it nearly stalls, especially taking off from lights. It makes for tough driving when in peak hour traffic. I took the car to a Subaru Service Centre and they acknowledged the problem however told me that it is a known issue but cannot be fixed. I was told by the Manager that the car is new and it's still learning and that it will hopefully go away. After having the car for 6 months and just over 6,000k's the ...matter is getting worse not getting better. I contacted Subaru Australia and was basically told to GO AWAY. I am very unhappy with the service that I have received so far from Subaru Australia, I clearly do not understand how a dealership can sell new cars with a known fault and get away with it. I am like all the others, have spent a lot of money on a car that will never be right. My previous car was a Toyota and I never had this much trouble with a Toyota Car or Toyota Australia, pity I switched makers.
Stylish & Economical
I am so happy with this car. It is so economical the fuel tank lasts so long compared to previous cars. It is really smooth to drive. The interior is sleek and although it may not seem like there is enough room it fits my car seat, pram & dog on holidays including or luggage. It is quite spacious. I mainly bought this car for the look but I couldn’t be happier with the way it runs and it makes me feel very safe as a bit higher up as I have been in a car accident previously. If I ever purchase another car it will definitely be from Subaru!
- XV G4X 2.0i (2015-2017)
love my car
It was time for a quality car. I'm 50 now so stylish luxury it had to be. I specifically wanted beige interior and thankfully Subaru delivered. This car drives smooth and makes every journey a pleasure. The dark tint is beautiful and the instrumentation is easy on the eye. Highly recommended.
Easy to drive, economical high clearance car
I live in a country area with worn, potholed dirt roads with high centres that occasionally flood. The high clearnce of this car is ideal, it handles very well in all conditions and so far is reliable .
I downsized from an Xtrail and it occassionally feels a bit small for carrying gear, but it is a smaller grade of car.
It has also devolped the strangest internal squeaks, which are not mechanical.
Otherwise a great little car - 6.9l per 100k without aircon, 7.4l per 100k with aircon.
No complaints, a well engineered car that is a pleasure to drive in all weathers.
CVT problems commenced 98 000ks
Having purchased a used 2012 XV May 2015 (77.000ks), I began to experience bunny hopping at low speeds and multiple globes needing constant replacement.
I reported this at each regular vehicle service (always a subaru service centre) and the bunny hopping not only continued, but escalated as the months dragged on.
FINALLY, at the service towards the end of 2017, a computer fault code was displayed and the problem was found!! ... sadly the repair of CVT and wiring harness replacement necessary has cost me close to $6000 and loads of stres...s and inconvenience. Subaru Australia has refused any reimbursement of repair cost ... time to take this unfair situation to a higher authority. I'm so tired of the little man losing out to big enterprise.
It is a perfect car.
The feel-good drive of the year, the all-new Subaru XV has been completely reimagined for a smoother and roomier ride while delivering gripping performance on the road. Superb production design brings more tech, more efficiency and more fun than ever before. The all-new Subaru XV stars more of your favourite features as standard, All-Wheel Drive, advanced technology for increased fuel efficiency, a super large touchscreen.
Meets the mark
This is a dream to drive. It handles well but just a tad under powered, which shows up when needing that extra Acceleration. The gearbox, however, compensates with the correct ratio of engine revs. Extremely comfortable, which alleviates fatigue on a long trip. The only negative thing about the interior is the orange stitching, which argues with some exterior colors. On a trip the economy drops to 6.5/100.
Purchased in 2013, have been very happy over the last 4 years (125000 km). Great to drive, running costs are ok, haven't had any major issues so far. One or two minor issues, main one being it always seems to run low on oil within the last 5k before a service is due. Placement of rear vision mirror could have been better.
A great concept poorly executed by Subaru
The car is kind of cute, has an particular style to it and has some appeal in being "different". The vehicle doesnt offer value for money, if you can find $30k of value in this after owning it for a year I would eat my hat. Again the concept is great but poorly executed - motor really lacks power, sound system and blue tooth is an absolute joke, the paintwork very thin, car is quite noisy inside, very cheap feeling interior and the drivers seat must the something they reupholstered from a war time blitz truck. The rear shock absorbers are just ...shocking, zero control of the rear of the car, rubbish manufactured by Showa, there is an aftermarket KYB shock to replace them with that is much better but still falls short of being very good. The FB20 engine likes a good drink of oil too if you are unlucky, mine goes as it is meant to but can consume 1 liter per 1000km on a hot weather day. The better things, fuel econ can be amazing, the clearance is excellent, the AWD system WILL find traction anywhere, brakes are very good and roadholding up to 100kmh is good but is very much attention seeking after 120kmh if road surface is not PERFECT. Look for a low km XV for about $17 000 if you can, at that there IS value in this motor car
Wonderful car! Absolutely incredible handling with Symmetrical AWD, you have to be going VERY fast to lose control, and even then, not all is lost because the safety and dynamics of the XV are incredible. 5 Star ANCAP, 7 Airbags and the rest make for the safest car in its class. Very strong brakes with good progression, and wonderful light weighted steering makes it an easy car in the city but more predictable and comfortable one in the country/highway. Off-road as with most Subaru's incredibly comfortable and tenacious with grip, you really ha...ve to push it into the corners before it begins to lose grip. In challenging off-road situations the XV just keeps going, very rough moguls, mud, sand and river crossing can be achieved in this car and it does it very confidently. A very capable car in almost every environment. The manual has good mid range torque despite its 198nm and with the 6 speed manual you can get more than enough power out of it. It's not a fast car unless pushed, but generally speaking is a good performing engine with plenty of power across the range. 0-100km is far faster than the CVT clocking in around 8.0-8.5 seconds. 1st gear is very short, and second is incredibly long making it difficult in the city at times, however out on the highway revs are very low and 2nd and 3rd are good gears for quick overtaking. Interior is dull but incredibly ergonomic and practical, as are the seats. Good support on longer trips, even in the rear, but nothing fantastic. Lots and lots of room for a car of this size, in the rear too there is enough for 2 large adults. Boot is small due to larger space in 1st and 2nd rows, however it is large enough for everyday duties. Capable of achieving 5l/100km on the highway, and about 9l/100km in the city, it is a very safe and easy car to live with. This Subaru says "I'm here to take you dependably, safely and confidently to your next destination... Maybe not in the purest of luxury or lightning quick, but in a very very confidence inspiring spirit" For the money, I would be hard-pressed to find a vehicle that performs so excellently in a mix of city, gravel, highway and off-road environments. It's an absolute perfect blend, and is the perfectly executed crossover. Pretty much no on road performance is lost whilst still keeping off-road capability, space and practicality. Awesome, awesome car from Subaru. Some Cons: * Clunky gearbox, not smooth, however mechanical in function, you always feel what gear its in, and the clutch definitely has a bite to it, just much later in the range.
|Category||Small / Compact SUVs|
|Country of Manufacture||Japan|
|Manufacturer Warranty||3 year(s)|
|Release date||Jan 2015|
|Discontinuation date||May 2017|
|Replaced by||Subaru XV G5X|
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