Perfect for us !
Purchased new 2 months ago we could not be happier with our XV, we knew it would be great and it has exceeded expectations in all areas.
The vehicle has a very smooth ride is very comfortable and spacious inside and has great vision when driving. The CVT transmission is an absolute gem, two fuel economy checks have come in at 6.8 & 7.0 litres per 100 kms, a great result as the XV had less than 1500 kms on the clock. Performance is more than adequate for our purpose and when cruising at 110 kph in neutral conditions on the freeway that awesome ...
Purchased in February 2021.
Comfortable and great off road , performance not that bad at all.
No problem with our 2015 or our new xv. Very good handling , fun to drive off road and as a general commuter, Servicing a little more than 2wd cars but not that bad. Its not a fast car off the mark but considering the average speed limits and everyone saying slow down on the roads i do not see a problem with the power it has, its really ok with us.
Purchased in January 2021.
Great Car For The Money
I have owned a 2019 XV Since September 2019 and love it!
The car is the top of the range unit that more than covers all our needs.
I was skeptical about owning a Subaru due to never owning a Boxer motor or a CVT transmission. But I was pleasantly surprised at the performance (no race car though) and fuel economy of the vehicle.
The eyesight feature is excellent with adaptive cruise control and lane guidance.
The onboard navigation (TomTom Platform) updates itself via your home wifi which is great.
Purchased in September 2019.
Never again will I buy a Subaru. Two years old and undriveable.
Subaru Australia are telling me it’s not a manufacturer fault so not covered under the 5 year warranty.
Those warranties are advertising to get people to buy the cars.
Purchased in June 2018 at Jarvis Cars.
Is it really worth that extra $$$?
**This review is based on the eBoxer Hybrid model**
We had just recently became a family and good ol’ mum bought us one of these newly released eBoxer Hybrid models.
We all know hybrids are suppose to be more environmentally friendly because it uses less fuel and therefore less emissions but did Subaru just slap a hybrid badge on to lure more environmentalists into purchasing one of these models? Possibly.
Some hybrids you can charge at a charge station, the eBoxer charges whenever you apply the brakes and is then stored and used when you ...stop at the lights or drive at a slow pace. I’ll start on the aesthetics. Colour wise, we were giving the exclusive “Lagoon Blue”, only available to the Hybrid versions. It’s a very eye catching blue and if you purchase the paint protection, the paint will last for years to come. There are no new features to this if you compare it to the petrol only version. The corners of the back bumpers are plastic. For me, it’s a bit of an odd addition but this could be a matter of replacing the whole bumper or just the plastic if you backed into someone’s tow bar.
Bought the XV new from local dealer July 2019. Test drove their demo model first, couldn't find any faults. BUT, my car has what seems to be typical Subaru CVT issues. If there was such a thing as kangaroo petrol, I've got it. The car very quickly exhibited jerky acceleration, would shudder when going around 60kmh. Took it back to the dealer, who told me it will settle down. Wrote to Subaru who deftly shunted me sideways to the dealer, whose last words to me were 'drive it hard'. Now the behaviour has shifted to not so subtle roughness when accelerating, so still faulty. It's a real shame, because otherwise it's not bad a s a compact SUV. Total travelled is 7K. I drive our other car in preference to the XV. Won't repeat hit purchase.
Purchased in July 2019 for $39,000.00.
Great car, Subaru is excellent
Good car, drives well . Commuting to and fro from work, occasional weekend use. Good driving position and technology has been updated for car play. Recommend as Subaru has less breakdowns in the long run
Purchased in June 2019 at Subaru Dealers for $40,500.00.
Important Features I did not realise before my purchase. I thought Subarus Were better.
I Purchased a staff used 2018 Subaru XV with 10,000 km on the clock from a subaru dealer in Rosebery. After the horrible sales service from the Roseberry dealer. I noticed the XV that sells for $40,000.00 New that it does not have some very important features that probably would have made me look at other brands if I had known.
-Does not have Auto Door Lock feature that comes standard in most cars these days. Even A cheap 2016 Kia I was using for work had this.
-Can not permanently disable auto stop/start this feature is only put into cars to...help the manufactures reach emission tests and the system will not stay off it resets to ON when you start the car again. It puts serious wear and tear on the car and saves very little petrol. - Mirrors have an electric folding function however unlike most cars in this price segment they will not fold automatically when the car locks. Even the Mitsubishi ASX and VW Golf have his why does Subaru think no one wants it or cuts it to save costs. - When on phone calls using the bluetooth system it blocks out the electronic speedo (very annoying) when your trying to watch ur speed.
Purchased in August 2019 at Suttons for $35,000.00.
Good car - goes anywhere with a small boot.....
Got a new 2.0-i base model for my wife a few months ago. It goes well and no problems at all, but.....The boot feels like something out of a Toyota Corolla....which was her previous car...So small......That said the driver and passengers are far more comfortable in this Subaru.....considerably more than the Corolla......It is a funny car, seems a bit of wasted space for the factory......we liked the ground clearance of the XV.....and the rugged persona.....but if Subaru did a lift kit on the Impreza hatch...and added X-mode...we would have gon...e for it. Contrary to reviews etc....from the XV we are getting 6.5l/100k....consistently in mixed freeway and local Perth driving and better than any review I have read. It feels strong enough and goes where it is pointed......Good car, great quality, and I am impressed enough to be saving up for a Forester.....It has a good size boot.....
Purchased in April 2019.
I had never owned a Subaru before and cannot be happier with my purchase, I'm so impressed! The price point is amazing for all the features. We test drove other makes and models with the same features we were looking for but they couldn't beat or even come close to the price of the XV. Love Love Love my Subaru!!
Purchased in May 2018 at Innes Motors for $41,000.00.
Love this car
After driving so many SUV vehicles and weighing up vehicle features, cost and best value for money the XV wins hands down. We purchased the top of the range for under $40,000 fitted with tow bar, roof racks, floor mats, alloy pedals and a few other accessories. It’s fitted with all the tech you’d find on vehicles worth $60,000. Do yourself a favour, take it for a drive and you leave the dealership with a contract signed for purchase. I am a Subaru convert and it will be hard to get me away from being a brand loyalist
Purchased in July 2018 at Key star Subaru Rothwell for $37,500.00.
Please think carefully before buying this car!
Huge disappointment about the quality of car including Subaru service! This is my second buying of this Subaru XV 2018, top of the range. On the first day of collection of car, it was found that there was a malfunction on touch screen on a entertainment unit and another major issue on air inlet vents. More precisely, when I closed the vents to prevent outside of air from coming into the cabin, but the air kept coming in and it was very unpleasant and all unwanted outside air was directly flowing into the car cabin.
Then, I raised the issue thro...
Purchased in March 2018.
- XV G5X 2.0i-S AWD (2017-2021)
Great little car
I needed a high wheel base vehicle. I bought a demo model that had all the safety tech. It is a smooth ride, my dad loves it, even my Euro car fan beloved loves it. I would like a little better fuel efficiency and the Carplay only works intermittently but otherwise I really like this car. Never had anything so new and hi tech!
Purchased in October 2018 for $34,800.00.
New to Subaru, great driving so far, however, very new so no apparent issues currently. Would like to see automatic lock feature, always appreciated that in my previous car. Only local driving to date, used for business, planning a small road trip to test more features.
Purchased in April 2019 at Von Bibra.
Multiple Paint Chips totally spoil an otherwise great little car
Within 6 months of purchase our new XV, I noticed a number of chips to the paint on the bonnet. I notified the dealer who referred it to The Technical Department of Subaru Australia. Without undertaking any testing (I specifically asked if any tests were done and was told in an email "no"), Subaru determined that the chips were caused by "outside influences" (as if that wasn't bleedin' obvious) and that there is no problem with the quality of the paint. This is despite many references on the internet to similar problems with the specific colou...r of Sunshine Orange. Check them out for yourself. Since then the number of chips have steadily increased (now 15) and spread to other areas of the car. Our car has never been driven on anything other than suburban roads and highways. Clearly we could now never risk taking it off road. It appears that the paint can't even handle normal suburban driving. Subaru appear untroubled by that. Hardly a vehicle of the "rugged character" were lead to believe it was when we bought it. Anyone else having similar problems?
Questions & Answers
What is the difference between g4x and g5x?
Is the boot design differently? I have someone giving me a cargo boot mat which fit the g4x model. Can it be used in my xv 2020?
My 2018 G5X 2.0i-S died. CVT and Diff - I was told it was because the mechanic had not refilled the front diff with oil. I drove 6000kms with no oil if that is the case. Is that even possible - day trips of up to 500kms over mountains at speeds of 110? There seems to be a lack of accountability around faulty CVTs in XVs in Australia. Repair bill almost $13000 in a two year old car...it is with Fair Trading...
Hi @ Wendy, We're sorry to hear of your experience with your XV. Our Customer Relations Team is available on 1800 226 643 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, you're welcome to send us a private message to our Facebook page with your vehicle details and we'll be in touch. The Subaru Team.
It is being investigated by Fair Trading. Your Customer Service person would not escalate nor let me speak to his manager. He was sexist and ageist. Customer Service - poor.
Hi @ Wendy. Thank you for your response. Our team will respond to Fair Trading accordingly. Take care and be safe. The Subaru Team.
Can anyone give me real fuel figures based on their kilometres driven and actual fuel filled? The car stats aren't reliable enough.
I'm getting 7.9 lt/ 100ks in mainly city driving. My XV 2.0S is 2 months old.
I ended up buying the XVs also and find actual figures of 9.7L/100 city and 8L/100 motorway. The cars computer is way out as I use the distance and filled method of calculating. I would check your figure manually rather than taking the car's figure.
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|Category||Small / Compact SUVs||Small / Compact SUVs||Small / Compact SUVs||Small / Compact SUVs|
|Transmission||Continuously Variable (CVT)||Continuously Variable (CVT)||Continuously Variable (CVT)||Continuously Variable (CVT)|
|Drive Type||All Wheel Drive (AWD)||All Wheel Drive (AWD)||All Wheel Drive (AWD)||All Wheel Drive (AWD)|
|Wheels||17" Alloy||17" Alloy||18" Alloy||17" Alloy|
|ANCAP Safety Rating||5 Stars||5 Stars||5 Stars||5 Stars|
|Fuel Consumption||7 L/100km||7 L/100km||7 L/100km||7 L/100km|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||63 L||63 L||63 L||63 L|
|Engine||4 Cylinder 2.0L||4 Cylinder 2.0L||4 Cylinder 2.0L||4 Cylinder 2.0L|
|Max Power||115kW @ 6000rpm||115kW @ 6000rpm||115kW @ 6000rpm||115kW @ 6000rpm|
|Max Torque||196Nm @ 4000rpm||196Nm @ 4000rpm||196Nm @ 4000rpm||196Nm @ 4000rpm|
|Country of Manufacture||Japan||Japan||Japan||Japan|
|Maximum Towing Capacity (braked)||1,400 kg||1,400 kg||1,400 kg||1,400 kg|
|Maximum Towing Capacity (unbraked)||650 kg||650 kg||650 kg||650 kg|
|Manufacturer Warranty||5 year(s)||5 year(s)||5 year(s)||5 year(s)|
|Ground Clearance||220 mm||220 mm||220 mm||220 mm|
|Release date||June 2017||June 2017||June 2017||June 2017|
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