6Subaru XV

Subaru XV

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6Subaru XV
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Itempany
ItempanyFar North Queensland, QLD4 posts
  XV
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Buckwheat
BuckwheatPerth, WA30 posts
  XV G5X 2.0i AWD
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Warren
WarrenMacArthur 2904, ACT9 posts
  Verified XV

Quality and safety excellence

Have always loved Subaru and purchased new in May 2018, this car doesn't disappoint. Has all the bells and whistles that make it easy to drive. Lots of safety features. It is not speedy car but is excellent for around town driving and comfortable on the highway. Really good fuel economy as well. Show details
Dave in Melbourne
Dave in Melbourne2 posts
  XV G4X 2.0i-S
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Jane M.
Jane M.The Mallee, VIC4 posts
  XV G5X 2.0i Premium AWD

Extremely Impressed!

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!! Show details
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Scotty74South East Queensland, QLD30 posts
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DKS2 posts
  XV G5X 2.0i-S AWD
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sweetsunset
sweetsunsetSydney, NSW14 posts
  G4X

Excellent response CTV failure on XV Subaru from Subaru

Recently wrote about failure on the CTV on my XV Subaru with 135000 kms on the clock. Apparently this is not unusual after further investigation on my part. However Subaru have agreed to replace the failed part at their cost. Certainly worth asking the question. Show details
CM
CMSydney10 posts
  XV

2018 XV disappearing phone favourites- now fixed

I wrote about this previously some time last year on my 2018 XV
Whenever I saved phone favourites on the head unit they would disappear the next day!
I have just downloaded and self installed the latest 2019 software and navigation update which was released 17 June 2019
The first test to see if Subaru have fixed this issue.Happy to advise that it now works perfectly and the phone favourites stay in the head unit contacts.
Much easier ,and safer now to make a call touching favourites instead of scrolling through the contact list while trying to keep your eyes on road! Show details
Suzanne Gaffney
Suzanne GaffneySydney, NSW3 posts
  G4X

CTV Transmission failure - again

Bought a brand new Subaru XV in 2014, have it serviced regularly and female driver. Suddenly after 135,000kms the dashboard lights up like a Christmas tree. After taking it to the local Subaru dealer was told CTV (Continuous Transmission Variable) would need to be replaced as a cost of $5000 , however they are seeking some relief from Subaru Japan. In the meantime turned on social media to find that it is an ongoing problem with the transmission and Subaru are very familiar with the issues surrounding the technology. Have refused to do a recall and leave their brand in tatters and the owners looking elsewhere for a different car. Be very wary when SUV shopping - stay away from Subaru Show details
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Suzanne Gaffney
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Since posting my review, Subaru have agreed to replace the Transmission at their cost and the job has been completed successfully.

Simon D
Simon DGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC7 posts
  Fair Incentive Verified XV G4X 2.0i

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 Show details

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Janelle
JanelleIllawarra, NSW14 posts
  Verified XV G5X 2.0i-S AWD

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! Show details
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Donna G
Donna GSouth East Queensland, QLD3 posts
  XV G5X 2.0i AWD

Great driving

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. Show details
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Lini
LiniSouth East Queensland, QLD5 posts
  G4X

Great buy

I commute to work and drive close to 100kms a day. Smooth drive and love its intelligent cruise control. Not a great fan of the lane assist due to the fact that it only detects solid lines on the road. Very very fuel efficient.  Show details
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Dave
Dave
  G4X

Thought Subaru was a good car

We purchased ourXV brand new in 2013 and has been a good car till the oil burning issue became aware to us when the oil light came on 2000k before the service ! Then came the left CV failing at 120k now for the big one the CTV has failed at 180k
This car has always had log book service
Used everyday commuting to work by my Wife
I had a 2001 Subaru Outback before it did over 300k and only thing that I replaced was the front CV’s at 280k
I would not recommend a new generation Subaru Show details
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saigonGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC14 posts
  G4X

Jerking transmission. Be Warned!

Bought Subaru XV 2013 brand new. The first issue I want to address is the jerking of the transmission at low speed as many XV owners have experienced, I informed Subaru within the warranty period and was told it's the car's characteristic. I just can believe 5 years later Subaru still have not sorted it out.

Other issues include noisy engine, very high rev when engine is cool/cold, aircon kicks in and out even when the outside temperature is 2 degree. I reported the issues with Subaru Dockland and was told they are characteristics of the car

I just hate driving this car, I would not recommend anyone to buy this car. Show details

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JDP
JDP7 posts
  Fair Incentive G4X

Great car, bit small for a family

Great car, moves well. Nice to drive unless hill assist is on then very sluggish. Pity it doesn't come in turbo diesel. Auto cruise control is great. Crash assist sometimes pulls the car up unessecary which can be frustrating Show details
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CJQ
CJQCanberra
  XV G5X 2.0i-S AWD
Karen G
Karen GBrisbane7 posts
  G4X

Annoyed with Subaru service dept answers to my questions

Use the car every day, school run and to work etc. Serviced when due, fixed any small problems as they have occurred. Now have issue with key staying in lock and have to turn on and off until it releases. Subaru do not want to know about the complaint. I wanted pricing to repair but he just kept going on about no good will as I had not had all the servicing done at a Subaru dealership - I get the services done at a reputable workshop near where I am working. Could not have been more disinterested!

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JSFW
JSFWSouth East Queensland, QLD17 posts
  XV G5X 2.0i-S AWD
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John
JohnSydney, NSW7 posts
  XV G5X 2.0i-S AWD
priceless21
priceless21South East Queensland, QLD41 posts
  Verified XV G5X 2.0i-S AWD

Great car - no regrets buying it

Okay I am not a car buff so I just wanted a comfy car that is safe and useful.

This is our main car - but I have kept my old Jazz as second car. (The Jazz has a bigger boot though)

Love the car very much and the eyesight safety is brilliant. So safe and this made it very cheap it insure - less than $500 comprehensive.

Love all the features, but wish the boot was as big as the Jazz.

Cost wise it was amazing value really. So pleased we bought it.

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GSN
GSNMetropolitan Adelaide, SA11 posts
  XV G4X 2.0i-L

So happy with XV!! Excellent AWD

Decided to upgrade our car from sedan to small SUV. Did all our works to find right car.

Young family with two kids who love camping, so our priority is good safety rating, good leg room @ back seat, fuel efficiency and good luggage space.

Our finalists are Subaru XV and Mazda CX3. When we went to showroom to test drive we decided to go with XV. So happy with our choice.

Not much luggage space is our only negative, but purchased roof pod and during camping time just fix the pod and issue solved.

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Stevo
Stevomelbourne57 posts
  XV G5X 2.0i-L AWD
Raffy
Raffy
  XV G5X 2.0i-L AWD

Practical, Safe rugged car

I am now on my sixth Subaru. From the Sportswagon, two Foresters, and Impreza, and Outback and now a 2018 XV. I've had nothing but reliability. No Subaru has ever let me down or cost me a fortune. The XV is the best car ever. The Safety tech ad creature features are just amazing.

I have only ever got these cars serviced once a year, on their birthday, by the dealer. I do about 10Km per year. 80% in town, the rest off-road. I don't do mods to them, just add some amateur radios and antennae. Go Subaru!

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Wisey
WiseyToowoomba174 posts
  Verified XV G5X 2.0i AWD
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Sam
SamSydney
  XV G5X 2.0i Premium AWD
Alz
Alz8053, NZ10 posts
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Simon
SimonMelbourne4 posts
  XV G4X 2.0i-S

Still going strong

My XV was bought in 2012 when it first released in Australia. I was one of the lucky ones to drive the first shipment stock. After 6 years of driving it around, it still going strong without any machinically issue. It is so reliable that I decided not to upgrade it to the second generation XV. The CVT works very well with the 2.0 engine. I never use it for any towing so the CVT and 2.0 engine are just perfect for my daily urban travel and sometimes rural adventures. I guess my biggest dislike is the price to update the GPS but it is no big deal as Google Map is always there in my phone.

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Louie
LouieSouth East Queensland, QLD12 posts
  XV G5X 2.0i-L AWD

Love it

Fantastic.. so much fun to drive. This is my 4th Subaru and I wont buy anything else, each one has surpassed the last. the vehicle is comfortable and roomy with all the options you could want. Most complaints I see are that they are short on power. Drive it like you stole it...... that's how they like to be driven. If you keep the revs up, there is plenty of power there for a 4 cylinder / 2 litre vehicle.

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BIG O
BIG O3 posts
  XV G5X 2.0i-S AWD

2018 XV top of the range S Series,6K on the clock in 4weeks

Mountains, hills, freeway, off-road, dirt corrugated tracks, car parks, pancake flat irrigation country, city peak ,CBD ,snow, rain, hail, flood, mud ,rocks, sand, gravel, dust and the tar all across SE Australia.-Sweet! .No issues. Relaxed driving. What more can you ask of a vehicle and with a 5 year warranty!

5.9-6.6 Litre /100 k Country, 7.7-8.2 City, 4WD off road 8.5-9.

Great all around car. Not a race car by any stretch, but more than capable with 21st century ergonomics and safety.

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Tony
Tony
  XV G5X 2.0i-S AWD

Plesantly surprised

Excellent dynamics

Good performance once you get used to the cvt's linear characteristics

Bullet proof engineering and quality

It's got enough power if you rev the happily revving engine

Don't pay too much attention to the critics about the power output being too low

Comfy and quite ride

Only criticism is the sound system being below expectations.

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Langers
Langers
  XV G4X 2.0i
Debbie  Mark
Debbie Mark
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Earl Hofert
Earl HofertAdelaide59 posts
  XV G5X 2.0i AWD
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TonySydney2 posts
  XV G4X 2.0i
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Marie
MarieAdelaide3 posts
  XV G4X 2.0i

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!

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GT2036Sydney2 posts
  XV G5X 2.0i-L AWD

Excellent value, great to drive and economical

The interior is well planned, spacious and has quality features. The driving position and vision are exceptional. I am getting 5-6L/100km for highway driving and 7-8L/100km for urban driving. Steering is light and responsive. Eyesight features like adaptive cruise control and safety warnings are impressive. Very happy with my choice.

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Alena
AlenaSydney
  XV G5X 2.0i-S AWD

Shaking on low speeds

Hate this car! We were disappointed after 2 days of driving it. We just bought the 2018 Subaru XV and it shakes on low speeds. I always get stuck in traffic coming back from work and the whole 50 minutes I drive 20-30km/h. The car shakes and shudders the whole time and it feels that it's gone choke and stop. Hasn't fully stopped yet, though.

When we took it to the service we were told it's a software issue, they have an update for Impreza but not for XV. We were told to live with it until and if Subaru makes a software update for XV.

I don't recommend this car to anyone.

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Michelle Martinez
Michelle MartinezSydney, NSW9 posts
  Verified XV G4X 2.0i

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.

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