When you drive the SUBARU XV, there’s little that can stop you from having a good time. That’s because the SUBARU XV gives you the high ground clearance of an SUV, the low centre of gravity and balance of a sports sedan, and Symmetrical AWD. Matched to the SUBARU BOXER engine for a near-perfect symmetrical layout, it delivers gratifying power with exceptional traction, providing balance and stability for total control in ever-shifting road conditions. The result is vehicle that gives you peace of mind and confidence like no other — this is the essence of the Subaru driving experience.


The SUBARU XV achieves exciting levels of response and efficiency with Lineartronic Continuously Variable Transmission. This compact and lightweight transmission dramatically improves fuel efficiency by keeping the engine in its optimal rev range, and preserving momentum that’s often lost during a gear shift. Working in unison with Lineartronic, Active Torque Split AWD sends 60 percent of its torque to the front wheels, and 40 percent to the rear wheels under normal conditions. When conditions are more demanding, the system reacts in real-time by adjusting the front and rear wheel torque distribution as well as the transmission. This further increases the stability of the AWD system to deliver a safe and agile driving experience.


Geared for exciting response and control, both the 5- and 6-speed manual transmissions enable you to define your own driving style. They feature hill start assist to help you avoid rolling when starting on a hill. The gearbox is paired with an AWD system utilising a viscous limited-slip centre differential (LSD). Whenever the balance of traction changes, the LSD instantaneously redistributes the torque to the front and rear wheels as needed. And on 1.6-litre model, the Dual-range (Hi/Lo) gearing gives you an added edge in control for extreme situations.


Achieve higher efficiency without compromise. This system minimises wasted fuel when standing still by turning off the engine during idling. When traffic starts to move, let off the brake pedal and the engine reengages in 0.35 seconds. The transition’s so quick and seamless that you’ll hardly notice it working—even in stop-and-go traffic.


Blending sporty handling with a comfortable ride, the SUBARU XV’s suspension is fine-tuned for everyday enjoyment. In the front, the rigid struts enhance responsiveness and give the steering an accurate and connected feel. A thicker front stabilizer bar ensures flatter cornering and better control for a more confident and linear feel.


The refined rear suspension will provoke your passion for driving. The taut double wishbone rear suspension handles rough roads and sharp corners with poise and precision, giving you the rotation and response you want for an exciting ride. Pillow ball bushings optimise tyre contact for better traction and a more intimate connection to the road.

Few cars deliver the thrilling eagerness and spontaneity of the SUBARU XV. It’s achieved with the horizontally opposed SUBARU BOXER engine, which places the pistons 180 degrees apart for a lower, flatter profile compared to other engine types. This gives the powerplant—and by extension the whole car—a lower centre of gravity and more balanced weight distribution. In addition, the pistons’ opposing movements counteract each other, which naturally reduces vibration.

    MAX OUTPUT: 108 kW (147 PS) / 3,600 rpm
    MAX TORQUE: 350 Nm (35.7 kgfm) / 1,600–2,800 rpm
    FUEL CONSUMPTION*: 5.4 lit./100 km
    CO₂ EMISSIONS*: 141 g/km

    Economy meets enjoyment in the fuel-efficient yet engaging 2.0-litre diesel engine. Whilst meeting the stringent standards of the EURO emissions regulations, the turbocharged powerplant delivers all of its prodigious 350-Nm of peak torque from just 1,600 rpm for brisk and refreshing performance at any speed. Horizontally-opposed pistons provide a smoothness and low levels of vibration that are exceptional for a diesel engine. Coupled with a free-flowing intake and slick six-speed manual, the SUBARU XV provides civility and responsiveness for both the surface streets and expressways.


    MAX OUTPUT: 110 kW (150 PS) / 6,200 rpm
    MAX TORQUE: 196 Nm (20.0 kgfm) / 4,200 rpm
    FUEL CONSUMPTION*: 6.5 lit./100 km (Lineartronic), 7.0 lit./100 km (6MT)
    CO₂ EMISSIONS*: 151 g/km (Lineartronic), 160 g/km (6MT)

    The power to stir excitement comes from the rich and immediate response of Subaru’s 2.0-litre double-overhead camshaft (DOHC) petrol engine. Improved Active Valve Control System (AVCS) and an optimised intake provide a generous amount of low-end torque, ensuring you have the acceleration you need around town. That performance comes responsibly, too—cylinder-mounted injectors and lightweight pistons and connecting rods mean it’s as frugal with fuel as it is clean-burning. In addition, due to its vibration-cancelling SUBARU BOXER layout, power and efficiency comes with refinement that’s made for urban living.


    MAX OUTPUT: 84 kW (114 PS) / 5,600 rpm
    MAX TORQUE: 150 Nm (15.3 kgfm) / 4,000 rpm
    FUEL CONSUMPTION*: 6.3 lit./100 km (Lineartronic), 6.5 lit./100 km (5MT)
    CO₂ EMISSIONS*: 146 g/km (Lineartronic), 151 g/km (5MT)

    Efficiency is exemplified in the cutting-edge technology of Subaru’s 1.6-litre DOHC petrol engine. The long stroke of the engine means an even, economical burn of fuel, ensuring the SUBARU XV performs optimally at any rpm. This petrol engine is efficient and the clean SUBARU BOXER engine to date. What’s more, power comes early and smooth, aided by the inherent balance of the SUBARU BOXER configuration, and the SUBARU XV eagerly revs throughout its rpm range.

  • Long-lasting Performance

    The engine’s flat design is inherently rigid and self-balancing, generating less vibration than V-type or 4-cylinder in-line in the same class for durability and reliable performance.

  • Increased Stability

    Because the engine block has a flatter profile and sits lower in the chassis, the overall vehicle is more stably balanced and resistant to side-to-side motion than other designs.

* Fuel consumption and CO emissions: According to EC715/2007-136/2014W.