Subaru XV

RM 117,788 - 124,788 TBC
C-Segment SUV | 2.0L


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Interior feels more upmarket than the previous model
Subaru Symmetrical AWD gifts the XV with superior traction
All variants get 7 airbags and stability control
2.0L | Naturally-aspirated

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Subaru XV Reviews

  • A crossover within the realms of the Honda HR-V and Toyota C-HR. Its USP is the all-wheel-drive system, which provides a far superior off-road capability and all-weather traction. Currently, there are 3 variants on sale - XV 2.0i, XV 2.0i-P and XV GT Edition 2.0i-P. Prices start from RM 117,788 to RM 133,788.

  • 2018 Subaru XV Gallery


    The Subaru XV is based on the Impreza, which isn’t sold in Malaysia, and adds ground clearance and rugged crossover bits such as the black cladding and roof rails.


    2018 Subaru XV Dimensions
    Length 4,465 mm
    Width 1,800 mm
    Height 1,615 mm
    Wheelbase 2,665 mm


    Only the Subaru XV 2.0i gets halogen headlamps while the 2.0i-P gets LED headlamps. All variants get LED combination tail lamps.


    All variants ride on 17-inch wheels wrapped with 225/60 profile tyres.

  • Dashboard

    The upper portion of the dashboard is wrapped with soft touch material with orange contrasting stitching, while the lower dashboard is hard plastics.

    Instrument cluster

    A 6.3-inch display flanked by 2 analog dials with clear and easy to read graphics.

    Space and practicality

    Legroom and headroom at the rear is average in its class.


    Boot space is among the smallest in its segment with 345 litres due to its shallow height.

  • 2018 Subaru XV Specs and Features

    Safety Features

    All variants of the Subaru XV are equipped with:

    • 7 airbags
    • Stability Control (VDC)
    • Active Torque Vectoring
    • Hill Descent Control
    • Rear view camera

    Comfort Features

    • 8-way power adjustable driver seat
    • Tilt and telescopic steering wheel adjustment
    • Semi-leather seats (Full leather seats on GT Edition)

    8-inch infotainment display with 6 speakers, Bluetooth, USB, auxiliary, and HDMI input。
    The weakest link of the car, feels aftermarket and has poor legibility. And there’s no Apple CarPlay/Android Auto compatibility.

  • Engine
    The Subaru XV is powered by a 2.0-litre flat-four naturally aspirated engine that produces 156 PS and 196 Nm of torque.

    Power goes to all four wheels via a continuously variable transmission (CVT).

    Underpinned by the Subaru Global Platform, it utilizes MacPherson Struts at the front and Double Wishbones at the rear.

    All-wheel-drive system
    It features a full-time all-wheel-drive system, which Subaru calls Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive. It is integrated with the stability control and EBD to optimize available traction at all times.

  • Engine Performance
    Smooth and linear in its power delivery that is aided by the CVT. It doesn’t accelerate as eagerly as a Honda HR-V, partly due to the AWD system and heavier weight.

    Transmission Performance
    Response is relatively quick, and it mimics the shifting of a conventional automatic transmission. Rubber band effect is also minimal during sudden acceleration.

    Steering and handling
    Steering is direct and sharp thanks to a quicker ratio from the previous generation. Body roll is well contained despite its ride height and it goes around corners with a surefooted assurance.

  • Sound proofing
    General cabin noise level is relatively low. Mechanical noises such as the engine, transmission and suspension are well suppressed. Wind noise only gets noticeable at higher speeds, at which point the tyre noise becomes even more intrusive.

    Passenger comfort
    Ride quality is exemplary. It absorbs bumps with a sophistication most rivals lack, barring the Toyota CH-R. It lacks rear air vents but the seats have decent thigh support and is comfortable over long distance journeys.

  • Fuel consumption

    The Subaru XV is rated at 7.3 litre/100km in combined driving conditions.

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