2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek Special Edition to Be Released This Spring

By | 01/17/2015

The 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek Special Edition will be released this spring. The new model is based on the 2.0i Premium trim and will bring some novelties. The XV Crosstrek was first introduced back in 2013 as a quirky-looking, modern and urban compact crossover. Soon after that it managed to win the title of the No. 3 selling Subaru. Therefore, the manufacturer decided to celebrate this occasion with the Special Edition of its beloved model. The 2015 XV Crosstrek Special Edition will be sold in 1,000 units, so if you do want this model to be yours, you should place your reservations soon. The special crossover brings new exterior details, which make it look more urban and modern, and a fully-equipped cabin with loads of gadgets. The 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek is meant for the younger audience as it is really bold and funky. This, however, does come at a price, but we will talk about it a bit later. For now, let’s take a look at its specs.

2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek Special Edition Crossover

2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek Special Edition Exterior Updates

The appearance of the 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek Special Edition is not really that different from the appearance of the regular model. However, there are some changes which will make it look a bit distinctive and though we cannot say they are big, they sure make the new model more attractive and aggressive. To start with, the 2015 XV Crosstrek Special Edition is painted in Sunrise Yellow, a very bold nuance, which also includes side mirrors in the same color, as well as roof spoilers. The new compact crossover also got roof rails, privacy glass and 17-inch alloy wheels, which are all standard with the 2.0i Premium trim. The black cladding and a ground clearance of 8.7 inches make the model look robust and tough, while the new Power Moonroof, turn signals integrated into the side mirrors and darkened headlight bezels make it look very modern and attractive. In addition, the 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek Special Edition will also feature Keyless Access with Push-Button Start, Pin Code Access and leather steering wheel and shifter. Moreover, the crossover comes with the All-Weather Package included, meaning it will also feature heated front seats, heated side mirrors and windshield wiper de-icer.

2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek Special Edition Technology & Equipment

The 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek Special Edition will come with a fully equipped cabin. The model is, like we mentioned before, meant for the younger audience, so it is no wonder why the manufacturer paid most attention to this aspect. Truth be told, this is the part that is most different from the regular crossover equipped with the 2.0i Premium package. To start with, let’s mention some of the component the aforementioned trim and the new model have in common. The 2015 XV Crosstrek Special Edition will use the Subaru Starlink infotainment system and a 7-inch touchscreen with multi-touch controls, swiping and gesture control. There will also be a SiriusXM Satellite Radio (subscription required), a CD player with six speakers, iTunes Tagging capability, dual USB ports etc.

2015 XV Crosstrek Special Edition

Carried Over Powertrain with Superb Fuel Efficiency

The 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek Special Edition will be powered by the same mill the regular crossover is. That means it will use a 2.0-liter boxer four-cylinder engine that can generate 148 horsepower at 6,200 revs and 145 lb-ft of torque at 4,200 rpm. The transmission used for the model is the CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) which comes as standard, while the six-speed manual is offered as an option. The crossover comes with the Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive as standard. Also, there are Subaru Incline Start Assist feature and a hill-start assist system which come with the CVT. Though one might argue that the model isn’t powerful enough (0-60mph in around 10 seconds, which is not really that impressive, but still okay), no complaints can be made on its fuel efficiency. Reportedly, the 2015 XV Crosstrek Special Edition returns 26 mpg/city and 34 mpg/highway.

Release Date & Price

The 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek Special Edition will be released this spring in a limited number of 1,000 units. The price of the new model is $25,290 without the $850 destination fee, which is around $3,000 more than what you would have paid for the 2.0i Premium trim on the regular model. However, the Special Edition does bring a bit more fun to the model so it is up to you to decide whether or not it is worth it.

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