2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid Gets 31 MPG Combined – 2013 New York

Off-roading just got a lot greener thanks to the new 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid on display at the 2013 New York auto show. Taking all the goodness from the regular gasoline-powered Crosstrek, the new crossover utilizes the Japanese automaker’s first hybrid system to achieve expected EPA ratings of 28/34 mpg city/highway.

Powered by a 2.0-liter Boxer engine that works with a 13.4-hp electric motor, peak output is 148 hp at 6000 rpm and 145 lb-ft of torque at 4200 rpm, sent to all four wheels via a CVT. Tucked underneath the underfloor storage is a 13.5kW nickel-metal hydride battery that’s recharged by a regenerative braking system. After all is said and done, the hybrid model is about 300 pounds heavier than the normal XV Crosstrek, but to keep things in balance, Subaru reengineered the chassis for the added weight to improve handling, steering, and ride.

Aside from adding the hybrid powertrain system, Subaru has changed a few other details underneath the sheetmetal. Thicker floor sections, under-floor covers, and extra sound insulation helps keep things much quieter inside the cabin, while a revised steering ratio aids with sharper handling responses.

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2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid Gets 31 MPG Combined – 2013 New York

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2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid Gets 31 MPG Combined – 2013 New York

2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid Gets 31 MPG Combined – 2013 New York

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2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid Gets 31 MPG Combined – 2013 New York

2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid Gets 31 MPG Combined – 2013 New York

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2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid Gets 31 MPG Combined – 2013 New York

2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid Gets 31 MPG Combined – 2013 New York

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2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid Gets 31 MPG Combined – 2013 New York

2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid Gets 31 MPG Combined – 2013 New York

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2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid Gets 31 MPG Combined – 2013 New York