Subaru XV 2018-2019 – 3rd Generation Crossover


In the review, the new Japanese crossover Subaru 2018-2019 – Subaru XV with photos and videos. The price and configuration, the technical characteristics of the Subaru XV (HB or X VX) 2017 model year in the new 3 generation body. The official premiere of the Japanese novelty took place at the Geneva Motor Show in early March 2017, but so far only European. The world presentation of the “third” Subaru HB will take place a month later in New York at the local auto show , after which the price will be announced and the sales of the Japanese crossover in the Old and New World, Russia and Japan will be launched.

America, by the way, is the main market for the Subaru XV model (in the North American market of Subaru Crosstrek). From 2013 to 2016, American motorists acquired almost 310 thousand crossovers of the previous generation, while in Europe for the same reporting period, sold just over 42,000 copies. Perhaps this fact is predominant in that the new Subaru XV 3 generation visually practically does not differ from its predecessor (American motorists are very conservative).

It may even seem that we have before us a deeply modernized version of the second generation of Subaru XV. But no, the crossover is completely new, starting with the latest Subaru Global Platform and completely original body panels, ending with a gasoline engine with direct fuel injection and a significantly transformed interior with a wider range of modern equipment.

According to the information provided by the manufacturer, the body of the new car was designed from a clean sheet and made of high-strength steel, which allowed to increase the rigidity of the body by torsion by as much as 70% compared to the model of the previous generation. In the case of a frontal collision, the new XV absorbs the kinetic energy of the impact by 40% better. But, fortunately, before the accident collision, it may not work, because the arsenal of security systems is impressive: the system Pre-Collision Braking Control, Adaptive Cruise Control and Lane Keep Assist, Subaru Rear Vehicle Detection and High Beam Assist, car hold systems in the lane And monitoring of blind areas of rear-view mirrors.

  • The exterior dimensions of the body of the Subaru XV 2018-2019 are 4465 mm in length, 1800 mm in width, 1615 mm in height, with 2665 mm of wheelbase and 220 mm of ground clearance (clearance) with standard installation of 18-inch wheels with light-alloy wheels.

Returning to the exterior design of the new generation of the Japanese compact crossover subaru Subaru XV, I would like to highlight the expressive front of the body with new headlights, complemented by the strokes of LED daytime running lights and a solid stern, also decorated with new overall lights. In general, the designers tried to keep the familiar features of the predecessor in the image of the novelty, and they managed to do it, so that from the first time it’s even difficult to find differences.

Salon 3 generation crossover XV from Subaru, like the body of the new items also looks not new, but modernized. By and large, with the change of generations and change in the interior, almost nothing happened. However, to install the new multimedia system STARLINK Multimedia system (Apple CarPlay and Android Auto) with enlarged up to 6.5 and 8.0 inches color screens, as well as a modern air conditioning unit, the linkers increased the size of the center console by slightly changing the entire front panel. The novelty has got a little modernized steering wheel and the panel of devices, new cards of doors, a key of a drive of a lay brake.


The increase in the size of the wheelbase allowed the rear passengers to have more legroom. The rear seats have become more comfortable and cozy. Of course, the manufacturer announced more high-quality finishing materials.


Technical specifications of Subaru XV 2018-2019. A fully independent suspension scheme with McPherson struts in front and a multilever rear inherited a new generation of crossover from the previous model generation, but … the damping elements are new (better smoothness of the suspension and higher stability when driving at high speed). More rigid fixing of the suspension parts is applied, the rear stabilizer of lateral stability is now fixed directly to the body, which made it possible to reduce the body rolls in turns by 2 times. Steering by reducing the gear ratio from 14.1 to 13.1 became more acute. The all-wheel drive transmission of the Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive is supplemented by the X-MODE mode (the motor and the stabilization system go into off-road driving mode).


Under the hood of the new generation Subaru XV, the petrol engine is a 2.0-liter FB20 engine with direct injection of fuel into the cylinders (156 HP 196 Nm) in the company with the Lineartronic variator.
The weight of the new FB20 engine is 12 kg less than the mass of the engine installed on the 2nd generation of the crossover, with 80% of the original parts, the power increased by 6 forces, and fuel consumption, by contrast, is reduced by 10%.