Subaru XV 2021 Review

The Subaru XV is a stylish vehicle in the increasingly competitive small SUV category. An upgraded XV was released in November last year.

MY21 Subaru XV Preview - overseas model shown.

All XV  models now have a two mode driving configuration: sport and eco. There is a revised suspension for improved handling and comfort, new wheel designs and at the front a new grille, bumper and fog light design.


A strong focus in the up-market variants is on driver assistance such as

    • Blind Spot Monitor
    • Lane Change Assist
    • Rear Cross Traffic Alert, and
    • Front and side View Monitor

An uncommon feature is Reverse Automatic Braking which reduces the chance of you backing into objects.

There are now two mild hybrid models which add $3,400 to the price.

Every Subaru is all-wheel-drive and prices start from $29,700 up to $40,800 plus on-roads.

The biggest selling small SUV is the MG ZS.

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Rob Fraser – General dogsbody & Director Rob is the founder of the business. He constantly mutters something about way too many red wines one evening being to blame. Often known for taking the 4WD in the driveway over the sports car, he has travelled pretty much everywhere in Australia and when he is bored goes for a drive. He first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then. In addition to 4WD he is an avid motoring enthusiast and has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since his teens. He has owned way too many cars in his time as well. Having previously lived at the top of corporate life he retired in 2000 and hasn’t put a suit and tie on since. Cars are his passion so why not have a business doing what you love he figures. He has towed either a caravan or camper trailer to most parts of Australia, has run guided tours for camper trailers’ and instructed drivers in off road towing.