2024 SUBARU XV UNVEILED
Subaru has unveiled the pricing details for the brand-new 2024 Subaru XV, featuring a revamped exterior and interior design, improved ride and handling, heightened safety measures, and updated multimedia technology. The third generation XV stands out as a highly capable compact SUV, offering an extensive array of standard and optional features at a competitive price point. This new generation improves on the successes of the previous generation to ensure its favorable standing in the highly competitive compact crossover SUV segment.
Equipped with Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, X-MODE® with Hill Descent Control, and 17-inch alloy wheels with all-season tires, the compact SUV boasts an impressive 8.7-inch ground clearance across all models. This surpasses that of many SUVs, while maintaining a comfortably low step-in height for easy entry for both front and rear passengers.
The Base and Premium trims feature a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder direct-injection SUBARU BOXER® engine, delivering 152-hp and 145 lb.-ft. of torque. Stepping up, the Sport and Limited trims upgrade to a responsive 2.5-liter BOXER engine with 182 hp and 178 lb.-ft. of torque.
Across all trim levels, an updated Lineartronic CVT ensures smoother and quieter performance. The Premium, Sport, and Limited trims introduce a manual mode with steering wheel paddle shifters, allowing drivers to control the transmission through eight pre-set ratios. The SUV’s drivetrain is further bolstered with standard Active Torque Vectoring and the SI-Drive performance management system.
The 2024 XV includes the latest iteration of the award-winning EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology as a standard feature. Blind-spot detection with Lane Keep Assist and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert is available on Premium and higher trims. Models equipped with both EyeSight and Blind-Spot Detection now incorporate Automatic Emergency Steering, working in conjunction with these safety features to assist with steering control and collision avoidance at speeds below 50 mph.
The redesigned exterior exudes an adventurous spirit, characterized by a frameless hexagonal grille, compact headlights, a sculptural body, and a robust stance. Black wheel arch cladding and rocker panels provide a striking contrast to the body color. Inside the cabin, there’s an enhanced focus on occupant comfort and interaction with the vehicle. The front seat design is more supportive, aiming to increase overall comfort and reduce fatigue.
A noteworthy addition to the 2024 XV is the availability of the SUBARU STARLINK 11.6-inch Multimedia Plus system. This high-resolution touchscreen boasts wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto with full-screen display. Functioning as a central information display, it integrates with combination meter functions and provides on-screen controls for audio, climate, and vehicle functions. Additional features include Bluetooth® hands-free phone and audio streaming connectivity, AM/FM stereo, rear vision camera, SiriusXM® All-Access Radio, SiriusXM Travel Link® (4-month free Platinum Plan), HD Radio®, and over-the-air updates.
INTRODUCING THE ALL-NEW 2024 XV
The 2024 XV impresses with a comprehensive set of standard features, making it a standout in its class. Notable inclusions are the EyeSight Driver Assist Technology, steering-responsive LED headlights, SI-Drive engine performance management system, and 17-inch alloy wheels finished in a stylish dark gray. The SUV also boasts dual-zone automatic climate control and a Tire Pressure Monitoring System with individual tire display and automatic individual wheel ID registration.
At the heart of the entry-level XV is a center information display featuring SUBARU STARLINK dual 7.0-inch high-resolution touchscreens. The upper screen takes charge of smartphone integration, supporting Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto™, and Bluetooth® for hands-free phone calls and audio streaming. It also controls AM/FM stereo, the Rear Vision Camera, SiriusXM® All-Access Radio and Travel Link®, and HD Radio®. Meanwhile, the lower screen provides convenient access to climate and vehicle settings.
Among the array of additional standard features are Auto Stop-Start functionality, power windows with auto up/down for the front windows, power door locks and side mirrors, a tilt and telescoping steering column, keyless entry, and a security system with an engine immobilizer. Convenience extends to a USB-A input/charging port and a 3.5 mm auxiliary input jack in the front center console. The XV ensures flexibility with its 60/40-split fold-down rear seat, while carpeted floor mats, crossbar mounting points, combination meter with color LCD, Welcome Lighting, and a cargo tray further enhance the overall experience.
The XV Premium takes the Base trim to the next level by incorporating a range of standard features. These include Keyless Access with Push-Button Start, LED fog lights, a USB-C input/charging port in the front center console, and additional USB-A and USB-C charging ports in the rear center console. The Premium also boasts a high-grade combination meter with a 4.2-inch color LCD, auto up/down functionality on all windows, and distinctive raised ladder-type roof rails.
Notably, the Premium introduces the SUBARU STARLINK 11.6-inch Multimedia Plus system with six speakers, enhancing the entertainment and connectivity experience. For added safety and convenience, the Premium and higher trims offer optional STARLINK Safety and Security features along with STARLINK Concierge Services.
For those seeking additional amenities, an optional package is available. This package includes the All-Weather Package with heated front seats, a heated windshield, and heated exterior mirrors. It also incorporates a Power Moonroof for an open-air experience. Furthermore, the package enhances safety with Blind-Spot Detection featuring Lane Change Assist and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert. As a comfort-oriented addition, the package includes a 10-way power driver’s seat with 2-way lumbar support, providing customizable support for an optimal driving experience.
The XV Sport takes a step further, featuring the robust 2.5-liter BOXER engine and a dual-function X-MODE with Hill Descent Control. The X-MODE system introduces driver-selectable SNOW/DIRT and DEEP SNOW/MUD settings, optimizing all-wheel-drive performance to tackle challenging weather or road conditions.
Setting itself apart in 2024, the Sport trim boasts distinctive yellow exterior accents on the front, sides, and rear panels. This bold design is complemented by 18-inch alloy wheels in a dark gray finish and gloss black detailing on the front grille, side mirrors, and roof spoiler. Inside, the Sport offers a stylish interior with seats wrapped in gray cloth featuring eye-catching yellow accents. The cabin is further adorned with yellow contrast stitching and simulated carbon fiber interior trim, creating a visually appealing and sporty ambiance. The combination meter’s odometer and tachometer are surrounded by yellow metallic finish trim rings, adding to the trim’s unique identity.
The Sport also comes equipped with convenient features such as a wireless phone charger in the center console, the All-Weather Package, and a leather steering wheel and shift lever as standard.
For those seeking additional enhancements, an optional package for the Sport is available. This package includes a Power Moonroof, Blind-Spot Detection with Lane Change Assist and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert for enhanced safety, and a 10-way power driver’s seat with 2-way lumbar support, providing added comfort and customization for the driver’s seating position.
The XV Limited takes the features from the Sport trim and adds a range of enhancements. Notable additions include Blind-Spot Detection with Lane Change Assist and Rear-Cross Traffic Alert, Reverse Automatic Braking, and upgraded headlights featuring LED front signals, accent lighting, and side marker lights. The Limited also offers a 10-way power driver seat with 2-way lumbar support for enhanced comfort during drives.
Externally, the Limited trim boasts 18-inch dark gray alloy wheels with a machine finish and body-color exterior mirrors featuring integrated turn signals. The refined cabin offers a choice of black or gray perforated leather seats with contrast orange stitching on the seats, shift lever boot, center console storage lid, door armrests, and instrument panel. Chrome interior door handles and chrome-trimmed power window switches contribute to the interior’s sophisticated flair.
For further customization, two option packages are available for the Limited. The first package includes a Power Moonroof and a Harman Kardon® 10-speaker system with a 432-watt equivalent amplifier. The second package adds the SUBARU STARLINK 11.6-inch Multimedia Navigation system powered by TomTom® and the Harman Kardon premium audio system.
In an exciting development, XV production will now take place in the U.S. The 2.5-liter Sport and Limited trims will be manufactured at Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc. in Lafayette, Indiana, with availability at Subaru retailers starting in the summer. Production of the 2.0-liter Base and Premium trims will continue at the Subaru plant in Gunma, Japan, with these models set to be available at Subaru retailers this spring.