Subaru XV Crosstrek hybrid: Worst marketing BS in years.
The regular Crosstrek is getting a combined MPG of 28. (25 City/33Hwy)
Subaru is now offering us the new Hybrid version. They expect it to get a combined rating of 31!
That is only a 3 MPG gain on average. And just 1 on the Highway!
I am all for Hybrids, like the Prius. Which actually gets at least 50MPG.
I wouldn’t get one myself but I understand why other people do.
But this???? Who will pay the extra $2000 or $3000 to save 3 miles per gallon?
This is quite amazing….
Good luck with the BS Subaru.
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If Subary actually produces the WRX concept as is, I forgive them.
Its a mild hybrid, not a full hybrid, similar in execution as the GM hybrids. The price difference will not be as significant.
Subaru = Not A Clue!
What a joke!
Must of only put a AA battery in it.
I agree. Originally I was interested in this hybrid. Once the numbers were revealed I could not believe it. The XV model is great but it needs a stronger engine. WHERE IS THE DIESEL SUBARU!!! You are killing this car!
At 31mpg combined, it is the most fuel efficient awd vehicle in the country by quite a margin. This includes vehicles that are not crossovers with high ground clearance.
I guess those who lament the demise of the Dodge Caliber can rest easy knowing that Subaru used the basic design for this…
Why they don't use Toyota's technology ?
At 31mpg combined, it is the most fuel efficient awd vehicle in the country by quite a margin
Except for Fiesta, Festive, Dart, Civic, and about a dozen others. My BMW 5-series even gets 33 HWY (rated @30, but actual is higher) and its ALL-WHEEL-DRIVE. And has a bigger trunk, seating for 5, and handeling that no Subaru Owner has EVER experienced (at least not in a Subaru).