Great car. Wrong year to purchase one.
2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek Limited
I love the style of the car. The 2013 model year was the first for the Crosstrek and I should have known to give it a year. The car IS quite comfortable although a bit shy on cargo capacity. The 2 biggest complaints I have about this 2013 Crosstrek would be the annoying level of road noise. So much so that listening to music is virtually impossible. Secondly, the car is way underpowered. And, while his does help yield very good fuel efficiency, it makes it a bear to come up to speed on the freeway or to climb any kind of hill. It really struggles with power. But having said those two serious complaints, the car has given us 6 years of trouble-free driving with (other than a couple recalls) zero maintenance problems or concerns. I have never owned a car this long. We will probably trade it soon for a newer version of the Crosstrek as I understand that the road noise and power issues have been addressed to some degree. We live in Idaho, so all wheel drive is desirable and the Crosstrek does an excellent job in snow, ice and wet pavement. All and all, an excellent car. I just bought too early and should have waited a year or two.