"The 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek is a likable little wagon with comfort and utility, but paying a premium for the inefficient, unrefined hybrid version doesn't make sense," said Cars.com reviewer Jennifer Geiger. Check out Geiger's review for more.
Cars.com photo by Evan Sears
Subaru's new XV Crosstrek wagon was introduced for the 2013 model year and the brand's first hybrid followed for 2014. The XV Crosstrek Hybrid retains the regular version's cargo and passenger dimensions, so there was enough room for two child-safety seats in this five-passenger wagon; accessible Latch anchors also make it family-friendly.
How many car seats fit in the second row? Two
The concept of a hybrid Subaru is a great one. Many Subaru owners love the outdoors and owning a greener car might appeal to these car shoppers. But the reality of Subaru's first hybrid is a tale of pretty unimpressive mileage.
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The 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid spent some time and hundreds of miles in the Cars.com test fleet recently and delivered less than stunning results.
The 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class sedan returns to the top of the heap for its third week in a row, landing at No. 1 on our list of most-read reviews. The only other movement of note on this week’s list came courtesy of debuts from the 2013 Volkswagen Passat sedan and 2013 Fiat 500e electric car. They could only muster Nos. 8 and 10, respectively, but rest assured, the Passat did so without offending anyone with its tastefully un-showy style and the 500e with zero emissions. Check out what else was popular:1. 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class
After making No. 1 its "entry level" on our list of most-read reviews last week, Mercedes-Benz's new entry-level luxury sedan, the 2014 CLA-Class, returns to the top spot this week. The CLA-Class' encore is followed by two 2014 debuts in the Mazda3 compact car and Kia Soul hatchback, bowing at Nos. 2 and 3, respectively. Meanwhile, the 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe crossover rejoins the list at No. 5. Check out what else was popular:1. 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class
Editor's note: This post was updated on Oct. 14 with the correct photo of the 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class.
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