This page applies to the Crosstrek hybrid from model years 2014-2016. Research the current model.

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Executive Summary:
  • Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid is the most fuel-efficient all-wheel-drive crossover in America (30 city, 34 highway).
  • Subaru-engineered hybrid system uses 2.0-liter BOXER engine and integrates an electric motor into a continuously variable transmission.
  • Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive standard offers solid, all-terrain performance.



The Special Powertrain
The Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid combines a 2.0-liter Subaru BOXER engine with a 13.4-hp electric motor that's integrated into the Lineartronic® Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT). A 100v, 13.5kw nickel-metal hydride battery is located under a revised rear floor area, and the engine uses an integrated starter/generator for the automatic start/stop feature. The compact hybrid system weighs just 209 lbs. and places the electric motor just behind the transmission and in front of continuously variable transfer clutch. With the addition of all the new features, the Hybrid weighs approximately 300 lbs. more than the gasoline version.

Space age powertrain. 

Spare tire area contains batteries.

First high voltage warning on a Subie. 

How does it work?
Under light acceleration, the hybrid system uses the electric motor for initial vehicle acceleration and then starts the gasoline engine once underway. The electric motor can also provide motor assist for acceleration in parallel with the gasoline engine, and an EV mode will operate the vehicle in certain low-speed situations.

Other Engineering Highlights
In addition to optimizing the 2.0-liter FB-series BOXER engine to reduce internal friction, Subaru applied a number of other efficiency-enhancing technologies to the XV Crosstrek Hybrid. An Auto Start/Stop system shuts down the gasoline engine when the vehicle is stopped. Brake regeneration works when the car is coasting or the driver has applied the brake, recapturing kinetic energy from the turning wheels to recharge the battery.

What kind of fuel economy does it it get?

10% better overall than the gas version, 30 city/34 highway.  It is the most fuel-efficient and lowest-emissions AWD hybrid crossover in America. 


More links:

  • See our "Just Crosstrek" page.
  • Laugh at our April Fools joke about a Subaru hybrid that will never get built.
  • Compare the Hybrid with the gas version.

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