5 cars to keep your New Year's resolutions
Subaru XV Crosstrek
- Entry-level price: $21,995
- Gas mileage:
- City - 23 mpg
- Highway - 30 mpg
- Combined - 26 mpg
- Resolution:Spend more time outdoors
To spend more time outdoors, you need to get to the outdoors. The XV Crosstrek is a fun way to do just that. Specializing in all-wheel drive, Subaru's symmetrical all-wheel drive is standard on all XV Crosstreks. Its highly competent all-wheel and 8.7 inches of ground clearance -- an inch more than Ford's Explorer -- mean it can get you just about anywhere you might need to go.
Turning the wheels is a 148-horsepower, 2-liter flat-four-cylinder engine and five-speed manual transmission. Its flat design keeps the vehicle's center of gravity low for better stability on and off pavement. Standard foul-weather gear includes heated front seats, heated outboard mirrors and windshield-wiper de-icers. Bluetooth connectivity is also standard.
As capable as the XV Crosstrek is, you don't need to leave the road to enjoy it.