Cruise control, and air-conditioning that maintains a set temperature. Controls on the steering wheel for operating the cruise control, the audio system and your phone.
A colour touchscreen for controlling cabin functions. An MP3-compatible sound system with a radio, CD player, Bluetooth connectivity for voice and audio streaming, and Aux and USB inputs.
Support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
, which lets you display some apps from compatible smartphones on the touchscreen and control them from there.
Height and reach adjustment for the steering wheel, and height adjustment for the driver’s seat.
Roof rails, which make it easier to fit rooftop luggage systems.
Aluminium alloy wheels, and a full-size steel spare wheel. A tyre pressure monitor, which warns you if a tyre is going flat.
All-wheel-drive, which improves traction and stability on slippery surfaces. Automatic transmission.
Active torque vectoring, which helps the car turn more keenly (by braking individual wheels selectively).
Hill-start assistance, which controls the brakes to help you take off on uphill slopes.
X-Mode, a system borrowed from the Subaru Forester, which helps the XV climb slippery slopes. It directs drive to the wheels that have the most grip.
Seven airbags, and a reversing camera. Electronic stability control, which can help you control a skidding car. (For the placement of airbags, and more on XV safety systems, please open the Safety section below.)
Every Subaru XV carries a five-year, unlimited kilometre warranty.