Posted Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at 6:56pm

2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek 2.0i Premium

The 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek stands out in the small crossover segment for several favorable reasons. One is its unconventional shape and accompanying vibrant exterior paint choices. It’s also more car-like than most competitors, since it’s based on the Subaru Impreza$26,885.00 at TrueCar wagon, but more off-road-ready thanks to a beefed-up suspension and higher ride height. On the tech front, the Crosstrek has a very effective, easy-to-use connected infotainment system. And it’s the only compact crossover that’s available as a hybrid as well as a gas-powered model.