The new 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid is on the market. The 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid is the brand name’s very first manufacturing hybrid, mating a 13.5-kilowatt 13.4-horsepower electric motor with a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder pugilist engine. The small SUV additionally showcases an updated framework, although only to counter the added weight of the 209-pound hybrid system.
The Crosstrek Hybrid obtains 28 mpg city/34 mpg highway– a modest improvement over the non-hybrid’s 25/33 mpg, but progress however. Subaru claims the electric motor develops a net improve in energy for the hybrid, contrasted with its precursor, though we’ll need to take its word for now; the distinction isn’t really discernible in present specifications.
Nonetheless, the same as does not mean similar with. Created in-house by Subaru, the hybrid’s internal-combustion engine is a 2.0-liter pugilist four generating 148 horsepower and 145 lb-ft of torque– output the same to the conventional Crosstrek’s 2.0– which is assisted by an electrical motor making THIRTEEN horse power and 48 lb-ft, integrated with a constantly variable transmission. Subaru didn’t disclose the device’s total result.
The Subaru device makes use of a 13.5-kW nickel-metal hydride battery pack, unlike the lithium-ion batteries that have actually ended up being usual in the majority of hybrids and pure electrics. As do other hybrids, the brake device has a regrowth attribute to restore the electric batteries, and the Crosstrek also stretches metropolitan energy economic climate with a stop-start system. The result is an EPA-estimated 28 mpg in the city, and 34 on the highway– gains of 5 and 4 mpg over the conventional XV Crosstrek.
Compared to its gas-only predecessor, the hybrid Crosstrek loses 2.4 cubic feet of interior room and doesn’t boost gas economic climate as much as one would certainly expect.
2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid Price and Release Date
The 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek hybrid will certainly go on sale this fall. Pricing for the brand name’s first hybrid hasn’t been announced yet, yet expect a premium of a few many thousand bucks over the conventional Crosstrek’s base price of $22,790.