2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek vs. Its Competition

2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid  -  Quick Drive, July 2014
John Voelcker John Voelcker Senior Editor

The Subaru XV Crosstrek competes against a variety of small and carlike all-wheel drive vehicles.

Those range from the carlike MINI Cooper Countryman--which suffers from a harsh ride--to the aging but tough Jeep Compass, which has recently been upgraded to be more competitive.

The new Jeep Cherokee may also be a competitor, although it's likely to be pitched against larger crossovers, and Mitsubishi's smallest crossover, the Outlander Sport, could also be included.

Finally, Subaru buyers may actually cross-shop in the same showroom against the Subaru Forester, which is all-new for 2014 and targets the largest part of the small crossover market.

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8.0
The 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek is an equal-opportunity hatchback, with agility for Snow Belt commuters and outdoor adventurers alike.
7.8
The 2014 Jeep Cherokee plants a foot in both the crossover and SUV world--and only flubs the styling.
6.6
The 2014 Jeep Compass finally finds true north, with a better automatic transmission and a few more fine details.
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The 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander looks sporty, maneuvers easily, and is very space-efficient. All that's missing is the refined interior that the exterior suggests.
8.4
The sharp-looking 2014 Subaru Forester gets a lot more comfortable inside, and offers some useful driving aids and safety electronics.
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The 2014 MINI Countryman puts the brand's fun-to-drive spirit into the body of a versatile compact crossover.
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