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The Sportage and the Tucson have this cheaper hybrid SUV an unknown rival with an unbreakable engine

Which hybrid SUV should you buy? There are many possible answers to this question, because each of the alternatives is best suited to a certain type of person. However, there are some who, even before birth, already see themselves as great winners in the field; others, however, are less informed and, therefore, their sales may suffer regardless of how completely they are presented a priori. Such an example fits perfectly with Subaru XV Hybrid a hybrid SUV that is able to stand out the best known for two of its greatest assets: price and mechanics.

In Spain, Subaru is not a very popular brand. Most people are aware of its existence but, for various reasons, it has not been established in the market. Amazing thing, because their products can be as good (or better) than their well-known competition.

The Subaru XV is the cheapest alternative in its segment.

Models like the Kia Sportage, Hyundai Tucson or the Citroën C5 Aircross are among Subaru’s rivals as a rival to beat. The XV Hybrid presents several levels of 4,485 mm long, 1,800 mm wide and 1,595 mm tall. Figures very close to the three models mentioned above. However, a notable difference is its ground clearance, 22 mm, much higher than the competition, where the average is about 180 mm. This is a clear sign of his off-road potential.

And Subaru has always been characterized by its famous all-wheel drive, as well as off-road capabilities worthy of SUVs in almost all of its vehicles. Of course, the XV Hybrid will not be an exception and has different alternatives to deal with off-road driving (snow, gravel, mud…).

The XV’s off-road capabilities are far behind its rivals in the segment.

Without leaving its exterior, the Subaru XV includes a stronger aesthetic line than its rivals, such as the KIA Sportage, which seeks to go a step further with its connections. . Its wheels can be up to 18 inches and it always comes standard with adaptive Full-LED headlights, tinted windows or electric folding mirrors.

Entering its cabin, the Subaru XV Hybrid has a complete living space in every sense. The central infotainment screen is on the dashboard, with a diagonal of 8 inches and connection to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. In terms of pure space, the Japanese model does not show major differences in relation to its rivals, ahead, in general, a relatively higher position. However, where it loses a lot is in its core, because it has a minimum capacity of 385 liters far from the average capacity of its competition, which is about 460 liters.

The cabin is spacious and has the excellent finish of the Subaru XV.

One of the main sections of the Subaru XV Hybrid is the very special and characteristic mechanics. Unlike almost all of its rivals, the Japanese model uses a thermal engine architecture kind of boxer, that is, two of its four cylinders move in the opposite direction to the other two. This is amazing Known for its durability and several visits to the workshop due to breakdowns.

This mechanic has power of 150 hp, linked to a CVT gearbox and a 17 HP electrical system powered by a 0.57 kWh battery. Thanks to this, the Subaru XV Hybrid enjoys the coveted ECO label from DGT.

Although it wins in many sections, the Subaru XV Hybrid has a trunk of only 385 liters.

Finally, the biggest strength of the Subaru XV Hybrid is the starting price, 34,750 €. With this amount you can access the so-called standard equipment, which is really complete, the aforementioned mechanical block and off-road capabilities that are far from its competition.

Facing its rivals, the Kia Sportage HEV has a starting price of 37,550 € while the Hyundai Tucson does the same from 39,025 €, without counting discounts. However, both alternatives gain a lot in terms of power, since they have 230 HP.

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