Vincentric’s Best Value in America awards have been announced and Subaru’s 2015 XV Crosstrek picks up the award for 2015 in the Entry-Level Compact Crossover class. This is the third year in a row the XV Crosstrek multi-purpose vehicle has won the award. Vincentric says the XV Crosstrek has the lowest fixed costs and highest resale value in its class.
XV is tops in cost of ownership
Each year, Vincentric measures cost-of-ownership using eight different cost factors: depreciation, fees & taxes, financing, fuel, insurance, maintenance, opportunity cost, and repairs. Winners in each class, were identified by measuring which vehicles had lower than expected ownership costs given their market segment and price. XV Crosstrek wins its class again.
Vincentric says the XV compact crossover has ownership costs that are 5.6 percent below expected for this class. They says the costs are measured at annual mileages of 10,000, 15,000, and 20,000. The 2015 Subaru XV 2.0i base model has a starting price of $21,595 not including destination.
Three things set Subaru XV apart
What sets the XV Crosstrek apart from other entry level compacts is the Boxer engine in combination with AWD technology, which provides dynamic driving performance coupled with its unique safety features. The new generation EyeSight safety system is now offered on the 2015 XV.
XV squarely at the top for vehicle safety
For 2015, Subaru XV Crosstrek gas and Hybrid models also arrive with new infotainment and better fuel mileage than the outgoing model. The big improvement comes in the area of safety in which Subaru is leading the industry. 2015 XV now is available with the brands new-generation EyeSight safety system that puts XV squarely at the top for vehicle safety. Both gas and hybrid models will be offered with this safety feature now.
In addition to being high on the fun to drive meter, its all-weather capabilities and multi-purpose utility, Vincentric says the 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek also has the lowest fixed costs and highest resale value in its class.