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Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid vs. UPS truck in the snow: Who wins? [video]

Watch a new 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid pull a delivery truck out of a wintery mess.


It’s been a rough winter across Northern regions of the U.S. and many drivers have been left stranded in the snow. Subaru is known for its all-wheel drive multi-purpose vehicles, but they aren’t know for being used as tow trucks. In this case, an owner of a new Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid pulls out a stuck UPS delivery truck who can’t get around on the slick streets while trying to make deliveries.

The owner of this Plasma Green Pearl 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid crossover puts his AWD vehicle to good use this winter. Watch what happens when a UPS truck can’t make his deliveries in the snow.

Subaru’s new XV Crosstrek Hybrid offers all the capability and versatility of the gasoline XV, but adds the benefits of a hybrid powertrain, including higher fuel efficiency. The Active Torque Split version of Symmetrical AWD provides the same function and benefits as in the XV Crosstrek gasoline model. The system adjusts the front-to-rear torque distribution in response to acceleration, cornering and road conditions.

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Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid is touted not only for its fuel economy, but also for the off-road capabilities. The Hybrid model shares the gasoline model’s Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive and chassis capability with 8.7 inches of ground clearance. This is ideal for snowstorms that have hit the U.S. this winter.

Subaru of America reports the best February ever for the 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek. A new generation of buyers, and this UPS driver, is finding out just how good they are in the snow.