2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid – More Powerful Than Superman [First Impression]

2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid

The 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid marries the rugged capability of an all-wheel drive vehicle designed to take you off the beaten path to a hybrid system that will help that beaten path stay green. And green it very much is, as it arrived in Plasma Green paint that made it practically glow.

One guy joked that I was driving a lemon, which I immediately corrected since clearly I was driving a lime. However, the reaction of a kid at carpool who said it looked like Kryptonite was perfect. It is like Kryptonite. No one knows quite what to make of it, but it’s bright and shiny and grabs your attention. It’s different than other cars and intriguing and takes a second to figure out.

It is just like Kryptonite, which means that the 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid is, in fact, more powerful than Superman. This is backed up by the fact that I haven’t seen Superman so, clearly, he’s avoiding the snazzy Kryptonite car.

This vehicle truly is unique. It looks like a small crossover, but with 8.7″ of ground clearance and 17″ aluminum alloy wheels, it suddenly gets a little tough and rugged and makes you wonder how much it can handle. You want to take this off-road.

Inside, it’s not as attention grabbing with a more utilitarian interior, but this suits the vehicle just fine. There’s something simple and uncomplicated here that’s a nice change from the fussy interiors a lot of cars have as they try to integrate every conceivable piece of tech into the steering wheel alone.

The 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid looks to be an interesting combination off off-road vehicle and environmentally conscious fuel miser that holds the promise of an interesting drive.

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Nicole Wakelin fell in love with cars as a teenager when she got to go for a ride in a Ferrari. It was red and it was fast and that was all that mattered. Game over. She considers things a bit more carefully now, but still has a weakness for fast, beautiful cars. Nicole also writes for NerdApproved and GeekMom.