Subaru kind of had a banner today at the New York Auto Show today. They debuted two cars that just perfectly encapsulate their two main audiences: granola-loving hippies who need all-wheel-drive and rally hoons one speeding ticket away from losing their driver's licenses. The Subaru WRX Concept took care of the latter; the former should be perfectly happy with the Subaru XV Crosstrek.
The greener XV Crosstrek is actually kind of a big deal for Subaru because it's the brand's first hybrid. I'm no huge fan of hybrids but I actually don't mind this one. If you're gonna drive a hybrid, you might as well drive one with a boxer engine and all-wheel-drive, right?
The hybrid XV gets a modest bump in mileage to 28 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway. Not too shabby. Fuel economy has never been Subaru's strongest suit and this should help a bit in that regard.
In addition, — hey! HEY! Stop staring at the WRX in the topshot! The XV Crosstrek Hybrid deserves attention too!