1st Generation (2013—2015) XV Crosstrek Problems

This generations ranks 25th out of 36 Subaru generations in reliability and is generally a good bet. Owners have the most complaints about the steering (19%), engine (13%), and the wheels (13%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Dangerous Steering in Slush/snow/ice 10 complaints at an average of 32,230 miles in the 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek.
  2. Excessive Oil Use 5 complaints at an average of 21,438 miles in the 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek.
  3. Poor Handling 1 complaints at an average of 1,500 miles in the 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek.

What XV Crosstrek Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Subaru model years.

Watch out for the 2013 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2015 7 1 114 4.7
2014 11 0 120 5.53
2013 33 2 144 7.61

Watch out for these common problems

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