1st Gen (2013 – 2015) Subaru XV Crosstrek Problems

The 1st generation of the XV Crosstrek has a cumulative PainRank™ of 6.01. That can be compared against other Subaru generations. Shopping for a Subaru? You could do worse (but you could also do better).

Owners of the 2013–2015 XV Crosstrek model years have sent in 50 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the steering (20%) followed by the engine (14%) and the wheels (12%).

Comparing Years in This Generation

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 Reliability PainRank (?)
2015 7
2014 11
2013 32

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