Subaru XV 2018 finally arrives with improved performance and retained price tag

Updated Apr 05, 2021 | Same topic: Latest Consumer Reports

The XV caters to Filipino customers who require above and beyond what a normal XV can do.

Recently, Subaru PH has announced there would be no change in the price of the latest Subaru XV 2018 regardless of the increase in excise tax. Apart from that, what else do you want to know about the latest Subaru SUV? 

Last month, Subaru introduced its high-performing small SUV – the Subaru XV 2018. The Japanese firm was not shy in revealing that the new crossover would make its debut in the Philippines sometime in the future, likely September 2017. Well, that time has arrived as the new Subaru has finally hit our shores.

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First drive of the 2018 Subaru XV

The second-generation model is said to be more solid and helps improve driving performance and overall handling, the brand-new Subaru XV now gets an upgraded 2.0-liter naturally aspirated Subaru Boxer engine that churns out 196Nm at 4,000rpm and 154hp at 6,000rpm. All that car grunt is coursed through a Lineartronic transmission which is said to be snappier and considerably lighter.

The Subaru XV 2018 comes with the all-new iteration with X-Mode that provides a better performance by optimizing the transmission, engine, brakes, and the vehicle dynamics control. Under the new XV 2018 is a new platform called the Subaru Global Platform. According to the manufacturer, this platform presents a reduce of roll vibration of the full vehicle and 70% more rigid than its previous models, providing a greater driving pleasure.

A blue Subaru XV 2018 angular front view

2018 Subaru XV comes with all-new platform and tech

As for the interior, owners are greeted by an updated dashboard and better materials. The centerpiece is the 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system that features Apple CarPlay connectivity and navigation. Owners will also be treated to amenities like 7 airbags, vehicle dynamics control, engine immobilizer, and brake assist, just to name a few.

Please check the table below for more information and pricing on the Subaru XV 2018 variants:

Subaru XV 2018 prices in the Philippines

Variants Fuel Type Transmission Price
Subaru XV 2.0i CVT  Gasoline CVTP P1,348,000
Subaru XV 2.0i-S CVT  Gasoline CVTP P1,538,000

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Know more about Subaru XV 2023

Subaru XV

The Subaru XV 2023 Philippines is a subcompact, five-seater, all-wheel-drive crossover. In the local market, this model has the XV 2.0i Eyesight CVT, and the XV GT Edition 2.0i-S EyeSight variants. The former has a standard retail price of Php 1,908,000, while the GT Edition can be had for php 2,008,000. 

Under the hood of the Subaru XV is a 2.0-liter boxer four engine that is capable of producing up to 154 horsepower and 196 Nm of torque. Power is then sent to all four wheels via a continuously variable transmission. 

Size-wise, the Philippine-spec XV is 4,485mm long, 1800mm wide, and 1,615mm in height. It also has a wheelbase length of 2,665mm, and a ground clearance of 220mm. 

Locally, the Subaru XV rivals the Mazda CX-3, and Mazda CX-30, Honda HR-V, Audi Q2, among others. 

₱ 1,908,000 - ₱ 2,008,000