In our hands, this hybrid got 26 mpg. The center-dash-mounted hybrid power-flow monitor, which doubles as the backup camera screen, is even smaller and questionably useful. Subaru sometimes accomplishes amazing things by playing mix-and-match with the limited range of platforms and hardware at its disposal. Bulletin: 11-149-14R Component: 060000 engine pws Summary: Summary to be provided on a future date. The sole transmission is a continuously variable automatic. Only one seatback has a map pocket, however, which always bugs me.
When this approach works, we get enduring hits like and. Creep away at a very slow pace recommended only at a stop sign without traffic around, unless you really like the sound of angry horn blasts , and it stays all-electric up to a claimed 25 mph. If you sign up for notifications in My Garage, we will try to get these to do, but for various reasons some beyond our control cannot guarantee you will receive them. Bulletin: 07-87-14 Component: 122000 exterior lighting:fog lights Summary: Summary to be provided on a future date. On the skidpad, the hybrid cornered at 0. Most folks shopping for a hybrid expect more.
The cargo area is also peppered with a few unexpected niceties, like a standard removable and waterproof cargo tray for carting messy items, plus a small underfloor storage area and grocery bag hooks. Raising an Impreza five-door on its suspension to get 8. The dealer located in Chandler Arizona told me that this is normal just pull over and let the transmission cool down for 20 - 30 minutes this is a normal occurrence with Subaru just check your services manual. The all-wheel-drive hybrid pairs a horizontally opposed 2. It also got an overall rating of five stars from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Upon startup, the car bounces and shudders unsettlingly. On the plus side, the wagon handles nicely despite its tall body, with natural steering and a solid, grounded feel even while cornering.
First-gen hybrids from Toyota and Honda did this, too, but less dramatically, and that was many years ago. I have had this happen three times in the last 45 days. Backseat passengers will find two cupholders in the fold-down center armrest and one more in each door. If this is normal I can't have my wife drive this car when working the 3rd shift and I'm not real happy about sitting on the side of the road. More often, though, the engine restarts in a way that sends a jolt through the car.
Bulletin: 11-149-14 Component: 060000 engine pws Summary: Summary to be provided on a future date. Stopping is another problem, as the regenerative brakes have an unresponsive and brick-like feel that will likely take a lot of time to get used to. It gives you sound without fury, and our performance-testing crew noted it was profoundly unhappy in extended high-speed operation. The electric motor adds 13 horsepower to the 2. Click for a full list of safety features.
The hybrid model looks nearly identical to the regular version, plus extra badging, exclusive wheels, some additional chrome trim outside and one unfortunate new paint color: Plasma Green Pearl. They are not the same as recalls. Bulletin: 1221717 Component: 220000 seats Summary: This bulletin announces a design change made to the front seat outer hinge cover trim panels. Bulletin: 13-96-13 Component: 350000 equipment Summary: Summary to be provided on a future date. Consider a few numbers in context. It was far more appealing than this car—actually, it was more appealing than the gasoline Crosstrek.
Pep from a stop is surprisingly brisk, but high-speed passing is uninspired. When , Subaru took pains to make us understand that its strategic partner, Toyota, made no contribution to this development. We enthused over , despite modest acceleration, although we like more. Bulletin: 15-168-13R Component: 356000 equipment adaptive Summary: This bulletin contains illustrations of exchange components and their manufacturer as well as a description of the proper exchange procedure. .
Bulletin: 15-168-13 Component: 350000 equipment Summary: Summary to be provided on a future date. Bulletin: 12-206-16 Component: 220000 seats Summary: All models listed with seat lifter feature. You should receive a letter from the manufacturer if your car has been recalled. Business cases be damned, the final product says that whatever the company spent developing a hybrid version for North America would have been better invested in certifying the oil burner for this market. Like the nonhybrid Crosstrek, this model suffers from an electric-assist steering system that lacks not only feel but also consistency.
They'll usually want to observe symptoms that the problem is already affecting your car. The hybrid model looks nearly identical to the regular version, plus extra badging, exclusive wheels, some additional chrome trim outside and one unfortunate new paint color: Plasma Green Pearl. This small feature really comes in handy when traveling with kids … and their seemingly bottomless bags of stuff. Black plastic surfaces are dressed up with matte chrome trim, and the touch points on the door panel and sliding center armrest are sufficiently padded. The threshold seems pretty low, with the engine kicking in fairly quickly on takeoffs and remaining on during cruising.
Consider its clunky hybrid system. A few times, it was so severe we thought a car behind us had tapped the rear bumper of the Crosstrek. That Forester got to 60 mph in 8. You can also check with the dealer, which will know which if any recalls pertain to your car. The middle position is tight, but a smaller adult could squeeze in for a short ride.