2020 Subaru XV: Redesign, Specs & Price

The Subaru XV lineup is known to be plucky. Will the upcoming 2020 Subaru XV be the same? Most likely, since it is unusual for a new model to veer off from the main theme of its lineup. In the Subaru XV case, it will be pluckiness. If you are interested, you may want to read on. In this article, we will tell you about things you can expect from the 2020 XV, including its redesign, engine, features, release date, and price.

2020 Subaru XV aka Crosstrek XTi Engine Specs & Concept

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2020 Subaru XV Redesign & Updates

The Subaru XV lineup has received a redesign in 2018. As such, it is very unlikely we will see major changes for the 2020 model. The usual trend is that a major change happens once in a few years. Since the Subaru XV lineup received one recently, it is unlikely to happen for the 2020 model. That being said, we can expect some small changes and updates here and there. It is, after all, meant to be a 2020 crossover compact SUV.

As a lineup, the Subaru XV has an outdoor touch on it. We can see it clearly in the current iteration, the Current Subaru XV. The exterior has a somewhat busy look but it is functional. There are stylish 17-inch and 18-inch wheels, unpainted fender flares, and various bright color options. The 2020 XV is very likely to carry these on.

What can expect from the 2020 XV then? Since major changes are unlikely to happen, we can expect Subaru to emphasize the styling. The styling should make the 2020 XV to be a fitting compact crossover SUV for 2020.

2020 Subaru XV Interior Changes

Just as the exterior, we don’t expect there will be major changes for the interior. Of course, that doesn’t necessarily mean that there will be no small changes and updates. There should be small changes and updates. The compact crossover SUV segment is very competitive, so Subaru is likely to give the 2020 XV some changes and updates so it can stand out from the rest.

So far, the Subaru XV lineup has provided us with a comfortable interior. As the latest iteration, the Current Subaru XV doesn’t fail to deliver it we expect the same for the 2020 Subaru XV. The Current model comes with enough space for four passengers and their luggage, height-adjustable front seats, decent legroom for the rear passengers, and foldable rear seating that can give additional cargo space if needed.

Engine Specs, Fuel Economy & Performance

What kind of engine will the 2020 Subaru XV get? We expect the 2020 model will not get a new engine. Instead, it will carry on what the Current model has. The Current model is powered by a 2.L engine capable of delivering up to 152 horsepower with 145 lb-ft of torque. As a compact crossover SUV, this output is considered underpowered. However, it is capable of doing any task for a compact crossover SUV. We expect the same for the 2020 XV.

The 2.0L engine will be paired with a 6-speed manual transmission for the Base and Premium trim levels and a CVT optional gearbox for the Limited trims. These transmission gearboxes, unfortunately, can’t help in increasing the power of the compact crossover SUV. While that is true, the upside is that the XV has good handling and a comfortable ride. The steering is accurate and the suspension feels quite soft.

The above will be more or less the same for the 2020 XV, assuming engine changes don’t happen. Hopefully, Subaru will improve the output of the engine by upgrading and/or tweaking the engine while keeping the advantages it provides.


The Subaru XV usually offers value for the money. It seems we can see the same for the 2020 Subaru XV, too. This should not be a surprise considering the fact that the compact crossover SUV segment is very competitive. The question is, what kind of features will the upcoming XV have?

The Current XV comes in three trim levels: Base, Premium, and Limited trim levels. The Base trim level comes with features such as a 6.5-inch display, seat-adjustable seating, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, air conditioning, Bluetooth and a USB port. These are the standard features.

NEW Subaru Crosstrek XTi Interior Features

The Premium trim level comes with all the standard features plus a better exterior and interior design, fog lights, heated front seats, a steering wheel wrapped in leather, satellite radio, two USB ports on the rear seat, and additional speakers. The Limited trim level also comes with the standard features plus 18-inch wheels, a larger display, keyless ignition, auto climate controls, leather upholstery, and adjustable seat.

2020 Subaru XV Release Date and Price

So far, there is no official announcement from Subaru regarding the release date of the New Subaru XV. Although no one knows exactly when the upcoming XV will enter the market we can expect it to see it released somewhere in 2020. It is meant to be a 2020 model, after all. Release in 2020 is possible but we don’t think it is likely to happen.

The same goes for the price. There is no official statement yet. Unlike the release date, we can predict the price more accurately. Since a new model’s price will not be too different from its immediate predecessor, we predict the 2020 Subaru XV’s price to be in the $20,000 range for the base model.


Does the upcoming 2020 Subaru XV pique your interest? If it does, we urge you to be patient just a little bit. We are going to see it soon. The Subaru XV lineup has brings us comfortable and reliable vehicles for many years. We expect the next iteration, the 2020 XV, to be able at least the same level of comfort and reliability as its predecessors. Hopefully, it can provide more. What do you think?


The 2020 Subaru XV is meant to be a 2020 model. What we present here is an expectation, so it may or may not be true considering that there can be changes within the gap year between now and 2020. Also, we need to tell you that the image we present here is nothing more than an illustration. The real appearance of the 2020 XV may be different from what we post here.