When Subaru introduced the Outback Sport into the “off-road capable family car” market, spectators didn’t know what to think. Once critics discovered the potential of the Subaru AWD system, everyone understood there was a new, more fierce contender in the off-road crossover arena. Building off that same platform of astonishment, the Subaru XV Crosstrek was born. While it appeared to be just a cousin of the Impreza sedan hatchback, the XV stormed into competition with the same “boxer” engine but with new funky colors and a continuously variable transmission. Stocker Subaru of State College Pennsylvania has the new 2018 XV Crosstrek and is more excited than ever to deliver the goodies.


The power plant has not changed for some time from Impreza to the XV. Probably because the 2.0 liter flat-four cylinder’s 154 horsepower and 145 lb-ft of torque is still significant. What is offered with the XV is X-mode which optimized torque distribution; basically a lower gear ratio that lets you crawl up and down rocks easily.


Subaru’s Eyesight system is a form of driver assist that aids the driver in dangerous scenarios. Features like automatic braking, lane departure warning signals and adaptive cruise control are the product of the innovative Eyesight technology

And A Better Ride

Other qualities like road handling were improved by changing up steering ratio, refining Subaru’s Torque Vectoring system, and updating anti-roll bar mounts to deliver less body roll in turns. For off-road handling, the 2018 Subaru XV Crosstrek has a 70 percent stiffer frame which created the possibility for better steering. 

Stocker Subaru Wants You In A New Subaru

We know how it can be a pain finding new and used cars for sale in PA. That’s why family owned Stocker Subaru of State College Pennsylvania has the most friendly and experienced sales staff around to help. As the #1 State College car dealer, we always leave our customers Stockers Satisfied with their purchase. Visit www.stockersubaru.com to see what great things our past customers have to say! 

Stocker Subaru
1454 Dreibelbis Street
State College, PA 16801
Phone: 814-568-3004
Website: https://www.stockersubaru.com/?ibp-adgroup=SE_Target
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