Thursday, March 28, 2013

Subaru XV Crosstrek hybrid: Worst marketing BS in years.

The regular Crosstrek is getting a combined MPG of 28. (25 City/33Hwy)

Subaru is now offering us the new Hybrid version. They expect it to get a combined rating of 31!
(28 City/34Hwy).
That is only a 3 MPG gain on average. And just 1 on the Highway!

I am all for Hybrids, like the Prius. Which actually gets at least 50MPG.
I wouldn't get one myself but I understand why other people do.

But this???? Who will pay the extra $2000 or $3000 to save 3 miles per gallon?


This is quite amazing....

Good luck with the BS Subaru.


10 comments:

Anonymous said...

If Subary actually produces the WRX concept as is, I forgive them.

Anonymous said...

Its a mild hybrid, not a full hybrid, similar in execution as the GM hybrids. The price difference will not be as significant.

Dav said...

Subaru = Not A Clue!

Anonymous said...

What a joke!

Anonymous said...

Must of only put a AA battery in it.

Anonymous said...

I agree. Originally I was interested in this hybrid. Once the numbers were revealed I could not believe it. The XV model is great but it needs a stronger engine. WHERE IS THE DIESEL SUBARU!!! You are killing this car!

Anonymous said...

At 31mpg combined, it is the most fuel efficient awd vehicle in the country by quite a margin. This includes vehicles that are not crossovers with high ground clearance.

Dav said...

I guess those who lament the demise of the Dodge Caliber can rest easy knowing that Subaru used the basic design for this...

Anonymous said...

Why they don't use Toyota's technology ?

Anonymous said...

At 31mpg combined, it is the most fuel efficient awd vehicle in the country by quite a margin

Except for Fiesta, Festive, Dart, Civic, and about a dozen others. My BMW 5-series even gets 33 HWY (rated @30, but actual is higher) and its ALL-WHEEL-DRIVE. And has a bigger trunk, seating for 5, and handeling that no Subaru Owner has EVER experienced (at least not in a Subaru).