2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek Review: Comfort and Cargo
- The 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek features the same amount of cargo space as the Impreza wagon.
The 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek is eminently functional, with 22.3 cubic feet of cargo space available between the rear seatback and the vehicle's lift gate. Folding that back row forward more than doubles the available space for lugging gear to 51.9 cubic feet, which is competitive for a vehicle in its class. The additional ride height offered by the Crosstrek also makes for easy loading through the back hatch, which will be appreciated by anybody trying to line up snowboards or bicycles for that perfect, Tetris-like fit.
We were similarly content with the Subaru's seats, which came wrapped in an easy-to-clean fabric shell and which offered driver and front passenger plenty of support on the long haul. Second row accommodations are adult-friendly, with no complaints from any passengers riding in the rear during our time with the vehicle.