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May 19, 2021

Refreshed 2021 Subaru XV Is Seriously Fun At P 1.908M (w/ Specs)

Despite its official launch slated in June, Motor Image Pilipinas has started to display its refreshed 2021 Subaru XV in at least four of its showrooms: Subaru Manila Bay, Subaru BGC, Subaru Greenhills, and Subaru C5 – Pasig. Its authorized dealers nationwide are now accepting orders as well.

Taking on the mantra of “Seriously Fun,” the Subaru XV sports mostly design changes for 2021. These are the new “egg-crate” grille, new front bumper, new front fog lamp housing, and 18-inch alloy design. Also new is the eye-catching Plasma Yellow Pearl color.

In terms of engine, the 2021 Subaru XV retains the 2.0-liter FB20 flat-4 making 156 horsepower and 196 Nm of torque. Mated to a Lineartronic CVT, it reaches the 100 km/h mark (from zero) in 10.4 seconds. As always, Subaru’s Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive is standard.

While the engine and gearbox are unchanged, the refreshed Subaru XV gets a dual-mode X-MODE this year. Along with the usual Intelligent and Sport modes, this enhanced system adds Snow/Dirt and Snow/Mud modes giving it better off-road performance with just the touch of a button.

Also changed for 2021 are the Subaru XV’s coil and dampers which have been optimized for a smoother ride.

Inside, the Subaru XV remains almost unchanged except for the carbon fiber trim which is now finished in a brighter, silvery hue. It also benefits from memory function for its 8-way power driver seat, as well as an upgraded infotainment system. The 8-inch touchscreen system integrates both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and serves as the monitor for its 360-degree camera.

For safety, the 2021 model now comes standard with Subaru EyeSight—the brand’s suite of advanced driver aids. Using a pair of stereoscopic cameras, it bundles adaptive cruise control, lane sway/departure warning, forward collision mitigation, lead vehicle start assist, and pre-collision throttle management. It also gets speed-sensing door locks and auto tilting door mirrors when reversing.

As for variants and pricing, Motor Image Pilipinas brought in just one variant of the 2021 Subaru XV for now, and that’s the top-of-the-line Subaru XV 2.0i-S EyeSight. It is priced at P 1.908 million, although an introductory discount of P 80,000 means pricing has gone down to P 1.828 million. Motor Image Pilipinas is also absorbing the DTI safeguard tariff on the all-new Subaru XV as well.

2021 Subaru XV 2.0i-S EyeSight Specifications
  • Engine Capacity: 1995 cc
  • Type: Direct Injection, Horizontally-Opposed, 4-Cylinder Boxer
  • Maximum Power: 156 PS @ 6,000 rpm
  • Maximum Torque: 196 Nm @ 4,000 rpm
  • Fuel Tank: 63 liters
  • Transmission: Lineartronic CVT w/ 7-speed Manual and Paddle Shifter
  • Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 10.4 seconds
  • Maximum Speed: 194 km/h
  • Fuel Consumption: 7.3L / 100 km (combined)
  • CO2 Emissions: 168 g/km
2021 Subaru XV 2.0i-S EyeSight Dimensions
  • Overall Length: 4,485 mm
  • Overall Width: 1,800 mm
  • Overall Height: 1,615 mm
  • Wheelbase: 2,665 mm
  • Ground Clearance: 220 mm
  • Curb Weight: 1,473 kg
  • Cargo Capacity: 385 liters (1,220 liters max)
  • Tires: 225/55 R 18
  • Turning Circle: 10.8 m
2021 Subaru XV 2.0i-S EyeSight Active Safety
  • Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive
  • 4-wheel Independent Suspension
  • Vehicle Dynamics Control System
  • Dual-Function X-MODE
  • ABS with EBD
  • Auto Vehicle Hold
  • Active Torque Vectoring
  • Brake Assist System & Brake Override
  • Electronic Parking Brake
2021 Subaru XV 2.0i-S Preventive Safety
  • EyeSight Driver Assist Technology
  • Superview Around Recognition 360 System
  • Rear Seatbelt Minder
  • Steering Responsive Headlights
  • Anti-pinch Power Windows
  • Anti-pinch Power-sliding Glass Sunroof
  • Child-proof Rear Door Locks
  • Emergency Stop Signal
  • High Beam Assist
  • Subaru Rear Vehicle Detection
  • Reverse Automatic Braking
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert
2021 Subaru XV 2.0i-S Passive Safety
  • Subaru Global Platform
  • Breakaway Boxer Powertrain
  • Ring-shaped Reinforcement Frame
  • Rear Door Engagement Pins
  • Shock-absorbing Front Bumper Structure
  • Side Impact Door Beams
  • Front, Side & Curtain SRS Airbags
  • Knee SRS Airbag for Driver
  • Auto-retracting Safety Pedals
  • Rollover-safe Roof & Cabin Ceiling
  • Collision Detection Unlock
  • Rear 3-point Seatbelt for 3 Occupants
2021 Subaru XV 2.0i-S Comfort & Convenience
  • 8-inch HD Touchscreen with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth
  • Reverse Auto-tilt Door Mirrors
  • Keyless Entry & Push-start Button
  • 8-way Power Adjustable Driver Seat w/ Memory
  • LED Front Fog Lamp
  • Tilt/Telescopic Steering Wheel
  • Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel & Seats
  • One-Touch Turn Signal
  • Auto LED Headlamps & Auto-leveller
  • Automatic Rain-sensing Windshield Wipers
  • Dual-zone Climate Control System
  • Auto-dimming Rearview Mirror
  • Aluminum Pedals
  • PIN Code Access
  • 60/40 Split-folding Rear Seats
  • Retractable Cargo Cover
  • USB Ports x 3 
  • SI-Drive (Subaru Intelligent Drive with Sport and Intelligent Mode)
  • Speed-sensing Auto Door Locks


  1. That pricing lolz. Failure in epic proportions. Subaru PH just shot themselves in the foot.

  2. Don't worry, they'll slash P450k off sooner or later hehe..

  3. geez I can remember when this first came out, it's 1.3m? It used to be cheaper than the Forester.

    Also discontinued na pala Legacy sa PH....:O

    1. Yeah. It was a slow death for the Legacy. They offered it solely in 2.5 trim (3.6 was indent) and after a while, they also made the 2.5 indent too.

      As for the all-new Legacy, it won't be offered AFAIK. They'll only offer the Outback.


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