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The Subaru XV Crosstrek has been recently named an IIHS Top Safety Pick along with other small crossovers made by its competition.

The IIHS has been quite busy these days and it tested a lot of vehicles, including the new Subaru XV Crosstrek, which was named a Top Safety Pick. Besides the Subaru XV Crosstrek, the “award” was handed over to other models, like the 2013 Lexus ES or the 2013 Dodge Dart.

The Japanese based automaker is offering the Subaru XV Crosstrek with a 2.0 liter naturally aspirated flat four-cylinder engine, which is producing a total output of 148 horsepower. The model can return an estimated 25/33 mpg in city/highway and 28 mpg combined. The 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek is being offered in two trim levels, the Premium and the Limited.

The entry-level version of the 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek is coming with features like the Bluetooth, audio streaming, power locks, power doors, Aux / USB connectivity, iPod control and more, while the Limited will add windshield wiper de-icer, a rear view camera, a 6.1-inch touch screen display, navigation system, heated front seats and a power moonroof.