When it comes to hybrid vehicles, many customers are still discovering what it is that sets models like these apart. But when it comes to the 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid, Cape Coral drivers can look forward to more than just exceptional fuel economy (though that’s a great benefit, too!).

The 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid is a parallel hybrid, which means that it allows the gasoline engine and electric motor to work independently or in tandem. The model is also a mild hybrid as its EV (electric vehicle) Mode can carry it up to around 25 miles an hour on its own.

The 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid is powered by a 2.0-liter Subaru BOXER engine alongside a 10-kilowatt electric motor and always travels with Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive. Motor assist enables the gasoline engine and electric motor to operate in unison for improved acceleration.

Engine Mode kicks in when the gasoline engine is cold or driving at moderate or highway speed while EV Mode kicks in when the vehicle is traveling at very low speeds. EV Mode also operates according to accelerator use, the climate control system and the charge level of the high-voltage battery. When the gasoline engine is not operating, the vehicle uses no gas and produces no tailpipe emissions.

In many ways, this hybrid vehicle goes farther than any hybrid before it. That’s because the crossover is lightweight, spacious and extra exciting, while 8.7 inches of ground clearance enable you to go off the road and onto even more memorable journeys. Visit our Ft. Myers Subaru dealership for a test drive of the most fuel-efficient, lowest-emission All-Wheel Drive hybrid crossover in the country.