Why is the base 2014 Forester the same price as the base (Premium) Crosstrek XV? Or more specifically, why is the Premium Crosstrek that expensive, both in 6MT?
Interior Volume: Forester
Gas Mileage: XV (2mpg)
I don't consider the addition of the All Weather Package and aluminum wheels that much of a benefit to the XV, especially being down on power THAT MUCH, because all I'm doing is looking for decent all-weather commuting transportation.
What is Subaru going to do to prevent the Forester from cannibalizing XV sales? I know you can't speak to future models, but considering all the above... the XV is destined to be a slow seller once the 14 Forester hits... what is Subaru going to do to get me in an XV now? I think the XV should be $500-$1000 lower in price to be competitive to the new Forester.
I was ready to buy an XV within the next month... but now, I'm going to wait for a few more to see what's going to happen to pricing and how long the XVs sit on the lots up here in New England and get one at a deep discount when the 14 Foresters outsell them.