That’s So Gay: Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid Is Fab, Mod, Kitschy, And Fun, Fun, Fun

Subaru XV Crosstrek HybridVenetian Red Pearl, Tangerine Orange Pearl, Desert Khaki or Plasma Green: those are the gay exteriors you can choose for your Oh-so-gay 2014 XV Crosstrek. Green clovers, blue diamonds, pinks heartsit sounds magically delicious, even when interior choices are just cloth or leather, and Ebony or Ivory.

And delicious just may be the best word to describe the 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek, whose roots go all the way back to the Melissa Etheridge / Indigo Girls days when owning a Subaru meant your Outback or Forester was as tough as you were.

Simply put, the 2014 XV Crosstrek – now available as a hybrid with a combined mpg of 31 – is a Subaru steeped in the tradition of the Gay 1990s. The Forester is now an SUV and the Outback is a pretty snazzy car. Luckily for us, the Crosstrek is smaller, convenient, ready for action and, just like Wonder Woman, ready to fight for your rights. Last century, about the only thing I did not like about Subarus (of which Blondie has sung so eloquently) was the two-tone exterior, which did admittedly go nicely with my retro kitchen at the time. But in this century, gay colors abound and gay power rules, so let it rip, girls, and enjoy all the power this baby Subaru has to offer.

Subaru XV Crosstrek HybridNaturally, this Subaru comes with All-Wheel Drive, or AWD. Subaru was the first in the U.S. to have AWD as standard on all its vehicles, and this feature continues to be an important selling point for anyone who enjoys being safe. Sure, having power go to all four wheels may be lost on you sun goddesses of Florida and California, but for us rugged types (grrrr!) in the Rockies and elsewhere where our lives and our drives get slick, AWD is essential equipment. (Having fellow drivers who know how to drive in adverse conditions would also be nice, but the Supreme Court hasn’t addressed that concern yet.)

The critics all rave about the new XV Crosstrek. “Easy” and “Crisp” handling and steering are just some of the words used to describe this reinvented classic. Even Left Lane News calls this car “butched-up”, and we here at couldn’t agree more. In fact, for a good idea of this year’s Crosstrek, check out a Gaywheels review of the 2013 XV Crosstrek by fellow writer Thomas Bey. Thomas is far more detailed than I am – possibly because he pays attention – and gave a terrific rundown of how well last year’s baby handled the winding roads of the Hawaiian Islands (sans lava). His description of the XV as a “four-wheeled Swiss Army knife” is indeed ‘crisp’ and creative – and accurate. The only real change for 2014 is that a hybrid is now offered.

Subaru XV Crosstrek HybridJust like the Fiat 500L or the Mazda 6, the 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek (hybrid or regular engine) is indeed a homerun on the softball diamond of ‘fabulocity’. Unlike your first girlfriend, this model is not as cheap but every bit as dependable as when you first learned how to drive a stick shift. MSRP is around $26K, and like other cars, the price goes up when more creature features are added. This car is not for the faint of heart but not bad for your first real automotive love with all fours on the ground.

Sure, there’s a running joke about Subarus and lesbians that goes all the way back to when tennis great Billie Jean King was still trying to play it straight. Yet rather than fade out, lesbians and gays are now more visible, popular and stronger than ever. So is Subaru. You go, grrrrrl!