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1997 Subaru SVX - Expert Reviews

 

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We have scoured the web for expert reviews of this car and found the best ones for you to read. Found 9 reviews. This list is displayed in ranked order based the reviews we think are the best.
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#1
1997 subaru svx Professional Edmunds Review
Source: Edmunds

...The split side glass is a neat concept that allows you to drive with the window down in a rainstorm without worrying about getting a wet arm or mussing your hair, but we suspect that in the real world of varying-height drive-thru service windows, it doesn't work well. Inside, the SVX looks more like a luxury coupe than a sports car. Cloth covers the seats in the L; LSi models get leather hides. The swept dash is full of oddities, such as the trick stereo cover. Comfortable chairs provide surprisingly good outward visibility, but the rear view is somewhat compromised by the big decklid...

#2
1992 subaru svx Professional Edmunds Review
Source: Edmunds

...Published: 10/02/1992 Updated: 10/02/2009 What's New for 1992: Subaru replaces the odd XT6 with the equally unusual SVX.
Performance numbers are quite good with the standard 3.3-liter Flat-6 engine and standard all-wheel drive.
The strange two-piece side windows, designed to decrease interior turbulence when the window is opened, leave something to be desired. Antilock brakes and a driver airbag are standard...

#3
1996 subaru svx Professional Edmunds Review
Source: Edmunds

...The split side glass is a neat concept that allows you to drive with the window down in a rainstorm without worrying about getting a wet arm or mussing your hair, but we suspect that in the real world of varying-height drive-thru service windows, it doesn't work well. Inside, the SVX looks more like a luxury coupe than a sports car. Velour covers the seats in the LS; LSi models get leather hides. The swept dash is full of oddities, such as the trick stereo cover. Comfortable chairs provide surprisingly good outward visibility, but the rear view is somewhat compromised by the big decklid...

#4
1992 Subaru SVX Professional Cars.com Review
Source: Cars.com

...A handbrake high and chunky in the center console upsets the visual balance a little. Backing up a driver's side air bag with mechanized seat belts will be seen as an equipment error by those who believe automatic shoulder straps are a constant reminder to forget lap belts. Externally, the wedge profile of the SVX is noticeable and quite attractive. The rear end is short, blunt and built for business. The 16-inch wheels are cast alloy with five spokes raked forward, and the tires are speed-rated Potenzas by Bridgestone. On the road, the SVX is quick and remarkably sure-footed. Most of that...

#5
1995 subaru svx Professional Edmunds Review
Source: Edmunds

...Published: 10/02/1995 Updated: 10/02/2009 What's New for 1995: Dual airbags are extended to the base model...

#6
1992 Subaru SVX Professional Cars.com Review
Source: Cars.com

...But top speed is worth some attention. That's 143 mph. To stop the rocket, anti-lock braking is standard. The automobile is meant to appeal to drivers other than gearheads. Luxury items include plush seating for four, a full complement of power accessories, an integrated security system controlled by an infrared remote transmitter, automatic climate control, an 80-watt audio system and an electronically controlled four-speed automatic transmission. A couple of styling innovations are a glass-to-glass canopy effect that bonds glass over the roof pillars, and a window-in-window design th at...

#7
1993 subaru svx Professional Edmunds Review
Source: Edmunds

...Published: 10/02/1993 Updated: 10/02/2009 What's New for 1993: No changes for Subaru's quirky sports car...

#8
1992 Subaru SVX Professional Cars.com Review
Source: Cars.com

...The tires don't lose their grip even when the accelerator is floored on wet roads, so fast cornering presents no problem for the SVX's suspension, a four-wheel independent affair. There is more high-tech hardware underneath: All SVXs come with power rack-and-pinion steering and anti-lock four-wheel disc brakes, plus fat 16-inch tires. When the $3,000 touring package is ordered - as with the test car - the power steering becomes speed-sensitive; that is, the firmness of the steering wheel increases with the vehicle's speed. FIT AND FINISH The SVX's interior takes some getting used to. It is...

#9
1994 subaru svx Professional Edmunds Review
Source: Edmunds

...Published: 10/02/1994 Updated: 10/02/2009 What's New for 1994: Subaru introduces two-wheel-drive "value leaders" to the SVX lineup called the L and LS.
These new SVXs offer the same 3.3-liter Flat-6 found in the LSi, and antilock brakes are standard on the LS. A passenger airbag becomes standard on the uplevel LS and LSi models...

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