I checked with our dealer here in SM and they said January...Hi all;
Has anyone heard when the PHEV will start showing up in show rooms??
We were looking at the Kia Niro PHEV.
But we saw the Crosstrek PHEV at the LA Auto show and really like it.
We want to purchase before the end of the year.
I was told by a sales rep at the Palm Springs dealership that they won't have any until next fall (2019). That seems hard to believe, but perhaps that's the runaround that we can expect from sales people who want to sell us a car TODAY.Has anyone heard when the PHEV will start showing up in show rooms??
44? Wow! You must really want one...To reply to my own thread...
I contacted 44 dealers in California today.
Most say that the order book opened less than a week ago.
Most say that any orders today would arrive late January to mid February.
Some say that they have Crosstrek Hybrids coming mid January.
One said they would not have any until April-May.
That's kind of the conclusion I came to, plus you lose some cargo space. Although, I haven't found out yet about the rebates, etc. here in CA.The order book opened on Monday per my sales person and delivery was scheduled for February. I couldn't wait that long, because I'm loosing my company car at the end of the month and I pulled the trigger on a cool gray Limited. I was really torn on waiting, but after some research (very hard to find objective PHEV real world facts and figures) it was going to be a wash paying for the PHEV or gas.
The Crosstrek does qualify for a $1500 rebate from the California Clean Vehicle Rebate Project.I haven't found out yet about the rebates, etc. here in CA.
Yes, that's correct if you're purchasing the vehicle. If you're leasing, the auto finance company receives the tax credit, so it's up to them as to whether or not you'll receive any benefit from it. Some auto finance companies pass the savings on to the leasing customer, while others do not.The issue with tax credits is you can only collect them if you owe any money and there is an expiration on them. Rebates from a utility is strait cash in your pocket. I usually break even every year (either owe or collect under $500), my credits would expire before I could use them all. If you buy in 2019 and adjust your deductions to owe more than $4500 in tax you will collect in April 2020.
I purchased a 2014 XV Crosstrek Hybrid Touring in Plazma Green Pearl and the listed MPG was only 1 MPG more than the standard engine.I bought a 2014 hybrid last month because my Prius was totaled and I needed something to drive. I really wanted the 2019 but all the people I spoke to told me there was no confirmed release date. Its killing me that it is so soon after I bought a vehicle. The crazy thing is I have been waiting since 2007 to get a hybrid Subaru. Back then I traded in my 2002 WRX for a Prius because back then my Subaru dealer told me they were never coming out with a hybrid. TBH I'm not that impressed with the 2014 hybrid, the gas mileage is nothing compared to the Prius. Fingers crossed this 2019 will be better and I'll be able to find a used one in about a year.
And you also lose cargo space, to accommodate the battery...A look at the specifics of the new hybrid shows an extra 500 lbs for the battery. Probably the reason for the crappy gas mileage for a PHEV. The electric tech is always cool but the constant extra weight was the deal-breaker for me.