Nissan Dualis vs Subaru XV Comparison

The Nissan and Subaru have been around for long years and are a surprising best-seller in the sub-CRV-sized SUV class. The XV was released around a few years back while the Dualis is a legend. The Dualis and XV have raised models of the regular hatch and sedan cars.


(*Prices are reflective of average BE FORWARD pricings as of December 2021.)

 Nissan DualisSubaru XV
Capacity/Doors5 seats / 5 doors5 seats / 5 doors
Torque198 Nm @ 4400 RPM
196 Nm @ 4100 RPM
Top Speed180 km/h180 km/h
0-100 km/h12.7 sec9.5 sec
Max Power102 Kw @ 5200 RPM110 Kw @ 6200 RPM
Engine2.0L2.0L
Fuel Tank Capacity65L60L
Key FeaturesDriver and front passenger SRS

Airbags, Curtain airbags, side

airbags, ABS, Electronic Brake

Force Distribution (EBD), Vehicle

Dynamic Control (VDC), Brake

assist, front-seat active headrest.
SRS Airbags, Side Airbags,

Curtain airbags, ABS, Brake

Assist, Traction Control, ESC, 3

Point ELR seatbelt, and Eyesight
Fuel Consumption14.2 km/L15.8 km/L
Length x Width x Height4.31×1.78×1.61 m4.45×1.78×1.59 m
BE FORWARD PRICEUSD 2,190 - USD 15,000USD 5,730 – USD 28,456

Interior & Exterior Comparison

Nissan Dualis

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The Nissan Dualis is a compact SUV with a gentle appearance that opposes its true capabilities. It’s one of the few cars that strike a perfect balance of utility and economy in one package. It’s as fuel-efficiency as any hatchback can be and yet as dynamic as any SUV can be. It has all the qualities that are desirable for driving anywhere where road conditions greatly vary even within the same city. It competes with the Subaru XV, Mitsubishi RVR, and Honda Vezel.

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The Nissan Dualis has an old-school but stylish design that appeals to both a masculine and feminine clientele. The 20G grade is particularly fitted with fog lights, 17-Inch alloy rims, and an optional sunroof.

(a) Cabin Storage

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The Nissan Dualis is a roomy car that can comfortably seat 5 adults. The seats have a proper SUV-like feel and a good advancement that affords the passengers an excellent view of the road. In the first row, the driver is afforded enough space. The front passenger seat is also well arranged with good legroom. In the second row, the outer seats have excellent space but the middle seat can be tight for a tall person.

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In the cabin, you will find several storage compartments that are greater for storing items such as beverages, smartphones, handbags, goggles, etc. In the first row, you can find 2 cup-holders, a glovebox, a center tray, and door pockets. In the second row, you can find the storage on the front seat jacket pockets, door pockets, and center armrest.

(b) Cargo Space

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Subaru XV

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The XV is a crossover SUV that has been in production for 3 generations since 2010. The 1st generation known as the GH was in production from 2010 – 2012. The 2nd generation known as the GP was in production from 2012 – 2017 and the 3rd generation known as the GT has been in production from 2017 to the present. It was originally known as the Subaru Impreza XV for the 1st generation but the Impreza name was thrown down and in the following generations, it’s simply known as the Subaru XV.

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The XV is 1,550mm taller, it’s taller than most of its rivals but smartly hides this through the sloping roof and smooth edges. All grades come with fog lights and 17-Inch alloy rims. Higher grades fitted with roof rails and plastic body cladding.

(a) Cabin Storage

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The interior of the XV has a modern feel with dials that are within reach and a well-illuminated instrument cluster. The seats are well positioned which provides for a natural seating position and an excellent view of the road. In the first row, you will find enough space for both driver and passenger to recline. In the second row, the space is good for the outer seats but the middle seat is restricted by the transmission tunnel.

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(b) Cargo Space

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The cargo space is not as big as we expect but it is ample to carry luggage for a family of 5 the same as Nissan Dualis. When more space is required, the backseats can be folded in a split configuration.

Engine, Performance & Fuel Consumption

Nissan Dualis

(a) Engine & Performance

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The Dualis fitted with 2 engine choices, an MR20DE 2.0 L petrol engine and a hybrid engine that is mated to an XTRONIC CVT-M6 transmission and available in both 2WD and 4WD.

(b) Fuel Consumption

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Subaru XV

(a) Engine & Performance

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The XV is fitted with an FB20 series F4 Petrol DOHC Boxer engine EFI VVT 2.0L that is mated to Lineartronic CVT transmission and available only in 4WD.

(b) Fuel Consumption

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The XV fuel consumption is claimed to be around 15.8 km/L.

Final Verdict

Nissan and Subaru have a tradition of making reliable cars that are going under-appreciated or unnoticed. The Nissan Dualis and the XV are one of those car models that are uncountable in almost every aspect of car details, but some of us do not choose to disregard them. After passing through this review, we hope you will have a new perspective regarding these 2 Nissan Dualis and Subaru XV. For people who feel the sports looking Subaru XV is your choice and for a gentle-looking Dualis is all you need.
The Dualis has been around for a while now, and its status speaks for itself, while the XV has been around for a short period. All of these models are available in our store; take a look at BE FORWARD.

BROWSE LOW COST USED NISSAN DUALIS MODELS from $2,190

BROWSE LOW COST USED SUBARU XV MODELS from $5,730

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Written by: Josephat Lukaza

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