If you got the 6MT and turned off traction control, you can really get the thing sideways. It's a hoon to drive, at least it was in my 5MT with traction control off in the snow. The Lineartronic CVT is not as eager to get sideways...
But the Lineartronic CVT paired with X-MODE makes the XV/Crosstrek far more off-road capable than the single-range stick shift.
"Why would I want to profess my feelings for some 3D girl?" - Tomoya Aki from the anime Saekano