Subaru Outback CVT reverse curb test
This video tests a CVT-equipped Subaru Outback (AWD) and an automatic
transmission-equipped Honda Civic (FWD) on the same 4.5" curb. This video
demonstrates that the Outback vehicle applies inadequate power to the
drivetrain in reverse start/stop situations to overcome the curb. The only
test constraint for both cars was to NOT allow momentum to overcome the
curb. After pressure is applied to the curb with the tires, it doesn't
matter how fast one pushes the Outback's gas pedal to the floor--in all
cases it cannot climb the curb. The civic eagerly climbs the curb, even
after many attempts of trying to get the vehicle to stall on the curb.
Lower Engineer Pass - Subaru Forester Off Road
This is Part 2 of our September 14, 2014 off road day trip to Silverton and
Ouray, Colorado. Part 1 was Placer Gulch, this video shows us getting back
to HWY 550 by taking the always fun and challenging Lower Engineer. I talk
a lot more in this video than normal. Because: Starbucks.
Video taken September 14, 2014.
Black 2005 Subaru Forester XT turbo
NO LOW RANGE
2-inch Lift by SUMO Parts
215/70 R16 BFGoodrich Tires
Silver 2005 Subaru Forester XT turbo
Stock ride height
215/70 R16 Cooper Discovery AT3
Subaru Legacy H6 MY2003: 0 - 240km/h
245bhp unleashed for a 0 - 240km/h run. Highway at around 10:30PM, just a
few lonely cars on the road, most of them in the right or middle lane.
Clear to go at the highest speed for at least 20km ahead.
2010 Subaru Outback CVT Test
This video shows the performance of the Subaru Outback CVT transmission for
start/stop situations in reverse, with and without VDC enabled. This issue
occurs in first gear also but is slightly less pronounced.
Local Subaru service technicians called this issue a "no problem found",
and verified the latest ECU firmware was in place per TSB # 16-77-09.
Subaru customer service has written "working as designed".
To see the context of this video, go to forum threads such as:
2013 Subaru Legacy: Tight Twisty Road
I give the Legacy some stick through a tight twisty section of road. As you
might expect the symmetrical AWD is well suited to the challenge. The CVT
transmission is a completely different animal than a standard slush box in
that it has no real shift points. This means the revs never drop when you
mat it, the road speed just climbs and climbs as the engine hangs at 5500
RPM. Once you get used to that it offers some distinct advantages for
spirited driving .
The 2.5 Boxer engine has a wide power band and from 3K on up to the 6K
redline it delivers enough torque to hoon around like a Rally King. The
"Manual" function on the CVT is a little queer and nothing like a proper
gear box but it lets you keep the revs up and use the engine braking and
that bumps up the fun factor. The Floppy Paddle shifters are tied to the
steering wheel so when you turn lock to lock there is no way to get your
fingers on them until the wheel returns closer to center.
Ergonomics are pretty good in the cabin even for a 6-4 250# guy like
me...the electric seat adjustments raise lower and tilt the back and seat
independently but for someone with long legs the steering wheel will feel
far away. The wheel does adjust up/down in/out but not nearly enough to
accommodate the range of the seat IMO. Headroom and legroom are more than
adequate. Getting in and out of this low slung car could be challenging to
the old, infirm, or obese driver, (I qualify for at least 2 out of 3 of
those) but I managed to do it without popping a blood vessel or calling
Road noise is lower than a lot of cars but certainly not as low as a luxury
vehicle. The fan on the AC is quiet even on high. Noisy fans are one of my
pet peeves...what good is the comfort of AC on a hot day if you have to
wear ear plugs? Overall the car feels well built, solid, no rattles, and
most of all capable. The traction control works really well and unlike some
cars this feature does not make the car feel slow and ponderous when it
kicks in. It corrects slip in little doses without effecting speed or
The OEM tire choice is excellent IMO. The Bridgestone Turunza tires handle
wet conditions very well and offer up a fair amount of grip on loose
gravel. On asphalt these tires run quietly.
If you like this video stay tuned for a more in depth drive with the Legacy
where I explore how it copes with loose gravel and how it does on the
highway and on an open winding country road or two.
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Subaru Outback 2.D CVT Test
http://Mixmotor.eu testoval Subaru Outback 2.0D CVT.
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Subaru CVT in Action
From the Detroit Auto Show (NAIAS), this demos the CVT as used in the
Outback as it goes from "low" to "high" gear. Note the change in ratio
between the upper (input) and lower (output) pullies.
Subaru CVT Automatic Transmission: An explainer
Subaru Lineartronic Continuously Variable Transmission: Not just a lot of
syllables - it's the future of the Automatic Transmission. Designed both
for maximum efficiency and drivetrain reliability, learn more about
Subaru's CVT as featured in almost all of Subaru's passenger cars - and the
performance models featured in the Forester XT and upcoming 2015 WRX.
Learn more at 1subarucity.com
Schlossmann's Subaru City of Milwaukee - the home of the Lifetime Warranty
Subaru Legacy LSi - Offroading
1994 Subaru Legacy L AWD LSi offroading. going places no Civic would dare.
2.2 litre flat four. pretty much stock except for 15" alloy wheels and
2012 Subaru Legacy Review - Subaru Superstore
Subaru Superstore Owner and General Manager, Richard Cvijanovich, gives you
a detailed look at the 2012 Subaru Legacy. This overview features the 2012
Subaru Legacy 2.5i Premium model. We stock the Legacy in 3 different
models and 7 different overall trim levels, with the choice of 8 exterior
colors with leather or cloth seating.
2012 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Premium Engine Features:
horsepower - 170hp
Torque 170 lb.-ft. @ 4,000RPM
16-valve 4-cylinder boxer engine, with a timing belt.
The Legacy also comes with 2 additional engine features - 2.5 GT model with
265 horsepower and
a 6-cylinder 256 horsepower 3.6r model.
Interior features: Steering wheel hosts audio controls, Bluetooth, and
cruise control. You will also notice paddle shifters, to manually control
the automatic transmission. Heated seats are also an option for both
cloth and leather seating. Another great feature for the Subaru Legacy
lineup is the option 9 vehicle, which boasts a 440 watt Harmon Kardon audio
For more information on this vehicle or any others at Subaru Superstore
contact us at (888) 859-6735 or visit us online at
http://www.shopsubaru.com. Also, be sure to like us on Facebook at
How A CVT Works by TEAM Industries.mov
TEAM has received a lot of requests to explain how a CVT works, here is a
good video showing the basics of CVT. In the future we will be posting more
videos explaining some of our innovations to the basic design. Take a look
and let us know what you think.