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Old 03-16-2018, 01:42 PM   #1
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Just read about this Subaru coming out. 3 rows and rated tow capacity of 5,000 lbs. A few flags raised when reading this. First, just 4 cylinders producing 265 hp. Second, a continuously variable transmission. (Last time Subaru offered CVT was in the Justy, many years ago, and it was a disaster) Subaru makes a great car, so this should be interesting to see how this works out.
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Old 03-16-2018, 01:48 PM   #2
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Just read about this Subaru coming out. 3 rows and rated tow capacity of 5,000 lbs. A few flags raised when reading this. First, just 4 cylinders producing 265 hp. Second, a continuously variable transmission. (Last time Subaru offered CVT was in the Justy, many years ago, and it was a disaster) Subaru makes a great car, so this should be interesting to see how this works out.
CVT has been a stock item on most Subarus for a few years now. They rate very well and return over 30 mpg for the Forester.
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Our Legacy, and now our outback is cvt legacy was a 4 n the outback is a 6 but either way I personally would tow a TT with a Subaru. But that’s just me not enough reserve left for safety.
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Lots of discussion of the new Subaru Ascent in an earlier thread:
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Just read about this Subaru coming out. 3 rows and rated tow capacity of 5,000 lbs. A few flags raised when reading this. First, just 4 cylinders producing 265 hp. Second, a continuously variable transmission. (Last time Subaru offered CVT was in the Justy, many years ago, and it was a disaster) Subaru makes a great car, so this should be interesting to see how this works out.
I have a 2014 Subaru Forester with the CVT, just turned 100,000 miles. I've had zero trouble with it and have towed a small utility trailer over many of those miles. The CVT is where the fuel efficiency comes from... 30+ mpg on the highway, over 32 if I keep it at 65 or less. Seriously, I've changed the oil and put new tires on it, that's the only work I've had to do. I do need to replace front brakes soon though, but this has been a great and reliable vehicle.
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I didn’t mean to put down Subaru as I owned 4 between 1985 & 2005 and they are great cars. My questions concern towing up to 5000 pounds with a four cylinder and a CVT. Again, love the boxer engine and the CVT worked great Iin my hybrid.
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