Why Subaru CVT Technology is Different

From high performance to low maintenance, Subaru transmissions offer you excellent efficiency in an all-wheel drive vehicle.

Lineartronic CVT

It stands for Continuously Variable Transmission, and this innovative technology has been engineered to work seamlessly with the Subaru Boxer engine and Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive to help reduce fuel consumption. The stepless gear ratio allows the engine to run within its optimal power range for improved fuel economy, while its lightweight, compact design helps the vehicle stay as agile as it can be.
In Automatic Mode, it adjusts instantly to match your acceleration, eliminating the need to shift and preserving the vehicle’s momentum often lost with conventional automatic transmissions. In 6-Speed Manual Mode, paddle shifters are mounted for fingertip control, giving you the power to select the gear ratio that best suits your driving situation. The result is a sharper and sportier driving experience.
Available on Outback, Legacy, Impreza
Automatic Transmission with Manual Shift Mode
Refine the performance of your automatic transmission with smooth-shifting Manual Shift Mode technology. Working with 4-speed and 5-speed automatic transmissions, you can take control of the gears when you need greater precision, like climbing hills or passing vehicles, and then settle back into automatic when you don’t. Easy. Efficient. Brilliant.
Available on all Vehicles.
Manual Transmission
Dependable and lightweight manual transmissions give passionate drivers a range to express their personal driving style. The coated synchromesh gears of the 5- or 6-speed manual transmissions make every shift smooth and efficient for fluid and exciting acceleration.
Available on Outback, Legacy, Impreza, WRX, Forester