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|Subaru's Lineartronic CVT uses two hydraulically operated, adjustable pulleys with a chain link that runs between and connects them. By adjusting the pulleys you can maximize performance and fuel economy without traditional gears!|
As you can see, a continuously variable transmission functions as if it has an infinite number of gear ratios, constantly seeking the sweet spot between power and performance. We daresay it's much faster and smarter than human input (manual transmission). Subaru CVT changes from ratio to ratio are step-less, contributing to the powertrain's smooth operation. Traditional automatic transmissions shift during a given minimum and maximum RPM which causes the slight lurch you are accustomed to. This decreases your fuel economy and doesn't give you the maximum power when you need it. The Subaru CVT offers the benefits of fewer mechanical breakdowns, increased fuel economy and power when you need it.
How Subaru CVT Affects Fuel Economy (MPG City/Hwy) vs Manual Transmission