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Old 04-03-2013, 08:59 PM   #4100
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2013 Impreza Spt cvt


Possible it's the transmission, theoretically the cvt should be able to optimize the engine considering the drag where the 5 speed is just a fixed ratio. That works fine in the lab or on the flat at low speed, but as soon as the engine can't pull it anymore the mileage goes to heck.

I was looking forward to Consumer Reports doing a test with the 5-speed, but when they tested the hatchback they also picked a cvt.

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