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2.0i engine with CVT question


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#1 Bigjoedo



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Posted 20 September 2017 - 04:21 PM



         I have a 2017 Crosstrek with 2.0 liter boxer and CVT transmission.  It now has 2000 miles, it is my first Subaru.


My question: Does the boxer engine tolerate rapid acceleration trying to get on the highway the engine sometimes goes up to 4500RPM. 

I have to follow other people on the highway entrance, and need to get up to 70MPH quickly  to get in a lane. I see the redline is around 6500,  Thanks for the help.




#2 golucky66


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Posted 20 September 2017 - 05:14 PM

It's in the nature of the cvt to get to high rpms rapidly and then stay at a high rev without "upshifting" because there's no gears.

So it will rapidly climb to 5-6k rpms if you're heavy on the gas. And as you let your foot off the gas, the rams will slowly drop until you're easy on the gas and at cruising speed.

Can the boxer engine handle this? Absolutely. Don't worry about the rpms being high when you need power.

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