@NorthCoast , How do the regular non-turbo Foresters with the CVT transmissions do on hill climbs? I've been wondering if the CVT can put down enough power to climb a hill just as steep as a d/r EA82. I love the look of them and I may have enough money by the end of the summer to buy one. What do you think about their performance on the trails?
In our group we had a 2014 2.5 Manual and two 2014 XT's. The manual had to get some speed going to get up the hills, that's why on one of the pictures both front wheels are off the ground. The XT's climbed as good as my SH9 4EAT does. They even have that fancy X-Mode with their hill descent feature. If I was going to get an NA CVT, I would get the one with the X-Mode.
Here's a video from our trail ride, both camera cars were the 2014 XT's.
Here's my XT climbing a level 3(From 1-5) hill at the park:
Edited by machine1, 20 March 2014 - 10:04 PM.