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How does the manual shifter in CVT work?

vseth96vseth96 Posts: 3
edited March 2014 in Subaru

I'm thinking about getting the 2014 Subaru Impreza with the CVT transmission, w/o paddle shifters, and found that there is a manual mode in the CVT. How does that work if there aren't any paddle shifters or actual gears to shift to? (I don't know a lot about cars).


  • dcm61dcm61 Posts: 1,510

    The base Impreza CVT (and all non-turbo 2014 Foresters) has a L(ow) mode, not M(anual) mode; Premium and Limited trims have M(anual) mode with paddle shifters.

    As you surmised, you can't manually "shift" without paddle shifters.

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