Howdy, Stranger!

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!

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: 1,541

    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.

Sign In or Register to comment.
How does the manual shifter in CVT work? — Car Forums at