Join Date: Jul 2017
Car: 2017 Outback 3.6R Limited
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I've also been using my Outback for a year, though it's a 2017 model. Would I lease another one at the end of my current lease? Not if the crappy CVT programming will continue its non-linear behavior, particularly the jerky acceleration from a complete stop. I've had Infiniti Q50 before and while it had its share of issues - I really liked that Infiniti put a "driving mode" selector in it, so when I drove in very slow "stop-and-go" traffic - it accelerated VERY smoothly when put in an "Eco" driving mode. I wish Subaru would add something like this, which would change the way the car uses CVT for more smooth acceleration.
It actually can do that already - when I tried using "X-mode" button, the acceleration was very smooth, without any jerking from CVT, unfortunately "X-Mode" is not meant for constant driving and turns off after certain speed is reached.