If I'm way in the back at a stoplight and all the cars in front of me have S/S those 3 seconds are going to add up.If you are going into gridlock or for any other reason, just hit the car icon--others---stop/start; takes all of 3 seconds. No biggie. ave to get used to it. It's not like the Alamo "Freedom or death", thank goodness!
The engine starts as soon as you take your foot off the brake. It is a blink of the eye, not 3 seconds. By the time your foot moves to the accelerator, the engine is running.If I'm way in the back at a stoplight and all the cars in front of me eave S/S those 3 seconds are going to add up.
What were your impressions of the Durango?So yesterday I came back from a 3k mile trip in a rental Durango GT that had S/S. I drove in peak commute traffic in downtown ATL and my observations are as follows:
1. Freeway driving, doesn't even matter
2. Stop and go traffic, you learn to anticipate whether you want the engine to stop and brake accordingly. In heavy traffic you are slowing frequently enough that an extra half second it takes for the engine to start does not matter in the grand scheme of things.
I would guess the software is monitoring the O2 temp. Same way it knows to slow down the idle after they warm up.Question: how do the manufacturers prevent repetitive "rich re-starts"? I thought that in a properly operating system - you would avoid running rich (MAF and O2 sensors doing their thing), but starts might be rich.
Upon engine start, how do we know the unit isn't dumping in more fuel that is necessary and over and over again on each S/S cycle?
The positives:What were your impressions of the Durango?
Based upon having a Forester myself, on an individual basis, you're looking at maybe 3 gallons per year saved total. As a consumer, I don't care about that - that's an extra $6.50 for me. (Thank you, Oklahoma gas prices!) On a FLEET basis, though, that's roughly 500,000 gallons per year saved from the 2019 Forester alone. Now add in the 2020 Outback and 2020 Forester, that's 1.5 MILLION gallons per year saved. when the 2021's come out, that's 2.5 million gallons saved that year, 4.5 million total.A hardware button is more expensive than software centralized in the head unit with other software. Recall, Subaru put a 13W halogen bulb (instead of an LED) in the Gen 5 cargo dome in order to save a few cents. So, nothing is off limits to save money.
Folks are really begging for the Outback to be in the $40k range. Just do it, Subaru.
this why these systems are horrible to experience in a stop and go hour long traffic situation like many LA commutes - city streets and freeways both.The only time this has been noticeable in the past few days has been in parking lots or on the off stoplight where you come to a complete stop only for an instant. I think there should be another full second or two built in the delay logic. When you have to start back up immediately there is a slight shudder in the car (2020 XT). Other than those few times that's happened in the past few days there you don't notice this feature is even present.
Its fine if it stops for a few seconds but when its just as it dies its an issue. Maybe a bit more delay is needed.this why these systems are horrible to experience in a stop and go hour long traffic situation like many LA commutes - city streets and freeways both.
Can’t be done. There are several discussions in the Gen6 section about it.Bought a 2020 outback xt , great car but does any body know how to turn off auto/start/stop without manually doing it everytime you start the car ?