ALLISON TRANSMISSION VS CVT? Is there a difference?

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Asked by Jul 01, 2015 at 12:10 PM about the 2010 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited

Question type: General

These transmissions seem similar,  but,   I really don't know.   Both have paddle shifters
and the ability for engine braking.     My Subaru Outback Limited has their Lineartronic
CVT transmission.    Both gearboxes have step less shifts.    Please advise.

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Im not 1000% sure of your question, but I can say this. I have allot of experiences with both and I find that the CVT is just not good technology. I see them failing allot, and I see no one offering a way to rebuild them, so the cost to replace is extremely high. The Allison transmission on the other hand is a very sound and reliable transmission capable of lasting 100's of thousands miles.

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Jeff, I see, tell me which CVT transmissions you have heard that failed . Subaru??? Or some other make? You know, they're not all the same build. As far as technology, an engineer told me that these are superior to conventional automatic transmissions with planetary gears.

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Jeff, check this out , http://m.fleetowner.com/equipment/new-cvt- transmission-works-trucking

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