How good is the manual transmission on the newest 2014 Forester (with CVT)?

Asked by Nov 27, 2013 at 03:06 PM about the 2014 Subaru Forester 2.5i

Question type: Shopping & Pricing

I am thinking of buying a new 2014 Forester and I have always driven manual
transmission. How does the manual transmission work with the CVT? Is it any good?

3 Answers

5,705

if you like manuals don't buy a CVT, I've been inside of several CVT transmissions and they do not impress at all, there's no gears, it never actually shifts, it's a belt arround 2 pullys that can continuosley varry their sizes and that's it.

2,775

CVT is a type of transmission, much more like the conventional automatic transmission, and completely separate from a manual transmission. I agree with Nick and far prefer manual transmissions over both CVT and conventional automatic ones.

420

Test drive the CVT. If you have driven manuals, you probably won't like the CVT. The CVT is also whiny. The CVT model comes with more sound insulation. It reportedly delivers better, the best, MPG, of the transmissions offered. I would not used the simulated manual mode... I mean, why?

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • SUBARU FORESTER vs ?? 4 answers

    I'm in the market, unfortunately, for a new car, (my Sequoia nearly killed myself and daughter due to an unknown frame rot- whole different story)- anyway, he was advised Forester was the way to go,...

    Subaru Forester

    -

    Shopping & Pricing

  • All wheel drive cars 22 answers

    I am looking to replace my new Subaru Forester with another full time all wheel drive car. As far as I know the RAV4, Ford Escape and the Honda CRV are all part time AWD which really does not cut it...

    2015 Subaru Forester 2.5i Premium

    -

    Shopping & Pricing

  • 2015 Forester 2i limited CVT performance in snow/ice 7 answers

    I'm considering a 2016 Forester 2i limited. I am concerned how the CVT performance is on snow & ice. Minnesota can be brutal at times.

    2015 Subaru Forester 2.5i Limited

    -

    General

  • SUBARU FORESTER vs ? 5 answers

    I'm in the market, unfortunately, for a new car, (my Sequoia nearly killed myself and daughter due to an unknown frame rot- whole different story)- anyway, he was advised Forester was the way to go,...

    Subaru Forester

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Has anybody had problems with excessive oil consumption in the 2015 Subaru Forester? 348 answers

    I would like to buy a 2015 Subaru Forester in the next few months, but I'm concerned about the excessive oil consumption I keep reading about in older models and I know a class action lawsuit was file...

    2015 Subaru Forester 2.5i

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Forester

Looking for a Used Forester in your area?

CarGurus has 19,625 nationwide Forester listings starting at $1,200.

ZIP:

Search Subaru Forester Questions

Subaru Forester Experts

#1 Nick Eidemiller
Nick Eidemiller
Reputation 3,310
#2 walth
walth
Reputation 2,640
#3 lifeson34
lifeson34
Reputation 2,310
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Subaru Outback
365 Great Deals out of 29,816 listings starting at $1,500
Used Toyota RAV4
1,070 Great Deals out of 52,689 listings starting at $1,350
Used Honda CR-V
1,168 Great Deals out of 72,518 listings starting at $1,999
Used Subaru Impreza
194 Great Deals out of 6,793 listings starting at $1,899
Used Subaru Legacy
201 Great Deals out of 16,723 listings starting at $1,200
Used Subaru Impreza WRX
46 Great Deals out of 1,163 listings starting at $1,999
Used Ford Escape
1,581 Great Deals out of 83,422 listings starting at $1,499
Used Toyota 4Runner
353 Great Deals out of 19,442 listings starting at $2,995
Used Mazda CX-5
219 Great Deals out of 22,796 listings starting at $9,499
Used Toyota Highlander
628 Great Deals out of 26,800 listings starting at $2,988
Used Subaru XV Crosstrek
94 Great Deals out of 2,274 listings starting at $8,995
Used Nissan Rogue
657 Great Deals out of 57,537 listings starting at $1,800
Used Toyota Tacoma
713 Great Deals out of 32,028 listings starting at $2,995
Used Subaru Impreza WRX STi
32 Great Deals out of 600 listings starting at $8,500

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Subaru Forester 2.5i For Sale
2,876 listings starting at $20,970
2016 Subaru Forester 2.5i For Sale
6 Great Deals out of 185 listings starting at $18,999
2015 Subaru Forester 2.5i For Sale
21 Great Deals out of 223 listings starting at $13,988
2014 Subaru Forester 2.5i For Sale
10 Great Deals out of 293 listings starting at $11,900