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Subaru XV 2015: Slow to accelerate

Asked by Chris Hannabus

My 2015 Subaru XV is great, except for the constantly variable transmission, which I think is dangerous. On roundabouts, when nearly stopped or at low speed in town traffic it is nowhere up to the job when wanting to accelerate. I have been very close to side-on crashes at roundabouts after planting my foot and having nothing happen. I had lost all confidence in the vehicle and was about to trade it on a better performing make when, at a service, I got an update on the transmission and it improved the CVT by 200 per cent. But it still flatlines occasionally. From reports on the new Outback and Forester their CVT is fine, so perhaps the XV engine is underpowered.

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23 May 2016 Paul Gover

The XV is underpowered, as well as having a very dozy CVT. If you are that worried I would definitely suggest a brand swap to something with a regular automatic.

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