Lineartronic transmission

Smooth, seamless gearchanges

Get better fuel economy and the most efficient engine power delivery with Subaru’s Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT). Learn more…

Transmission technology has moved on. Instead of changing between fixed, stepped gears, Subaru’s designers pioneered a better way. Their redesigned Lineartronic Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) not only makes driving quieter and smoother. It makes the Subaru Boxer engine and Symmetrical All-Wheel even more efficient, too. Adaptive Control automatically shifts to the best gear ratio for the conditions and the way you drive. CVT lets the engine run at the ideal speed, increasing power and responsiveness whilst reducing use of fuel. The lightweight, compact design also helps the vehicle stay as agile as possible.

The best of both worlds: automatic transmission with manual shift too.

Automatic transmission is a joy. But sometimes, like when climbing hills or overtaking, you may want to get hands-on. Thanks to smooth-shifting Manual Shift Mode technology, paddle shifters on the steering wheel let you change gear yourself. And simply settle back into automatic transmission whenever you want.

Manual transmission

If you like full driving engagement, manual transmission is for you. Our dependable and lightweight 5- or 6-speed manual transmissions make every change smooth, ensuring fluid, exciting engine response.