Subaru drops two significant features on 2015 Subaru Outback to get 33 mpg
The all-new 2015 Subaru Outback wagon has just made it its global debut at the New York International Auto Show and drops two significant features to achieve better fuel mileage. The new 2015 Outback drops the six-manual and five-speed automatic and gets a new CVT transmission and now gets 33 mpg. That’s a 3 mpg gain over the previous generation 2014 model. That takes the new Outback to the top of the AWD crossover range in fuel economy. Why did Subaru drop the 6-speed manual?
Subaru doesn’t need to offer the manual or the five-speed automatic because they have improved their new Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) called Lineartronic, so Outback now gets 33 mpg highway with their four cylinder Boxer. Subaru engineers retuned the Lineartronic on the new Outback and even with its Symmetrical all-wheel-drive, the new base wagon gets better mpg than some front-wheel-drive competitors.