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Old 03-24-2017, 09:33 PM   #1
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My 2014 Crosstrek 2.0l cvt is in the shop and I was given a loaner - 2017 Crosstrek 2.0i Limited/HRD with a cvt.

It sure seems like the 2017 has more power but I think it has exact same engine and cvt. Am I dreaming or is there a difference?

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I've never driven anything besides my 2017. But I'll tell you this- my 2017 dies not feel like a slouch. It's quick.
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Old 03-26-2017, 11:52 PM   #3
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Same here - this is my Subaru, it's a 2017 cvt - no complaints - plenty of pep
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I have a 16, and no complaints. I have nothing to compare it to. Placebo effect?


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Old 03-27-2017, 03:48 PM   #5
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Peak engine output is the same.

Engine, although slightly different tune, are both the FB20 in fuel injected form.

However, the CVT programming between the two is quite different. It's a good chance you simply interpreted the different CVT programming as being "more powerful".
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My 61 year old engine and tranny has a lot less getty up and go than my 30 year old engine and tranny.
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I just purchased a 17 crosstrek with 5spd manual. It's geared quite high, and the engine and road noise are loud, but it feels like it has more than 100 whp.
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Might be trans gearing, AND the fact that the newer models are lighter for efficiency, so weight to HP is less


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Might be trans gearing, AND the fact that the newer models are lighter for efficiency, so weight to HP is less


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Also means they are a bit louder since there is less sound deadening material.
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Might be trans gearing, AND the fact that the newer models are lighter for efficiency, so weight to HP is less


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Actually, the transmission ratio spread of the CVT is the same (but programming is different), as is the final drive ratio of the front and rear differentials.

Also, the newer models actually have higher curb weights than previous model years.
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