Performance when climbing - Club Crosstrek | Subaru XV Crosstrek Forums
Club Crosstrek | Subaru XV Crosstrek Forums
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 03-31-2016, 02:23 AM   #1
New Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: 1
Default Performance when climbing

Hello all,

I have a 2015 Crosstrek limited. Today when climbing near Frisco Colorado (8000-9000ft) on I-70, it became very difficult to break 60mph. The car was at ~4000-4200 RPM consistently for 8 minutes or so. I was constantly being passed. Is this typical? Are there any tips or tricks to get more performance when climbing?

Thanks!

Ernie is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 03-31-2016, 05:09 AM   #2
Site Team
 
AWDfreak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 2,940
My Vehicle: 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek 5MT
Default

I think it's normal. Though, I haven't been up to that elevation, my dad's Honda Ridgeline with a 250 HP naturally-aspirated V6 engine felt like 170 HP through the mountains in Colorado. We could barely hit 60 MPH, with the accelerator pedal mashed to the floorboard (Yes, 100% throttle most of the uphill drive).
__________________
"Why would I want to profess my feelings for some 3D girl?" - Tomoya Aki from the anime Saekano
AWDfreak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2016, 05:07 PM   #3
Hero Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 811
Default

Welcome to the club Ernie! Yes I agree it's normal behavior for the Crosstrek. The Crosstrek was designed as a very capable but economical CUV. I really enjoyed the high mpg last year on a 4,000 mile road-trip.
__________________
"The secrecy of my job prevents me from knowing what I'm doing."
Hacksaw is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 03-31-2016, 05:28 PM   #4
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 19
Default

You can get a little more get up if you take control of the transmission and bang it off the rev limiter a few times.
Sparky_of_SoCal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2016, 02:35 PM   #5
Member
 
MarioAndretti's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Posts: 26
My Vehicle: '16 Crosstrek premium
Default

You are a victum of the laws of physics.The higher you go the less oxygen available to burn the fuel.The less oxygen available the less fuel can be added and still achieve combustion.The less fuel you can add the less power your engine can put out.If you want a car that gets good MPG and still has good power in the mountains then you will need a turbo powered car such as the WRX.A turbo will give the engine the oxygen it needs to give you the power you need to get you to the top of the mountain at the pace you desire.
MarioAndretti is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT. The time now is 04:29 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.