Lineartronic® CVT

It stands for Continuously Variable Transmission, and this innovative technology has been engineered to work seamlessly with the SUBARU BOXER® engine and Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive to help reduce fuel consumption. The stepless gear ratio allows the engine to run within its optimal power range for improved fuel economy, while its lightweight, compact design helps the vehicle stay as agile as it can be.

In Automatic Mode, it adjusts instantly to match your acceleration, eliminating the need to shift and preserving the vehicle's momentum often lost with conventional automatic transmissions. In 6-Speed Manual Mode, paddle shifters are mounted for fingertip control, giving you the power to select the gear ratio that best suits your driving situation. The result is a sharper and sportier driving experience.

Available on the Outback, Legacy, and Impreza

Manual Transmission

Dependable and lightweight manual transmissions give passionate drivers a range to express their personal driving style. The coated synchromesh gears of the 5- or 6-speed manual transmissions make every shift smooth and efficient for fluid and exciting acceleration.

Available on the Subaru Outback, Legacy, Impreza, WRX and Forester

Automatic Transmission with Manual Shift Mode

Refine the performance of your automatic transmission with smooth-shifting Manual Shift Mode technology. Working with 4-speed and 5-speed automatic transmissions, you can take control of the gears when you need greater precision, like climbing hills or passing vehicles, and then settle back into automatic when you don't. Easy. Efficient. Brilliant.

Available on all vehicles



Staying safe on the road means keeping your hands on the wheel. That's why Subaru offers Bluetooth® hands-free technology to manage phone and audio system. Bluetooth-enabled mobile phones link directly through the Subaru audio system.

Phone Integration

Models with Bluetooth give you hands-free control to make and take calls through the vehicle's audio system.


Models without Bluetooth have the option of BlueConnect®. The same voice-activated controls, supporting English, North American Spanish and Canadian French language

Audio Streaming

Some models also allow you to control streaming audio from internet radio or MP3 players, directed by voice-activated commands through your Bluetooth system.

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GPS Navigation

Find all your destinations easily with Subaru's available navigation systems. Easy touch-screen or voice-activated controls let you set a location, find a point of interest or change course within seconds. Select models also offer traffic information, and an eco-route feature that will plot the most fuel-efficient path to your destination.

USB & iPod Interface

Control your music device through the Subaru Media Hub or iPod® interface, located in the center console to keep it all contained. Toggle from radio to CD to iPod through the audio system or optional steering wheel controls, even wirelessly with available Bluetooth®.

DVD Player

With the Subaru's available navigation systems, you can quickly go from destination guide to entertainment room, as all feature DVD playback capability. And models with the rear seat entertainment system can display the same movie in the rear seats simultaneously.

SiriusXM Radio

All new and leased 2012 Subaru vehicles with factory-equipped SiriusXM satellite radio are eligible for a 4-month complimentary subscription. Hundreds of commercial-free, digital music, sports, talk and more.

HD Radio

Converts traditional analog radio signals into digital broadcasts complete with enhanced data features. Also includes additional HD programming not available through regular radio technology.