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Towing a Subaru CVT With Manual Mode

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I know the Subaru Outback does not have a manual transmission option for the 2015 model year and that Subaru says you can tow manual transmission Subarus 4 wheels down. I also know that they now have a CVT (automatic transmission) with manual mode so was wondering if it is possible to tow a 2015 Outback with the CVT in manual mode?

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teanob,

Welcome to the FMCA Forum.

The official answer from Subaru (as of January 2015) is that ONLY manual transmission Subarus may be towed 4 wheels down.

If you find out something to the contrary from contacting Subaru (actually, were it me, I would want to see it in writing), please let us know.

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I looked for a late model used Outback with a manual transmission. Not a popular option so I settled for a 2012 Forrester with a manual. I was told by a salesperson that manuals are on the way out for most models.

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On a previous post, KIA Soul with manual transmission was a great option. I have an automatic, so have to use a tow dolly, but if you haven't driven the car, a test drive will give a look for another option.

The Soul is the most surprising little SUV when driving it.

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teanob,

Welcome to the FMCA Forum.

The official answer from Subaru (as of January 2015) is that ONLY manual transmission Subarus may be towed 4 wheels down.

If you find out something to the contrary from contacting Subaru (actually, were it me, I would want to see it in writing), please let us know.

I sent an inquiry and got the following response:

" If your vehicle is equipped with a CVT transmission it must be towed with all wheels off of the ground. If the transmission is a true manual, it can be towed with all wheels on the ground." from Lana Downs Subaru of America, Inc. Customer/Dealer Services Department

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On a previous post, KIA Soul with manual transmission was a great option. I have an automatic, so have to use a tow dolly, but if you haven't driven the car, a test drive will give a look for another option.

The Soul is the most surprising little SUV when driving it.

I have driven a Soul but was told the manual said it could not be towed 4 down. However the FMCA towable guide says it can be with a manual transmission. I am checking with the company.

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