Last post on Aug 19, 2009 at 7:12 PM
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#10 of 11 2010 Subaru Legacy CVT vs 2009 Nissan Altima CVT
Aug 19, 2009 (12:26 pm)
I'm considering either the 2010 legacy (because it has cvt transmission which makes it more fuel efficient) or 2009 Altima (because the 2010 won't be out for another month or more and I need a new car now!) Anybody have any feedback on these two models and the cvt transmission? I've heard interesting things on the cvt...mostly that it's a drive that takes a while to get accustomed to. I test drove it the other day and found it to be very smooth...and nothing quirky or weird. I'm doing a lot of commuting and on the road about 3 hours a day. Any feedback would be appreciated.
#11 of 11 Re: 2010 Subaru Legacy CVT vs 2009 Nissan Altima CVT [ztb]
Aug 19, 2009 (7:12 pm)
Can't tell you much about the CVTs but I purchased an 09 Legacy 2.5SE about a year ago and currently average about 31mpg on the highway with AWD. The EPA estimate is more like 27mpg. So my guess is you would do very well with 2010 Legacy CVT. Actually while at the dealer for an oil change a week ago a salesperson told me she had driven the 2010 CVT on a 100 mile trip and the computer indicated 35mpg.
I previously owned a 03 Altima 2.5S (not CVT) and my best highway mileage was 28-29. Personally I prefer the styling of my 09 Legacy to the 2010, but that's a personal preference. I note that Nissan had dismal recent JD power results. My Legacy has been just about flawless in my first year of ownership.