As an Ascent owner, would you prefer to be able to manually change gears in your CVT using paddle shifter buttons or using the transmission select lever?
- I have a 2019 Subaru Ascent and it is a great vehicle. I make use of the paddle shifters to manually change gears in the CVT at times. While I love the option to manually change gears using the paddle shifters, it can be difficult to locate the position of the paddles on the steering wheel, particularly when driving on a curvy road. Driving on a curvy, hilly road can be a situation where you want to manually select your gear for a rewarding driving experience.
- My 2012 Forester had the 4 speed EAT automatic transmission (AT), not a CVT. You could manually select the gear on the AT by sliding the transmission select lever to the left and then pulling back on the lever to get a downshift or pushing up on the lever to get an upshift. l found making manual gear shifts in my 2012 Forester more rewarding and easier to accomplish than making gear shifts in may 2019 Ascent via the paddle shifter buttons, particularly when trying to make a shift when turning the steering wheel.