Reply to "SUBARU 5 sp TRANSAXLE TOUGHNESS ?"

 

Bruce, FWIW, we just got a manual 2020 Impreza (with a mighty 2.0 L making 152 HP and 145 lb-ft).

Apparently, to save costs, they carried over their 'old' five-speed in the Impreza, so it just might be the gearbox you're talking about. (All of their other current manual models get six-speeds.)

The car's too new to say anything about long-term reliability but it shifts OK, if a little notchy. Fifth is definitely more 'notchy' than the other gears. Hopefully, that will loosen up a bit in time.

Dunno what will be inside yours, but the stock ratios for this car are as follows:

 

1: 3.454

2: 1.888

3: 1.296

4: 0.972

5: 0.738

R&P: 4.11

 

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