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So I just got my 2022 TB RS on Thursday. But merging into traffic has been a surprise. I never thought this little 3 cylinder could break the tires loose. But this little badass will actually spin the tires.

The motor definitely sounds different. But not as loud as the videos make them sound.

Sport mode: definitely tightens up the steering. And the revs hang up in the higher RPM range a little longer. This is good if you like spirited driving.

Turbo Lag: it’s there but not quite that noticeable. I don’t know if any of you have ever driven a Subaru Turbo. But the lag on a Subaru is definitely noticeable. To the point that the car lurches once the turbo kicks in. I haven’t noticed that on the TB.

Bose Stereo: is it worth it? All depends. I have two Rockford Amps, 10” L7 sub, and CDT Audio mids and highs just sitting here. But I don’t know if I will put them in. That little sub can actually be heard. I can hear the lower frequencies being produced. Is it loud? It’s sufficient for your average listener. And sounds decent. If you are thinking about getting it, try and find a dealership that has a TB with Technology package in stock. And go listen. It was definitely something I wanted and I actually like it.
 

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Question for you, I'm in the process of getting a new car since my Malibu LTZ flooded on Sept 1st in PA due to IDA. I loved the pick of my LTZ but it was horrible in the snow. Can you tell me more about the pickup with the RS since I'm not able to even drive one till it comes into the dock in Baltimore, MD? LOL. It's between this and a 2020 Ford Escape Titanium with all the bells and whistles. It has a great pick-up of 200 hp, which is better for getting onto all the highways in the Philadelphia area. The other car would be the 2021 Kia Seltos SX Turbo AWD, Its cute-looking (don't laugh) pickup is okay if you have your foot to the floor LOL. I think I scared the manager of the dealership test driving it, last night LOL. A test drive is a test drive! The 2 other things I didn't like about it is the steering wheel is quite smaller (reminds me of F1 cars) and the trunk is quite a bit smaller.
All the reports on KBB and Edmunds say the pick-up isn't that great. So I'm concerned about beating out a tractor-trailer getting onto the highways. Any advice you can give me ASAP would be greatly appreciated! Thank you in advance! Kimberly
 

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They are going off 0-60 times. Keep in mind the max torque on the TB is around 1600rpm. So it’s a low end torque. I have no problem overtaking semi’s on the highway. In fact I love how zippy it is around town. I just got back from training put just under 300 highway miles. Cruise set at 74mph and could not tell it was a 3 cylinder.
I have not driven the Kia or the Ford Escape. But if either of them have CVT, that would be a no go for me.
 

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I have the CVT in my Trailblazer and find it to be one of the best CVTs I've ever driven. You just have to know how to drive it to get the most out of it.
 

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I have the CVT in my 2021 Subaru Legacy XT Touring. I just prefer a conventional transmission. Especially in a lower horsepower vehicle.
 
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