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- Sep 13, 2018
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- Orange, Tx
- 2018 Honda Civic sedan lx 6mt and 2018 Honda Civic hatchback ex auto
You can look at some cvt transmission videos on YouTube to explain the advantages. Just imagine having endless gear selection. Then your computer is constantly making changes to these “gears” to get the most power out of your engine. This helps efficiency while giving better performance. They are also smaller and lighter than a conventional transmission which helps to. It definitely takes a getting used to.This is my first ever CVT equipped vehicle. And to me, honestly it drives like any other automatic. I do notice that at very low speed/rpm it has like an odd feeling. Like a delay or jerks, although I know it's not real gears. It's not a big deal, and it's barely even noticeable, doesn't bother me either. Car drives smooth as I would expect it to.
What's the point of CVT anyway? Is it suppose to be a more cost effective/cheaper solution to a standard automatic transmission?