Why You Should Learn to Love the Transmission That Never Changes Gear
CVTs are our least favorite type of transmission, mainly because their only nod to driver involvement is engine drone under heavy throttle. In spite of the lost love, CVTs are making inroads against manuals and conventional automatics. Toyota, for example, has introduced a new belt-and-pulley transmission as standard equipment on three-quarters of its 2014 Corolla range.
Slow-laners adore the CVT's lack of drama. Stick it in D, tap the gas, and trust the flux capacitor under the hood to do what's right. In the event these cruisers deign to pass one of their own, a nudge of the accelerator provides extra thrust with no hint of shift shock.
Audi, Honda, Hyundai, Subaru, and Toyota all make their own CVTs. Nissan owns a controlling interest in JATCO, the firm that supplies 49 percent of t
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