What is a CVT Transmission?

Shifter for an automatic or CVT

So, you’re shopping for your next new car, and you come across a feature called, “CVT”. What is a CVT transmission? Is it better than standard automatic transmissions?  “CVT” stands for “Continuously Variable Transmission”, and there are some advantages to driving a car equipped with one on our Denver roads. Keep reading for more details.

What is a CVT Transmission and What Makes It Different?

So, what is a CVT transmission and what makes it different from a standard automatic transmission? Well the transmissions in most cars you see rolling around Aurora have gears. But a CVT does not use gears. Instead, it uses two pulleys and a belt. This allows for more efficiency on the part of the transmission. The lack of gears means that a CVT transmission has far fewer parts than a standard automatic transmission. Here are some of the advantages of a CVT transmission:

  • Better fuel efficiency
  • Lighter weight
  • Much less expensive to manufacture
  • Smooth drivability
  • Repair bills are likely to be less expensive than with a conventional transmission

Which Acura Models Are Equipped with a CVT?

Honda has utilized CVTs in several of its models. You can find most of those models on our lot. Here are some popular examples:

Check Out the Acura CVT Models at Fisher Acura of Boulder

Why not come down and test drive one of these Acura vehicles with a CVT to see how it performs? We think you’ll be impressed enough to take one home with you. If you’d like to learn more, check out our guide on when to change transmission fluid. We’re conveniently located near Broomfield. So, drop by or contact us today.

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