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What is the Honda CVT?

How to choose the transmission of your next Honda vehicle 

CVT stands for Continuously Variable Transmission. This type of transmission is automatic, which means that you do not have to manually switch gears. For many people, this is the preferred and easier way to drive. Keep reading below to learn more about what the Honda CVT is. 


Benefits of the Honda CVT 

Honda CVTs can improve a vehicle’s fuel economy 

To achieve an engine’s best fuel economy rating, a vehicle must keep the engine running at its most optimal speed. This is where the CVT steps in. This transmission can keep the engine’s speed within the most efficient range. In turn, you get to save money at the gas station. 

Honda CVTs can provide a smoother ride 

Other types of automatic transmissions change between different gear positions. The CVT does not use gears. Instead, it has a belt. This can lead to a smoother ride. If you can feel every bump in the road with your current vehicle, then it may be time to make a change. 

Honda CVTs provide a sporty driving experience 

One thing that people love about sports cars is that they have responsive handling. When they turn the steering wheel, they get an instant reaction in sync with their movements. A Honda CVT can help achieve this. 

In the image below, you can see that the blue car represents a vehicle with a Honda CVT. The way that it turns is much tighter around the bend. In the other car, you feel as though you are drifting around the corner, with less control over your movements. 

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What Honda vehicles offer a CVT? 

Multiple Honda vehicles are equipped with a CVT. Ask a sales representative at our dealership to show you CVT vehicles. Some examples of Honda vehicles with a CVT include recent models of the Honda Civic and Honda Accord.