What is a CVT, or Continuously Variable Transmission?
The two most common types of transmissions are manual and automatic. But there is a third type called a continuously variable transmission (CVT). CVTs have been around since the late 1980s but are now more common than ever because they typically provide better fuel economy than other kinds of transmissions.
Knowing how a CVT operates and its benefits can help consumers understand why and accept how they change the way a vehicle feels and sounds when accelerating.