What cars have CVT transmission

What cars have CVT transmission -  Examples of cars with CVT transmission on the latest Honda cars are Honda Mobilio, Honda HRV, Honda BRV, Honda New Jazz, Honda City, Honda Civic, Honda CRZ, Honda, Honda Odyssey, and Honda Brio.

What cars have CVT transmission

In addition, most Hybrid cars already use CVT transmissions, because the fuel is smoother and more efficient. In Hybrid cars the acceleration is no less responsive, in contrast to non-Hybrid cars that use a CVT transmission. Because the Hybrid car, also uses a battery-powered electric motor, helping the car accelerate. For drivers who like fast acceleration, will definitely feel dissatisfied driving a car that uses a CVT transmission and prefers an AT type automatic transmission.

This time I will review cars with automatic or automatic transmissions, traffic jams that often occur in big cities in Indonesia that encourage people to switch to cars that use automatic transmissions. The trend of using automatic transmission cars is increasing every year. Especially in luxury cars, most of them already use automatic transmission. Then how does the automatic car transmission work, the admin will review it.

Automatic Transmission Cars - Similar to the purpose of cars with manual transmissions, automatic transmissions also aim to provide the driver with different types of desired acceleration. This is due to the power range and speed range of the engine, which are restricted from the car engine. Without a transmission gear, the car's speed will be limited by one gear ratio. This will create the desired scene, to get the desired car speed. For example, when you drive a car with a manual transmission and only use 2nd gear.

The acceleration of the car will decrease, after the car reaches the engine speed limit (the needle on the RPM is already in the red line), the car will find it difficult to increase speed. With the transmission gear on the car, the driver of a car with a manual transmission can shift the transmission gear that has a different gear ratio.

This will certainly make it easier for the driver to get the desired speed, without exceeding the engine speed. When you drive an automatic transmission car, you can see a significant difference with a manual transmission car. There is no clutch and no gearshift lever on an automatic transmission car.

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Many people can't tell the difference between an AT-type automatic transmission car - Torque Converter and a CVT transmission. Although the two AT systems – Torque Converters and CVT in automatic transmission cars, have the same goal. Its purpose is to control the clutch and gear lever. Between AT – Torque Converters and CVT, this second system has a different concept and way of working. Of course, AT – Torque Converters and CVT systems have their advantages and disadvantages. 


Cars with CVT automatic transmission, using pulleys and steel belts as the main components of the transmission drive. CVT type transmission can change gear ratios according to engine speed. This makes the car that uses a CVT automatic transmission, the gearshift is very smooth and not felt by the driver.

In addition, the shock when shifting gears is also very small. Another advantage of automatic transmission cars using CVT, the driver does not need high RPM, to get a lot of power of course with normal use like in the city. With a car RPM that is less frequent, making a car with a CVT transmission more fuel efficient, compared to a car with an AT automatic transmission.


In a car with an AT (Automatic Transmission) automatic transmission, there are 3 main components that drive:

  • Torque converter.
  • Planetary Devices.
  • Hydraulic Control Unit.

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The torque converter is found in cars with AT transmissions, while in cars with manual transmissions there is a clutch. Between the two tools have the same purpose with different ways of working.

Any car that has a CVT - The main difference between manual and automatic transmission, in manual transmission the gearshift is done by the driver and in automatic transmission the gearshift is done by the gear transmission which results in different gear ratios. The name of this gear set is planetary gear set.

HYDRAULIC CONTROL UNIT - The function of the Hydraulic Control Unit is to control the clutch automatically, in manual transmission cars the clutch is controlled by the driver, while in AT transmission cars it is controlled by the Hydraulic Control Unit. Examples of the latest Honda cars that still use the AT Torque Converters transmission are the Honda CRV and Honda Accord.

Advantages & Disadvantages of CVT VS AT - When you want to try another car, the CVT transmission is smoother, because there is no displacement due to the transmission. But if you need fast acceleration to overtake, I'm sure you will be disappointed. In a CVT transmission, when you lift the gas pedal after accelerating to overtake, you don't need to press the gas too much because the car's speed is maintained. Engine brake (braking with the engine), CVT transmission is quite felt, but manual transmission is not as good. If through derivatives, in CVT transmission, braking will be assisted by engine brakes and automatic transmissions to assist braking.

In addition, the smooth gearshift, making the CVT car in displacement slightly experience a decrease in engine RPM. Of course this makes the CVT transmission more fuel efficient, compared to the AT transmission. But there are also drawbacks, cars with CVT transmissions tend to be less responsive in acceleration than cars with AT automatic transmissions.

In addition, changing the transmission oil in a car with a CVT transmission is not allowed, you must follow the recommended standards of an authorized dealer. Meanwhile, if the automatic transmission is AT, the acceleration performance is better than the CVT, besides that the maintenance costs are cheaper. It's just that the pounding of the gearshift is still felt. For the engine brake, the AT transmission is not as good as the CVT and tends to bend a little when the transmission is in D (Drive).

CONCLUSION Every car that has a CVT

Which automatic transmission is better between CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) VS AT - (Torque Converters) The answer lies in the needs and comfort of the reader himself while driving.

All types of transmissions have their own advantages and disadvantages, and each driver will have a different assessment. So a review from the admin may be useful to add insight.