Nissan has an entertaining video describing how the CVT is an improvement over a traditional automatic transmission.
I will be driving one of these soon, and wonder whether the feel of the car is more like a golf cart than an everyday car. The new Xtronic, which is Nissan’s CVT, gets rave reviews for its ability to transmit power, and its fuel efficiency. Older CVTs were considered too noisy, and too much power was lost to vibration.
It makes me recall, a few years back, when Fuel Efficient Girl Heidi was out seeking answers on behalf of Nissan: