Although continuously variable transmission or CVT has several disadvantages when compared to a manual or traditional automatic transmission, it also has notable benefits or advantages that make it a popular type of transmission nowadays.
The Pros: What Are The Benefits or Advantages of Continuously Variable Transmission?
1. A notable benefit of continuously variable advantage is that it is suitable for designing compact vehicles or for saving spaces for the mechanical components of a vehicle. This benefit stems from a particular advantage centered on its inherently lighter and smaller design than a manual or traditional automatic transmission.
2. Note that a CVT does not use mechanical gears. This feature translates to specific benefits such as the absence of shocks or jerks when shifting, almost immediate rev to deliver maximum torque, and the elimination of gear hunting for providing needed gear ratio.
3. The lack of mechanical gears and the absence of shocks and gears and gear hunting translate to a specific benefit centered on a smoother and more comfortable driving experience. A CVT vehicle provides a different driving experience than those equipped with manual or traditional automatic transmission.
4. Another key advantage of a continuously variable advantage is fuel efficiency. A CVT system in operation continuously changes the ratio between engine shaft speed and driveshaft speed. Built-in sensors maintain optimum power range within the engine. These features allow the use of the most suitable amount of energy from the fuel.
5. The specific fuel efficiency advantages of CVT centers on less fuel lost during a stop-start or heavy to moderate traffic situation. This is one of the reasons why CVT is ideal for compact vehicles or cars used for city driving. However, this does not mean that a CVT is not ideal for long drives on freeways.