What Is a CVT Transmission?

2022 Hyundai Elantra on city street


If you find yourself shopping for a recent model vehicle around Everett, you may have come across the term “CVT” somewhere in the description of a vehicle you’re considering – usually in regard to the powertrain. What is a CVT, you might ask? Simply put, it’s a type of transmission – but there’s more to it than that. The service team at Pride Hyundai of Lynn has put together some information to clear the air about what exactly a CVT transmission is, as well as which Hyundai models have them as part of their mechanical workings! Keep reading to learn more, and be sure to contact us if you have any questions!

What Does CVT Stand for in Transmission-Speak?

CVT is an acronym for the words Continuously Variable Transmission. A CVT transmission can also be called a number of other names as well, including a shiftless transmission, a stepless transmission, or even a pulley-transmission. Transmissions aren’t the most simple pieces of equipment, but in fairly basic terms, a CVT transmission, instead of using fixed-gear ratios like a regular transmission, uses infinitely variable ratios created by two cone-shaped pulleys and an interceding chain or belt. CVTs are often found in fuel-efficient, compact vehicles and not as much in performance model vehicles.

If you’re looking for a more fuel-efficient way to travel the streets and highways of Revere, a vehicle with a CVT transmission may be right for you.

What Are the Benefits of a CVT?

Like we said before, the greatest benefit of choosing a continuously variable transmission, or CVT, is the efficiency it provides. Because a CVT’s doesn’t need to switch between gears, the engine can operate within the best possible power range without sacrificing more fuel than it actually needs.

A second major benefit of a CVT transmission is that it’s a comparatively much simpler component of your vehicle than a garden variety standard or automatic transmission. CVTs aren’t made up of various gears, so maintenance costs are lower when it comes time for a repair.

Which Hyundai Models Offer a CVT?

Looking for a CVT-enhanced, fuel-efficient vehicle for your Saugus commute? It’s not hard to find one when you’re shopping with the reliable Hyundai brand. Check out these popular models that you may have not known come with the hyper-efficient CVT transmission type:

  • Hyundai Accent – Looking for a classically-sized yet fuel-efficient sedan? Check out the 2022 Hyundai Accent!
  • Hyundai Elantra – Smaller than the Accent and more efficient too!
  • Hyundai Venue – An efficient family hauler!

Learn More About CVT Transmission Types at Pride Hyundai of Lynn

When it comes to fuel efficiency and saving money on potential repair costs, opting for a vehicle with a CVT transmission is a rather intelligent choice! If you have any other questions about the CVT transmissions available in Hyundai models or would like to know more about getting one for yourself, contact us at 339-777-3307

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