Join Date: Sep 2014
location: Charlotte Metro area
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Have the '14 with CVT. I actually prefer it in stop-and-go traffic, as the CVT helps to slow the car much like a manual transmission...so, I can move along slowly without having to keep putting on the brakes. Same as when slowing down for a stop...although it doesn't "engine brake" as much as a true manual, it does slow down more than most automatic transmissions. As someone said, if you want to snap your neck with off-the-line acceleration, the CVT is NOT for you. Otherwise, it's nice to get good fuel economy not only around town, but, over 40 mpg on the highway if I keep it not much over 70 mph.
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