VIDEO: Are CVTs Bad? Why Mazda Avoids CVT Transmissions

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Why Mazda Only Sells Manual and Automatic Transmissions Are CVTs bad transmissions? Why don't people like CVTs? Subscribe for new videos every Wednesday! Mazda continually develops clever engineering solutions to their cars. What many companies might call old technology, Mazda finds a way to reinvent and improve in as many ways as possible. The Nissan Rogue, Honda CR-V, Subaru Forester, and Toyota Rav4 Hybrid all use CVT transmissions. If everyone in the segment is doing it, surely there's a reason, right? Mazda has their own plan, with uniquely developed automatic and manual transmissions for their lineup. This video will focus on Mazda's automatic transmission style, a 6 speed planetary box with a torque converter, but also some very clever implementations to improve efficiency and driver feel. 

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