2019 Honda Accord - CVT - New or same as prior?

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Has Honda improved their CVT transmissions in the 2018 & 2019 models over other years, or we still to expect problems?


#2

I’m not in agreement with you that the Honda CVT has had more issues than any prior Hond automatic, but I can answer your question. I looked at the 2018 Accord Press release. The Accord is new in 2018 (and 2019 is a carry-over model year). Here is what Honda says about the transmissions in the new generation. Note that the 2.0-liter Accord has a geared 10-speed, not a CTV. The CVT is the automatic option in the 1.5-liter engine Accord. “The two new automatic transmissions take greater advantage of available torque while maximizing quietness and efficiency during highway cruising. The redesigned CVT has an 11-percent lower ratio compared to the previous generation version for more powerful launch performance, while the new 10AT is 22 lbs. lighter, with a 43-percent lower first gear and a 17-percent taller top gear compared to the previous generation Accord’s 6-speed automatic.”