How do you guys feel about the cvt transmission?

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Correct if I'm wrong, but didn't Ford get in trouble a while back because of the cvt trans in the Fiesta?

Has Ford improved their cvt transmissions?
 

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Two things:
1. The Fiesta (as far as I know) never had a CVT. The problem trans was the DPS6, a Dual Clutch box.
2. The CVT in the Maverick is not a CVT as you know them to be, with belts and pulleys. It makes use of a single planetary gearset and two electric motors to create infinite ratios. Because the motors are what drive the wheels, many people say the system feels a lot like an EV.
 

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Correct if I'm wrong, but didn't Ford get in trouble a while back because of the cvt trans in the Fiesta?

Has Ford improved their cvt transmissions?
ECVT is great and makes a lot of sense because virtually nothing is rubbing.

manual, DCT - clutches and syncos have to grab and wear out.

Automatics - solenoids having to grab gears wear out.

CVT - Belts moving up and down on cones wear out.

ECVT - virtually everything is moving together all the time. Nothing has to grab or sync up. It’s just changing speeds with the electric motor.

so that’s why transmission fail, wearing out of moving, rubbing parts. Also aside from regular CVTs ECVTs have the fewest moving parts.
 

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My wife has a 2017 Subie w/ CVT, it works well although is the 3.6R version. HP and torque are the key to a good CVT experience IMO.
 
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