Engine/Chassis Features

EarthDreams® Technology Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) with G-Design Shift

What’s the Benefit?

The Fit’s CVT simplifies driving while providing excellent dynamics and a comfortable experience.

The Feature:

Available on LX and Sport models and standard on Fit EX and EX-L trims is a remarkably smooth and efficient continuously variable transmission (CVT) designed specifically for the Fit.

  • Honda’s EarthDreams® Technology CVT provides an outstanding driving experience along with superb fuel efficiency.36
  • The CVT has a wide ratio spread. This results in strong acceleration response at low speeds, low engine speeds at higher road speeds, and excellent overall fuel efficiency.36
  • The CVT allows the engine to always operate at the optimum rpm level, enabling maximum efficiency under all driving conditions.
  • Additional benefits of the transmission are light weight, compact dimensions and great torque capacity.
  • Excessive engine revving is a common negative characteristic of conventional CVTs. The Fit CVT’s ingenious G-Design Shift feature bypasses this condition through improved pairing of CVT and torque-converter functions.
  • The result is an optimized CVT driving experience that is more linear and sportier than competitive CVT systems.
  • In brief, the G-Design Shift allows the transmission to distribute greater power from the engine to the wheels.
  • As a result, the driver and passengers will feel like the engine is revving less to propel the vehicle than in typical CVT-equipped vehicles.