Engine/Chassis Features

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

What’s the Benefit?

The HR-V’s CVT provides driving convenience while also contributing to excellent EPA fuel-economy ratings36.

The Feature:

HR-V models feature a continuously variable transmission (CVT).

  • Honda’s EarthDreams® Technology CVT provides an outstanding driving experience.
  • The CVT has a wider ratio spread than many automatic transmissions. This results in improved acceleration response at low speeds, reduced engine speeds at higher road speeds, and greater overall fuel efficiency
  • The CVT allows the engine to always operate at the optimum rpm level, enabling maximum efficiency under all driving conditions.
  • Excessive engine revving is a common negative characteristic of conventional CVTs. The HR-V 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.