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Motor Trend’s Long-Term 2013 Nissan Altima Update 2: CVT Droning

August 8, 2013

2013 Nissan Altima front view photo by Zach Gale

The continuously variable transmission (CVT) in the Nissan Altima scares enthusiasts and mainstream consumers, but in the second Motor Trend long-term update, I discuss what it’s like to live with a CVT-equipped car. From the amusing sound the car makes to how the CVT affects the acceleration’s smoothness, the comprehensive update thoughtfully discusses it all.


Click here to read the update on the 2013 Altima 2.5’s CVT, and check out the first long-term update here.

Altima photos taken by Zach Gale

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