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Cvt VS 6 speed auto

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Just out of curiosity would a 6 speed auto get better take off from a stand still VS the cvt or no? 

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Indeed it would give better performance and the 6th gear is normally an overdrive ratio. Might not be easy to find one that fits though...

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Because I was just wondering why they chose the cvt over the 6 speed. 

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CVT is cheaper to manufacture and gets better MPG.

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I've seen some cars such as the chevy cruze or hyundai elantra with 6 speed that get comparable mpg and the scion ia with 6 speed auto has a little big higher horsepower/torque and slightly better gas mileage. Just saying. 

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Those cars also use direct injection engines instead of multi port.  Allows for higher compression pistons, more advanced timing, and leaner fuel/air ratios without detonating. Modern turbos also offer a lot of torque at low RPM's. No need to "rev 'em up" and waste gas to get in the powerband like a naturally aspirated engine.

 

If the Spark had a traditional automatic it would still be tuned by the factory to upshift into the next gear as soon as possible for maximum MPG's. Doubt if they would even offer a "sport'" mode or paddle shifters on such a budget vehicle. This is why I went with the 5sp. manual. I like to decide when the tranny shifts and when the power engages and disengages from the front wheels. 

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OK sorry my bad 

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