Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Belleville, ON, Canada
There were a load of flash updates for the CVT but I am almost certain you are better off with the 6 speed than a CVT.
All transmissions are electronically controlled unless you invoke Shift Tronic mode or whatever Jeep calls it. You can control the shift points up/down within reason.
Too many factors come into the shifting of a transmission these days. Sensors and tuning all worked out in advance. Apparently they require post service follow up. The dealer typically checks for outstanding updates when you have it in for something else and apply the various flashes released.
The CVT offered no millage gain as I am typically 10MPG under advertised rating. LOL most others are as well. At least in Canada, the US rating was much more government controlled but the Canadian MPG rating was at the whim of the manufacturer and they could put any number they wanted without real world testing to see if it was achievable. I got changed this year as I recall so its closer to reality.
I think anyone buying a new vehicle needs to rent one for a weekend of driving and go on a long trip to get the feel and see for themselves what the MPG actually is. I find that short trips are shadowed by inattentive senses and belief of the dealer and sales info as fact. Not true in most cases unless verified carefully.
Jeep Compass 2009
4x4, 2.4L, CVT
heated seats, TPMS
General Altimax RT43 P225/65R17
Yellow Fog Lamps
CLASS III Curtis Hitch
SOLD @ 153,000km Oct. 2018 THE END !!
Belleville, Ontario, Canada
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.