Which Nissan Models Have a Continuously Variable Transmission?

By Product Expert | Posted in Features & Technology, Fuel Economy, Tips & Tricks on Tuesday, January 5th, 2016 at 10:31 pm
Which Nissan Models Have a Continuously Variable Transmission?

When you’re searching for a new car, fuel economy ratings may very well be one of the most important factors to you. This is probably why so many automakers are taking steps to make vehicles more efficient than they’ve ever been. One piece of newer equipment many vehicles offer these days is the Continuously Variable Transmission, or CVT. A CVT, unlike regular automatic transmissions, doesn’t really shift between gears but rather adjusts as necessary at all driving levels. This means more efficient delivery of power and therefore better fuel economy ratings.

So, if you’re in search of an efficient new car and you’re interested in our favorite automaker, we can provide you with the information you need to you choose one. Below we have a chart detailing which Nissan models have a Continuously Variable Transmission. We have provided each new model and trims offering the impressive Xtronic CVT, so you can find the most efficient new vehicle.

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Model Trims with a CVT
2016 Nissan Versa S Plus, SV, SL
2016 Nissan Versa Note S Plus, SV, SR, SL
2016 Nissan Sentra S (Optional), FE+S, SV, SR, SL
2016 Nissan Altima All (2.5 through 3.5 SL)
2016 Nissan Maxima All (S through Platinum)
2016 Nissan Juke S, SV, SL, NISMO (Optional), NISMO RS (Optional)
2016 Nissan Rogue All (S through SL)
2015 Nissan Murano All (S through Platinum)
2016 Nissan Pathfinder All (S through Platinum)
2016 Nissan Quest All (S through Platinum)

As you can see, a wide range of Nissan vehicles offer the Continuously Variable Transmission. Everything from the subcompact Nissan Versa Note to the larger Nissan Pathfinder SUV has this incredible transmission option available. If you would like to learn more about the Xtronic CVT and how it works, feel free to reach out to our staff here at Glendale Nissan.

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10 Responses to “Which Nissan Models Have a Continuously Variable Transmission?”

  1. harry holmes says:

    I’m having problems that appear to be my CVT. Bogging down on upgrade and flat roads, vibrations. in S mode, the same but a lot less.
    help 224 259-2437.
    Thank You

    • Allison Webb says:

      CVT transmissions are bad news. Especially in Nissan products. You will be in and out of the dealership numerous times and no fix. Very unsafe especially highway driving. Will never own one again. – Allison

  2. STAY AWAY! CVT will fail, and Nissan will just rip you for a new one, which will also fail. CVT is yerrible.

  3. Emanuel says:

    CVT has never lived up to the hype. There are thousands of angry customers online. I had an 07 Altima with 156k miles the trans went out. And I have a 06 Maxima I bought my daughter and yes, her CVT went out as well at 170k. Nissan graciously told me that I am on my own. They would not offer a replacement or any help. Instead theyou gave me an estimate of 4800.00 per car. I spoke with the Regional Director who has the authority to offer some type of good will gesture. She told me that Nissan gave a 10k mile increase in warranty because of the known issues with CVT transmissions. Anything after that was on me. But they know that the problems start around the 150k-170k mile range. Never again will I trust Nissan.

  4. Tony says:

    You’re not the sharpest knife in the drawer if your CVT failed and then you bought another for your Daughter, eh? Geez! You need help friend.

  5. Javier Cardenas says:

    Does a 2006 Nissan Sentra 1.8 Special Edition have a CVT … or is it standard automatic transmission?

  6. Ben says:

    Hey thanks for the heads up Emanuel, does the 06 Pathfinder also have a CVT transmission?

  7. T. says:

    please tell people how to avoid cvt’s, which cars do not have them!

  8. Corey says:

    I have a 2007 Sentra base, has 184,000 miles on it and just started shifting a little rough. Taking it in to have the cvt fluid flushed and replaced and new screen/filter (not a major car guy so not sure exactly 🤷🏻‍♂️) still runs strong and any major repairs I needed done were self-induced. That’s just my experience.

  9. Simon says:

    I have an 06 Nissan Altima with only 104k miles and the transmission is already slipping bad. I’ll never again own a Nissan.

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