CVT stands for Continuously Variable Transmission, and the XTRONIC is Nissan's version of this advanced transmission system. It's an adaptable driving system that changes in accordance with your driving conditions. In 2002, Nissan became one of the first manufacturers to include a CVT in its passenger vehicles. The Nissan XTRONIC CVT is just one of the many technological advancements Nissan stakes its brand behind, like Nissan Intelligent Mobility, NissanConnect and much more. Providing performance, efficiency, safety and reliability, the XTRONIC CVT is a highlight across the Nissan model lineup, found here at your local Nissan dealership, West End Nissan!
How does the XTRONIC CVT Work?
Conventional automatic transmissions typically feature five or six gears, while the CVT utilizes a singular steel belt/pulley system to move the gear ratio up and down in one smooth motion. Using tuning between the pulley pistons, its direct control torque converter and ability to reduce the flow from the oil pump allows for efficient build and top tier working ability as a Nissan CVT. In comparison to a normal CVT, the XTRONIC puts a larger distance between the transmission oil and pulley to decrease friction. The decreased friction is aided by the CVT having fewer parts than a traditional transmission, which means the system won't wear down as easily and doesn't need frequent replacements. As well, this maintains a lighter build that takes up less space and still remains efficient. You'll experience better acceleration, seamless response, a quiet sound, terrific fuel economy and no need for gear hunting, all thanks to the XTRONIC CVT.
What Models Have the XTRONIC CVT?
The XTRONIC CVT can be found in some of the most popular Nissan models. Across cars, vans and SUVs, enjoy the performance and efficiency in the XTRONIC in these following current models:
  • 2020 Nissan Altima
  • 2020 Nissan Maxima
  • 2020 Nissan Murano
  • 2019 Nissan NV200
  • 2020 Nissan Pathfinder
  • 2020 Nissan Rogue
  • 2020 Nissan Versa
  • 2019 Nissan Sentra

If you're curious about the XTRONIC CVT and how it works, book a test drive at our West End Nissan dealership today! We house a deep inventory of both new and used Nissan vehicles. Research our technology and comparisons against the competition, to learn all there is about our Nissan. Contact our dealership, from sales to service to financing, if you need any help or just have some questions.