This good to know, I intend to buy a new Soul in another month or so and they now have the CVT.I have a 2019 and it drives just like any other regular transmission car. I have driven CVT cars and hated them but this new transmission by Kia is excellent. Only reason I knew it was a CVT is because I was told before driving it. I love mine.
the IVT is in-house designed and built, Kia does not out-source any engines and transmissions.Hi,
I'm thinking of buying a 2018 or a 2019 Forte next year. The 2019 with CVT frightens me a bit due to reliability concerns. Did Kia engineer the transmission, or are they out-sourcing it from another supplier? Honda, Toyota, Jatco?
I currently have a 2010 Sonata with 121k miles. I've had very few issues with the car, but need to start thinking about a replacement. Thanks. Dave
I agree Al, it's interesting the issues the Civic has had. I'm really hoping Kia's IVT turns out to be a long term winner.Thanks for the helpful link, and although there are some concerning posts, they seem consistent with the 2018 Forte, and even the 2018 & 2019 Honda Civic, with the 2018 Civic actually surprisingly having quite a few more reported issues.
Who knows if that comparison is significant as only time will tell about long term reliability of the 2019+ Forte, but interesting never-the-less.
I'm starting to wonder about the fake shift points now too Indy.A cvt works best when it's allowed to act as a cvt. The "ivt" is essentially a cvt with fake shift points, lowers the efficiency a smidge. People in cars expect to feel a shift and it bugs them when they don't happen be so now they all fake shift.
I tested one, it irritated me knowing. If I didn't know it probably wouldn't bother me. But that coupled with the engine was a turn off. Bought a gt, more power and dct.