CVTs are more efficient but I missed the feel of the transmission shifting. Many car TV shows seem to bash CVTs as not being fun, dead feel, etc. but Nissan has gone almost exclusively to them on their passenger cars and some manufacturers have installed software that gives the impression of gear shifts.Prior to my Jag I owned a Ford Escape hybrid, and a Mercury Mariner hybrid, both with CVT. I put >200k miles on the pair and had no transmission issues at all. Very smooth. Not sure why CVT is not more popular.