The Mitsubishi Lancer sedan and Lancer Sportback have a continuously variable transmission as optional equipment. The Outlander crossover SUV uses a CVT in base four-cylinder models.
Lancer DE, ES and GTS models all come with a manual transmission standard and the CVT optional. Choosing the automatic is a $900 to $1,000 option, although some models package more equipment with the transmission, and that increases the cost. The Lancer Sportback GTS has an available CVT transmission for an additional $1,000.
Ralliart models of the Lancer ditch the CVT and manual in favor of an advanced dual-clutch automated-manual transmission, which you can read more about, here.
Mitsubishi’s Outlander gets a CVT transmission with its four-cylinder engine – six-cylinder models get a six-speed automatic. Cars.com editor Kelsey Mays writes about the Outlander’s CVT in his review:
“A continuously variable automatic transmission is standard; it's not the quickest responder around town, taking its time to gin up the proper revs for sprightly acceleration. On the highway, though, it seems to find 4,000 or 5,000 rpm — where passing power is, well, passable — without too much delay.”
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