[home][rumors and news][model release matrix][dealer network][desktop calendar][exhaust notes][tov forums][links][search][sponsors][garage][login]

Tire Rack Upgrade Garage
 Search for a Dealer:
 Canadian Flag US Flag
 Honda Acura
 ZIP  
Spied: 2016 Accord Coupe MMC
More.......................
Seen on the street: 2016 Honda Pilot
More.......................
New Technical Details of the Next Generation Acura NSX Revealed at SAE 2015 World Congress
More.......................
Honda Exhibits World Premiere of Concept D at Auto Shanghai 2015
More.......................
European Patent Filing reveals design of 2016 Civic 5-door?
More.......................
TOV Video: 2016 Honda Civic Concept Designer Discussion at the New York Auto Show
More.......................
2016 RDX goes on sale today, price rises only $175
More.......................
Honda releases more details on 2016 Pilot
More.......................
RLX --> Re: 2016 RLX MMC
Join Discussion......
Pilot --> Re: 2016 Model - When does production start???
Join Discussion......
Today's Reading Links --> Re: Community - HONDA EPISODE!!!!
Join Discussion......
Civic --> Re: Granny Smith Apple Green
Join Discussion......
NSX --> Re: NSX new info!!!
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: 2015 GAAMA Family Car Challenge - Requests
Join Discussion......
Photoshops --> Vigor 'shop
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: Honda's Future Sports Car Line-Up
Join Discussion......
CRX --> Re: My first time in a CRX
Join Discussion......
Civic --> Re: Production Coupe Spied
Join Discussion......
Civic --> Re: 10th Generation CIVIC SI
Join Discussion......
Strictly Technical --> Re: Honda patent application for 10-speed automatic (planetary)
Join Discussion......
HondaMobilia --> Re: Looking S2000 AP2 V2 LHD Plastic model
Join Discussion......
Today's Reading Links --> Re: An Acura by any other name...
Join Discussion......
Civic --> Re: 2016 5-door Civic hatchback spied
Join Discussion......
TOV Photo Gallery: 2015 New York Auto Show
Read Article....................
Honda S660 PR Photo Gallery
Read Article....................
TOV Photo Gallery: 2015 Chicago Auto Show
Read Article....................
Photo Gallery: 2016 Acura RDX
Read Article....................
Photo Gallery: 2016 Honda Pilot
Read Article....................
TOV First Drive: 2016 Acura ILX
Read Article....................

[fancy] [flat] [simple]
  TOV Articles > TOV Dyno Test: 2013 Accord Sport CVT > > Re: The "other" S mode

Viewing Threshold (What is this?)

Thread Page - [1]
Author
    
talon95
Profile for talon95
The "other" S mode [View Article]    (Score: 1, Normal) 11-08-2012 11:23
Reply to This Message Attach Quote to Reply
It would be interesting to see how the S mode comes into play in the non-Sport CVT models, since it has fully automatic operation vs. the shift paddles of the Sport. Any chance that we owners of LX and EX CVT models might get a little love at some time in the future? They may not be Sport models, but they're hardly chopped liver... ;) And we KNOW that the LX, EX and EX-L I4 CVTs are going to make up the lion's share of Accord sales.

Also, did you do a "first drive" type test of the Sport CVT while you had it? I'd like to get your take on the pros and cons of the CVT, since the first drives done so far have been exclusively with 6MTs.
JeffX
Profile for JeffX
Re: The "other" S mode [View Article]    (Score: 1, Normal) 11-08-2012 13:04
Reply to This Message Attach Quote to Reply
talon95 wrote:
It would be interesting to see how the S mode comes into play in the non-Sport CVT models, since it has fully automatic operation vs. the shift paddles of the Sport. Any chance that we owners of LX and EX CVT models might get a little love at some time in the future? They may not be Sport models, but they're hardly chopped liver... ;) And we KNOW that the LX, EX and EX-L I4 CVTs are going to make up the lion's share of Accord sales.

Also, did you do a "first drive" type test of the Sport CVT while you had it? I'd like to get your take on the pros and cons of the CVT, since the first drives done so far have been exclusively with 6MTs.



actually until you shift with the paddles in "S" mode it operates as a pure CVT in S-mode. It's supposed to be more responsive than D mode. What it seems to do is just keep it in the equivalent of something like 4th gear while cruising (more revs). I meant to make a pass with it in that mode to see how (if at all) it improves the output, but in my haste performing camera and audio work I forgot to do it.

I am intending to do a "drive impressions" article on this Sport. Things have been stacking up. Real quickly, the CVT works quite well - it's nice to have the infinite ratios so there's never a moment when you're caught out between too widely spaced gearing (which is often the case with cars using Honda's 5AT)
talon95
Profile for talon95
Re: The "other" S mode [View Article]    (Score: 1, Normal) 11-08-2012 13:52
Reply to This Message Attach Quote to Reply
Thanks for the expanded info. Looking forward to the driving impressions article!
 
Thread Page - [1]
Contact TOV | Submit Your Article | Submit Your Link | Advertise | TOV Shop | Events | Our Sponsors | TOV Archives
Copyright © 2014 Velocitech Inc. All information contained herein remains the property of Velocitech Inc.
The Temple of VTEC is not affiliated with American Honda Motor Co., Inc. TOV Policies and Guidelines - Credits - Privacy Policy
mobile: 0