Is the automatic Honda CR-V any good?

On the current Honda CR-V petrol, you indicate that the automatic gearbox is best avoided. What is your reason for this advice? Is the gearbox CVT or torque converter?

Asked on 3 November 2016 by John Levitt

Answered by Honest John
The 5-speed torque converter with 2.0 i-VTEC tends to 'hunt' irritatingly because the engine isn't powerful enough to match the body weight and the ratios. (The same box is brilliant in Far Eastern versions of the Jazz which have 1.5 i-VTEC engines. The 9-speed torque converter auto with the 1.6 i-DTEC 160 is fine.
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