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post #2 of Old 03-19-2019, 01:56 PM
Q Myers
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Only speculation but when you only have 109 HP to work with you need a few RPM to accelerate. The CVT cruises at a lower RPM but when you step on the gas the RPMs come up quickly for more power. On a manual you would be downshifting a lot with a tall 5th gear.

Coming from a motorcycle background cruising at 3500 or 4000 RPM doesn't seem excessive at all.
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