Types Of Transmissions in Vehicles

Types Of Transmissions in Vehicles

Types Of Transmissions in Vehicles

To explore the newest models with various transmission types, stop by our showroom at Diamond Dodge to browse through our new inventory. We cater to all wants and needs, and we provide excellent customer service to ensure satisfaction. We invite you to book a test drive of any model from our selection and let our experts inform you of its transmission type.

Types Of Transmissions

Manual Transmissions

Manual transmissions are typically found in economy vehicles and many sporty models, offering a more engaging driving experience. With a manual transmission vehicle, you will be able to utilize the clutch pedal and gear shifter to select your driving gear and perform gear changes manually as you see fit. However, you will find that manual transmissions are not available in many of the newest models.

Automatic Transmissions

Automatic transmissions are very popular, and you will find them in various types of vehicles, such as sedans, hatchbacks, pickup trucks, and minivans. An automatic transmission has a computer-based system that performs gear shifts for optimal performance and efficiency, allowing you to control the vehicle only using the gas and brake pedals. You will also find that many of the new automatic transmissions have many gears, allowing for better fuel economy figures.


A CVT is a transmission type that utilizes belts for a wider gear ratio instead of gears, as you would find with a normal automatic transmission. A CVT or eCVT still functions the same by offering the driver a similar driving experience to an automatic. However, a CVT can significantly enhance fuel efficiency more than an automatic since it has a variable drive ratio. An eCVT is quite different than a CVT in its design, but it's engineered specifically for electrified vehicles such as the Jeep Wrangler 4xe and Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid. With an eCVT, solenoids and various electronics make it possible to switch between the gasoline engine and electric motors.

Semi-Automatic/Dual-Clutch Transmissions

A semi-automatic transmission is technically a manual transmission with electronics that control the clutch and gear shifts, which you can find in high-performance vehicles. As for a dual-clutch, it's a transmission that has two sets of clutches, one for odd and another for even gears, allowing for extremely quick shifting. A dual-clutch transmission drives like a normal automatic, but it usually has paddle shifters.

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