The eight-speed automatic gearbox
slips smoothly through the gears and xDrive delivers most of the power to the back wheels under normal conditions but steps in to alter things when it detects a loss of traction - ideal in our winters.
Completing the line-up is the TCe 150 petrol engine, that comes only with a six-speed automatic gearbox
. Economy is 43mpg and the CO2 figure is 125g/km.
And if you have limited mobility, which means you need driving control adaptations, then an automatic gearbox
will be essential to enable you to operate these controls with your hands.
This 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel, already used in other Ford models, is exceptionally quiet and refined and combined with that slick feeling automatic gearbox
(surely the best auto box Ford has ever had) makes for smooth and comfortable driving without any quibbles or worries.
What this means is that there is no button on the gear shifter and pressing the brake pedal is enough to shift from 'Park' to 'Drive.' Excluding the W4 and W6 models, the Automatic gearbox
will be available in three variants on the XUV500.
The super smooth seamless automatic gearbox
works hard to ensure you are always in the right gear at the right time although the changes are so smooth you would never know it.
This upmarket German saloon is available with a wide range of engines both diesel and petrol, with a choice of either a manual or automatic gearbox
The XFR sports saloon benefits from the same combination of eightspeed automatic gearbox
and Intelligent Stop/Start, improving combined fuel consumption by 11 per cent and cutting carbon emissions by eight per cent.
Both petrol and diesel fans will be able to choose from 1.4- and 1.6-litre engines, with the 1.6 petrol only available with an automatic gearbox
and the 1.6 diesel optionally available with one in Active trim and above.
The engine is linked to VW's famous DSG seven-speed automatic gearbox
, which promises the comfort of an automatic gearbox
with the responsiveness and economy of a manual one.
"We use a version of the Accord's 2.4-liter engine," says Horikoshi, "with valve timing and intake tuning optimized to the needs of the CR-V." In this guise, the engine produces 166 hp @ 5,800 rpm, 161 lb-ft @ 4,000 rpm, and is mated to a five-speed automatic gearbox
driving either the front or all four wheels.
Therefore it would be easy to overlook the highly impressive automatic gearbox
which cruises effortlessly through the gears, the economy of the diesel engine and the awe-inspiring power offered in town and on the more open road.