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The RS does not have a CVT
That's the standard transmission on the FWD RS. The 9spd auto is only on the AWD RS.
 

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Pros and Cons to this going to purchase and want to know if anyone has had any issues with theres if they had this in the 2021 model.

I have the RS FWD w/ CVT. First time I've had a CVT. I'm expecting my vehicle to "shift" when accelerating like on an on-ramp. But it just keeps accelerating. Strange feeling at first, but got used to it quickly!!! No issues at 10K miles.
 

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I have the RS FWD w/ CVT. First time I've had a CVT. I'm expecting my vehicle to "shift" when accelerating like on an on-ramp. But it just keeps accelerating. Strange feeling at first, but got used to it quickly!!! No issues at 10K miles.
My old 2016 Toyota Corolla S had the CVT which used "simulated" shifts to make the variable ratio transmission less noticeable and make it feel more like a regular transmission with gears. You could even use manual mode and use the paddle shifters to change gears on a transmission with no gears, lol. I haven't driven a Trailblazer with the CVT, but it sounds like it operates like a normal CVT which holds rpms to make it more efficient.
 

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My old 2016 Toyota Corolla S had the CVT which used "simulated" shifts to make the variable ratio transmission less noticeable and make it feel more like a regular transmission with gears. You could even use manual mode and use the paddle shifters to change gears on a transmission with no gears, lol. I haven't driven a Trailblazer with the CVT, but it sounds like it operates like a normal CVT which holds rpms to make it more efficient.
Correct, but the CVT in the Trailblazer reminds me a lot of the CVT in the Honda Civic. Which is imo the perfect way to program a CVT. I'd rather the engine always stay in it's most optimal RPM than trying to convince me that I don't have a CVT.
 
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