The 2019 Kia Forte w/CVT gained an excellent 34MPG average in Consumer Reports 2020 New Cars. The problem was the 2019 Forte didn't have enough data for reliability information. However, the 2017 & 2018 Forte had much better than average transmissions. I bet Kia/Hyundai made an excellent CVT. They did not rush a CVT to market, but took years to do it......the right way. I don't want the CVT to beat Kia/Hyundai 100,000 mile warranty, then go out at 101,000 miles. My manual transmissions never went out by the time I got rid of the vehicles. With a recent excellent clutch change, & our Accent at 157,000+ miles, the transmission is working better than new, despite 12 years of use.