Advantages of 8-Speed Transmission vs 6-Speed Transmission
Kia vehicles are cutting edge. It shows in the awards they win, the design they show off at every stop light, and the latest tech you can enjoy during the drive. And while we know our cars are great, some of you have been slow to catch on. To any doubters about the performance of our cars, witness the latest innovation: Kia’s 8-speed transmission for front-wheel-drive, available for some vehicles in our stable. We’ll see which Kias have this latest innovation in our powertrain, and look at the pros and cons of an 8-speed transmission vs. a 6-speed transmission to see where the advantages lie and to aid you in your quest to find the ideal vehicle that meets your needs.
2017 Kia Cadenza – First to Have the Kia 8-Speed FWD Transmission
While the new 8-speed front-wheel-drive engine will surely be included in other future models, for now the only model scheduled to have this new transmission is the 2017 Kia Cadenza, which will be arriving in lots in the fourth quarter of 2016.
We expect that this latest transmission option will hit vehicles like the Kia Optima and the Kia Forte Koup at some point in the near future, as both are made for nice sporty performance and currently have turbocharged engine model options. But stay tuned! We’ll update you on all the engine and transmission comings and goings here at the Friendly Kia blog.
8-Speed Transmission vs. 6-Speed Transmission: Pros and Cons
While the 8-speed transmission gets better fuel economy, it also takes up more room than a more typical 6-speed transmission that you find in Kia vehicles. Both types of transmissions have their good points, though – see a quick rundown of the benefits of both below.
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