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What is the purpose for a tachometer with a CVT transmission? There are no gear changes. I have turned my tach off in settings. I didn't see a use for it unless someone can enlighten me. Thank you.
 

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Tachs are useful and fun but certainly not neccessary. After that initial break in your ears and other senses incl seeing the speedo will keep you away from a destructive extended over rev. Our Si has the vtec shift lights, but on the street you have to get pretty dramatic if not illegal to get into them.

I don't have a '16 but I'd expect all sorts of fuel economy guages are on board, probably hard to avoid.
 

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Uh, no it doesn't. You decide with your right foot what RPM you want, and the car merely catches up, kinda like a slipping clutch.
I would have to agree. The CVT in my 2014 Accord was usually operating at 2000 rpm or less while driving. This engine speed is not in the powerband but was efficient. Powerband and efficient rarely exist together.
 

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My 95 civic didn't have a tach (automatic transmission) and i thought it was the weirdest thing. even with an auto i enjoy being able to see my revs whether it be for fuel economy purposes or otherwise. It's not 100% necessary, but certainly something most people would want/expect in any car. Also, i can't imagine having 2 different gauge layouts would be cost effective between manual and CVT civics.
 
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